How to Prepare

To participate you do not need to know or have done any type of outdoor activities. You certainly don't have to be a serious athlete, but you will be very active. So it's a good idea to have done some physical preparations in advance to make things less stressful upon your body. Examples could be hiking, running, biking, swimming, or any other physical activity to get your heart rate up. During this experience you will be whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, and climbing. All the activities are beginner. We will be able to help you learn about all the activities.

More importantly, please make sure to get plenty of rest prior to the trip; arrive refreshed as much as possible and ready for an awesome experience. We know the time is stressful with move-in, but try to take time to rest. In addition, be sure to drink plenty of water the week before the trip to hydrate your body. The temperatures in August can be intense and we want to make sure everyone remains healthy during the experience. We do recommend preparing for the physical activity.

Here are a few websites that might help with preparations:

http://www.riversearch.com/site/whitewater_rafting_101.html

http://www.canoeingbasics.com

http://www.hikingdude.com/hiking-basics.php

http://www.rock-climbing-for-life.com/rock-climbing-101/

Ohiopyle State Park and local area information

Here is some information on the State Park and the surrounding area. This area of Pennsylvania is great to explore!  The white water company is who we have used in the past but that is subject to change.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle/

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003524.pdf

http://www.cometoohiopyle.com/

http://www.wwaraft.com/

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