Trip Offerings

Appalachian Warriors Canoeing


July 22-26

5 Day Canoe Trip for Teens ages 12 and up.

Trip Leaders: Katey Patterson, Madison Donohue

Appalachian Warriors Canoeing will be running 5 days on the placid lower New River.

The trip is 5 days with 4 overnights spent on the riverbanks. Paddling will be broken up by the scenery of the Appalachian mountains south of Independence Virginia.

Campers will pitch their own tents and be taught to prepare their own meals as Leave No Trace ethics are woven into teaching the wilderness living skills that accompany overnight expeditions. Each morning participants will rise to the sounds of the river passing by their campsite, and will be prepared for the challenges and the beauty the day brings them.

On the fifth day campers will take out of the river after a good paddle, and be transported back to Solid Ground Farm where they will clean and stow all equipment before pickup.

Amazon Warriors Canoeing


August 5-7

3 Day Canoe Trip for girls and youg women ages 12 and up.

Trip Leaders: TBD, Katey Patterson

Amazon Warriors is a 3 day, 2 night trip on Lake Vesuvius which provides an introduction to canoeing and overnight camping for girls and young women ages 12 and up.

Built around the idea of teaching a generation of young women in our community to take advantage of the adventure accessible in their own backyard; Amazon Warriors will be guided entirely by female staff and focuses on building competence and confidence in participants.

Along the way there will be time for general fun in the water, ornithology, and plant and tree ID, as well as lessons on navigating bodies of water, outdoor cooking, campsite setup, and self rescue. The end goal is to provide the foundations for participants to take to the water on their own time as part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, as well as familiarity with the nearby and free natural beauty right here in Athens and surrounding counties.

Tubing Trips

$25 per camper per trip

12:30 to 3:30 pm for children attending RAW Day Camps

Signup via the RAW Camp Registration Form

In 2019 RAW Camp is offering tubing trips on the Hocking River in Nelsonville to our campers.

The trip covers a placid, mile long stretch of the Hocking from Hocking Parkway to the Bike path where it intersects the river in front of Hocking College.

All campers are fitted with a life jacket and provided a sit on top float, most commonly in the form of an inflatable duck or flamingo. Trips are run by staff with watercraft experience. Before trips weather radar is checked, and our guidelines have a go or no go set based on the river gauges which can be checked at the National Weather Service website. We do not run tubing trips if the water is at or above 7 ft.