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Mar
17

Team Building for College Groups

Team Building for College Groups College groups looking for fun outings should consider the importance of a team dynamic in their choice of trip or adventure. Amusement parks are fun, but the activity is provided and passive – not much chance to work together and complete a challenge or improve the experience through the skills or effort of the group. Similarly, a trip to an athletic event or concert are…

Mar
08

Summer Camp Whitewater Rafting Trips

Summer Camp Blog Summer Camp Program Directors are always looking for exciting trips that will thrill their campers and counselors. It can be difficult to find activities to engage teens and “tweens”. This age group is looking to escape the confines of camp and experience something new and exciting with their closest friends. Similarly, summer camp staff are eager to leave “campus” and take the kids for an event that…

Feb
09

The Connection Between Skiing and Rafting

The Connection Between Skiing and Rafting I have coached and trained new river rafting guides for over 25 years at Crab Apple Whitewater. When a new applicant includes Skiing and/or Ski Racing on their application then I know we have a chance at a great new team member and whitewater rafting guide. The connection between skiing and whitewater rafting is natural. In both sports the athlete reads the terrain ahead…

Nov
21

Which Whitewater Rafting Adventure Should You Give?

Adventure gifts are one of the best ways to show someone that you care. Instead of buying them a material item that will likely end up stored on a shelf for years to come, experience gifts provide them with an incredible adventure that will create memories to last a lifetime. At Crab Apple, we know how awesome white rafting adventure gifts can be, which is why we offer several whitewater…

Oct
12

Coolest Whitewater Rafting Gadgets

3 Cool White Water Rafting Gadgets That Come in Handy When you are preparing for your white water rafting trip, surely you will bring along the basics-like a camera, swimsuit, sunscreen, and water shoes-but there are few additional white water rafting gadgets that you may want to pack in order to make the most of your experience: Waterproof Binoculars for Incredible Viewing To fully immerse yourself in the beauty around…

Sep
14

Appalachian Trail Activities

Appalachian Trail Activities in Maine: Whitewater Rafting Whether you are completing the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail, or you are just exploring some of the 282 miles that are in Maine, you have a lot of gorgeous nature and unforgettable experiences in front of you. And as incredible as the hike can be, it is also very challenging. In fact, Maine is home to Mahoosuc Notch, the hardest…

Aug
16

Gear for Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting is similar to most outdoor adventure sports – there is a lot of gear to buy to make your experience better and there are many manufacturers and retailers who sell whitewater rafting gear. Gear options will vary from inexpensive and basic to elaborate and pricey. Gear for whitewater rafting in New England will vary from other geographic regions based on weather, of course. More cold gear, layers and…

Jul
12

White Water Rafting Company History

At Crab Apple our guests often ask how and when people started white water rafting on The Kennebec River in Maine. Let’s begin with a brief overview of The Forks Area in the 1970’s. While The Forks area was always driven by logging and outdoor tourism (primarily hunting and fishing), by the late 1970’s most people in the area were involved in the logging or log drives taking place on…

Jun
21

Whitewater Rafting for Wilderness Education

Why Whitewater Rafting is Ideal for Wilderness Education Most students aren’t that thrilled about wilderness education when it comes from a textbook, and can you blame them? But imagine how excited they will be when they get their wilderness education straight from the source. When teachers take their students outside to learn firsthand, not only will the information be more likely to stick, it will provide a valuable bonding experience…

Jun
07

Adventure Travel for High School Students

What a High School Student Can Learn from White Water Rafting in Maine Adventure travel is a popular activity for high school students. From Australia to Peru to France, traveling abroad helps them explore the world and learn valuable life lessons. But did you realize that there is something just as exciting in Maine that offers plenty of teachable moments? It’s true, and it’s called white water rafting. Not sure…