Boy Scout and Girl Scout Rafting Trips and Outdoor Activities
at the Lehigh River Adventure Center in PA
Imagine the perfect combination of outdoor adventure, discovery, and learning packaged together in an environment steeped in Boy Scout and Girl Scout values. That’s what you’ll find on each of our specially scheduled Scout Raft-O-Ree Weekends and Scout Discount Days. Scouts of every age and experience level will enjoy an Adventure Camp outing that builds confidence, fosters success, and renews enthusiasm for Scouting.
Whitewater rafting is at the core of our adventure program, but you can also enjoy other outdoor activities near the Lehigh River in the Poconos Mountains including:
NEW Raft-O-Ree Weekends
Make it more than a one day rafting trip on one of our four Raft-O-Ree Weekends at Whitewater Challengers. Evening programs and entertainment vary each weekend (nature shows, history programs, and more). Join other troops from the region for an evening bonfire and fun games! Pick from one of four weekends special Scout Discount Days to enjoy extra free activities with your Scouts.
- May 6-7
- June 3-4
- July 1-2
- September 23-24
2017 Scout Discount Days on the Lehigh River
Our Scout Rafting Trips range from relatively mild to very exciting. The differences between Trips #1, #2A, #2B and #3 have to do with changes in river flows and changes in the intensity of the rapids. All of our Scouting trips are suitable for first-time rafters, although Trip #5 is rather demanding in terms of strength and stamina. We look forward to joining you for an extraordinary river experience this season!
Don’t forget to book other activities with your Scout Rafting trip like camping, biking, tent or bunkhouse rentals and meals.
Trip 1 – Scout Raft Rally Family Style Rafting (Ages 5+):
Available July 1-2 & 15-16
This is our mildest rafting trip on the Lehigh River. It’s a great introduction to whitewater rafting for kids as young as 5, and for first-timers looking for their first taste of rafting adventure. You’ll enjoy real rapids, beautiful summer scenery, and terrific swimming opportunities along the way.
Boy/Girl Scout Rate = $43.00/person****Rates are subject to a $2/person insurance fee and 6% amusement fee. On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.
Trip 2A – Scout Raft Rally Whitewater Rafting (Ages 5+):
Available April 22-23 & 29-30; May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28; June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25; July 8-9; August 12-13 & 26-27; September 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24; October 7-8.
More water, more wet, and more fun! Higher water flows mean faster currents and more frequent rapids. This is a nice step up from Trip 1, and is a perfect opportunity for your Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop to test their paddling skills and whitewater teamwork. You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. And you’ll soak yourself silly!
Boy/Girl Scout Rate = $50.00*/person**Rates are subject to a $2/person insurance fee and 6% amusement fee. On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.
Trip 2B – Scout Raft Rally Premier Whitewater (Ages 9+):
Available April 22-23 & 29-30; May 6-7, 14 & 21.
A nice step-up, if you’re up for some challenge! This trip courses through some of the most scenic sections of the Lehigh River, and features more challenging rapids (up to Class II and Class III). You’ll have a real blast on this fun-filled river trip. It’s one of our most popular adventures!
Boy/Girl Scout Rate = $56.00*/person
*$5 Discount in April, May, September, and October! Only $51.00.**Rates are subject to a $2/person insurance fee and 6% amusement fee. On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.
Trip 3 – Scout Raft Rally Premier Whitewater Dam Release Trips (Ages 9+):
Available May 13, 20 & 27-28; June 10-11 & 24-25; July 8-9; August 12-13 & 26-27; October 7-8.
This rafting trip boasts some terrific scenery and even more adrenaline-pumping Class II and Class III rapids! Rafting through the Lehigh River Gorge in the Poconos is as good as it gets on these Premier Whitewater Dam Release Dates. Trip 3 will test your teamwork and paddling skills. You’re likely to get soaked in the very first set of rapids, and stay that way all day long!
Boy/Girl Scout Rate = $61.00*/person
$5 Discount in April, May, September, and October! Only $56.00.**Rates are subject to a $2/person insurance fee and 6% amusement fee. On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.
Trip 4 – Scout Raft Rally Two Day Rafting Package (Ages 10+):
Available April 22-23 & 29-30; May 6-7 & 27-28; June 10-11 & 24-25; July 8-9; August 12-13 & 26-27; October 7-8.
Two days of fun-filled whitewater on the Lehigh River. Warm-up on easier whitewater on Saturday, and then tackle the Lehigh River’s bigger rapids on Sunday! This is one of the most popular weekend whitewater adventures anywhere. You can camp overnight at our Rafting Center, and either provide your own meals or take advantage of our freshly prepared meal packages. Either way, this is a weekend your Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be talking about for years!
Boy/Girl Scout Rate = $84.00*/person
Call 800-443-8554 to reserve your two-day Scout rafting trip!**Rates are subject to a $2/person insurance fee and 6% amusement fee. On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.
Trip 5 – Scout Raft Rally Marathon Whitewater Rafting (Ages 12+):
Available May 28; June 11 & 25; July 9; August 13 & 27; October 8.
Our most challenging, all-day, whitewater marathon. Prior Class III experience is required. This trip is definitely not for everybody! This is like having two days of rigorous whitewater rafting packed into a single day. Imagine a really long rafting trip…add a couple more hours…and that’s our Marathon trip! You’ll see all of the magnificent rapids and scenery of the entire Lehigh River Gorge from White Haven to Jim Thorpe, PA! Be absolutely certain that everyone in your party is in good shape, well rested, well-fed, and up to the challenge. And don’t forget to purchase, and wear with pride, an “I survived the Lehigh Marathon” T-shirt!
Boy/Girl Scout Rate = $94.00*/person
Call 800-443-8554 to reserve a marathon whitewater trip!**Rates are subject to a $2/person insurance fee and 6% amusement fee.
On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.
Book other activities with your Scout Rafting Trip
Check out our favorite itineraries, or put together a customized package. You can also make your trip a District or Council Outing, or make it a Fund Raiser for Scouting! We’ll do all the work, so you can sit back, enjoy the weekend, and reap the rewards!
We hope you’ll join us this season, for a day, a weekend, or a week of sheer outdoor exhilaration! However long your stay, the Adventure Camp experience is one that will earn high praise from leaders and youngsters alike! To prepare for you trip watch the Lehigh River Safety Video and earn a special Safety Certificate by taking the Whitewater Challengers Safety Quiz.
Customized Packages at the Lehigh:
Our Adventure Center near the Lehigh River provides the perfect setting for multi-day adventures that can include rafting, biking, orienteering, hiking, swimming, scavenger hunts, games and competitions, evening entertainment, and more. Perfect for camp and youth groups, these “adventure camp” programs can also include all meals, and overnight camping at the center. Contact our group sales office (800-443-8554) for more details.
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Cancellation Policy: You can receive a full refund if you cancel at least 15 days in advance; 50% refund if you cancel 7 to 14 days in advance. No refunds can be made for cancellation less than 7 days ahead, or for no-shows or late arrivals.