Once each session we launch our whole camp onto the Class III rapids of the Lower Youghiogheny River (often referred to as “The Yock”) for a seven mile white water rollercoaster ride. Nothing really compares to the exhilaration of entering the “white water world” and powering through rapids. Helmets and life jackets are worn by everyone for safety, and professional guides ensure a safe and exciting voyage. “The Yock” is a world class intermediate white water river perfect for young teens. After every stretch of white water there is a calm stretch where we can re-group and get prepped for the next rapid. Our guides provide us with a hearty lunch half way down the river and some days they even let us surf “Swimmers Rapids” which is a small, constant wave in the river.
White water rafting the Lower Youghiogheny River is one of the activities we do as an entire camp towards the end of each session. It is a highlight of camp that only reconfirms the bonds everyone has made with each other. As one of the most exciting activities we do at camp, whitewater rafting is guaranteed to increase your heart rate!