USA: COHUTTA WILDERNESSBackpacking/Whitewater Adventure 2018(For Ages: 13-Adult)
USA: Cohutta WildernessBackpacking/Whitewater AdventureAugust 1st-7th, 2018
READY... SET... ADVENTURE!
This Adventure begins with an exhilarating whitewater rafting excursion in class III & IV rapids down the Ocoee River. The fun continues over the next several days with a beginner backpacking Adventure complete with forty-two river crossings through the crystal clear crisp waters of Jack’s River. You’ll spend several days enjoying God’s creation and traversing your way through lush green forests... arriving at last at a multi-tiered cascading waterfall where you’ll enjoy an afternoon of refreshing fun!
This is an All-Inclusive Trip
All you need to bring are your hiking boots, appropriate clothing, and a few small incidentals. EVERYTHING else will be provided for you.
This trip is a great opportunity to stretch yourself, get outside, enjoy nature and challenge yourself to experience Adventure in a whole new way! You come as strangers, but you leave as lifelong friends. Our Travelers experience God in a entirely different way than they did before they came.
What You’ll Experience
This Adventure begins long before departure day. Once registered, you'll begin to receive information on attending the pre-trip online classes LIVE with your Trip Leader. These classes are a great way to get all of those initial questions answered, remove any anxieties about the Trip, and to get to know each other better long before we actually meet in person.
We'll spend the first few days at base camp. After breakfast and morning devotions, you’ll be learning the basics about our equipment, attending gear workshops, prepping your gear, having fun, and getting to know each other a bit better before we depart for the trail. Our whitewater rafting Adventure takes place on the Ocoee River - the most popular rafting river in the United States because of its stunning beauty and class III, IV, & V rapids. No prior rafting experience is necessary. After our initial days at base camp we’ll then pack up, load up and head out to enjoy backpacking the Cohutta Wilderness Area in North Georgia.
We'll spend the next few days together out under the stars, in fellowship, challenging ourselves. You'll learn first hand how everything doesn't have to work perfectly in order to experience the most amazing Trip you've ever been on.
It's about overcoming.
Changing your perspective.
Stepping outside of your comfort zone.
This Trip is for everyone ages 13 and up. Families, Husbands/Wives, Fathers/Daughters, Mothers/Daughters, Fathers/Sons, Mothers/Sons, Friends, Single Adults, High School and College Age Students. THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU! It’s a great way to get outside your normal circle of friends and activities and experience something totally new!
Venture out and make some memories that will truly… last a lifetime. Allow us introduce YOU to the world of backpacking Adventures.
This Travel Package offers a great introduction to camping, backpacking, hiking, cliff jumping, waterfall sliding, and whitewater rafting… all in one Adventure-filled trip.
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IMPORTANT DATES & DETAILS
The Minimums Date is the date by which this trip must reach the minimum number of travelers. If minimum is not reached, all travelers will receive 100% refund of their Trip Fee. We do not publish our registration numbers because they change daily. Travelers will be notified within 5 business days of the Minimums Date.
Pre-trip Online Classes help prepare you for an awesome trip. These classes are held once per week in the weeks leading up to the trip departure date. These classes are hosted LIVE online with the Trip Leader (and Foreign Language Instructor if applicable) in our secure private classroom. We recommend all travelers attend these classes LIVE. Travelers can view the recordings anytime if necessary at their convenience.
This trip is open to Ages: 13-Adult (All travelers must be able to comply with the Physical Challenges required on this trip.)
Students Traveling Alone: Student travelers are welcome on this trip without a parent or guardian, provided they are 14 years of age prior to the trip departure day.
For safety and security, criminal background checks are conducted on anyone age 25 or older. This is standard practice on all of the trips we offer, without exception. There is no additional cost to the traveler for this safeguard.
Physical Challenge Level: MODERATE
Travelers should be able to walk the equivalent of up to three, 5k races on active days. (6-9 miles)
Physical training prior to departure: RECOMMENDED. We strongly suggest training (i.e. longer distance fast-paced walking) prior to the trip.
Examples of actual on-trip challenges may include:
- Prolonged periods of fast-paced walking and/or standing and fatigue
- Possible exposure to high/low temperatures and/or inclement weather (cold & wet)
- Navigating uneven terrain on active days
- Overcoming occasional physical, emotional or mental challenges on active days (trip will include a limited number of non-active days as well)
- Navigating all personal items up/down multiple levels with no assistance
Please note that this trip does NOT accommodate handicap accessibility.
Most MEALS will be prepared by Ministry Partner staff. Several MEALS will be backpacker-style and include a limited selection of choices.
Backpacking Meal Examples: Instant mashed potatoes, tortillas, pepperoni with sealed cheese, Ramen noodles, Lipton pasta packets, vacuum-sealed tuna, salmon, or chicken breast, granola/breakfast bars, pop tarts, freeze dried foods, pastas, oatmeal, dried fruits, peanut butter, jelly packets, nuts, m&m's, raisins, sunflower seeds, trail mix, etc.
Please keep in mind that on this trip it will be mostly individuals that will be serving us by preparing our group meals. We apologize but do not permit any dietary adjustments to our group meals.
Snack foods are not included. Travelers are welcome and encouraged to bring their own ready-made pre-packaged snacks as well as pre-packaged food items to use as a selected meal replacement if needed.
Typical SCHEDULE on this trip:
8:00am Breakfast / Pack-Up
8:30am Devotions (Personal or Group)
1:00pm LUNCH (On-Trail)
5:00pm Set-Up Camp / Rest
7:00pm Dinner / Clean-Up
8:00pm Free Time
Keep in mind that our trips are planned “as the Lord leads us” which means the schedule will ALWAYS be subject to last minute adjustments. (We know this might be hard for you “schedule” people.) Rest assured, it will be an amazing trip no matter WHAT we’re doing! Allowing for flexibility in our daily schedule truly frees us up to serve as the Lord leads us from day to day. This has freed us up for MANY an unplanned adventure!
Remember, your Trip Leader is an expert... you’ll be in great hands!
All on-trip ACCOMMODATIONS are included in your Trip Fee.
For part of our trip we'll be sleeping at a base camp (cabin or large tent-style) provided by our Ministry Partners. On trail ACCOMMODATIONS include hammocks and two-man tents provided by our Ministry Partners.
Most cabin/room layouts will include roommates in bunk-style ACCOMMODATIONS. (Adult travelers always get first dibs on beds!)
We apologize but we are unable to provide any upgrades, roommate requests or adjustments to our group ACCOMMODATIONS.
We encourage all travelers to protect their travel plans by purchasing Travel Insurance.
Mission:Adventuring is a full service travel agency and can help direct you to some great plans. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a quote.
Note: The most comprehensive plans are usually only available for purchase within 15 days of when your initial deposit is made.
|PAYMENT PLAN OPTION #1:Trip Fee Only||Your Estimated Monthly Payment Would Be:|
|Register in May 2017:||$97.22 / mo|
|Register in June 2017:||$109.38 / mo|
|Register in July 2017:||$125.00 / mo|
|Register in August 2017:||$145.83 / mo|
|Register in September 2017:||$175.00 / mo|
|Register in October 2017:||$218.75 / mo|
|Register in November 2017:||$291.67 / mo|
|Register in December 2017:||$437.50 / mo|
|Register in January 2018:||$850.00 / due in full|
Trip Fee (per person):$850
"My experience on the trip was adventure packed with new challenges around each bend in the trail. I had no real fears or doubts about the trip cause I knew that I was in good hands. Mrs. Jen is an amazing trip leader who always tries to include everyone in the activities (even the Shy ones "Hahahaha"). I would definitely travel with Mrs. Jen on any opportunity that comes up in the future and have confidence that it will be an adventure and Christ-filled experience. I've taken the Cohutta Wilderness Adventure trip twice now and both times have come home confident in myself and ready for the next opportunity that comes my way."
"I had many hesitations before I signed up for the backpacking trip that included: how could I survive without taking a shower everyday, how could I enjoy not listening to music at almost all hours of the day, and how would I cope without communication with my family or friends for a week? Evidently, these fears were proven irrational as my experience backpacking with Mrs. Henriksen was incredible and I would recommend it to anyone! Mrs. Henriksen was a great leader and there were no problems or disturbances that affected my experience. I came home from the trip with a different perspective on my surroundings and the life I live, and I seem to have adopted a more minimalist lifestyle. I have now become aware of the large amount of possessions I have and the lack of gratitude I used to have towards them. Given this, I would definitely travel with Mrs. Henriksen again as she is organized, experienced, and has a heart for serving others through her gifts."
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