Raft & Climb Adventure

One Week, Ages 12+ years
Maximum Group Size: 12

Spend the week based out of large rafts as we float down the North Saskatchewan River. Along the way you will climb a mountain, try your hand at rock climbing, enjoy beautiful camp sites, and of course learn to steer a raft!

Note to Parents: As the North Saskatchewan River closely parallels the highway, COE staff can quickly reach the group in case of illness or other problems. The guides on this trip are highly experienced in water safety and climbing instruction. As a result of in-depth planning, and the reasons mentioned above, we feel that this trip will run with a very high level of safety.


During the week you will be practicing your skills in:

·                  Rafting

·                  Rock Climbing & Rappelling

·                  Mountain hiking

·                  Backpacking

·                  Camping Skills

·                  And much more...

Evenings will be spent

·                  Learning survival skills (shelter building).

·                  Having campfires.

·                  Playing Initiative games.

·                  Story telling, and lots more!

When you arrive at COE you will spend a couple of hours getting packed and organized before heading out to our put-in point near the Banff National Park boundary. From here we will raft a short ways down the river before pitching camp for the night. The next two days will be spent hiking into and climbing a fun mountain a short distance from the river. Once we return to the rafts we will paddle down to the Kootenay plains area where we will spend the next day rock climbing. On the last day, vehicles shuttle us to place near Rocky Mountain House so that we can experience some swifter moving water.  Parents will pickup us up the following Saturday at the museum in Rocky Mountain House  This schedule is flexible depending on weather and the specific age group of the trip.

What to Bring

·                  Clothing (track suit for running, running shoes, sweaters, socks (lots), shorts, T-shirts and sweat pants) Avoid jeans except for indoors.

·                  Warm jacket (fleece best), Warm pants (not jeans).

·                  Rain Jacket and Pants

·                  Gloves, hat and toque

·                  Swim wear/ water shoes

·                  Toiletries, towels, facecloth

·                  Sleeping bag (should be one that can be packed in a back pack with lots of room to spare) good to minus 10.

·                  Lightweight Sleeping Pad (blue foamie or thermarest) - available for loan if required.

·                  Day pack or back pack (We can rent you one, if you don't have one, $10 for the week)

·                  Most important of all is a good pair of hiking boots(best) or hiking shoes!!

·                  Camera and pocket money (optional)

·                  Sunglasses, Sunscreen

·                  2 - 1L Waterbottles (Nalgene brand best)

·                  Make sure to properly label all of your gear.

Please avoid bringing valuables to camp. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Gear can be purchased at a variety of outdoor stores including MEC, Track n Trail and Valhalla

Do NOT Bring
The following items are not allowed at COE summer youth programs

·                  Cell Phones

·                  MP3 Players, Walkmans, etc.

·                  Gameboys, Nintendo's, etc.

·                  Knives

Cost & Dates


Ages: 12+

Sign Me Up!

Please contact us for a registration package OR
download a PDF of our Registration form.

Mail or e-mail in forms with a $150 deposit to hold your child’s spot on the camp.

Drop off time is 4:00 pm Sunday at COE.
Pickup up time is noon Saturday in Rocky Mountain House.
Please be on time. Thanks!

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Centre for Outdoor Education, Box 7, Nordegg, Alberta, T0M 2H0, Canada
Phone: (403) 721-2208 Fax: 1-888-314-3690 E-mail:info@coe.ca