The San Juan River is one of the main river tributaries to the Colorado River. Our river journey will cover 26 miles from Bluff to Mexican Hat in southeastern Utah. If selected you’ll join your fellow rafters and adult volunteers (also known as “sidekicks”) on a journey from Phoenix to Sand Island Boat Ramp where we’ll meet our river guides and spend our first night camping under the stars. For the next four days we’ll paddle through calm stretches of magnificent canyon and some Class II and III rapids on oar-powered rafts, paddle rafts and inflatable kayaks. In addition to time on the river you’ll experience hikes to ancient ruins and indigenous rock-art panels, help our river guides in the river kitchen and with loading and unloading the boats, and playing and relaxing in camp. Each day offers new adventures and opportunities for viewing wildlife including Desert Bighorn Sheep.
Teens “pay their own way” by contributing 30 hours of community service. We help coordinate many of the projects or you may choose your own volunteer work. Your volunteer work can take place at a recreation center or park, a library, church, food bank, there are endless possibilities. The next trip is scheduled June 8 - 13, 2017 Volunteer sidekick applications are due February 19th, 2017 and Participant applications are due March 1st, 2017. Space is limited to 16 participants and 6 sidekicks.
River Rampage is a six-day rafting and camping program for teens with and without disabilities ages 13 - 20.