Youth River Rafting Trip

September 22, 2019


To kick-off the school year, all 6th-12th graders are invited to join us for a day of fun on the Skykomish River in Index on September 22nd.

Following the 10AM service on September 22nd, youth and leaders will gather for lunch and then drive up together for a 3 hour rafting trip down river and then arrive back at church by 7:30PM. All abilities are welcome. Those wanting even more adventure can be a single and double kayaks.

This is sliding scale so whatever you feel that your family can afford then please pay that amount.

Parents will need to sign the following waiver. You can either print it out and send it to Saint Andrew’s: 111 NE 80th St Seattle, WA 98115 or bring it with you day of. I will also have copies available the morning of September 22.

We are hoping for a warmer fall, according to the news outlets.

Outdoor Adventures in Index is our outfitter. You can read more about them here: According to their website:

“This family-friendly, beginner-level rafting adventure at the River House in Index, our beautifully restored adventure facility. Here you’ll view our safety video and receive your river gear; a wetsuit, booties, helmet, and pfd (changing rooms provided). Next, we’ll shuttle to our nearby launch point where you’ll be treated to an informative and fun “paddle talk” from your guide who will teach you some basic rafting paddlestrokes and safety techniques prior to launching the raft.

Your river adventure includes rafting on the beautiful Skykomish River through class III whitewater rapids such as Railroad and Fisherman’s, with plenty of opportunities to learn about the river from your entertaining guide. This activity may include a chance to swim, try your hand with the “guide” stick, and compete in group challenges. We look forward to spending some time on this beautiful section of the river with you!

What to Bring:

+Each paddler will need to bring…

+a swimsuit

+a long sleeved fleece or polypropylene top (or rash guard) for sun protection and a bit of warmth

+a towel

We also suggest croakies (a strap for your glasses – these can be purchased for $6-$10 in our Gear Shop, if needed), sunscreen, and a windbreaker depending on the weather. You are welcome to bring your waterproof camera and a sun hat/visor, if desired.”

Friends more than welcome.