Nothing seems to excite the younger generation quite like white-water rafting. Experience a youth trip at Quest Expeditions, we have it all: teamwork, outdoor adventures, nature and a chance to develop real-life skills. There is no place, for sure, to realize all these adventures like on the storied Ocoee River. Quest provides superior facilities: group lodging, catered meals, meeting room, picnic facilities, pavilion, sand volleyball and the finest youth trips in the southeastern United States. This White-water rafting adventures takes place on Cherokee land. The name given to the river, Ocoee, is what the tribe around it called the passion flower or known as apricot place. Locally known as the passion vine – a perfect name for this river indeed. Previously, the river has served as the venue for the Olympic Whitewater Kayaking competition during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Lastly, the river is dam-controlled: providing unusually warm water, big waves and a guaranteed water flow from the dam upsteream. Many youth groups have a wide array of activity options that they can take part in while seeking adventure, but what are the benefits for youth trips rafting on a whitewater stream? Below are a few points on why a youth trip is worth a try.
- Unforgettable Experience
White-water rafting is an activity that most individuals do not take part in everyday or even once over their lifetime. It is quite probable that most members of a youth group have never tried out rafting before, and they might never get such an opportunity again. It is a memorable and exhilarating experience that will surely make a lasting impression on every member of your youth group. Indeed, they will always relive the rafting experience every time they recall the youth trip that summer day.
Immediately a team heads out for a full day or an afternoon of white-water rafting, every single individual plays a significant role in ensuring that the experience is worthwhile. The team works in harmony in pursuit of a common goal; this makes the whole trip a very effective team building initiative. The common goals can develop trust within a group and assist the members to learn more about team dynamics. Even so, some members of the team may come up as leaders and showcase some of their leadership skills while participating in the activity.
A whitewater rafting trip is a shared experience that groups of teens get to relish. White-water rafting gives the team members an opportunity to bond and create lasting relationships over a common activity and away from the daily pressures of life. The team members will learn how to communicate better among one another and enjoy stronger relations within the group, which will show once they resume normal team activities at work or at home.
- Learning Experience
Acquiring new skills will prepare the team members for real-life scenarios. Taking part in white-water rafting is a good way to acquire new skills while having fun. Team members get to enjoy learning in a beautiful location as they relax and have fun on an exciting youth trip.
- Outdoor Nature
White-water rafting will get the participating team members out of their normal surroundings, so they can soak in the real beauty of nature. People who live around urban centers do not get enough time away from buildings, concrete, and bustling streets. Taking part in this adventure helps such individuals to connect with nature in many ways.
Almost every individual can take part in white-water rafting: for as long as the minimum age requirement of 12 is met, even with no experience in the sport. Participants, moreover, do not have to have swimming skills, and it is an all-inclusive activity which you can take part in as a team. Conclusion People often refer to Quest Expeditions’ Ocoee River rafting trips as the most popular group outing each summer, and this tag does not come out of thin air: simply put, our white-water rafting adventure is one activity that you do not want to miss. Indeed, the Ocoee River trip is a good outing undertaking for churches, groups, friends, families, girl’s day out, or corporate trips. With an added benefit of an outdoor experience. Schools, business, and teams take part in a rafting trip for team building reasons and the need to create a sense of belonging within the group. For reservations and more information plan your youth trip now.