Raft the Mokelumne River with O.A.R.S. to
benefit the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program
Published in the April 27, 2016 edition
Visitors and residents can enjoy a relaxing and memorable rafting experience on the 2016 Mokelumne River Rafting Adventure on Sunday, May 22.
Local rafting company O.A.R.S. has secured a Special-Use Permit to raft a gorgeous, mostly gentle, six-mile stretch of the Mokelumne River as a thank-you gift to community members who donate $75 per person to the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation.
The water is flowing this year, so OARS is able to offer a choice of three trips: 8 a.m., noon, or 4 p.m. Seating is limited and available by advance reservation only. Information and reservations are available online at CalaverasMentoringFoundation.org, or by calling the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation at (209) 736-7706. Leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
The trip is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Located near Jackson, this stretch of river is considered Class II-III and features several long, peaceful pools with a bit of excitement near the end.
Each year, the O.A.R.S. contributes to organizations around the globe via voluntary donations and annual fundraising events and in partnership with their guests, O.A.R.S. has contributed more than $5 million toward the preservation of the environment and to various youth and community organizations since the company’s inception in 1969.
The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness and support of the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program, which connects local youth with safe, positive mentors who offer friendship, opportunity, and support for making healthy life decisions.
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