June 17-20: North Umpqua River Rafting & Hiking

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Wed, 06/17/2009 - Sat, 06/20/2009

Spend four days exploring the gorgeous North Umpqua River in Southern Oregon's Cascades! This rugged canyon is lined with towering Douglas fir forests, draped in moss and lichen, and contains dozens of significant rapids along its 33 mile stretch. Waterfalls and spawning salmon await up side creeks.

Students will learn the basics of guiding a raft through whitewater, focusing on teamwork, communication, decision making and fun! At our basecamp each night we will take turns cooking for the group, with lots of time to relax and explore our surroundings under the summer solstice sun. We'll likely raft the first three days, and explore swimming holes and waterfalls the forth.

This trip is open to all students age 14-18 who are in good health and comfortable around water. No previous experience is necessary. Cost: $195.

To sign up send an email to Aiyana Hart-McArthur