Class Trip, Project Graduation

COVID Plan: In 2020, we all did our best to work through a tough summer of COVID restrictions. We were happy to host a couple of small school groups in the second half of the season and hope to see the return of more Schools in 2021. We have an excellent COVID plan in place – see our Plan on the Home Page of this site and you can read about our successful COVID testing partnership with Tamarin Health here. Please contact us with questions about our 2021 plan to help make your rafting trip safe and fun.

OK – you are a cool School Leader (Class President, Class Advisor, Principal, Coach, etc.) that wants to plan a unique experience for your staff and students. Can’t stand another Museum Tour or dusty day at a Colonial Encampment? – Let’s Go Rafting!

Dozens of School Groups raft with our family business each season – Project Graduation, Class Trips, Clubs and Athletic Teams. We ensure a simple booking process and all-inclusive pricing that make our trips easy to plan and manage. Our great staff of River Guides are in tune with the plan for School Outings and will both entertain their rafters along the river as well as teach students about hydroelectricity, hydrology, local history and local wildlife.

Check out our discounted rates for School Groups below – we entertain groups in vans and groups in multiple buses. No minimum numbers needed to qualify for School Discounts at Crab Apple Whitewater.

Why choose Crab Apple for your Class Trip?

Family First Since 1983
Family businesses are special – attention to every detail is what we are all about!

Dozens of Schools Join Us Each Season
High School, Middle School and Elementary

Priority #1 = Safety
School aged kids of all ages have joined us since 1983 – we keep them safe and entertained while they enjoy our beautiful rivers!
Live, thorough safety orientation before each trip.

Pricing Programs
Special rates for all group sizes – small, medium or HUGE!
Special dates deep discounted just for school groups.

Full Wetsuits Always Included
This is big. No wetsuit = cold kids, cold staff and chaperones. Jacket, overalls & boots are ALWAYS FREE at Crab Apple. Competitors often charge up to $20pp!

Meals Important and Included!
Pricing always includes snacks and river meals that are prepared in-house by our great staff.

Pricing Guide

Maine

World Class Whitewater: The Kennebec runs daily for groups looking for big excitement. This is the most popular rafting trip in Maine and will thrill your group with world class whitewater.

Class of Rapids: III, IV (V)
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 12 miles
River Time 3-4 hours
Food: River Snack & Cookout (steak, chicken, salmon, veg. option)

PRICING

All Rafters: $75pp

Prices do not include $5pp state and river access fees.

Special School Discounts  – Kennebec River

All Weekdays May, early June, September, October $65pp

PACKAGE 1: Ultimate Class Trip $135pp*
  • Arrive at Crab Apple – hot tub, swimming pool
  • Dinner at Crab Apple – Pizza Party
  • Lodging at Crab Apple (Sunday through Thursday)
  • Hot buffet breakfast
  • Weekday rafting on the Kennebec River
  • Raft cookout at our base – steak, chicken, fish, vegetarian option
  • Slide and Video show of raft trip
  • *Plus tax and gratuity
  • Prices do not include $5pp state and river access fees
PACKAGE 2: Up All Night $95pp
*$200 Minimum facility fee, minimum number of people may apply.
  • Leave from graduation and stay up all night at our supervised base lodge
  • Music, movies, play pool, enjoy the company of your classmates
  • Dinner at Crab Apple – Pizza Party
  • Hot buffet breakfast
  • Weekday rafting on the Kennebec River
  • Raft cookout at our base – steak, chicken,fish, vegetarian option
  • Slide and Video show of raft trip
  • *Plus tax and gratuity
  • Prices do not include $5pp state/river access fees
PACKAGE 3: Raft the Kennebec $65pp*
  • Weekday rafting on the world class Kennebec River
  • Raft cookout at our base – steak, chicken, fish, vegetarian option
  • Slide and Video show of raft trip
  • *Prices do not include $5pp state/river access fees

Our Most Aggressive Trip: The Dead at High Water is our most aggressive raft trip. Only groups with rafting experience should choose this sixteen mile trip full of action.

Class of Rapids: III, IV (V)
Minimum Age: 14
Length of Trip: 16 miles
River Time 3.5 – 4 hours
Food: Cookout (steak, chicken, salmon, veg. option)

PRICING

All Rafters: $80pp

Note: Dead River prices do not include $12pp state and river access fees.
Discount tickets available May 8, 15, 22, 30, June 5, September 18, October 2.

Play paintball the day before or the day after your raft trip in Maine or raft and play paintball all in the same day. Come try one of our four great fields: Mayday (woods), Bunker Hill (scenario), Patriot (speedball) or Maine Street (urban village scenario). All Inclusive per person pricing: $50pp

Available as an add-on to any Maine river rafting trip.

MASSACHUSETTS

Our Most Popular Youth Group Trip: The Fife Brook Section of the Deerfield trip is our most popular trip for youth organizations. It is perfect for groups with varied ages and athletic abilities. Many groups return for this trip year after year to emphasize team skills, confidence building, great fun and camaraderie.

Class of Rapids: I, II, III
Minimum Age: 8

River Time: 2.5 hours
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

Spring (April 21 – May 28)
$65pp

Summer (May 29 – September 5)
Weekdays: $85pp Weekends: $90

Fall (September 6 – October 10)
Weekdays: $65pp Weekends: $90

Special Discount Dates – None available at this time for 2021.

Half Day Kayak Adventure: Our Funyak trip is the perfect half-day adventure or you may combine it with another trip to make a great two day adventure. Funyaks are inflatable kayaks which allow anyone to enjoy river kayaking without prior experience.

Class of Rapids: I, II
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 5 miles
River Time: 2 hours

PRICING

Weekdays: $45pp
Weekends: $50pp

Special Discount Dates – None available at this time for 2021.

Easy Half Day Trip: Our Guided Family Raft Trip is great for younger rafters and their families. During eight miles on the river you’ll enjoy a combination of floating, splashes of whitewater and opportunities for swimming alongside the raft.

Class of Rapids: I, II, III
Minimum Age: 5

River Time: 2-2.5 hours
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

Weekdays: $70pp
Weekends: $75pp

Most Aggressive trip in Massachusetts: The Monroe Bridge trip offers aggressive, continuous Class III-IV action. This trip is geared toward groups that have rafted before.

Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 15
River Time: 2-2.5 hours
Food: River Snack & Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

All Rafters $125pp.

Special $99 May 29, 30, June 13.

Special Spring Trip: The Miller’s is a great option for youth groups looking for more whitewater than the Deerfield River – Fife Brook trip. It offers a Class II-IV challenge through rapids such as “The Funnel” and Tsunami”.

Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 11
Length of Trip: 8 miles
River Time: 2-3 hours
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

Weekdays: $70pp
Weekends: $75pp

Millers River Trips available April 10 thru late April. Special Dam releases April 10 and 11.

Vermont

Action Packed Intermediate Trip: The West is a special trip for scout troops looking for aggressive intermediate whitewater along with great views through Jamaica State Park.

2021 Dates: May 1, 2, September 25, 26
Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 8 miles
River Time 2 – 2.5 hours
Food: River snack & Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks

PRICING

Spring $80pp

Fall $90pp

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