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The Yakity Yak


White Water Kayaking Trips

Spend a day or two rafting Class III white water in inflatable kayaks (Fun-Yaks). Our Christian staff and guides will teach you the basics for our white water kayaking trips before we head down the river to meet the waves face to face as you enter rapids at water level! Work in pairs to navigate your yak for a fun, challenging, and growing experience of a lifetime.

The South Fork of the American River in Northern California has two, ten mile sections (the Upper-Chili-Bar Run and the Lower-Gorge Run) perfect for one or two days of white water inflatable kayak trips full of adventurous fun for Church youth groups, families, individuals, or Christian private schools. Each section takes about 4 hours to yak down during the summer months. While you can request the Upper or Lower, we are currently not always able to guarantee which section you will experience.

Contact us with questions or to check on availability.


1 Day Kayaking
Nights of Camping: 0
Meals: 1

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Rafting vs Kayaking

rafter falls out of boat while river raftingThere are quite a few obvious differences between white water river rafting in a raft versus in an inflatable kayak. The most significant end result is that on day trips with 20 people rafting you might see one or two people accidentally fall out (more likely none) at some point in the trip. While if those same 20 people are in kayaks, you might only see one or two people stay in their kayak the entire time.

While we include more guides on our kayaking tours than our rafting tours, about two out of three kayaks will not have a guide in it. This means that often times you’ll find yourself and a friend battling the waves together and relying upon each other’s abilities versus resting in the expert abilities of your guide. Now this doesn’t mean that you’ll be touring the river all on your own. Your guides of course will be close by, assisting you, giving instructions, showing you where to go, and helping to picking you and your paddles out of the water when you fall out.

Overall, inflatable kayaking tours are best suited for older youth excited about some added challenges, comfortable with the probability of falling out, and eager to take control of the path they take through the rapids.


  • Available June through September
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Limited to High School or older


  • You can add dinner, campfire, and camping to your trip. Departing the following morning at 8 AM with breakfast on the road for just $20/person.
  • T-shirts can be ordered for the whole group at $10/person.
  • You can lead campfire and other teaching opportunities yourself, combine your teaching efforts with those of our staff, or just ask us to handle it all for you – at no additional charge.
  • There are no additional taxes, fees, or other hidden costs.


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Statement of Belief

We believe we should, "Love the Lord (our) God with all (our) heart, and with all (our) soul, and with all (our) mind," and "The entire law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:14. We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of God. That He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, paying the penalty for all our sins, and then rose from the grave. It is through faith alone in Jesus Christ that we have received the free gift of salvation and eternal life. We are saved by grace, not works, “that no one should boast”. We believe the Bible is accurate, reliable, and the Word of God. (Luke 5:20-24; John 1:1-18; John 3:15-21; John 14:1-15; Ephesians 2; 1 John)

Booking & Reservation Questions

We've tried to spell out who we are and why we think spending time in the outdoors is so valuable. But if you've still got questions, please don't hesitate to contact us we'd love to help.

Who we are

Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people 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 principals, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

Contact Info

Mail: PO Box 307 Coloma CA 95613

Phone: 1-800-738-0555

Fax: 1-530-344-0398