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Whitewater Rafting - May 5, 2017

What: Whitewater Rafting
When: May 5 - 7, 2017
When: 3:45 @ LAUMC - Running late - text Peter Stanley 650-823-4550
Where: American Whitewater Expeditions, 5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613 (more info at link on bottom of page, including directions)
Camp Site GPS Directions: 5981 New River Rd.Coloma, CA 95613 USA
Dinner Location: Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, 2191 Cowell Blvd, Davis, CA 95618 - off hwy 80 near UC Davis
All Troop 33 Scouts
Cost: $190 payable to "BSA Troop 33" (write scout name and "Whitewater" on memo line) + additional cash for dinner and lunch (see below)
Activity Coordinator: Julie Showalter
Dress: Class A for Travel to Coloma -/- Saturday - follow packing list -/- Sunday Travel home Class A

Bonus: this trip qualifies for a camping merit badge requirement: 9B 4. Take a non-motorized trip on the water of at least four hours or 5 miles

 Click here to sign up (DEADLINE to sign-up April 25, 2017) - NOW CLOSED ;-(


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 consent the bottom of this page

Additional Info
Additional Items to Bring:
Plastic bag to hold wet clothes..
camp chair for hanging out
$$ for dinner on way up (2191 Cowell Blvd, Davis, CA 95618), and lunch on way back  
Tip for your River guide ($5 per person)
deck of cards
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.

Friday Night dinner:
MENU @ Dos Coyotes!


Fri, May 5
  • 3:45pm  Meet at LAUMC
  • 4:00pm  Depart for Coloma (dinner on the road) Note: Bring $$$ to buy your own dinner
  • 7:30pm Stop in Davis for Dinner @ 2191 Cowell Blvd, Davis, CA 95618
  • 9:00pm - 9:30pm Arrive American Whitewater campsite
  • 10:00pm Lights Out Quiet hours
Sat, May 6
  • 8:00am  Breakfast - chocolate chip pancakes - bacon - bagles - cereal
  • 9:00am 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 Tri-tip, Chicken, Fish, corn, bread, veggies, ice cream, brownies, 
Sun, May 7
  • 8:00am Breakfast - eggs - sasuage - hash brown - bagles - cereal
  • 9:00am Pack Up
  • 9:15am  Depart for Los Altos - come straight home - lunch
  • Noon: Arrive LAUMC


Scout/Adult Payment ($190 + $5.98 fee)


Peter Stanley,
May 1, 2017, 12:35 PM
Julie Showalter,
Apr 7, 2017, 10:07 AM
Peter Stanley,
May 2, 2017, 5:11 PM
Julie Showalter,
Apr 8, 2017, 12:02 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
Sep 26, 2017, 2:44 PM