Eigth Annual, 2016 ~ Going with the Flow Whitewater Rafting in Spiritual Community!
Join us June 1– 3, 2016 for a fantastic river adventure! 3:00 pm Wednesday to 5:00 pm Friday
- Two days of professionally guided class 3-4 (easy/moderate) white water rafting on the scenic South Fork of the American River. We’ll experience over 50 rapids over the course of the 2 days, interspersed with calm stretches. It’s a beautiful environment, and a grand adventure!
- Two nights river-front tent camping (tents provided) under the stars!
- Five top notch meals (and one “brown bag, bring your own” dinner Wednesday)
- Spiritual Practice mornings and evenings, and a group activity Thursday night.
- Includes all river use fee’s
This event sells out every year, so get yourself and your friends organized quick!
- 2 person tent-cabin (Cot, deck chair and foam sleeping pad included) @ $475. per person . SOLD OUT!
- Single person dome tents (tent, foam sleeping pad, and a little privacy included) @ $450. per person (we have 8, and these can also sleep 2 people)
- 4 person tent cabins (Cot, deck chair and foam sleeping pad included) @ $450. per person (bring 3 of your closest friends, or meet some new ones! This often turns out to be a female only tent cabin for those who prefer to be on a cot instead of a dome tent. If you wonder of this option might be best for you, ask me!)
If this strikes you as a YES, I REALLY WANT TO GO, please let us know ASAP!
(non-refundable $100. deposit will hold your space) For more information , contact Rev. Jeff Anderson @ 707-575-6869, e-mail Jeff@SpiritAsJeff.com
PS: yes, there are real bathrooms and showers too!
The American River is the best whitewater rafting river in California for both first-time and more experienced rafters. The South Fork American River is a Class III beginning-level whitewater river, with lots of fun and exciting rapids.
- The American River is the most popular river in California for everyone to enjoy beautiful wilderness, comfortable river-front camping, nutritious and hearty meals, and fun, exciting, and safe rafting.
- Luxury riverside campground is private (no other rafting companies share it), has a well-equipment camp store which provides last-minute items you may have forgotten, flush toilets, and hot-water showers.
Wednesday – Afternoon / Evening: Plan to arrive between 4 and 5 pm.
At 6 pm or so we’ll have introductions, a simple dinner, then get together again in the early evening, under the stars, for community spiritual practice.
Thursday starts early, with meditation at 7:30 a.m. in the Oak Tree camp area .
Breakfast is at 8 A.M. with a delicious breakfast, usually pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, juice, fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Let us know if you have any special dietary needs. By 10 A.M. we have gathered at the picnic tables for the Rafting Orientation given by our Rafting Guide. We will be introduced to our guides, launch our boats from our campsite and begin rafting a fun and easy section of the river that has many Class I-II rapids, giving us time to warm up and practice our paddling before arriving at the lunch site. About noon we stop for a hearty and nutritious picnic. Lunch includes a variety of deli meats, cheeses, breads, condiments, vegetables, fruit, chips, cookies, lemonade, ice tea, and water. They always have peanut butter and jelly too. After lunch, we continue rafting into the Gorge, some class III rapids like Satan’s Cesspool, Hospital Bar and Recovery Room. After the last rapid we will grab a cold soda or water, take-out at FOlsom Lake, and board the bus for the 30-minute drive back to camp. Back at camp, you can take a shower, play volleyball, horseshoes, ping-pong, walk the Nature Trail, sit by the river, read, relax, socialize or shop in the camp store. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by our guides are served about 5-5:30 P.M. The food is good, and for dinner we may have barbequed steak, chicken, and salmon, colorful salad with lots of veggies to add to it, baked potato, garlic bread, soda, water. We’ll get together again Thursday evening for some socializing and fun!.
Friday starts early, with prayer and meditation at 7:30 a.m. down by the river.
Breakfast is at 8 am, and then we will head upriver approximately 12 miles to our put-in site. This stretch has some of the bigger rapids on the south fork and the excitement starts early in the run. We’ll run this entire section and be back at camp in time for a late lunch We’ll gather one final time for a brief closing circle/prayer, end our time together, and get everyone on the road no later than 3 PM.
Contact: Rev. Jeff Anderson