Team-Building Trips

Take Your Team on an Adventure They Will Never Forget!

Outdoor Adventures, a program at UC Davis, has been providing whitewater rafting trips to students and Davis community members for over 40 years. It is our mission to provide these trips at a low cost so that everyone can have the opportunity to experience the thrill of this wonderful sport. Whitewater rafting is an ideal activity for campus departmental staff who want to get out of the office, build team morale, and have a great time doing it. If you are planning a staff retreat in the near future, please consider whitewater rafting as an option. We offer trips every weekend throughout the summer (weekday trips available) and will work with you to customize your trip to meet your team’s goals! 

The Experience

The South Fork of the American River is the most popular destination for whitewater rafting in California! Its splashy and exciting class II-III rapids make it great for experienced paddlers and beginners alike.

Difficulty: Beginner

Trip Length: Approximately 11 miles in 5 hours

Day of Logistics:

  • 10:00 a.m. Meet at Camp Lotus – Lotus, CA
  • 10:45 a.m. Get on the river!
  • 10:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Enjoy a ton of class II rapids as you prepare for the class III section: THE GORGE!
  • 12:30 p.m. Stop for lunch at a riverfront property used exclusively by Outdoor Adventures.
  • 1:30 p.m. Get pumped as you enter the gorge where class III rapids like Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar await!
  • 3:30 p.m. Catch your breath and soak in the sun as you finish off your day in Folsom Lake.

Once at take-out, a shuttle bus will pick you up and drive you back to your vehicles at Camp Lotus.

Your day is done! Please drive home safely.

Pricing Information

Trip cost includes guides, equipment, and shuttle fees. Lunch and transportation to the river are not provided. If you would like to discuss adding these options, please contact Beck Van Horsen, Assistant Director, at 530-752-4362.

Price: $65 per person (recharge payment available)

Ages: 12+

All youth must be accompanied by an adult.


Booking is simple. Please contact Outdoor Adventures and let us know that you are interested in booking a team-building raft trip. We will work with you to pick a date, discuss logistics and create a plan that will meet and exceed you and your group's expectations. 

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