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  • 1 Day Class III River Rafting


  • Includes Lunch & Snacks
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  • April-September
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars 4.89 (229 reviews)
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  • 1 Day Class III River Rafting
    1 Day Class III River Rafting

  • 2 Nights of Camping & 5 Meals
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  • Available March through October
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  • $45885
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    1 Day Class III River Rafting
    1 Day Class III River Rafting
  • 3 Nights of Camping & 8 Meals
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  • Available June through September
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars 4.78 (18 reviews)
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  • About our Grad Trips

    Looking for the perfect senior trip destination? For 30 years we have been refining our river rafting and summer camp programs to help make Rock-N-Water a world class grad trip. For instance, at Rock-N-Water, it is our goal that every day is  full of once in a lifetime opportunities. Each group will have the chance to travel through amazing adventures, experience personal growth, and grow in group unity. Our staff are not just rafting professionals, they are also dedicated Christian youth workers committed to serving your students.

    Each of these senior trip or 8th grade trip ideas have been specifically designed to help your students end their school year on a positive note. First, we want to help them celebrate the friendships they have made. Secondly, we want them learn more about themselves through fun outdoor challenges. Finally, it’s fun to get grads out of their cities and classrooms so that they can explore the outdoors, create lasting memories, and grow in their walk with Jesus Christ.

    Details & Possible Upgrades for Student Groups

    • high school seniors on one of our river rafting graduation tripsBy default, each of the above multi-day trips have you arrive around 7 PM the night before (eating dinner before you arrive), and then leaving around 6 PM (eating dinner on the road) at the end of your last adventure. If you would like to do the same on a one day trip, it’s just an extra $27/person.
    • If you live more than 3 hours away, or you just want to finish your senior trip with even more awesomeness, we recommend you add dinner and another night of camping & campfire time to the end of your trip for just $35/person.
    • There is an extra $15 per person fee for doing adventures on a Saturday or Sunday.  Why weekends cost more?
    • For river rafting trips that take place October through June there is an extra $15 per person fee in these months. What's it cover?
    • T-shirts can be ordered for the whole group at $20/person.
    • If you are comparing our prices with generic rafting outfitters, please be aware that unlike prices listed for most of their rafting trips, our prices already include all taxes and fees.

    Note: Graduating students typically want to just play and enjoy their time together post graduation. So, we would not recommend doing a day of Team Building or Rock Climbing as a part of a end of year graduation trip. We have found that the challenges in those adventures are typically counter to what your students want to do (play and hangout).

    Where is Rock-N-Water Located?

    While Many of our schools and visitors come from Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, our base camp is located in Northern California. It’s about an hour East of Sacramento and an hour West of South Lake Tahoe in Lotus, California. Rock-N-Water makes a great road trip destination. We have a river front property on the South Fork of the American River. Although we do have showers, flushing toilets, and a commercial kitchen our location is rustic. We eat, sleep, and play outdoors and wouldn’t have it any other way. Many of our adventures are carried out off-campus within a one hour drive of our base camp. Read more about our location.

    Water Flow Statement from El Dorado County

    El Dorado County ask that all rafters on the South Fork of the American River be aware that "Water flows in the South Fork American River result from releases from facilities located upstream. Such water releases are not subject to the control of El Dorado county or commercial rafting companies operating under permits from El Dorado County."

    Who Is Rock-N-Water?

    Founded in 1989, Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact student groups with the joy of God’s Living Word, so they might come to know Jesus and pass on God’s love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character and illustrate spiritual principles.

    guides stand barefoot in a circle with Chaco tan lines on their feetOur staff are highly committed Christians with excellent outdoor leadership skills carrying out their own individual ministries as adventure guides and counselors. Our staff feel personally responsible for each individual they lead. Your students’ safety, spiritual growth, learning and fun are our staff’s passion. They savor the opportunity to be one of Jesus’ tools in your students’ lives. Read more about Rock-N-Water’s History.

    Discover More Great Senior Trip Ideas

    In conclusion, for more information on our senior trip ideas for Christian schools and our senior class trips please Contact Us. We’d love to answer any questions that you might have about our high school  trips. With 771 students and teachers rating us 4.8 out of 5 Stars, we’re sure to find the trip that will perfect for you and your students.

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