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Guided Rafting & Wilderness Adventures for Scouts, Schools & Youth Groups

If you’re looking for a group rafting or wilderness adventure that will build character, skills and lifelong memories, we’ve got a number of trips that will suit your group, troop or school. Not only that, an adventure with OARS challenges Scouts and adventurers to turn off all the distractions around them and become immersed in the now—to explore outside, but also what’s inside. And most importantly, it’s the opportunity to instill a lifelong love of the outdoors in kids.

We know that heading into the backcountry with a group of young people can be challenging, so we’ve taken care of all the logistics necessary to get your crew ready for an unforgettable adventure. From shuttles and gear, to meals and skill-building activities, our guides have you covered. Organizing a Scout trip or youth outing has never been easier.

Youth group and scouting trips with OARS include:

  • Professional guide service & instruction
  • Comfortable catered camping
  • Meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on the last day (as outlined in the itinerary)
  • All expedition equipment is provided or available to rent, including 2-person shared tent, sleeping bag with liner, sleeping pad, pillow with pillow case, ground cloth and waterproof bags to hold your gear
  • High-quality inflatable rafts and kayaks and related river equipment including paddle, helmet and personal flotation device (PFD)
  • Wetsuits and splash jackets for paddlers – weather dependent
  • Transfers from the meeting place to the river and back

Schools, Scouts, youth groups and other non-profit organizations with 10 or more participants are eligible for 10-30% off selected adventures. Call 800-346-6277 for details. Some exclusions apply.

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Yampa River Rafting

4 or 5 Days 4.92 (51)

Location: Colorado & Utah
Adventure Level: Moderately Challenging
Minimum Age: 7 (10 – 12 during high water)

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