DAY 1 (Tuesday): Groups meet at 9:30 am at our office at 625 Riversands Road, where you can park your car at our enclosed property. Sleeping bags, tents, and other personal items you don’t need on the river will be packed into a large trailer that will meet you in camp. Once you are checked in and your car is secure, we recommend you leave your car keys behind in our office so they don’t take a swim if you do. The trip begins with a beautiful 60-min drive along the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway, a stretch of highway famous for its breathtaking views of sandstone cliffs, desert valleys, and lush river bottoms. You’ll find a refreshing cold cut sandwich lunch waiting at the launch site. After an orientation on river safety, you’ll push off into the flowing water and get underway. During the first afternoon, you'll cover many of the basic requirements for the Whitewater, Rowing, and Kayaking Merit Badges. There will also be time for swimming, splashy water fights, and relaxing under the sun. Once in camp, you'll set up your sleeping arrangements and relax, hike, or play games while the guides cook up a hearty dinner. Afterward, the guides may help Scouts work on Merit Badge requirements, break out the guitar for campfire songs, or start a rousing game of Capture the Flag. Some guests choose to cozy up inside their tents, but you’re free to sleep under the stars in nice weather.
DAY 2 (Wednesday): After a tasty hot breakfast, you’ll break camp and push off to enjoy the splashy rapids and magnificent scenery of the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. Through the rapids, Scouts will test their new skills and pass off additional merit badge requirements. Your guides will prepare a refreshing buffet-style lunch riverside. Winding canyon views and a sandy beach for playing will finish off the day as you drift into camp. Everyone will then help load the boats onto trailers so they're ready for the next day. After dinner, many troops set aside time for a quiet program, devotional or fireside. Guides are always willing to help out with evening activities.
DAY 3 (Thursday): Relax and leave camp set up this morning; after breakfast you'll catch a bus back to the beginning of yesterday's rapids. Running the rapid section twice gives Scouts even more time to polish their skills and complete on-river Merit Badge requirements. Back in camp, the Scouts will finish up any requirements while leaders take a shuttle back to Moab to retrieve the troop's vehicles.Friday Morning: After breakfast, you're free to pack up and head out. Many troops round out their Moab experience by stopping to hike in Arches National Park, ride mountain bikes, visit historic downtown, or participate in other adventures on their way home.