Rafting is an important part of our program. Every boy at camp has the opportunity to go rafting with all the boys from his Tribe (age group). We normally run these trips in the first week of camp and make sure all campers are in a raft with their cabinmates and sometimes their counselors to make the day a great ice breaker and team building exercise.
We operate all our own trips with a fleet of self-bailing rafts so we can take up to 80 campers down the rivers at once ensuring the campers have the opportunity to meet all members of their Tribe. We train all our own raft guides before the campers arrive as safety is paramount at Camp Carolina.
We have a commercial permit on the Pigeon River which offers big water and often culminates in a rollercoaster ride of large standing waves which is exciting for the older boys. For the younger campers we head to the French Broad River which is a more technical but smoother grade 3 river.
We always stop on the way down for a swim, make a slide out of a flipped raft, and then a have huge game of raft wars on the flatter sections where you and your cabin mates can defend your raft against would be attackers.