Day 1: learn the skills you will need from your guide as you descend into a tight gorge of polished California Granite. Swim in the calm pools, practice pulling each other in the raft, splash the other boats, cliff jump into the river! Do whatever it takes to get ready for the fast-paced whitewater that is waiting downstream. By the time you pull into camp, you may not believe us that the best Whitewater comes on Day 2! Before we tackle that, it is time to take your fun seriously at camp. Relax by the river in a chair, start a game of volleyball, throw some horseshoes or corn hole, hike upstream to swim into camp. There is no lack of activity at our riverside paradise. While you are working up a serious appetite, your guides have transformed from river runners to gourmet chefs. Dinner is always a highlight and will give you the fuel needed for a hard-charging day 2. When the evening winds down, fall asleep to the vivid stars that blanket the Kern River Valley.

Day 2: Start with a hearty breakfast before climbing back into the rafts for the biggest whitewater of the trip! You are ready for it. All that practicing on Day 1 has set you up for an unforgettable day of glorious Class IV whitewater rafting; 13 miles, 8 Class IV rapids, dozens of class III, endless pools to swim in, the perfect jump rock, and a fully catered lunch. Wow!

VIEW ADDITIONAL TRIP DETAILS

Trip Overview


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2 Days

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Months of Operation:
May-September

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Trip ARRIVAL Time*: 8:30am
(What time you need to be here)

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Trip DEPARTURE Time: 9:30am
(What time the trip will take off)

*We suggest you arrive at the store 60 minutes prior to the trip departure time. This will allow sufficient time to check-in and change into wetsuits, if needed or required. Our trips must leave on schedule. If you have a group over 20 or are getting wetsuits, please arrive 45 minutes to one hour prior. Don’t miss the boat!

*All our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions.

Requirements


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Must be at least 12 years old
High Water Protocol: Must be at least 14 years old

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Must weigh between 90-280 lbs.

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Appropriate footwear: Tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with heel strap. NO FLIP-FLOPS OR BARE FEET!

What to Bring


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Water bottle – hydration is essential

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Hat – a baseball hat, visor

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Sunblock 

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Sleeping bag or bedding

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A smile and a good attitude 

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NO CELL PHONES OR ANY VALUABLES

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NO CAR KEYS – You can leave your keys with our store staff in the retail shop

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Cooler of drinks. Alcohol is permitted at camp, but no glass is allowed. Please drink in moderation.

We Will Provide


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Personal Flotation Device

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Helmet

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Paddle

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5 Meals (Lunch, Appetizers, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch)

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Wetsuits rentals are available for early season trips

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Sleeping pad

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Professional Guides