As in prior years the church will be utilizing the services of Ocoee Inn Rafting as outfitters for the trip. Participants must be at least 12 years old (Tennessee law) and in good health. Those with bad backs or other similar injuries should not participate due to the strenuous and jarring nature of the activity. Due to the inherent risky activity, all participants must sign a liability waiver. Those under 18 will need a parent or legal guardian’s signature before they can participate.
We have reserved a block of rafting spots. In order to guarantee that you have a seat please send a signed liability waiver and a check payable to the United Church of God, Cleveland, for $28 per person by July 15 to the address below:
9201 Cobblestone Hill Drive
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Please clearly identify each participant, church area and a phone number where you can be contacted. We must have your deposit to reserve your spot so send it in as soon as possible. This activity takes place regardless of the weather. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Dance by phone at (423) 855-0868 or by e-mail at
Camping and cabin facilities are available in the area. The church does not sponsor a group campsite, but individual families are welcome to take advantage of the opportunities to camp at their own risk if they so desire. The Chilhowee Recreation Area of the Cherokee National Forest is a 20-minute drive from the outfitters. Campsites are on a first come, first served basis and generally fill up on the weekends so early arrival is advised. There will be a camp Bible study on the Sabbath in the Chilhowee Recreation Area as in past years.