Crab Apple Whitewater

 
Family operated since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater is the largest whitewater outfitter in New England. Full and half-day trips range from Mild to Wild on the Deerfield River in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, the West River in southern Vermont, and the Kennebec River in central Maine. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and guides guaranteed. All rafts and inflatable kayaks are state-of-the-art self bailing rafts. Personal equipment is clean, comfortable and continuously updated. Overnights available with camping or indoor lodging and group meals.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: Two locations - Maine: 3 Lake Moxie Rd., The Forks, Maine 04985. Massachusetts: 2056 Mohawk Trl., Charlemont, MA 01339. Franklin County.
 
Tel: 800-553-RAFT. 
 
 
 
Hrs: By reservation. 
 
SCHOOLS
Crab Apple Whitewater’s field trips emphasize teamwork, safety, and FUN. Students will learn about river systems, hydroelectricity, plants, and wildlife during their trip. Students of different experience levels can be spilt up into separate groups for your field trip. Special pricing for school and college groups available. Learn more about school and college trips.
 
Contact Info
Contact: 800-553-7238.
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: K-College.
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours-2 days.
 
Cost: Varies.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Physical Education.
Topics Covered: Team building, nature, river science, hydroelectricity.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Whitewater badges at Crab Apple Whitewater on a variety of rapids. Full-day sessions include discussion, instruction using inflatable kayaks (funyaks), and a paddle down the Class-II section of the Deerfield River. Scouts of different experience levels can be spilt up into separate groups for your trip. A basic Whitewater Merit Badge Test is also available. Learn more about scout programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: 800-553-7238.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th.
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 days.
 
Cost: Varies.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education. 
Topics Covered: Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, first aid, team building.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Field trips at Crab Apple Whitewater emphasize teamwork, safety, and FUN. Homeschool groups will learn about wildlife, river systems, plants, and hydroelectricity during their trip. Homeschoolers of different experience levels can be spilt up into separate groups for your field trip. Special group pricing available. Learn more about school trips.
 
Contact Info
Contact: 800-553-7238.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-College.
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours-2 days.
  
Cost: Varies.
 
Topics Covered: Team building, nature, river science, hydroelectricity.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Kayaking & Rafting Lesson Plan

Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting.... Continue