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Rafting


Overview:

The rafting trip is a 3-day 2-night adventure.  We spend our nights and mornings at Whitewater Excitement's camp near Coloma, and raft the South Fork of the American River each day.

River Rafting Meeting
-all 8th in 25, 10:00 to 10:40
1. overview of the 3 days
bus/car, meals, parents, freedom & safety
2. what the rafting is like
rafts, oars/paddles, vest, helmet, suit
guides & commands
3. boat groups
index card with 1, 2, or 3 names on it
your name, written by you, only on one card
4. tent groups
owners of tents are hosts and fill names onto spreadsheet
tent group have to stay stable during the trip unless we move them
5. swim survey and release form
I'll send out a survey, you'll rank your swimming ability 1-5
1=pool swimmer, need to stay where you can touch bottom or wall
2=can swim all over pool, need wall to rest or feel secure.  Lake/ocean up to waist
3=can tread water for a few minutes, ocean waves & temperature ok short time
4=can tread water a long time, ocean waves & big lakes & cold water ok 10+ minutes
5=same a 4 but with lifeguard training and/or strong competitive swimmer
release form must be filled out completely and not turned in last minute

Intended Itinerary:
Wednesday 6/6/18: 
10:00 Load bus and vans and depart DCS
1:00  SunSplash Water Park, Roseville
5:00 Arrive at Whitewater Excitement's and 
set up camp
5:00 Room 26 prepares dinner
6:00  Dinner & group meets about guidelines
10:00 in tents, quiet voices
10:30 camp is silent

Thursday 6/7/18
8:00 Room 29 prepares breakfast
8:30 Eat breakfast & prepare lunch
9:00  Meet rafting guides & get orientation & bus to Chili Bar Dam
10:00  Raft SFA upper River
3:00  Arrive at camp, free time until dinner
6:00  Dinner (by room 26)
10:00 In tents, quiet voices

Friday 6/8/18
9:00 Breakfast by room 29
9:30 to 11:00 . Free time and/or games
11:00 lunch (rm 25 to prepare)
11:00 Raft lower SFA River
2:30 Arrive Folsom Lake.  Shuttle bus back to Camp Lotus
3:00 Arrive camp.  Load bus & cars.
5:00 Dinner on the road
7:00 Arrive DCS

Rafting Company Information

This year we are using Whitewater Adventures as our home base and rafts, equipment, and guides 1-800-750-2386
Equipment list


Chaperones

Since we hire a 61 passenger bus, we'll only need one mini-van owning parent per classroom to drive and chaperone.
2018: 
Room 25: Ellen Sordi (Honda Pilot, 6 passengers)
Room 26:
Room 29


2017 (probably):
Kristen J (van):  Another chaperone and 2 or 3 kids  and supplies for Wednesday dinner
Damian R (Pilot):  Another chaperone and 2 or 3 kids and other supplies or luggage
Paul R (truck): tents and other gear or supplies or luggage
Bus:  57 kids, Dan, Chris, Stella, Sara

2016
Diann Wiggins (6 kids)
Brain Whitaker (5 kids)
Margaret Horoszko (? kids)

Map

Rafting SFA


Rapids Names and Class


Intended Itinerary:
Wednesday 5/31/17:
11:00 Load bus and vans and depart DCS
1:00  Sacramento Zoo side trip (TBD by Dan)
5:00 Arrive at Whitewater Excitement's and 
set up camp
5:00 Room 26 prepares dinner
6:00  Dinner & group meets about guidelines
10:00 in tents, quiet voices

Thursday 6/1/17
8:00 Room 29 prepares breakfast
9:00 Breakfast
9:45  Class-planned activity (room 25 prepares and packs lunch)
10:30  Meet rafting guides & get orientation
11:30  Raft SFA lower River
5:00  Arrive Folsom Lake.  Shuttle bus back to Camp Lotus
6:00  Dinner at Camp Lotus (by room 26)
10:00 In tents, quiet voices

Friday 6/2/17
9:00 Breakfast by room 29
10:00 Room 25 prepares and packs lunch
10:30 Shuttle buses to Chili Bar
11:00 Raft upper SFA River
3:00 Arrive camp.  Load bus & cars.
5:00 Dinner on the road
7:00 Arrive DCS

Packing List (2017)

Rafting Packing List


Meals

Wednesday dinner: taco bar (room 26)
Thursday breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, bagels, cereal (room 29)
Thursday lunch: sandwiches on the river (room 25)
Thursday dinner: pasta & sauce bar & sausages & salad (room 26)
Friday Breakfast: 
scrambled eggs, bacon, bagels, cereal (room 29)
Friday Lunch: 
sandwiches on the river (room 25)
Friday Dinner: us on the road

Rafting Trip Meals


Boat Groups

Boat Groups
-kids form pairs or triples and teachers match them up (on cards)

Boat 1Boat 2Boat 3Boat 4Boat 5Boat 6
AnthonyAvaniAmeliaAlexandraAlexAdam
BellaBitanyaAudreyAndyAnayeliAkash
LanceDanIanAshleyGarrettBenjamin
LoicEnzoLoganLeoGennaBetina
MiaKiyaOwenMaryGuyElizabeth
SobhanPandaRachelNoahKieran SEmma H
SydneyTabarkSimonPolinaMikaSamek
BruceZacharySylvieWinston
Boat 7Boat 8Boat 9Boat 10Boat 11Camp
ImogenCarlosAshikaGabeAdiAine
JamesDominickCamdynHaydenEmma KAndres
JamieElliotChrisJoshEvanRyan
MayaJackDeepikaNettaKailiBonnie
NancyMateoManogyaRoslynKieran DEllen
SashaSaraYaseenSamanthaKokoro

Boat Groups



Boat Teams, June 2016


Budget

Rafting Budget



Groups from 2015

 1 David Vaibhav Shraddha MayaS Naya 
 2 Debra Logan Lukas RyanC Gleb 
 3 Sara Keleb Alex Marc KevinV Oliver
 4 Susan Alexis Eula Chase Robbie Alec
 5 Chris Chris Brian SeanMc Addie Julianna
 6 Anu Tuisku Dakota Jax Luka Elise
 7 Erin Kelli Savy Chelsey Ainsley Isabela
 8 Eliki Aiden Gabi Yorsabell Katy Tom
 9 Theodor Oscar AliR Jared Sebastian 
 10 Maya Hannah Paola Khael Joaquin Olivia
 11 Steven RyanSt Jacob Patrick KevinG Elliot
 12 SeanH Enrique Devan Liam Hunter M.J.
 13 Rikesh Rahul Avi Kiyani Audrey Gina



Tent groups
-formed by kids, regardless of class
-kids tell us if they have a tent and we give them editing rights to the spreadsheet
-tent owners can determine groups;

Rafting Tent Group




Photos & Videos

How-To Video

Chili Bar to Lotus


2017



Troublemaker


7 Minutes of Rapids



Planning Notes

Rafting Trip Planning Notes


Dates from the past:
2016:  June 1, 2, 3
2015: June 3, 4, 5
2014: June 1, 2, 3


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