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October 2021

Whitewater Kayak Immersive

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$325

Spend 3 days immersing yourself in the joy of whitewater kayaking as you work with an instructor to take your paddling to the next level on one or more of the region’s beautiful rivers. River selection and skills covered are tailored to the ability and interests of the participants. Location: Varies. Options include the Nolichucky, French Broad, the Toe and other rivers in Northeast TN and Western NC

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Whitewater Kayak Immersive

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on October 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$325

Spend 3 days immersing yourself in the joy of whitewater kayaking as you work with an instructor to take your paddling to the next level on one or more of the region’s beautiful rivers. River selection and skills covered are tailored to the ability and interests of the participants. Location: Varies. Options include the Nolichucky, French Broad, the Toe and other rivers in Northeast TN and Western NC

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Whitewater Canoe – Creeking Fundamentals

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$125

Looking to expand your boating repertoire to include the exciting world of creeking where tighter lines and steeper gradient are the name of the game? Then join one of our instructors as they lead you down a class 3/4 creek working on the techniques that will help you thread your lines and get your boof on! Location: Big Laurel or similar. In the event of low flows we may hold class on a standard class 3 river but approach it as…

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Girl Scout Eco Explorer

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$15

An Eco Explorer is someone who investigates environmental issues and works to make positive changes to the environment. In this Eco Explorer outing led by instructors from the Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute (NOLI) Girl Scouts will be introduced to the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace, learn about ways to help protect our outdoor places, speak to a conservationist, explore environmental issues related to water, and participate in a river clean-up. Location: NOLI outpost at USA Raft (directions here). We will meet by…

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Mutts Gone Nuts – Crazy fun canine comedy!

October 9 @ 3:00 pm
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Boulevard
Greeneville, TN 37745 United States
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Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers. Deemed “A Must See” by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! Orchestra: $25  I  Mezzanine: $20  I  Balcony: $15

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Knots for the Outdoors

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$45

This comprehensive 3-hour class covers everything from what makes a good knot to how to tie a variety of knots correctly and proficiently. Better yet, you will get to apply them in a variety of real-world applications to reinforce what you learn, something often lacking in less comprehensive classes. Tying knots is a fundamental skill for those who spend time outdoors and with this class you will be well on your way to becoming the go-to guy or gal that…

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Wilderness Survival – One Day Course

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$90

This fun one-day course familiarizes participants with many of the essential concepts of wilderness survival that will help you stack the odds in your favor including preparation, prevention, attitude, shelter, firecraft, craftmanship, water procurement, knot tying, aidless navigation and rescue signaling. The focus is on providing practical, real-world skills to use if lost or injured in a wilderness setting. Held at our rustic camp on Survival Island, participants use a handline to cross the shallow creek to reach camp under…

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Map Reading & Compass 1

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$90

Join former Army Infantry officer Scott Fisher learning the increasingly rare art of how to read a topo map and use a compass to successfully navigate in the wild. he first part of this comprehensive and fun hands-on class will be spent at our riverside outpost learning how to read and use a map and compass before progressing to terrain association, navigational techniques and route selection. After completing the classroom and hands-on exercises we will move to a trail close by in…

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Map Reading & Compass 2

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
USA Raft Adventure Resort, 2 Jones Branch Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650 United States
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$90

If you've already taken our Map & Compass 1 course and want to further develop your wilderness navigation skills this is the class for you. Wilderness navigation takes practice and with this class you will not only learn additional skills in the classroom but will get to apply them more broadly in the field. Building on the foundation you developed during the one-day course this class will focus largely on route planning and terrain association where participants get ample opportunity…

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Hammock Camping & Tarpology

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Campground at Blackberry Blossom, 250 Blackberry Blossom Ln
Unicoi, TN 37692 United States
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$45

Join hammock camping regular Debbie Briscoe as she teaches you all you need to know to join the growing ranks of those who choose to camp above the ground! You'll learn about the most up-to-date materials, designs and brands, as well as how to properly outfit and hang your rig for maximal portability and comfort. Location: Class will be held at the Campground at Blackberry Blossom, 250 Blackberry Blossom Ln, Unicoi, TN

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