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Paddling Tween Tour

River raft paddling adds an additional, more complex layer to outdoor adventure as the travel surface is moving underneath! Learning to effectively paddle in a river environment requires a higher sense of awareness and the ability to problem solve, two key learning objectives of Find Your Path’s curriculum. 


On our rafting excursion, we will meet in Salt Lake City on Monday morning and then drive to Sand Wash, UT. We will meet our rafting guides - OARS, a leader in responsible travel and river safety - on Monday night for dinner and orientation. Our journey will be the Green River's Desolation Canyon, 5 days and 4 nights of quintessential Utah white water.

Participants will develop skills in water and boating safety, stroke technique, river navigation, and Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. Desired outcomes are heightened awareness of self, others, and the physical and social environments around us, increased competence and confidence in one’s own abilities, problem-solving and resilience, and the development of a connection to others and the world around them.  

Ages:           Entering 7th - 9th

Dates:          August 9 - 14, 2021

Times:         Mon @ 9:00am - Sat @ 6:00pm

Group Size:  12 - 20 youth participants

Location:     Green River, Utah

                      Desolation Canyon

Fees:             $1850

Daily Itinerary:

  • Monday: Meet in Salt Lake City for orientation and community activities. Travel 3.5 hours by charter bus to Sand Wash, Utah. Evening program and camp at river put-in location.

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 5 days, 4 nights on Green River’s Desolation Canyon with OARS, the North American leader in river guiding safety and customer satisfaction..

  • Saturday: Float final section of the river to put-out, transition to charter bus, and return to Salt Lake City around 6:00 pm.

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