Special Events Calendar for 2020

The special events are run in addition to our regularly scheduled raft trips we offer at each of our two locations. For information pertaining specifically to rafting, please refer to the “Raft Trips” page. * Please note: All activities have a minimum number of participants needed to be run. In the event an activity is canceled due to low enrollment or extemely inclement weather, all fees will be refunded.


May 2020


PB & J Day

Sunday May 3

Enjoy a trip through the gorge and help out a local Food Pantry at the same time. For every dollar's worth of peanut butter, jelly, and / or marshmallow fluff you bring to our Site Office the day of the trip, we will take that amount off the total cost of your trip. It’s a win/win situation!

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Mother's Day Special

Sunday, May 10

Bring Mom out for a day of rafting at Letchworth State Park and if she's accompanied by at least two other family members paying the regular rate, she is our guest for the day. Just so she knows how special she is, after the trip is over, we will present her with a bouquet of flowers. (No other pricing discounts or special offers apply.)

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Mom and Me Retreat

Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24

This weekend-long event is a chance for you single moms to build some lasting memories with your kids. Besides all the neat outdoorsy stuff you'll be doing like paddling a raft and splashing in the river, you and kids can swim in an indoor heated pool, cook s'mores around a campfire, and enjoy the juggling genius of Nels Ross of "In Jest", etc., and mom will find some much needed refreshment for her soul.

The picturesque campus of Houghton College will be our home for three days and two nights. We’ll have access to the cafeteria, dorms, athletic facilities with supervision, and chapel. The highlight of the weekend will be the Saturday evening program. Our featured speaker is Natalie Thomas from the Family Life Network. She’s a "been there - done that" mom who uses her gift of humor and Southern Belle charm in her unique story telling. Child care will be provided so mom can sit back, relax, and be filled with the Lord’s love and grace.

Cost: ages 12 to adult - $70.00 per person, ages 5 to 11 - $50.00 per person, age 4 and under are free. Pricing includes all activities (subject to change as needed), lodging, meals, and programs. This event fills up fast so don't hesitate! For more information, check out: MomAndMeRetreat.com. To register, contact Joan Anderson at: 716.341.7657 or e-mail: mom.me2009@gmail.com.

Survival Skills Weekend

Saturday, May 30 (9:00 am) through Sunday, May 31 (12:00 pm)

You don't have to be an expert to survive spending a night in the woods. Come learn about things like; trip planning, shelter building, fire building, first aid, CPR, finding food and water AND have fun while you're at it. $200 per person; meals and camping fees included. Participants should bring their own sleeping bag. Tents are available upon request. Advanced reservations required. For more information, please contact Tim Reed; (716)-983-5717.

June 2020


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Full Moon Raft Trip

Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6 (7:00 pm)

This was our most popular special event last year so we've added an extra date. Paddling through the gorge at night is an experience like no other. The full moon will provide ample light for us to safely navigate our rafts from Lee's Landing to Helena and there will be a guide in every raft to reassure you along the way. We'll even stop along the way to toast some marshmallows and have a cup of cocoa! Space is limited to 25 participants. Cost: $55.00 per person. Advanced reservations required.

Letchworth State Park Through Our Eyes

Saturday, June 13 (9:00 am)

Come spend the day with us as we explore the park from our unique perspective. You will be accompanied by several members of our guide staff that are very well versed in the history of Letchworth State Park as well as the ecology and geology of the local area. We'll paddle through the deepest part of the gorge then upon reaching the takeout at St. Helena a catered lunch will be served. After lunch we'll take a leisurely stroll along the most scenic section of Trail #1 at the South end of the park. Space is limited to 20 participants. Cost: $75.00 per person, includes all group gear, guides, and lunch. Advanced reservations required.

Father's Day Special

Sunday, June 21

Now it's Dad's turn to be treated to rafting. The same deal as Mother's Day applies. Since we weren't sure what his reaction to flowers would be, upon returning to the rafting office after the trip, Dad is given a special gift he’s more likely to appreciate.