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Boy/Girl Scout Activities at Whitewater Challengers

 

Imagine the perfect combination of outdoor fun, adventure, discovery, and learning, all blended together in an environment steeped in Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting values. That’s what you’ll find on each of our specially scheduled Scout Raft Rally Weekends. Scouts of every age and experience level will enjoy an Adventure Camp outing that builds confidence, fosters success, and renews enthusiasm for Scouting.

Whitewater rafting is at the core of our adventure program, but you can also enjoy Mountain Biking, Paintball, ZipLine Adventures, overnight camping, Meal Packages, and a host of evening programs and entertainment like Natures Shows, Living History Programs, and Games and Competitions.  Check out our Favorite Itineraries, or put together a Customized Package.  You can also make your trip a District or Council Outing, or make it a Fund Raiser for Scouting!  We'll do all the work, so you can sit back, enjoy the weeknd, and reap the rewards!

Oh, and don't forget our Free Whitewater/Scouting T-shirt offer ... absolutely free for everyone in your unit when you raft on Sunday! 

 

We hope you’ll join us this season, for a day, a weekend, or a week of sheer outdoor exhilaration! However long your stay, the Adventure Camp experience is one that will earn high praise from your leaders and youngsters alike!  Be sure to ask for our Scouting Adventure DVD to share with your leaders, and other troops in your District or service unit.  You should also encourage all of your scouts and leaders to watch our Safety Video and earn a special Safety Certificate by taking the Whitewater Challengers Safety Quiz.  It's fun, and it's a great way to help make sure everyone's really prepared for their whitewater rafting trip!  

Download the 2014 Scout Raft Rally Brochure to share with your group.

                                              

 

 

2014 Scout Raft Rally Trips on the Lehigh River

 

Our Scout Rafting Trips range from relatively mild to very exciting.  The differences between Trips #1, #2A, #2B and #3 have to do with changes in river flows and changes in the intensity of the rapids.  All of our Scouting trips are suitable for first-time rafters, although Trip #5 is rather demanding in terms of strength and stamina.  We look forward to joining you for an extraordinary river experience this season!

 

Trip 1 - Scout Raft Rally (Ages 5+):

Available July 12-13

This is our mildest trip.  It's a great introduction to whitewater rafting for kids as young as 5, and for first-timers looking for their first taste of rafting adventure.  You'll enjoy real rapids, beautiful summer scenery, and terrific swimming opportunities along the way.  For Trip #1, our breakfast buffet, a river lunch, and dinner buffet are all included at no extra charge!     

     

Rapids: Class I-II (1)
Minimum Age: 5
On-River Time: 2.5-4 hrs (1)
Total Time: 5-6 hrs (1)
Boy/Girl Scout Rate
$39.00 (2)
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Trip 2A - Scout Raft Rally (Ages 7+):

Available April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25; May 31- June 1, June 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; July 5-6; August 9-10, 23-24; September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; October 11-12.

More water, more wet, and more fun!  Higher water flows mean faster currents and more frequent rapids.  This is a nice step up from Trip 1, and is a perfect opportunity for your Scouts to test their paddling skills and whitewater teamwork.  You'll laugh.  You'll scream.  And you'll soak yourself silly!  

     

Rapids: Class I-II-II+ (1)
Minimum Age:
On-River Time: 2.5-4 hrs (1)
Total Time: 5-6 hrs (1)
Boy/Girl Scout Rate
$45.00 (2)
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Trip 2B - Scout Raft Rally (Ages 9+):

Available April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; May 3-4,11, 18, 31; June 1, 14-15; September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28.

A nice step-up, if you're up for some challenge!  This trip courses through some of the most scenic sections of Lehigh River, and features more challenging rapids (up to Class II and Class III).  You'll have a real blast on this fun-filled river trip.  It's one of our most popular adventures!

     

Rapids: Class I-II-III (1)
Minimum Age: 9
On-River Time: 3-4 hrs (1)
Total Time: 5-6 hrs (1)
Boy/Girl Scout Rate
$51.00/$46.00* (2)
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* $5/person discount applies in April, May, September and October.

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Trip 3 - Scout Raft Rally (Ages 9+):

Available May 10,17, 24-25; June 7-8 ,21-22; July 5-6; August 9-10, 23-24, October 11-12.

This rafting trip boasts some terrific scenery and even more adreanline-pumping Class II and Class III rapids!  This is as good as it gets on the Lehigh River.  Trip 3 will test your teamwork and your paddling skills. You're likely to get soaked in the very first set of rapids, and stay that way all day long!

     

Rapids: Class II-III (1)
Minimum Age: 10
On-River Time: 3.5-4.5 hrs (1)
Total Time: 5-7 hrs (1)
Boy/Girl Scout Rate
$56.00/$51.00* (2)
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Trip 4 - Scout Raft Rally (Ages 10+):

Available April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; May 3-4, 24-25; June 7-8, 21-22; July 5-6; August 9-10, 23-24; September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28l, October 11-12.

    

Two days of fun-filled whitewater on the Lehigh River.  Warm-up on easier whitewater on Saturday, and then tackle the Lehigh's bigger rapids on Sunday!  This is one of the most popular weekend whitewater adventures anywhere.  You can camp overnight at our Rafting Center, and either provide your own meals or take advantage of our specially prepared meal packages.  Either way, this is a weekend your Scouts will be talking about for years!

     

Rapids: Class II-III (1)
Minimum Age: 10
On-River Time: 3.5-4.5 hrs each day (1)
Total Time: 5-7 hrs each day (1)
Boy/Girl Scout Rate
$79.00 (2)

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Trip 5 - Scout Raft Rally (Ages 12+):

Available April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27;  May 3-4, 10, 17, 24-25; June 8, 22; July 6; August 10, 24; September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, October 11-12..

Our most challenging, all-day, whitewater marathon. Prior Class III experience is required. This trip is definitely not for everybody!  This is like having two days of rigorous whitewater rafting packed into a single day. Imagine a really long rafting trip ... add a couple more hours ... and that's our Marathon trip!  You'll see all of the magnificent rapids and scenery of the entire Lehigh River Gorge!  Be absolutely certain that everyone in your party is in good shape, well rested, well-fed, and up to the challenge.  And don't forget to purchase, and wear with pride, an "I survived the Lehigh Marathon" T-shirt!

     

Rapids: Class II-III (1)
Minimum Age: 12
On-River Time: 5-8 hrs (1)
Total Time: 6-9 hrs (1)
Boy/Girl Scout Rate
$89.00 (2)
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Customized Packages at the Lehigh:

Our Adventure Center near the Lehigh River provides the perfect setting for multi-day adventures that can include rafting, biking, orienteering, hiking, swimming, scavenger hunts, games and competitions, evening entertainment, and more. Perfect for camp and youth groups, these "adventure camp" programs can also include all meals, and overnight camping at the center. Contact our groups office (800-443-8554) for more details.

 
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Our FAQs page and Pre-Trip Checklist can also be important tools in planning for your trip.

Whitewater Challengers offers active adventure-programs that require some participation on your part, and a modest degree of physical fitness.  If you are

more than a little overweight, we may be unable to accommodate you with appropriate equipment and safety gear.  If you suffer from heart or other serious medical conditions, consult your doctor for his or her advice.  Please call us in advance with any questions or concerns.


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Cancellation Policy:

You can receive a full refund if you cancel at least 15 days in advance; 50% refund if you cancel 7 to 14 days in advance.  No refunds can be made for cancellation less than 7 days ahead, or for no-shows or late arrivals.

 

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Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers

PO Box 8

White Haven, PA 18661

(800) 443-RAFT

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288 North  Stagecoach Road

Weatherly, PA 18255

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