River Dancers teams up with CoCreative Coaching to provide 5 nights and 5 days of adventure on the Lower Klamath River for teenagers from 12-16.
The Klamath River is a timeless place steeped in culture and history. It is a center of biodiversity and complex geology.
Plan on a fully immersive experience.
Participants will learn about indigenous cultures, river ecology and geology, environmental issues relating to rivers, useful and edible plants, and outdoor survival. They will also swim rapids, learn to guide a whitewater raft and kayak, and help out with cooking and camp life.
Our focus is on creating a community and working together.
We’ll start our community connection before the trip with a zoom circle dedicated to introductions, questions, and just spending a little time getting to know each other, so when your teen shows up to the camp, they’ll already see some familiar faces. Throughout the school year we‘ll continue to nurture the friendships made on the trip with two more zoom circles.
It is 5 days of education, empowerment, adventure, and fun.
We’ll meet the night before the river trip where we’ll have a hearty meal and introduction to the river and trip. A Karuk Tribal member will speak about the tribe, history, and culture of the Klamath River.
The next day we’ll pack our dry bags and launch out on the river.
Expect some Class III rapids, with plenty of time in between to frolic in the river. We’ll start our trip by hiking up Ukonom Creek to Ukonom Falls, a hidden gem. As we make our way down the river, we’ll be camping alongside the shore each night.
On the river, guides will introduce guiding and river reading concepts and will quickly pass off guiding responsibilities to students. Kayaks and the 8 foot Mini-Me raft will also be available for use.
At night, we’ll fix amazing food, hang out, tell stories, and sleep under endless starry nights.
A Klamath River Trip is much more than being on the water. It is enjoying the journey along the way. Great food, swimming, fishing, music, stories, games, and hikes. By the end of your journey, you’ll want to keep going on down the river. Come join us and experience a trip you’ll never forget.