Saturday, April 23, 2016

Whitewater Raft during The GNI Gathering!

GNI is thrilled to announce a *new* off-camp excursion full of adrenaline-filled action as never offered at our annual Gathering. There will be two (2) opportunities to sign up for a fun-filled day of whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania. You’ll spend 3-4 hours on the river itself and enjoy a complimentary BBQ lunch (hotdogs, potato salad, chips, fruit, etc.) midway down the river and a stop at a swimming hole to round out the day. The whole excursion is a total of 5-6 hours. We will even have buses pick up rafters at 9:00 am in the camp parking lot, take you to the launch location, meet you at the pickup location, and then bring you back to camp around 4:00 pm in time for the afternoon themed social hours. This is an experience you won’t want to miss! Whitewater rafting is scheduled to be held on Monday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 25. There is no limit to the number of men who want to participate in this activity, but reservations must be made in advance with GNI. Since this is an off-camp excursion, your Gathering fees will not cover the cost for this exciting opportunity. Your all-inclusive rate for whitewater rafting which includes a round trip bus ride, safety equipment rental, and all-you-can eat lunch, is only $55.00 per person.

Your experienced whitewater rafting guide will ensure you have an unforgettable day while keeping you safe on gentle riffles, and mild Class I and Class II rapids. This section of river we’ll be riding is simply perfect for everyone from beginners to more experienced rafters that want to relax and enjoy the great Pocono Mountains. River photos are taken of every raft on every trip and are available for purchase in the rafting company’s souvenir shop. Whether you’re paddling a rapid, enjoying the passing scenery, kicking your feet over the edge of the raft or taking a swim in the river, you’ll have a great time making memories with your GNI friends. Here are some safety things we need to tell you about: bring a swimsuit, shorts, river shoes or old sneakers. Also, bring eyeglass straps if you wear glasses. And don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and change of dry clothes as you are sure to get wet. No flip flops, slippers, or bare feet are allowed. Also, no alcohol, drugs, or glass bottles are allowed, but you can bring plastic bottled water and snacks. We are working with the rafting company in cooperation with the state parks to allow some naked swimming time at a private swimming hole, but we can’t confirm that at this time. Just know that it is our priority to give men as much naked time as possible on your vacation!

 If you’re interested in signing up for this excursion, please contact Rick in the GNI Business Office and he will make your reservation. We have also revise the electronic registration form if you want to sign up for this excursion at the time you register. Major credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover – and PayPal will be taken. You can also send a short note with your name along with a check or money order for $55.00 to the GNI Business Office to reserve your spot as well.

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And for those that are unsure about signing up in advance, we will take reservations at The Gathering and on the day of the excursion prior to the departure of the bus at 9:00 am making this the most convenient way for you to decide if you want to partake of this exciting activity. There’s nothing to lose and you’ll have a whole lot of wet fun!