Whitewater Rafting and Packing


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

Nights: 4 wilderness, 2 Camp Augusta


July 23 – July 29 (Sun – Sat; Session 5A )


14 – 17

*flexible depending on experience



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On the American River, we will spend 3 full days rafting and 1 full day hiking in the local area. We will learn to raft through rapids and take moments in calm water to jump in for a swim.  When we are not rafting, we can explore hiking trails along river, skip rocks, and go swimming! We will be camping next to the river and campers will help to create all meals that the group eats. 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. On our trip we will have the option to explore many side canyons which contain water falls, swimming holes, and many hidden gems only accessible by boat. Campers will leave with new experiences, friends, appreciation for nature and for self.


Sunday: Arrive to Camp Augusta! Sort through all gear and participate in opening campfire.

Monday: Depart for river. Raft section one of the river in the afternoon. 

Tuesday: Raft section two of the river.

Wednesday: Long day hike in the Sierras. 

Thursday: All day rafting – full river!

Friday: Pack up and return to Camp Augusta for afternoon activities.

Saturday: Departure Day!



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.

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