School Rafting Field Trips

School Groups

School group whitewater rafting, outings and adventures on the American river.

There is no better way to get everyone together for a new school year, inspire teamwork or learn on an outdoor adventure in some of the most beautiful places in California.  Our guided white water rafting trips, range from mild to wild, from 1/2 day to 3 day, and we have been doing this for almost 40 years.  With our own private camp area right on the banks of the South Fork of the American river, we can offer any type of trip that achieves your goals.  Our trips encourage participation, inspire confidence and challenge kids to explore their full potential. Learn skills such as paddling, teamwork, confidence and leadership!

SPECIAL PRICING FOR school GROUPS    Check Availability

All of our prices for School Group trips are reduced rates from our standard retail prices. Our California youth rafting trips are 20-30% lower than our retail price. Our school program has been designed to make our adventures affordable and to give youth the opportunity to explore our natural world.

We can help you to organize around the individual needs of your group, give us a call. We look forward to sharing a California whitewater adventure with you this year. 1-800-750-2386

SOUTH FORK OF THE AMERICAN RIVER

Chili Bar to Folsom Lake  
From April to September
Difficulty: Class III

Join us for an exhilarating white water river rafting adventure on one of California premier rivers. This 21-mile stretch of river has more than 50 rapids, and is perfect for both first timers and veteran rafters. We offer two 1-day trips, the 14 mile 5 hour “GORGE” trip, and our “ WHOLE RIVER” trip that takes in the entire 21 miles of the South Fork. Both trips include lunch. If you’re looking for a longer trip that includes camping along the river, our “TWO DAY” trips might be just what you’re looking for.

On the first day of the two day trip we raft the “GORGE” section, and tackle the “CHILI BAR” section on day two. Our riverside camp is by far one of the finest private camp facilities on the river. It is fully equipped with new bathroom facilities (hot showers, flush toilets, mirrors and sinks,) horseshoes and volleyball. The South Fork of the American is great for groups ranging from Middle School all the way up to church Seniors.

California whitewater rafting – FUN FOR ALL

 South Fork of the American River Rafting Church & Youth Group Rates

Days/Run Weekday Weekend
1 DAY: “GORGE RUN” Adult Trips $105 Youth Trips $85 Adult Trips $135 Youth Trips $121
1 Day: “WHOLE RIVER RUN” Adult Trips $135 Youth Trips $115 Adult Trips $165 Youth Trips$148
“TWO DAY TRIP” Adult Trips $280 Youth Trips $230 Adult Trips $300 Youth Trips $270
(2 Day trip includes: 5 meals and 2 nights of camping!)
** Please Note: On all “Youth Group” trips, all go at the Youth Price, all church or individual trips go at the Adult Price **
** A Governmental River Access fee of $8/person for one day trips and $16/person for two day trips will be added to each reservation. **

THE MIDDLE FORK OF THE AMERICAN RIVER

Oxbow Dam to Greenwood
From May to September
Difficulty: Class III-IV

For those of you slightly more on the adventurous side, the Middle Fork of the American is a step up in difficulty from the South Fork. In just the first few miles of this trip, you’ll be met with the “Tunnel Chute”. Blasted out by Miners in the 1800s, the river bottlenecks into a 12 foot chute that stretches out for 100 feet, coming to a splash at the bottom. Finally you find yourself floating through a raftable tunnel. You won’t find another rapid like this anywhere else!

Wilderness 2 Day Middle Fork Trips – A relaxing way to get away from the crowds and see and experience a real wilderness trip. We take all the equipment down the river with us, pick one of the many awesome sandy beaches and set up camp right there. We also explore a few of the side creek canyons that come into the Middle Fork. This trip covers the same 18 miles that our 1 Day trip covers, but gives time to explore the river a bit slower. A great option for Youth Pastors who want a trip that is away from the main population. Call us for more details.

The Middle Fork of the American is suitable for ages 14 years and older who are fair to good swimmers, in good physical shape and slightly on the adventurous side. This is not a trip for the timid!

Our one day rafting trip covers 18 miles and has an early morning meeting time at 7am. This trip includes lunch and has camping available the night before for $10 off River Camping and $14 for on River Camping per person per night. Our 2 Day trip includes 2 nights of camping (one in our basecamp and the other in the Wilderness Canyon of the Middle Fork) and 5 meals.

Middle Fork of the American River Rafting Church & Youth Group Rates

Days/Run Weekday Weekend
1 DAY: “MIDDLE FORK RUN” Adult Trips $135 Youth Trips $115 Adult Trips $165 Youth Trips $148
“TWO DAY TRIP” Adult Trips $320 Youth Trips $280 Adult Trips $360 Youth Trips$ $324
(2 Day trip includes: 5 meals and 2 nights of camping!)
** Please Note: On all “Youth Group” trips, all go at the Youth Price, all church or individual trips go at the Adult Price **
** A Governmental River Access fee of $8/person for one day trips and $16/person for two day trips will be added to each reservation. **

DUELING RIVERS

South / Middle 2 Day Combo – California White Water Rafting Trip

Enjoy with us 2 amazing days on the river. Your first day will be spent rafting the South Fork “Gorge Run”. Day two will challenge you with the Class IV rapids of the Middle Fork. This trip includes rapids like “Kanaka Falls,” “Tunnel Chute,” “Chunder,” and the Class VI un-runnable “Ruck-a- Chucky Falls” (the guides will line the rafts over this 25’ waterfall while our guests walk around). This rafting trip includes 2 nights camping, 5 meals, and 2 days rafting.

South Fork/Middle Fork of the American River Rafting Two Day Combo Church & Youth Group Rates

Days/Run Mon-Thurs* Fri-Sat* Sun-Mon*
“TWO DAY COMBO TRIP” Adult Trips $289
Youth Trips $240
Adult Trips $320
Youth Trips $288
Adult Trips $330
Youth Trips $270
(2 Day trip includes: 5 meals and 2 nights of camping!)
** Please Note: On all “Youth Group” trips, all go at the Youth Price, all church or individual trips go at the Adult Price **
** A Governmental River Access fee of $8/person for one day trips and $16/person for two day trips will be added to each reservation. **

 

Dueling Rivers Plus South/Middle 3 Day Adventure

Does your group want a third day of rafting? Our 3 day South and Middle Fork adventure is what you’re looking for.  Day one and two are spent on the South Fork, while Day three is spent on the Middle Fork with an extra night of camping and 3 additional meals to complete your 3 day adventure. This trip is only available during the week. Youth Weekdays $359.

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