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26 Apr 2018

How to Become a Whitewater Rafting Guide

Are you looking for great summer jobs in Tennessee? Then listen up, because this one may seem too good to be true. How would you like to get paid to do something you already love — whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River? Every year, we encourage students and other young people to take a guide training course to come work for us at Raft1.  This challenging yet rewarding job provides all sorts of benefits. In addition to earning money, you will get to […]

08 Dec 2017

Off-season in Georgia’s Playground

Off-Season Recreation in One of the Most Beautiful States in the Union Looking for ideas for off-season recreation in Georgia? You’re in luck. The state’s temperate climate, combined with a number of truly unique geographical features, mean you can have lots of fun in the off-season. Even during the winter months, much of Georgia remains relatively warm, with temperatures in the 50s and the occasional days of summerlike weather. That means you have lots of options for excursions and activities […]

08 Dec 2017

Family Vacation Packages in Georgia

Are you and your family eyeing Italy vacation packages? May we suggest a vacation in Georgia instead? The state offers a range of fun options for kids and adults alike. If you want to find the best value, then booking vacation packages in Georgia may be the smartest bet. These usually include lodging as well as activities, which you get for a reasonable price. Saving money certainly appeals to any family, no matter how many children you have. Here are […]

08 Dec 2017

Crazy Things You Do Every Day

5 Things More Dangerous than White Water Rafting How dangerous is whitewater rafting? That’s a question we hear frequently at Raft1. People call us up and ask whether it’s safe to send loved ones on rafting trips. We certainly understand their concern and do our best to quell their fears, because the truth is, we all put ourselves at risk in other ways that make rafting pale in comparison. There are crazy things we do every day, things we all […]

08 Dec 2017

Men’s Retreats on the Ocoee

A Time to Bond and Grow Are you considering holding a men’s retreat in the Blue Ridge, Georgia, area? A retreat can be a life-affirming experience. If you offer the right activities and affirmations, people can come away from a retreat with a renewed focus and a fresh sense of purpose. The many benefits of attending a men’s retreat include: Time to meditate on life, both the good and the bad Being among people who understand you and face the […]

18 Aug 2017
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Total Solar Eclipse Coming to Blue Ridge Georgia

Join Raft1 for Monday’s Eclipse For a little over 2 minutes this coming Monday, August 21st 2017, Raft 1 will join all of North Georgia in a moment that many will never forget, a total eclipse of the sun. We hope you will join us for this unforgettable moment on the breathtaking Ocoee river during our 1:15 Monday rafting expedition. Safety Safety Glasses will be provided to all rafters for your protection during the eclipse. It will likely be a […]

30 Mar 2016

Tips for Building Commitment to a Group Ocoee Rafting Trip

Here’s the problem… When you’re trying to get people to go out into the great unknown… on a  group Ocoee rafting… you may encounter push back in a variety of forms. Why Some People Are Hesitant to Raft FEAR: People are naturally risk averse. They don’t like sky diving. It’s not normal to like sky diving. But you’re in luck, because white water rafting is much, much more benign. The way out of fear is love. Simply explain that rafting […]

16 Mar 2016

The Fun-Filled History of the Ocoee River

Welcome to the fun-filled history of the Ocoee river! Dams-R-Us The three dams around Lake Ocoee in Tennessee feed the Ocoee River, which is called the Toccoa River in Georgia. Two of the dams were built in 1913, conveniently before World War I broke out in Europe, and the third dam was built in 1940 as World War II for the United States seemed imminent and the need for electricity all the more necessary. The Olympics The Ocoee river’s ultimate […]

05 Oct 2015

Most Common Questions Before Rafting on the Ocoee River

Many people are lured by the adventures of riding white-water rapids, but one is often haunted by moving images of a raft capsizing as it goes down a waterfall, overboard boaters impacting river rocks, kayaks sinking between conflicting streams, and the list goes onward.  So, naturally, you must be wondering about the safety and amenities on the renowned Ocoee River, and we at Raft One have the following answers to your concerns:  Will my friends and I receive  equipment before […]

14 Sep 2015

Top Youth Group Activities on the Ocoee River

Summer youth groups are as American as apple pie and baseball games. Most of us have memories of a summer camp or youth group outing, where the great outdoors were heralded as the best place to merge bonds with friends and create new ones within a group. Many of the top youth group activities on the Ocoee River are competitively priced and sure to fit within your organization’s budget and goals. Take your learning to the next level with an […]