Whitewater Rafting and Packing


Activities: Rafting for kids, swimming, hiking, camping, mindfulness

Nights: 4 wilderness, 2 Camp Augusta


Dates for trips are chosen upon interest. Express Interest for any week and we can place you together with other interested campers!


12 – 17



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The American River is about an hour’s drive from Camp Augusta’s site in Nevada City.  The American River originates in the high Sierra Nevada west of Lake Tahoe.  Its three main forks- the South, Middle, and North flow through the Sierra foothills.  We will learn to raft through class 2 & 3 rapids.  When we are not rafting, we can explore hiking trails along the American River, pan for gold, skip rocks, and go swimming! Wilderness trip leaders are Wilderness First Responder certified in wilderness medicine and have significant training in success counseling and non-violent communication.  Wilderness trip leaders will work to provide campers with a mindful experience, leading one mindful activity a day such as yoga, meditation, walks, and team building activities.  Campers will leave with new experiences, friends, appreciation for nature and for self.


Experience: Classic- Never whitewater rafted before?  This is a great beginning trip for you!

Endurance: 1- You will need to paddle with your boat, otherwise low intensity.

More on challenge ratings here.