Flint River Family Adventure
Are you ready for a family-friendly weekend of fun and excitement on the Flint River?
Join the Georgia Conservancy and the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp on September 10 - 11 for an adventure weekend that includes outdoor recreation, bluegrass and great food!
The Flint River Family Adventure will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp in Molena, GA and will include activities for adults and children including archery, rock climbing, zip-line and hiking during the afternoon. Zip-line age limit is 13 years old.
Many of the activities are “self-guided” and guests will be given a property map and instructions on how to make it to each activity - or lead your own hike!
The fun will continue with a barbecue dinner, bluegrass concert, guest speakers, campfire-n-s’mores, an “owl prowl” and a camp out (various camping arrangements provided, see trip specifics).
Sunday morning's family-friendly paddle trip on the Flint will launch at 10:00 a.m. Canoe and paddling equipment is provided.
CAMPING - $85 per person*
Includes tent camping, platform camping (raised, canvas-sided tents with beds) and a separate "family friendly" camping area. For adults (without kids) interested in the Flint River Adventure, we will have a separate camping area in a secluded and peaceful area of the campground along the river.
*Paddle Your Children ... down the river with the Georgia Conservancy
Children 14 and under register for FREE on select Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series Trips. When completing registration add your children’s names and ages under Question #1.
- Children must be 14 and under
- Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
- All children must have a signed waiver from their legal guardian
- Boat rental and meals not included. Camping Only.
- Does not include our Flint River Paddle at Montezuma Bluffs.
- One adult for every two children.
REI Gear Bank - Participants have access to GC's REI Gear Bank (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) on this trip for a fee of $5. Using your member ID #, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) have FREE access to the GC REI Gear Bank.
Membership Discounts - A Georgia Conservancy membership comes a number of Stewardship Trips and Events discounts.
Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak Level and above)- use your member id # to receive a discount when registering for a trip. Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Alexis Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: September 10-11, 2016
*Some of our trips take place on a Friday, so please be aware that you may have to rearrange your work schedule if it begins earlier in the day.
- Sunday day paddle along the Flint River (all paddling gear included)
- Tent and Platform Camping Reservations
- Dinner (Saturday evening) and breakfast (Sunday morning)
- Afternoon activities (archery, rock climbing, zip-line, hiking)
- Live bluegrass music
- Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese hors d'oeuvres
- Café Campesino Coffee
- Camping Gear - Tents, Sleeping bags, and Sleeping pads may be rented through the Georgia Conservancy free of charge thanks to our REI Sponsorship.
Capacity: 100 Participants *if trip is full, please contact Ben Fowler for waiting list options.
Staff/Guides: Ben Fowler, Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Nights - Saturday through Sunday
Skills/Knowledge Takeaways: Basic canoe instruction, basic camping skills, flora and fauna identification, Flint River history, Leave No Trace Principles, Georgia Conservancy’s mission and goals
Challenge level/difficulty/fitness required: All participants must have basic paddling skills and be capable of self-rescue in the water. No more than 2 children under the age of 12 per adult guardian.
Carpooling/Shuttle (option yes, no): NO, participants are responsible for their own transportation. The Georgia Conservancy does not provide a shuttle from Atlanta to the Flint River. We are not responsible for organizing carpooling, but if enough participants express interest we will facilitate communication between parties. The reality is carpooling is just a better option because it saves money, promotes the human connection, and truly lessens the automotive impact on the environment.*please note that the Georgia Conservancy DOES provide shuttle services from Atlanta on a number of trips so make sure to always ask.
Reservation and Cancellation Policy: Within 30 days before the start of the trip, you can cancel your reservation for a refund minus a $10 processing fee. After 30 days, you can receive a refund minus a $10 transaction fee, only if we can find someone to take your place. 2 days before a trip we can no longer offer a refund for cancellations.
What to expect after you register for a trip: Upon completion of your registration you will receive a series of emails, including:
- Confirmation of registration: this email is sent by our payment provider and serves as your payment receipt for the trip and lets you know you’re on the list!
- Welcome to Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips: this email will be sent by Bryan Schroeder or Ben Fowler (The Stewardship Trips Team) welcoming you to the Flint River Family Adventure and we may ask you for a few details concerning yourself and your party if registering for multiple people (ex. names of individuals, rental gear needs, dietary restrictions, etc.)
- 2 weeks away: A reminder to start getting excited for your upcoming adventure and will include any remaining details or specifics concerning the trip if not explained before (ex. waivers, medical forms, gear checklist, ferry schedule, service work choices, etc.)
- 1 week away: We are all set and looking forward to seeing you! We may provide updates on any minor trip changes. If it is a service trip, for example, we will provide lists of elected service work or sleeping locations.
The Flint River Family Adventure is one of our twelve Heartland Rivers of Georgia trips featuring camping, paddling and stewardship in south and central Georgia. The series brings to light conservation efforts, economic development and recreational opportunities on the Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Chattahoochee, Altamaha, Satilla, Savannah and Yellow rivers, as well as Spring Creek near Bainbridge.
Largely unknown to the Georgia outdoor enthusiast, Georgia’s heartland rivers are a treasure trove of unparalleled natural beauty and recreation opportunity just a short drive from home.
Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program