Church Youth Group Rafting Trips – Whitewater Ocoee River
Having the experience of a group whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River is a unique opportunity for you and your church group to grow closer together in friendship, fellowship, and in your walk of faith. What better way to engage in a time of meaningful and fun group bonding than on an exciting whitewater rafting adventure on the Ocoee River? Experience firsthand the power of God’s creation and of sharing your journey with supportive people by your side.
Who can whitewater raft?
Whitewater rafting is an exciting and fun activity that can be enjoyed by a wide range of individuals of both age and physical ability, so members of all different types will be able to join in on the adventure! All are welcome to join in on this fun, as long as they are:
- 12 years of age or older
- Have a chest size of 56 inches or smaller
- Are in otherwise good health
Besides the fun your church group will have on a trip down the river, there are also many benefits this experience may hold on a deeper level.
Strengthen your church community
Taking a rafting trip as a church group is a great chance to bond and create deeper connection and relationship with one another. When you take a rafting trip, you need to practice teamwork and open communication in order to insure a smooth ride through the rapids. Engaging with your fellow church members in this new environment is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your understanding of each other and can open new doors of connection.
Rise to the challenge
Challenging yourselves together spiritually and physically through this experience will provide an opportunity for developing trust and vulnerability in your friendships. This experience of stepping out of the ordinary and working together is also a great chance to practice encouragement toward one another and foster greater appreciation for what each person brings to the table.
Build a deeper connection with God
A rafting trip can serve as a tangible experience of God’s living power and the part we all play in navigating the path of life. Just like a person’s own journey, following a river’s current is not always easy and takes effort to remain on course. Taking a trip down the river could be a powerful experience of overcoming obstacles through faith and perseverance. In a group raft this can not only be experienced on the individual level, but alongside your church community.
Make memories that last
This exciting whitewater rafting trip is sure to make lasting memories for your group and be an opportunity to strengthen your church community in its bond together. After your rafting trip, you can take time to pause and reflect on your time together and the wonderful love of God expressed through the gifts of supportive relationships and the beauty of the outdoors. With great action photos taken by Ocoee Inn Rafting staff, your memories can be carried with you and remembered for years to come.
Why choose the Ocoee River for your whitewater trip?
One simple reason is because the Ocoee River runs directly thru the breathtaking beauty of the Cherokee National forest. The largest tract of public land in Tennessee, the Cherokee National Forest covers 640,000-acres and lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range. Also, the Middle Ocoee River has been named America’s most popular whitewater river, with over 5 miles of exciting class III and IV rapids. This section of the river features 20 uniquely named rapids, such as Moon Shot, Double Trouble, Diamond Splitter, and Sneaky Pete. These rapids are one of the reasons why over 250,000 rafters from across the United States and other countries pick the Ocoee River for their whitewater rafting destination. The Upper Ocoee is famous for having hosted the 1996 Olympics Whitewater Competition. The riverbed was altered to create the perfect rafting conditions for the competition. Engineers narrowed the width of the riverbed from 200 feet to 70 feet to create a faster and more powerful water flow. With continuous rapids and the chance to run an Olympic whitewater course, rafting on the Ocoee is hard to beat. Whether you are an experienced paddler or a beginner, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee is an item you want on your bucket list.
Why Ocoee Inn Rafting?
Our company is home to experienced and trustworthy raft guides who are ready to take your group down the river for an equally fun and safe adventure. Our guides are all family-oriented members of the community who enjoy this passion of whitewater rafting alongside their day jobs in areas such as school teaching or firefighting. Our guides are committed to safety on the water at all times and will have your group in good hands throughout your trip. Our company offers great group rates and is fully equipped to offer your group everything necessary for your fun day on the water.
Book your trip with Ocoee Inn Rafting today and let the adventure begin!
We offer great group discounts for rafting and can help group leaders with recommendations for lodging and meals. Take advantage of area activities such as hiking, boat rentals on Lake Ocoee, beaches, horseback riding and zip lines. It is important to plan early so call us right away even if you are making preliminary plans. For the special needs of your group talk to Lori at (423) 338-9375.