Thank you to our guests for making 2018 a great season at Northeast Whitewater Lodge, Campground & Guide Service. Our guests truly make our job so much fun; from entertaining bus rides, rafting shenanigans, epic river runs, first time moose sightings and campfire stories that go on late into the night – each one of you made each day special. Thank you!
What’s next at Northeast Whitewater?
2018 was packed full of adventures, training and projects. Our small business continued to work on projects at our new outdoor adventure destination by adding a campground and yurts this year! Both our bunk bed and king bed yurts were very well received by our guests. With very little promotion of the yurts in 2018, we were excited about the results. By the time the yurts were ready to be rented (due to an extremely long winter and late start) it was the end of June and Northeast Whitewater activities were in full swing. Needless to say, there are so many possibilities for the upcoming season with the yurts that we are already in the planning stages to make our awesome yurts even more unique!
New in 2019, Northeast Whitewater is building an outdoor covered pavilion at our campground entrance. The concrete and posts are ready now and the roof will go on in the spring! This will be a really nice addition to our new campground for those rainy days that guests want to cook at camp, but don’t want to get soaked, as well as a great way for our staff to serve our summer camp, recreation departments, Boy Scout troops and group meals at our large outdoor covered pavilion. We are very excited about this addition to our Moosehead Lake area outdoor adventure facility.
Planning in our line of work never ends. We are excited that this year 4 of our Northeast Whitewater guide staff will be attending the America Outdoors Association Conference in Daytona Beach Florida! The America Outdoors Annual Conference & Outfitter Expo is the only event designed specifically for outfitters. The 2018 conference is crafted to help businesses, operating in the outdoor adventure arena, tackle their biggest challenges in the areas of marketing, risk management, human resources and business management. Most of all – it’s an amazing opportunity to connect with peers and celebrate the special culture of the outdoor industry! We are looking forward to learning and of course having a great time together in Florida.
We are always planning for the upcoming season and hiring staff. Even though the planning, marketing and customer service is year round, our operating season at Northeast Whitewater is seasonal, each year we are posed with bringing on new staff at our seasonal guide service. If you or you know of anyone interested in becoming a Maine guide, working as a rafting guide, wildlife interpretative guide, or trip leader in the Maine outdoors – Northeast Whitewater is hiring for 2019! Get in touch with us, so we can talk about the opportunities we can offer you.
Hands down, Northeast Whitewater guides are the BEST TRAINED guides in our industry. We are known as the training company in Maine. To end the 2018 season, some of our Northeast Whitewater staff just completed a 4-day 40 hour Wilderness Advanced First Aid course and others obtained recertification for wilderness advanced first aid and wilderness first responder. It was an awesome, informative and fun 4 days that finished up the season here at Northeast Whitewater. Not only are our guides wilderness advanced trained responders, each one is trained above the required state of Maine guide licensing with Swiftwater Rescue training. Our Swiftwater rescue training programs are our most popular and interactive outdoor education programs. 2019 dates will be posted online no later than December 1 – stay tuned. If you require private instruction, get in touch with us now!
Save the dates for cool ways to save and connect with us during the winter months:
Annual Holiday Rafting Sale – this is your opportunity to buy coupons for whitewater rafting good for any river any day in the 2019 season at our lowest price during the entire year. Just a reminder, you do not need to know your dates to buy the rafting coupons during our annual holiday sale; instead you simply get this amazing deal to then gift or redeem when you are ready! No strings attached with no expiration dates. Don’t miss the boat! This fun holiday sale kicks off right after Thanksgiving and will run until Christmas. Early bird sale.
Meet-up’s in 2019 – come see Northeast Whitewater guides at the following outdoor, camping & lifestyle trade shows:
Boston, MA: Boston RV & Camping Expo January 18-21, 2019
W. Springfield, MA: Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show February 15-18, 2019
Worcester, MA: Worcester RV & Camping Show February 22-24, 2019
Thank you again for supporting our Maine small business. We love our guests! We are so appreciative that you chose to connect with us during your vacation and hope that you will come see us in 2019. Thank you from all of us at Northeast Whitewater! We hope to see you soon.