Take 2 nights to “get off the grid” and experience a self-contained, river adventure in Virginia’s Shenandoah River. Learn the basic skills of paddling a canoe and camping on wild islands from an expert expedition leader with 20 years of experience.
Moreover our 2-night self-contained river expedition teaches you basic river running skills. Learn the proper technique to negotiate class 1 rapids while exploring the Shenandoah valley. This is a perfect opportunity to learn the basics.
*Please Note: Campsites will be made (sometimes with the use of a machete) on wild islands surrounded by Shenandoah waters. Work as a team to create “camp”, including a cooking and utensil cleaning station, setting up your own personal tents, learning the essentials for setting up bathroom tents (equipped with dry pit toilets), and solar showers, all under the guidance of an expert.
End the day on a river island around a small fire, watching the reflection of the glorious sunset shimmering over flowing waters and infinite sky.
Meet your host Misty Dhillon with over 20 years of experience as an expedition leader. Misty ran his own expedition company in the Himalayan foothills for 15 years. In addition to being an FFI certified fly casting instructor and experienced river runner, he is also a good cook, a charismatic character, and a great host.
Misty’s aim on this journey is to teach your group what it takes to safely and responsibly set up a river adventure to create memories of a lifetime.
Early birds can expect the tea/coffee station to be operational by 0630 am before exploring.
0800 am: Expect a self serve breakfast that includes boiled eggs, fruit, muffins, yogurt, and granola to keep your energy levels high while exploring the river valley.
Noon: Take a break from the activity of your choice for a group lunch. Catch up with the team and enjoy the afternoon at leisure, paddling some of the flat water pools, swimming, fishing for smallmouth bass that are plenty in numbers, or simply cooling your feet in the water from your campsite.
End the day feeling rejuvenated from a full day on the water and reflect with your team around a small fire (weather permissible).
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Spend the morning at leisure.
11:00 am Pack up and learn how to re-pack for your final float to the end of your river adventure.
04:00 pm: Be shuttled back to your vehicle (approx. 45 min) for your onward journey back home. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Please note that all bookings are subject to availably and a 50% deposit.