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Whitewater Rafting and Camping - May 15, 2015

 Whitewater Rafting and Camping
When: May 15 - 17, 2015
Where: American Whitewater Expeditions5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA  95613
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Cost: $190 + $$$ to buy dinner on the trip up
Activity Coordinator: Karen Townsend
How: Click here to sign up    (DEADLINE to sign up is May 5, 2015.)


Join us for two nights of camping and premier river rafting on the South Fork of the American River ... one of the most popular rivers in the United States.  The South Fork is an easy to moderate intensity Class II-III rafting river and is a great way for everyone from ages 6 to 106 to experience the fun of whitewater rafting.  Perfect for all of our scouts (even first timers!), this adventure is sure to bring out huge smiles on all of your faces.  Enjoy the relaxation of floating down a river with moments of sheer excitement as you paddle through fun-filled rapids.  It's a perfect river to bring together just the right level of excitement.

We will begin our rafting trip from the campsite and will paddle down the 15-mile South Fork Gorge Run, warming up first on Class I-II rapids before conquering Class II-III rapids such as Fowlers Rock, Triple Threat, Satan's Cesspool, and Hospital Bar.  Lunch on the river will be provided and will consist of sandwiches (with several choices of meats, cheeses, and vegetables), finger foods, and cookies.  There will be a short 20-min bus ride back to the campsite, where the scouts will have time to shower/freshen up before a delicious BBQ dinner.

*Adult drivers needed ... please sign up to join in the fun!!!

Required forms (attached below):
BSA Activity Consent Form

Additional Info
Additional Items to Bring:
Deck of cards
Tip for your River guide ($5 per person ?)
Soccer Ball
tennis balls to toss around
or other items to have fun in camp with

Tents will already be setup for you prior arrival and sleeping pads will be provided. 
All meals are provided (except for dinner on Fri and lunch on Sun.) 
Wetsuits will be provided, if needed.


Fri, May 15
  • 3:45pm  Meet at LAUMC
  • 4:00pm  Depart for Coloma (dinner on the road) Note: Bring $$$ to buy your own dinner
  • 7:00pm Stop in Davis for Dinner @ (1411 W Covell Blvd #7 Davis, CA 95616)
  • 9:00pm  Arrive American Whitewater campsite
  • 10:00pm Lights Out Quiet hours
Sat, May 16
  • 8:30am  Breakfast
  • 9:30am American River South Fork Gorge Run (safety briefing, life vests/helmets provided, lunch on the river)
  • 4:30pm  Return to campsite
  • 6:00pm  BBQ Dinner
Sun, May 17
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Pack Up
  • 9:30am  Depart for Los Altos (lunch on the road)
  • 1:00pm Arrive LAUMC


Karen Townsend,
Apr 16, 2015, 7:57 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
Jun 14, 2015, 9:31 AM
Karen Townsend,
Apr 15, 2015, 10:56 PM