American River Recreation’s Exciting School and Youth Group Rafting Experience
American River Recreation has been providing School and Youth Group rafting trips and team building experiences through whitewater rafting trips since 1979. We offer rafting on the South Fork, Middle Fork, and North Fork of the American River, along with whitewater river rafting trips on the Kaweah River and Merced River. Whitewater rafting trips are a great way to build trust, have fun, build team spirit, or be a reward for meeting goals.
We are committed to making the outdoor experience is accessible for young people of all ages to enjoy. We always ensure that young people from every background get to experience the excitement and fun of whitewater river rafting, while also connecting to the beautiful natural environment available on the American River. There are also opportunities to explore the unique history of the Gold Country in and around Coloma relating to both the gold rush time period as well as the indigenous peoples who lived in this area for hundreds of years.
We will design a custom trip that meets your school or youth groups needs and budget. American River Recreation will show your school or youth group the time of their lives with a safe and exciting whitewater rafting trip at a very competitive price.
The Benefits of a Whitewater River Rafting Trip for your Youth or School Group with American River Recreation
One of the things that School and Youth Groups tell us after going on one of our rafting trips is the group is more supportive of each other, they communicate better, and have an easier time working towards a common goals as a cohesive group. These are just some of the benefits you can expect after taking a whitewater rafting trip with American River Recreation and your fellow school and youth group members.
We are able to accommodate groups of almost any size. For larger school and youth groups we recommend calling as soon as you have a date and number of people so you can reserve your spot. And to make your trip memorable, we work with a local company that will photograph your youth group or school group and make them available to you after the trip to ensure you have great memories of your special day with American River Recreation.
Choosing the Right River for Your Youth Group or School Group Rafting Trip
There are several things to consider when choosing the river for your School Group or Youth Group whitewater river rafting trip. In general, it is advisable to plan the trip around your weakest member, whether they are a non-swimmer, overweight, or disabled. But don’t worry, this is not a problem!
At American River Recreation we believe in two things, fun and safety. For the majority of whitewater rafting trips that youth groups and school groups go on we recommend the South Fork of the American River, or the slightly more challenging Middle Fork of the American River. We safely take non-swimmers and others down the Class III rapids of the South Fork of the American River every day and they love it! And if everyone in your youth group or school group can swim and you are looking for a bit more excitement, we can take you on the Class IV rapids on the Middle Fork of the American River.
These rivers have a mix of exciting whitewater rapids, while still allowing for plenty of time to relax, swim, and have fun. Some of our other rafting trips are geared more for the whitewater enthusiast, who has significant experience and is looking for a bit more excitement.
Picking the Right Rafting Trip for your Youth Group or School Group Adventure?
American River Recreation has a whitewater rafting season that generally runs from April to October. Certain rivers like the North Fork of the American River, Kaweah River, and the Merced River rely on the snow pack and are undammed so they are floated during the spring months. If your school group or youth group rafting trip is going to be held in the summer or early fall months we recommend the South Fork and Middle Fork of the American River.
American River Recreation also offers one day, two day, and three day rafting trips. If the members of your youth group or school group are from out of town or have a limited amount of time we suggest a one day whitewater rafting trip for group and their chaperones whitewater rafting trip. However, if you get a group together for your trip that is able to spend two or three days on the river, there is nothing better! We provide all the meals, lodging, shuttles, and take care of all the details. All you and your youth or school group and chaperones needs to do is have fun rafting with us and watch as your team work and camaraderie improve.