Youth Group Whitewater Guide - Northeast Whitewater Youth Trips and Programs

Youth Group Whitewater Guide

Your guide to the ultimate youth group whitewater experience!

Northeast Whitewater’s guide to youth group whitewater experience includes day trips in whitewater rafting, guided Maine wilderness overnight trips and outdoor instructional programs. Our Maine summer camp & scout troop experience offers time for exploration, developing friendships, learning and a whole lot of fun. Enjoying a day of whitewater rafting or overnight camping with Northeast Whitewater expands on outdoor learning, teamwork and lifelong values when experiencing the big adventures we can offer you. If you’re looking for adventure – and a great place for your next youth group retreat, scout troop high adventure, or summer camp experience – We’ve got it!

maine-youth-group-raftingWhitewater Rafting Trips

Join us for whitewater rafting on Maine’s Kennebec River & Penobscot Rivers!  Mild to wild whitewater adventures customized for your youth group experience, whether that be your scout troop, school group or Maine summer camp.  Special youth group pricing is offered at Northeast Whitewater on all whitewater rafting trips.

Scout Merit Badge Programs

Your scout troop can advance with Northeast Whitewater by participating in the merit badge programs we offer: Whitewater Merit Badge, Canoeing Merit Badge, First Aid Merit Badge, Camping Merit Badge, Cooking Merit Badge, Kayaking BSA Skill Award. All of our Boy Scout merit badge programs are custom tailored to your specific troops needs.  Our most popular merit badge program is our whitewater merit badge program – we incorporate two days of whitewater instruction, ACA swiftwater rescue training and whitewater rafting all in a super-fun Maine whitewater adventure!

Why choose Northeast Whitewater for your youth group?

Highest Regard for Safety

  • Over 20 years of river experience
  • Only rafting company with Swiftwater Rescue trained instructors!
  • Informative pre-trip safety speech


  • Special rates for all groups

Wetsuits Always Included for Youth Groups

  • Jacket, Farmer John/Jane & booties – FREE

Meals Included

  • All trips includes snacks and river trip meals

Multi-Day Adventure Trips

Easy Trip Planning

  • Reservation office & adventure coordinators are part of the family
  • Free information to show at organizational meetings

How to make a Youth Group Reservation?

Northeast Whitewater has entertained many groups, so we are sensitive to your fundraising and organizational needs. We understand that it takes time to put an exceptional trip together. However, we are limited to the number of rafters that we can take each day. For this reason, you need to plan early. The steps for making a group reservation are outlined below and will help to make your reservation easy.

  1. Call us to receive any additional information about our trips. Our office staff is extremely helpful!

2. Have preliminary meeting to gauge the group’s interest in our trips. Set a deadline for deposit or full payment.

3. Hold second meeting to collect deposit or full payment from each participant. Collecting the full payment eliminates additional work for you. Once we have received your payment in full, we will send your trip confirmation with all necessary forms and trip specific information.

4. Make the reservation for those who have paid you only. Call or go online to your group reservation that we have created for you to add additional participants or as you receive payment (if space is still available).

In order to receive discount pricing, all payments must be made with one check or credit card. A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation and the balance is due 30 days prior to the trip or program.

Who Should Choose Northeast Whitewater?

summer-camp-experienceYouth groups of all shapes and sizes are welcome to enjoy challenging activities both day and night at Northeast Whitewater. Scouts and Venture Crews earn Merit Badges, schedule District challenges, and host Camporees with us. Summer camps, Boys and Girls Clubs and Recreation Departments add travel and adventure to their existing summer programs. Family groups find our Moosehead Lake area location and activities a perfect way to bond with the shared experiences we offer.

Northeast Whitewater is a proud business member of the following youth leader organizations:

Maine Camp Experience, Maine Summer Camps, American Canoe Association, America Outdoors Association and more… We have multiple Eagle Scouts on staff!

Questions about planning your next youth group trip?  Call us at 207-695-0151.  We look forward to entertaining you!



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