Custom Adventures

Our custom programs have earned us a great reputation with many different groups. We have a variety of outdoor activities to tailor a half-day or week-long program to suit your needs.

We have worked with Girl & Boy Scouts, YMCA parent/child programs, youth groups, churches, public and private schools, colleges and universities, large companies, special interest groups, and many others.

Let us package a program together for you that could include: Rafting, kayaking, hiking, lake touring, climbing, camping, canoeing, backpacking, team building, natural sciences, and more. Call us today at (800) 457-2082 or contact us with your ideas and let us design a program for you.

  • Public and Private Schools
  • Try a three- to seven-day outdoor course with your class. We can accommodate more than 80 students in a multitude of programs. We want to introduce the outdoors to students in a positive and enjoyable way, teaching them the skills necessary to enjoy nature and the outdoors for the rest of their lives with confidence and wide-eyed wonderment. We conduct these trips on the Kern River, in the surrounding Sequoia National Forest, and on multi-day canoe, kayak, and/or raft trips on various stretches of river in the American Southwest, including the Black Canyon of the Colorado and Klamath rivers. Climbing and hiking work well in a comprehensive multi-day program offered in the High Country above Kernville. While our programs offer fun and challenge to students,  we do not run a survival school. We hope you’ll let us tailor a program to fit your school’s needs. Please call 800-457-2082 for more information.

  • Boy and Girl Scouts
  • Sierra South’s co-owner Tom Moore (an Eagle Scout) designed the Camp Whitsett Whitewater Merit Badge program more than 30 years ago. It is unique to the Kern River and has been approved in cooperation with the Great Western Council of Boy Scouts of America. Those wanting to earn their whitewater merit badge should book the Combo Full Day Rafting. Younger scouts or those not earning a merit badge can enjoy our Lickety Split or Lickety Blaster raft trips. Call 800-457-2082 for more information.

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Try a three- to seven-day outdoor course with your students. We can accommodate more than 80 students in a multitude of programs. We want to introduce the outdoors to students in a positive and enjoyable way, teaching them the skills necessary to enjoy nature and the outdoors for the rest of their lives with confidence and wide-eyed wonderment. We conduct these trips on the Kern River, in the surrounding Sequoia National Forest, and on multi-day canoe, kayak, and/or raft trips on various stretches of river in the American Southwest, including the Black Canyon of the Colorado and Klamath rivers. Climbing and hiking work well in a comprehensive multi-day program offered in the High Country above Kernville. While our programs offer fun and challenge to students, we do not run a survival school. We hope you’ll let us tailor a program to fit your school’s needs. Please call 800-457-2082 for more information.

  • YMCA, parent/child programs, churches
  • Get together for some great fun and team building. Try our Lickety-Blaster, Half-Day Inflatable Kayak trip, or the Combo Full Day Rafting. Want a more challenging run? Try our Half Day or Full Day Upper Kern Class 4 Trips. Call 800-457-2082 for more information.

  • Company Trips
  • Boost company morale with fun and team-building activities. Join us for the whole day or an afternoon. Try our Lickety Blaster, Half Day Inflatable Kayak trip, or the Combo Full Day Rafting. Want a more challenging run? Try our Half Day or Full Day Upper Kern Class 4 Trips. Call 800-457-2082 for more information.

  • Youth Groups & Rafting/Pizza Birthday Parties
  • These programs can work for a variety of youth groups. For the younger children, we offer the Lickety Split or Lickety Blaster as a great introduction to whitewater and the outdoors. For teens, we can increase the challenges with inflatable kayaking, whitewater kayaking, or lake kayaking. How about letting us host a rafting/pizza birthday party for your daughter or son? Call 800-457-2082 for details and pricing.

  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Party & Women’s/Men’s groups
  • Parties are more fun on the water! Try our Lickety Blaster, Half Day Inflatable Kayak trip, or the Combo Full Day Rafting. Want a more challenging run? Try our Half Day or Full Day Upper Kern Class 4 Trips. Call 800-457-2082 for more information.

  • Adventure Race Certification
  • One to two days – Call 800-457-2082 for more information.
    River rescue, paddling skills, rapid scouting, and river crossings, these are just a few of the skills we can teach your team in order to meet certification requirements and give you an edge on the competition. Get in some good training, test your gear, and get great advice from the river experts. Race requirements are often different so we treat each session as a customized program to meet your needs. Bring all of your toys. Kernville is surrounded by challenging terrain for all aspects of adventure racing.

Sierra South
Mountain Sports
(800) 457-2082

11300 Kernville Road
Kernville, California 93238

Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.

Hours of Operation

Store: 9am – 5pm, Daily
Reservations: 9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

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