Whitewater Weekend

Don’t know what whitewater rapids are or maybe you’ve always wanted to try rafting? No problem! Join Quest for a weekend where you can learn all about this outdoor sport and have a great time!

Experience whitewater rafting where it all began on the East Coast on the Lower Youghiogheny River! This exciting and scenic river offers class III-IV rapids over seven miles. Fun and challenging, the river offers a fantastic experience for the first time rafter as well as for the well-seasoned rafter.

The Lower Yough is located in the hip and funky town of Ohiopyle, PA. Start the weekend learning about rafting and river safety, followed by exhilarating whitewater and lunch on the river, exploring town afterwards, and a good night’s sleep for day two! Enjoy a stroll along the river while eating ice cream, or browse unique shops offering awesome stickers, outdoor gear, and souvenirs.

So join a group of like-minded individuals for a weekend of camping and paddling where you can learn to captain a raft, work as a team, meet some great people, and experience some western PA river culture!

When: October 13th-15th (evening departure)

Where: Ohiopyle, PA- Lower Youghiogheny River

Cost: TBD






How to sign-up: Ideally, you should register early, weeks in advance, if possible.  In order for us to get prepared to get gear and equipment packed and ready, registration typically closes on the Wednesday before a activities occurring on a weekend, and a few days before activities occurring on a weekday, but if spots are still available there is a possibility that you may still be able to register.  Our office is not open on weekends or evenings.  Always call first to see if there is available space before coming to the office or sending in payment.  Spots cannot be reserved by calling or emailing.  Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Methods of payment: 1) cash in person   2) check payable to “Bloomsburg University” in person or via U.S. mail (with a note listing your name, email address and phone number and the date and activity your registering for)

If you need additional help or have any questions, call Susan at the Quest Office or email at quest@bloomu.edu.


Quest instructors are professional outdoor leaders, students, interns, and members of the community.  They are trained in specific outdoor pursuits, leadership, and first aid.  All are involved in on-going outdoor leadership training with Quest.


For safety reasons, participants are required to abstain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs while participating in Quest Activities.  Please respect the rights and health of others with regard to smoking.  Participants will be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment belonging to Quest.


Safety is a primary concern during any Quest course.  A safety briefing precedes each activity, where risks and protection against these risks are explained.  Participants are expected to abide by all safety rules and procedures defined by Quest staff.

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