6th Annual Going with the Flow
Whitewater Rafting in Spiritual Community!
Join us June 4 – 6, 2014 for a fantastic river adventure!
3:00 pm Wednesday to 3:00 pm Friday
* Two days of professionally guided class 3 (easy/moderate) white water rafting
* 21 miles of the scenic South Fork of the American River with over 50 rapids interspersed with calm stretches.
* Two nights river-front tent camping (tents provided) under the stars!
* Five top notch meals (and one “whatever Lisa makes” light dinner Wednesday)
* Spiritual Practice mornings and evenings, and a group activity Thursday night.
* Professional pictures of both days of rafting.
* 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 are big enough to sleep 1-2 people)
* 4 person tent cabin (Cot, deck chair and foam sleeping pad included) @ $450. per person (bring 3 of your closest friends, or meet some new ones!)
We sell out early every year, so if this strikes you as a YES, I REALLY WANT TO GO!,
please let us know (w/$100. deposit) ASAP!
(non-refundable $100. deposit will hold your space – balance due April 15)
Pictures from 2009 trip: http://goingwiththeflowjune09.shutterfly.com/
Pictures from 2011 trip: http://spiritualadventuresrafting2011.shutterfly.com/
Pictures from 2012 trip: http://2012whitewaterrafting.shutterfly.com/
PS: yes, there are bathrooms and showers too!
The South Fork 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 over 50 fun and exciting rapids.
- The South Fork 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.
You can arrive early to give yourself time to settle in, begin to unwind, and start to get the feel of the place. 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, 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.
By 9 A.M. we board the bus for the top section of the river. During the first 5.5 miles we will raft through fun and challenging rapids like Meat grinder, Race Horse Bend, and the Triple Threats. At mile 5.5 we enter Troublemaker Rapid, the largest rapid on the South Fork! After this fun rapid we’ll drift and paddle through gorgeous scenery, enjoying the scenic river and easier rapids.
We will arrive back at our campground around 1PM and enjoy a hearty barbeque lunch.
We’ll then pack things up and get together one final time for a Group Closing.
You will be ready to leave by about 3PM.