River Expeditions Announces Their 21st Annual Volleyball Championship and Independence Day Weekend Package Deals

River Expeditions will be celebrating their 21st annual Independence Day Volleyball Championship on July 4, 2013 A package price of $150 for the weekend includes 3 nights camping, a light breakfast every morning, rafting on the Gauley or New River, and the volleyball tournament along with a barbecue cookout on Saturday afternoon. Save an additional $25 Sunday- Monday.

“The Championship is great fun for the competitors and spectators alike,” says Rick Johnson, River Expeditions owners. “A lot of rafting enthusiasts are all around athletes, so the level of the play is always very high. With the barbecue dinner, the crowd following the volleyball matches, and everyone’s good mood, it creates a really festive atmosphere.”

Details about the River Expeditions Volleyball Championship and entry forms can be obtained by calling River Expeditions at 1-800-463-9873.

The New River is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities – like whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, kayaking, fishing and more. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans. The Upper New River is a playful introduction to rafting for families of all sizes and children age 6 and up. This trip offers gentle waves, tranquil pools with a few mild rapids and a glorious glimpse of nature at its best. Here you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim, play, paddle, spot wildlife, take photos and just relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. The Lower New River Gorge is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. This trip blends classic whitewater excitement with the elements of history and natural beauty to create a truly amazing adventure. Weather temperatures average 78 degrees in June.

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 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.