Whitewater Rafting Adventure!
July 13-14, 2012

Whitewater Rafting Memories

The Lower New River is one of the most popular whitewater trips in the country. Come ride this exciting river through God’s majestic gorge for an adventure you will never forget!   On this trip you can build lifelong friendships, create amazing memories, and draw closer to the God who created it all.
Check out the videos of previous trips below!

Trip Dates:  July 13-14, 2012
Registration Deadline:  April 30, 2012
(It may not be too late to register!  
Please contact Beth (440-636-6236)  ASAP to see if Alpine Adventures has space to add you to our trip!)
Complete payment due by: June 8, 2012

Cost:  $95.00
  • A $15.00 non-refundable registration fee is due by April 30, 2012.  This is applied toward the total cost of the trip.  
  • Please make checks payable to “SMBBC”.  
  • The remaining $80.00 must be received by June 8, 2012.

How to Register:
Or by calling Beth at 440-636-6236

Once you have pre-registered, you will be sent more information and the necessary waiver and registration forms.  Please complete the forms and return them with the  $15.00 non-refundable registration fee to:
Attn: Whitewater
5441 Madison Road
Madison, OH 44057
Note: It may be possible for additional people to register after the deadline, but this will depend entirely on space availability at Alpine Ministries.

Our Guides:

We will be rafting with the experts of Alpine Ministries, a ministry of Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, West Virginia.

What to Expect:
The trip begins after the Friday work/school day, We will eat supper on the road, and arrive at Appalachian Bible College late Friday night. We will spend a comfortable night in the college dorms.
In the morning, a delicious breakfast will be provided in the college dining hall, then we will head to the rafting pavilion. After getting fitted for safety vests, paddles and helmets, there is a time of rafting instruction. Then we will load up into a school bus and go for a beautiful ride through the mountains of West Virginia to the put-in spot on the New River.
Everyone helps carry the rafts down to the river, and following a bit more hands-on instruction, our adventure on the river begins! During the day there are many rapids of different classes, as well as calm stretches when you may choose to swim in the river. A picnic lunch beside the water is a wonderful time to enjoy the beauty and get in more swimming before enjoying yet more whitewater adventure. We will return to the college in the afternoon, shower, change clothes, and head for home, still buzzing with the excitement of the day.

Health and Age Details are located below the videos

Running the Rapids

Jumping In

Swimming the Rapids

Health & Age Details:

Special Health Needs:  
Food allergies and other medical needs can probably be accommodated.  If you need to bring your own food, there is a microwave available during breakfast in the dining room.  Special food and medication may be brought along on the raft, but given to the river guide to stow in the water proof cooler. 

You Should Know:
“Participation in whitewater rafting... is physically challenging and involves inherent risks.  Participants must accept responsibility for these inherent risks and agree to sign a liability waiver prior to participation.  All persons under the age of 18 must have their liability waivers signed by a parent or court-appointed legal guardian.  Guests must wear Type V lifejackets, approved by the US Coat Guard for commercial use (provided).  Maximum chest size: 54 inches.”

If you have concerns about your ability to take the trip and would like more information, please call Alpine Ministries at 1-800-806-2180.


Well-behaved minors, ages 13-17, are welcome to join us if they meet one of three criteria:  
  1. A teen may attend with an adult family member:  That teen will need to turn in a completed release form for both Alpine Ministries and SMBBC with their registration fee.  
  2. A teen may attend with an adult from their church who is willing to be responsible for their supervision.  This teen just needs to turn in their completed release forms, signed by a parent or legal guardian, for both Alpine Ministries and SMBBC.  The person or church that they are traveling with needs to inform us that they are taking responsibility for the teen.  (The sponsor may also desire a signed release from a parent.)
  3. A teen does not have an adult or family member traveling with them, but their church Pastor is willing to recommend them to take the trip.  In this case, the pastor should contact Beth Anderson to give his recommendation.  We will do our best, but cannot guarantee, to find a ride for any teens in this situation.
Parents, before you send your teen without you, please carefully consider accompanying them!  This experience is one that will aid you in bonding with your son or daughter in a way that few other activities can.  It is a memory-maker not to be missed!  We encourage you to make it a precious family adventure!