Smoky Mountain Getaways
We love our groups! Whitewater Express provides THE ultimate experience for groups of all sizes and types. With the mix of our facilities, Ocoee River rafting trips, and high adventure we can make any group trip a memorable one. Our safety record, which has remained at the very top of the industry since 1980, will give you the peace of mind that you deserve while spending time with us at any of our locations! There is NO group too big for us. We have group accommodations along with big meeting rooms, full food service, huge recreation fields, and now a new waterfront!! It is not just any lake. Our lake has a blob with two towers, a rope bridge high above the water, a dock, and a lakeside pavilion. What could be more fun?!
We work with a variety of groups — churches, Scouts, colleges, family reunions, corporations, leadership retreats, etc. Our Retreat Center package might be just what you’re looking for Contact us for more information! See how we can be a perfect fit for your next group event!
When you are getting ready to plan your next Smoky Mountain family vacation, why not come visit us in the mountains. We have many different Ocoee River cabins suitable for small and large families. In addition to a great cabin, you can take advantage of all the high adventure that we offer while you are staying with us.
The bonds between Scouting and Whitewater Express have always been strong. We are very fortunate to work with thousands of youth and adults from around the country each year. Many members of our staff were scouts in their youth. In fact, some the Scouting alumni on our staff had their first high adventure experiences in a program provided by Whitewater Express.
For over 30 years we have provided Ocoee River rafting and other high adventure programming to the Atlanta Area Council’s Woodruff Scout Camp. In addition to Woodruff Scout Camp, we currently provide high adventure to Bert Adams Scout Camp of the Atlanta Area Council, Camp Rainey Mountain of the Northeast Georgia Council, Skymont Scout Reservation of Cherokee Area Council, Camp Sidney Dew of the Northwest Georgia Council, Camp Old Indian of the Blue Ridge Council, Camp Frank G Lumpkin of the Chattahoochee Council, and Camp Thunder of the Flint River Council.
In addition to Scouts, BSA, we also have worked with Venturing including hosting a summer camp, and offering high adventure programs. In alternating summers since 2018 our camp has hosted Trail Life USA Southeast Region’s Summer Adventure. Summer Adventure brings together more than 300 Trailmen for a action-packed week of adventure, learning, and fellowship. It is an experience the participants will never forget. Through our affiliate, Ski Celebration, we can help arrange your unit’s next ski trip in North Carolina, West Virginia, or Colorado.
Whitewater Express provides instruction in the Whitewater, Kayaking, Climbing, Horsemanship, and Snow Sports Merit Badges for Scouts, BSA. Additionally, we also provide instruction for the Horsemanship, Kayaking, and Paintball Trail Badges for Trail Life, USA, We were consultants to the BSA National Organization in creating the Whitewater Rafting Award which we can also help the members of Scouts, BSA or Venturing units earn. All of our Scouting instruction is free of charge to your unit while on a trip to Whitewater Express.
For over 40 years, we have brought youth groups together with high-adventure and worship in one of the country’s great camps!
Youth ministers frequently tell us they are bringing their youth group back to the camp that was so important to them in their teens.
Here are a few reasons why we have become an important part of the life of hundreds of youth ministers.
Refuge – We are a Christian company providing a safe refuge for your youth. Our camp is a drug and alcohol-free environment. We are charged with the excitement of helping young people discover the outdoors, strengthen their friendships, and strengthen their foundation in Christ.
Low Price – We enjoy providing exceptional service and the finest facilities around at the lowest prices available! It is important to us that we fit your budget, so you determine the cost of the trip by selecting which activities best suit your youth group.
Service – From the moment you arrive until the time you leave, you will receive outstanding service. Our attention to detail will allow you to focus on your ministry!
Safety – Since 1980 we have provided high adventure activities to more than one million guests and our safety record is unmatched in the industry. Our guides and program staff must complete some of the most comprehensive training in the industry. Following training all guides and staff must demonstrate their skills and knowledge in an practical examination conducted by our senior staff before they are entrusted with the safety of our guests. Our Ocoee River guides have an average of 7 years of experience on the river and some our senior guides have more than 20 years of experience. You can feel secure in the hands of our highly experienced team of guides and staff.
Flexibility – We allow you complete flexibility to create the best schedule for your group. You can stay just one day or stay for the week. We are happy to accommodate your schedule and needs.
Mission – Our staff is looking forward to working with you to find important service opportunities for your youth. There are many options near to the camp where your group can serve.
Please consider joining us this year for a retreat. We think you will agree we truly have raised the bar on camp for youth ministry. Call or email today to begin a great new tradition for your youth!