Youth Group Rafting

Hundreds, probably thousands of Youth Groups have joined our family business since 1983. The energy of young adults is always infectious and leads to special days on the river. The kids get geared up before the trip and have a flood of questions about the rapids, the wildlife we might encounter, swimming alongside the raft, splash fights, etc. Our Staff can’t help but be fired up as we prepare for a day with kids that are psyched to be outdoors and looking forward to a new challenge.

Crab Apple’s simple booking process and all-inclusive pricing make our trips easy to put together and manage. Our great staff of River Guides make the trips personal and exciting – we take the time to get to know the kids and make sure they are having a great day together. Excellent gear will make everyone feel safe and comfortable on the river – updated and clean lifejackets helmets and wetsuits (if needed) are a Crab Apple staple.

Check out the discounted rates for Youth Groups below – deep discounted dates are also listed for extra savings! Come see us on the river this season.

Why choose Crab Apple for your Recreation or Religious Youth Group adventure?

35+ Years of Family Values
Family owned and operated since 1983. We love what we do!

Dozens of Youth Groups Join Us Each Season
Over 1,500 kids and volunteer leaders raft with us each season!

Safety is always #1
35+ years of river experience. Guides with decades of experience and local river knowledge.
Live, thorough safety orientation before each trip.

Discount Programs
Special rates for all group sizes.
Special dates deep discounted dates available just for Youth Groups.

Wetsuits Always Included
Jacket, overalls and boots are ALWAYS FREE for youth groups (Save $20pp). Don’t freeze out there – choose Crab Apple!

Meals Always Included
All pricing includes snacks and river meals. A meal shared with your guide is part of the experience!

Pricing Guide


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)


All Rafters: $68pp

Prices do not include $5pp state and river access fees.
Discount tickets are limited on all days. If discounted tickets are not available, group rate is $82pp weekdays and $85pp weekends.

Special Discount Weekends – Kennebec River

All Weekday trips April, May, September, October $61pp

Lodging Discount April 25-26, May 2-3

Spring Discount: April 18 – May 17 (except Dead River dates May 9, 16) $63pp plus access fees

Fall Discount: Sept. 12 – Oct. 4 (except Dead River/Generator Check dates Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct 3) $63pp plus 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)


All Rafters: $75pp

Note: Dead River prices do not include $12pp state and river access fees.

Discount tickets available May 9, 16, 24, June 6, September 19, October 3.

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.


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


Spring (April 15 – May 22)

Summer (May 23 – September 7)
Weekdays $70pp
Weekends $75pp

Fall (September 8 – October 11)

Note: Discount tickets limited – if discount tickets are not available, group rate is $81 weekday, $88 weekends.

Special Discount Dates – Deerfield River Fife Brook Section

April 25, 26, May 9, 10 Only $50pp!

May 17 $55pp Special!

May 23-24 Memorial Day Weekend $70pp

May 30-31 Weekend Save $5pp

June 6 and 7 Connecticut River – Great Falls Rafting Special Trip!!  Only $55pp

Weekdays June 1 – June 16 Class Trip Special $55pp

Select Monday/Tuesdays: June 22, 23, 29, 20 July 6, 7, 13, 14 August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 only $65pp

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: 8 miles
Trip Time: Half-Day Afternoon
Food: Riverside Snack and Drink


Weekdays: $42pp
Weekends: $47pp

Special Discount Dates – Deerfield River Funyak Trip
Weekends May 9 – June 14 $40pp
Weekends September 12 – 20 $40pp

July 20-22. The Deerfield River will be host to State Fishing Studies on these three dates. Whitewater flows will be dropped to 60-80% of the normal volume to accommodate the Studies. To offset the lower water levels we are discounting to $55pp.

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, opportunities for swimming and a delicious riverside snack.

Class of Rapids: I, II, III
Minimum Age: 5
Length of Trip: 8 miles
River Time: 2-3 hours
Food: Riverside snack and drinks


Weekdays: $42pp
Weekends: $47pp

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: 2-3 hours
Food: Chicken, fish or veggie meal w/homemade salads, dessert, drinks


All Rafters $123pp
Discount tickets with a special minimum age of 14 will be available to youth groups only on May 23, 24, June 14, 21, October 3, 4, 11

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: 9 miles
River Time: 2-3 hours
Food: River Snack & Cookout (hamburger/hot dog)


Weekdays: $57pp
Weekends: $67pp

Discounts for youth groups on the mIllers River will be available April 4-26 in 2020.


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.

2020 Dates: May 2, 3, September not avaiable
Class of Rapids: II, III, IV
Minimum Age: 10
Length of Trip: 8 miles
River Time 2-3 hours
Food: River snack & Cookout (chicken, salmon, veg. option)


Spring $72pp Fall $82pp

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