www.teamriverrunner.org. Team River Runner is a non-profit organization that teaches wounded war vets how to paddle in the hopes it will help the heal physically, mentally and spiritually. GCA members are organizing a fundraising trip in honor of recently deceased GCA member Belton Dykes. The proceeds will to to Team River Runner at
The weekend will kick off on with paddles on either a short paddle on Alexander Springs river or a longer paddle on . Paddlers arriving later in the day can launch from Camp Kiwanis onto Mills Lake Dam for a leisurely paddle or participate in a basic paddling workshop.
The rest of the weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday), there will be several rivers to paddle (Juniper, Alexander, Ocklawaha and Silver). A hearty, catered breakfast will be served each morning on which we paddle, and on Saturday and Sunday we will be treated to a filling and deliciously catered dinner.
On Fri, award winning, paddling author Doug Alderson (www.dougalderson.net) will give a presentation on his adventures. On Sat and Sun, the New Radio Ramblers, a band that performs a mix of americana, jazz and blues, will perform.
You have the choice of tent camping or bunking in one of the heated and/or air conditioned dorms. Although these dorms are rustic, they are clean and comfortable. Heated bathrooms and hot showers are also available. Each evening, the River Rat Crew will build a campfire, and if the weather turns nasty, then we’ll just hang around the fireplace in the covered, screened pavilion.
The River Rat Rendezvous is limited to the first 125 paddlers and a registration fee of $150 covers the entire weekend. Daily registration ($75) will be offered after Jan 15. To register, go to www.riverratweekend.org or contact Jamie Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-595-6154.
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To find out more about the weekend go to our You Tube video