is a relaxing enjoyable adventure on the calm Cowpasture
River. This is not a raging rapids trip, but there is
just enough moving water to keep it fun. Most of the
water is not over anyone's head, and the parts that
are deep are wide and calm. It is a good tubing trip
for all ages. Lifeguards will be provided, as any swimming
activity needs to be carefully monitored. $300 per group.
is an extraordinary opportunity! Our caving trips take
place in local wild caves, which means you will use
helmets and flashlights and do not walk on a path. There
is lots of climbing and crawling, and you get pretty
muddy. There are two different caves that are possible
activities. One of the caves is a fairly short adventure
and is suitable for younger children and those new to
caving or a little unsure about it. The second cave
is larger and takes at least an hour to an hour and
a half to explore. It is suitable for older participants,
and it is a little more strenuous. Participants need
to bring flashlights, shoes, long pants and a sweatshirt
that they do not mind getting very dirty. Helmets and
caving guides are provided. $200 per group.
Low Ropes Course consists of
many challenging team building activities. Participants
are presented with various obstacles to overcome. The
obstacles might be anything from walking a tightrope
with other members of their team spotting them to figuring
out how to cross a chasm on swinging tires without leaving
anyone behind. $150 per group.
Rappelling and Climbing Tower
can be seen as an extension of our low ropes course
in the sense that team building is also encouraged when
participating in these activities. Participants will
be instructed in safety before beginning any activity
and they will be aided in putting on protective gear,
including helmets and harnesses. We subscribe to a “challenge
by choice” model, and at no time is any participant
asked to do anything that he or she does not want to
do. All participants are required to be supportive of
their team members, though. The tower has been called
a life changing experience by many who have participated.
$250 per group.
Hiking the unmatched beauty
of the Virginia Highlands is an opportunity that should
not be passed up. The Highlands are rich with flora
and fauna. Perhaps if you are quiet you will see some
of the amazing native creatures. Long or short hikes
can be planned and led according to your group's needs
and abilities. $150 per group.
Canoeing is a more strenuous
activity than tubing, but it is well worth the effort.
Winding through the mountain valleys, canoeing affords
many gorgeous views. You might even see a doe and her
fawn crossing to drink. There are many nice spots to
stop for lunch or to just enjoy a swim. Participants
should wear shoes that they can get wet, due to the
rocky bottom. Lifeguards and guides are provided. $300