Paddling Trip

Intermediate Paddling trip that builds skills and confidence

Ages 14-17

One Week Program


Designed for Paddlers aged 14-17, this specialty trip is for the bold at heart. An intermediate level of experience in Paddling is encouraged.

Just like on all Wilderness Adventure trips, 1 Week Paddling Trip is a fully outdoor experience.  You will camp in backpacking tents, cook backpacking meals on Whisper-lite stoves, and share the accomplishments of each day with your group and leaders by the fire each night.

On this trip you will start out on our 500 Acre Base Camp. The first night will be introductions to the group and program, cooking class, emergency procedures, and trip expectations discussions. The next morning you will go to our Low Ropes and Team Building initiative course to challenge the group and become a team. Then in the after you go to our pond to learn whitewater Kayaking technique and roll class.

The next day you are shuttled to the river, taught how to paddle and steer, run some sweet class III rapids, and will camp on an island at night. The next day will also be canoe filled with many rapids and chances to swim, but also ending on an island to camp at night.

The last day on the river you will meet the kayak instructor and switch out your canoes for whitewater kayaks. you will run 5 class 2+ rapids and a couple of smaller rapids in between, while also being able to practice surfing and rolling your boat.

On the traditional last day, the campers will participate in all camp games, ride our 900' Zip Line, eat a home style spaghetti dinner, and conclude the trip with our campfire led by the staff with skits and songs. You can look at a sample schedule of the trip to the right.

Most gear is provided for the Paddling trip. We provide camping, and activity gear. You need to provide clothes and hygiene items for the trips. If you have your own gear you are welcome to bring what you have. Water Shoes and Nose-plugs can be really helpful for this trip, which can be ordered through our Base Camp Store. You can check out our Packing List to see what gear or clothes you might need to buy for the trip.