Nothing excites young people quite like our exciting whitewater rafting. We’ve got it all: outdoor adventure, teamwork, the world of nature and a chance to build real skills that carry on for life.
And there’s no place to do it like the storied Ocoee River.
Get to Know the Ocoee River
Your youth group whitewater rafting adventure begins on Cherokee land. The name Ocoee is what that tribe calls the purple passionflower, which is also known as the wild passion vine – the perfect name for this exciting river. The Ocoee River has sunk entire towns, and was the spot of the Olympic kayaking competition in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
This is a dam-controlled river, meaning it rises and shallows depending on the schedule of the Tennessee Valley Authority and their three dams.
There are 18 named rapids (like Broken Nose and Tablesaw) in the space of 4.3 miles, and that’s just the Middle Section.
Who To Bring
Our Ocoee whitewater rafting trips are real adventures. The good news is that we can tailor them to any level. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth groups and organizations – even school field trips – all are welcome with us on the river.
Just call us now at 1-888-723-8663 to schedule your trip, and start planning your Ocoee whitewater expedition.
Get Your Group an Online Discount!
We knew you’d be looking, so we decided to give you our discount information up front. Yes, we do offer group discounts on our half and full-day adventures. The more people you bring, the less it will cost.
See our Ocoee rafting price page, and note that weekday rates are much lower than weekend rates.
You can also combine a rafting trip with a zipline extravaganza. Click to get the most out of our online youth group discount.
At Raft One we know that whitewater rafting along our Ocoee is a tremendous learning opportunity. It gives youth one of the most exciting environments on earth to practice team, peer and personal skill building.
- Community involvement
- Outdoor skills
- Camping skills
- Nature observation
- Social skills
- Group bonding
Where else can you find a youth group activity in Tennessee or Georgia that requires no previous experience and teaches all of these powerful skills in a few wet, exciting hours?
Custom Leadership Training
Watch Our Guides
Just being close to our expert guides is a lesson in leadership. Seeing how a single person moves your boys and girls into formation and readies them for every challenge. Our guides motivate them to stay the course and handle challenges.
Forming this dynamic relationship can be an unforgettable experience for young people.
Watch Your Youth Blossom
When we start to divide the day’s work, assign tasks and make each person responsible throughout the expedition – you’ll see young people grow fast.
The Ultimate Growth Combo
For the ultimate esteem-building combo, we can help you plan a whitewater and zipline trip. They’re both exciting in completely different ways. Each one works on a different branch of a person’s character, grit and stamina.
And it works for adults, too!
Your Custom Themed Trip
Just call us and we can prepare for you the perfect custom trip. If you’d like to do something special – like building your own story or thematic elements into a youth adventure – we’ll work with you on the river, and in the sky. Creating a meaningful experience for you is one of the pleasures of this job.
Call and Book, or Get More Info
First, call us at 1-888-RAFTONE (1-888-723-8663). Tell us the date that you’d like to make a rafting trip and about how many are in your group. If you’d like more information, just ask!
When the time is right to book, we’ll need a credit card number and a 20 percent deposit on your chosen trip. That amount holds your reservation. We’ll need the full balance two weeks prior to the date of your trip.
Everyone riding on our rafts must sign a waiver prior to the trip. We also need a parent or guardian signature for minors under the age of 18.
Click this link for Ocoee Rafting Waivers.
At the time you place your reservation, you and our reservationist will set a confirmation date, which will give you time to organize your group and collect their payment. This date is normally two weeks in advance of your trip date. On your confirmation date, please call and tell us how many in your group have confirmed, and we will adjust your tentative number to a confirmed number.
In order to receive a full refund or reschedule, cancellations or changes must be made no later than two weeks before your trip date. You will be responsible for payment for whatever number you give us on your confirmation date.
Real Catered Meals
Through the years, we’ve too often heard that the hardest part of a group-rafting trip is the food. So, we’re going to make this painless… We can have meals catered for your group, and usually for less than you‘ll spend shopping for groceries.
Sending Checks to Us
When you send a check, please be sure to include your trip date, time and name under which the reservation is booked. Please write checks to:
P.O. Box 80722
Chattanooga, TN 37414
Youth Group Rafting FAQs
Whitewater Rafting Group Stay
If you’re looking for lodging for a large youth group in the South, we can help.
Raft One is an outpost apart from other Ocoee rafting companies, in part because of our lodging for large groups. We have campsites at the outpost, and we offer affordable rates for our Bunkhouse Lodges, which can accommodate up to 60 people. In the lodges you will find comfortable bunk beds, bathrooms with toilet and sink, refrigerator, grill with stovetop, and air conditioning/ heating.
One More Word About Our Wild Guides
You wouldn’t be on this website without our guides – and we wouldn’t be on the Ocoee. We put a lot into them. We get so much more back. We choose them carefully because we know it takes a unique soul who thirsts for river work – just like you thirst for youth work.
We can’t wait for your group to join them so we can show your kids the real call of the wild. Now stop reading about it, and start living it.
Call us now at 1-888-RAFTONE (1-888-723-8663).