Row, Row, Row, your boat, gently down the Ocoee River. West Alabama Outdoor Recreational and Student Life are offering students a chance to whitewater raft down Tennessee’s Ocoee River. The $50 adventure, open to all UWA students, will take place Sept. 18-19, departing at noon on Friday from the Student Union Building.

Participants will enjoy a camp out and cook-out that Friday night and raft the middle of the Ocoee River on Saturday morning. Life jackets and helmets will be provided by High Country Rafting.

Items suggested for the trip include sleeping bag, tent, rain coat, sleeping pad, lantern, swimsuit, insect repellent, and a positive camper attitude. Campers will sleep in a bunkhouse that holds up to 30 people. Tents are optional for brave outdoor lovers.

“Many people have shown interest in the trip,” said Bryon Thetford, trip supervisor. Cutoff for registration is Sept. 4 at noon. Applications will not be accepted after the set deadline.

UWA has hosted the Ocoee White Water Rafting trip for several years now, offering adventurous students a chance of a lifetime.

For further information, see event posters in the Student Union Building, Gilbert Hall, and in front of Young Cafeteria, or contact Byron Thetford, bthetfrod@uwa.edu, located in Lyon Hall or Danielle Buckalew in the student life office.

The 93-mile long river that flows through the southern Appalachian Mountains is waiting for you. Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, life is but a dream.

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