Friday: Camp setup as the river rats arrive to our huge campsite at scenic Indian Mary Park. Tents fly up and it starts to look like a music festival and old friends hug and catch up.
Local musicians provide afternoon tunes and volunteers cook up a feast for dinner. Its an early night as the crew knows what fun is coming.
Saturday: Morning wake up to breakfast, and a short bus ride to Robertson Bridge to begin day one of rafting. Water fights begin upon take off as the years trials and tribulations are doused away with splashes and squirts.
The float takes out at Indian Mary Park where the River Rats are greeted with more live music and fancy feasts. The dancing usually heats up Saturday night and the river rats have been known to get a little wild.
Sunday: Breakfast and its back on the water for the days exciting white water float to Alameda Park.
More music and fun back at camp, along with a special presentation from Wild Life Images Animal Rehabilitation Center. Volunteers bring local animals from the center and provide educational talks. Two days of heavy water fighting means an early night.
Monday: One last meal and camp take down begins. No one is ever quite ready to say goodbye, the promise of the following year brings joy to all.