The seventh grade students camped near Estacada, Oregon by The Clackamas River. Students rafted a low Class II rapid, hiked eight miles, and rafted a higher Class II rapid following the river adjacent to our hike the previous day. Students went over rapids with names such as Box full of Fluffy Kittens, Hole in the Wall, and the Toilet Bowl, among many others! The group camped at the Milo McIver Campground where they were met by the Oregon Rafting Experience guides. They helped out with meal preparations as well as guiding the students on their hikes and on the river.
Each evening students met by the campfire to review and reflect upon their day through journals created by the staff. They learned basic rafting commands and how to best prepare themselves when rafting more active rapids. Many students and a few teachers freely fell into the 45 degree river, while others got soaked from the splashing waters!