Rafting Adventure Camp
Monday: Introduction to gear, paddle strokes and river
Tuesday: River reading, finding the perfect line
Wednesday: River safety, raft guiding
Thursday/Friday (Overnight): River running
Mather Gorge, Little Falls, Shenandoah River, Cheat River, Lower Yough
*Depending on water levels some overnight locations may require our group to use rivers in which we do not have a permit. If this is the case, we will ask campers to sign additional waivers for other outfitters. Our staff will still be in the raft along with other outfitter staff.
There are two themes in Rafting Camp, FUN and TEAMWORK. As soon as we arrive at the put-in, campers will work together to get down to the river. Along the way, Rafters will learn about rapid formation, paddling techniques, and river hazards while having fun on the river. By weeks end, campers will have had the opportunity to guide and lead a raft, rapid swim, and challenge a Calleva staff to a “king of the raft” contest. The rafting overnight location will depend on the ages and skills of each group as well as river levels. No matter the location, campers will get to put their skills to the test and see how much fun they can have together.
Rafting camp usually has two different groups, divided by age. The difference between the two groups will be their overnight location: the older campers typically go to the Lower Yough, which requires participants to be 12 years old. *Calleva will try to accommodate requests to keep friends and family member together, but please be aware that this is not always possible.
Optional GearBag to purchase:
This year, Calleva is offering campers the option to purchase a GearBag during checkout which includes all the camping gear you will need for your overnight. These duffle bags come home with your camper on the bus before the overnight so it can be packed with personal clothes and toiletries!
We are aware that there are concerns regarding Rain & Storms at camp. Sometimes the weather requires a change in itinerary for water-related activities and overnights. If high water conditions cause safety concerns, Rafting groups will utilize a pre-planned alternative overnight location. We will continue with outdoor activities as long as it’s possible to be safe and with happy campers.