River Expeditions Announces Dates for 2012 “Extreme College Weekends” Whitewater Rafting

River Expeditions announces the dates for their 2012 Extreme College Weekends, featuring white water rafting excitement, great food and music, plus camping, all specially designed for college students and their friends.

Oak Hill, WV, March 27, 2012 --(PR.com)-- This April, college students can take a road trip to the New River Gorge in West Virginia to enjoy great rafting and good times with friends and fellow co-eds. River Expeditions is excited to announce that the dates for their Extreme College Weekends for 2012 will be April 7-8, April 14-15, April 21-22 and April 28-29. College students can take advantage of a weekend package price that includes rafting, a BBQ cookout after rafting, 2 nights camping and light breakfast daily. In the evenings they can join the party at River Expeditions’ Adventure Resort with music, games and fun along with complimentary beverages at The Red Dog River Saloon.

In spring, The New River is the largest volume ClassV whitewater river in North America. Spring rafting is a thrill ride with typically higher water levels, making the waves, holes and white water rapids more intense. Weather temperatures average 65 degrees in April. Students who are experienced white water rafting enthusiasts, as well as those new to rafting, can experience the exhilaration of a day of rafting in West Virginia’s New River Gorge at an economical package price from River Expeditions. Packages are priced at $89 for rafting on Saturday, and $79 on Sundays and all other days in April.

River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the New River daily from April to October. White water rafting involves navigating a stretch of river on an inflatable raft. Most trips last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. No experience is necessary on the milder sections of the river although there are plenty of thrills for the "adrenaline junkies" in the wilder sections of the New River. Although being able to swim is helpful, many non-swimmers raft with River Expeditions each year since each guest is given all necessary safety equipment: a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle and Helmet.

“Our Extreme College Weekends are a great way to get outdoors and blow off some winter cobwebs,” says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “We think our all-in-one pricing is a great way for students on a budget to experience the excitement of white water rafting and have a great weekend with their friends, with no surprise costs. That’s why we created these weekend packages with rafting, camping, and some meals and entertainment all included.”

Parents can send their students a “Rafting Care Package” in the form of gift certificates that can be purchased on the River Expeditions website and mailed to the student ahead of time. Students can pick the package of their choice and use the gift certificates when they book their trip. River Expeditions Adventure Resort is within easy driving distance of many colleges in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Maryland.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.raftinginfo.com

About River Expeditions

River Expeditions outfits whitewater rafting trips on the New River and the Gauley River in the heart of southern West Virginia's New River Gorge National Park. They offer the area’s finest adventures and amenities hosted by outstanding people. Endless attention to detail, diverse offerings and the value of their white water rafting trips distinguish River Expeditions from other outfitters.

About the New River in West Virginia

The New River in West Virginia is the oldest river on the continent, flowing northward through deep canyons to form what is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans.
River Expeditions
Heather Johnson
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