Boy Scout and Girl Scout Rafting & Outdoor Activities

Imagine the perfect combination of outdoor adventure, discovery and learning packaged together in an environment filled with Scout values. Choose from a variety of outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, trail biking, camping, hiking and more. Our specific Scout programs are designed to foster outdoor enthusiasm. Whitewater Challengers offers a variety of programs great for every experience and age level!

Scout Premier Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh

Premier Whitewater Rafting

Are you ready for some challenge? This trip courses through some of the most scenic sections of the Lehigh River. Test your teamwork and paddling skills. Choose from dam release (for more action) or non-release dates.

Dam Release Dates: $61.00/person
Non-Release Dates: $56.00/person
  • Class 1-3 rapids
  • Minimum age 9
  • 3-4 hours on the river
Scout Family Style Rafting on the Lehigh

Family-Style Rafting

Our mildest rafting trip on the Lehigh River. A great introduction to whitewater rafting. Beautiful scenery and terrific swimming opportunities along the way. Choose from dam release (for quicker water) or non-release dates.

Dam Release Dates: $50.00/person
Non-Release Dates: $43.00/person
  • Class 1-2 rapids
  • Minimum age 5
  • 2.5-3 hours on the river
Inflatable Kayaking on the Lehigh River

Inflatable Kayaking

An exciting NEW way to explore the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Paddle solo or with a partner (in a tandem ducky), either way this is high-powered fun and adventure! This trip includes a deluxe deli-style riverside lunch.

Rate: $89.95/person
(plus tax and insurance)
  • Class 1-3 rapids
  • Age 12+ for solo
  • Age 9+ when accompanied by an adult in a tandem ducky

Marathon Rafting

Available dam release Sundays! May 27; June 10 & 24; July 8, 22 & 29; August 5, 12, 19 & 26; September 2 and October 7

This is our most challenging, all-day whitewater adventure. Prior class 3 experience is required. This trip is definitely not for everybody! You’ll see all of the magnificent scenery of the Lehigh River Gorge. Be absolutely certain that everyone in your group is in good shape, well rested, well fed and up to the challenge. Minimum participant age is 12.

Rate: $94.00/person


Available daily!

Enjoy an overnight or two at our Adventure Campground. Within walking distance of check in for all activities at the Lehigh River, dining services and store. Amenities include: warm showers, bathrooms, game room, recreation field, sand volleyball, basketball, and more! Tent or bunkhouse rentals are available for an additional charge. Sites are assigned based on group size.

Rate: $4.95/person/night

Two Day Rafting Package

Available May 26-27; June 9-10 & 23-24; July 7-8, 21-22 & 28-29; August 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26; September 1-2 and October 6-7.

Two days of fun-filled whitewater on the Lehigh River. Warm-up on Saturday with an easier Family-Style Rafting trip and then tackle bigger rapids on a Premier Whitewater Rafting trip on Sunday! One night of overnight camping is included in this package. Minimum participant age is 10. Call 800-443-8554 for more details or to book your Two Day Rafting Package.

Rate: $106.00/person

Whitewater Dam Release Dates on the Lehigh River

May 12, 19, 26-27
June 9-10, 23-24
July 7-8, 21-22, 28-29
August 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
September 1-2
October 6-7

Scout Adventure Packages

Check out our Raft-O-Ree weekends for added entertainment and great package rates for whitewater rafting on the Family-Style section of the Lehigh River. Or choose a Camp-O-Ree weekend designed for younger scouts (Cub Scouts, Daisies and Brownies) who may not be ready for a whitewater adventure. See dates and details below for each of these special Scout Adventure Packages.

Raft-O-Ree Camping and Rafting Weekend Package

Raft-O-Ree Weekends

Available Friday-Sunday on the following weekends: April 20-22, April 27-29, May 4-6, June 29-July 1, September 14-16, September 21-23 and October 5-7. 
Call 800-443-8554 to reserve!

Rate: $69.00/person

Raft-O-Ree Weekends include:

  • Friday and Saturday night camping
  • Saturday Family-Style whitewater rafting (wetsuits included)
  • Saturday evening entertainment
  • Scout patch and certificate of achievement
Council Raft-O-Ree Events
  • April 20-22: Baltimore Area BSA, PA Dutch BSA, GS of Central MD
  • April 27-29: Jersey Shore BSA, Northern NJ BSA, Patriots’ Path BSA
  • May 4-6: Baden Powell BSA, COLBSA, GS Heart of PA
  • September 14-16: GS of Central MD
  • September 21-23: GS Heart of PA
  • October 5-7: Monmouth BSA
If your Council has not picked a specific date you are welcome to join us on any of these dates above for a Raft-O-Ree weekend in the Poconos.
Camp-O-Ree Eckley Miners Village Weekend

Camp-O-Ree Weekends

Cub-O-Ree Weekend: June 16-17, 2018
Daisy/Brownie Camp-O-Ree: June 2-3, 2018
Call 800-443-8554 to reserve!

Rate: $49.95/person

If you are looking for a fun-filled weekend in the outdoors this is the perfect package for all ages! You can also choose to add on additional activities like whitewater rafting for even more fun. This package includes the following:

  • Friday and Saturday night camping
  • Saturday tour of Eckley Miners’ Village (shuttle included)
  • Bag n’ Go lunch
  • Games and competitions
  • Nature Show
  • Group campfire
  • Scout patch and certificate of achievement

About our Scout Adventure Programs

Whitewater Challengers is located in the Pocono Mountains Region of PA. Our Scout programs range from relatively mild to very exciting. The differences between trips have to do with the changes in river flows and changes in the intensity of the rapids. All of our Lehigh River whitewater options are suitable for first-timers with the exception of the Whitewater Marathon which is rather demanding in terms of strength and stamina (previous class 3 whitewater experience is recommended for the marathon).

While whitewater rafting is at the core of our adventure programs, there are plenty of other activities to choose from:

  • Overnight camping at our rustic campground (Scout rate: $4.95/person/night)
  • Rent a tent or rustic bunkhouse during your stay
  • Take aim at our paintball target range
  • Book scrumptious meals or meal packages
  • Earn a free Scout Patch and certificate of achievement with any activity

Choose from one of our trips above or plan your own customized itinerary. You can also make your trip a District or Council Outing with the help of our Scout Coordinators. Contact us today for more information.

Scenic View of Family Style Rafting in PA
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.