|USC National Whitewater Day|
Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00 a.m. (park opens)
Join My Carolina Club of Charlotte and fellow Gamecocks at the US National Whitewater Center on Saturday, August 11 as we turn the US National Whitewater Center into the USC National Whitewater Center!
The Center is offering us a group discount which must be purchased directly on their website. Gamecocks are welcome to participate in any activity, and we would like to get a large group photo.
Tickets for Gamecocks:
Rules with online group discount offerings:
- Buying the passes online is the only way to receive this group discount. This discount cannot be received in person at the facility, all passes need to be purchased in advance before arrival at the facility.
- Staff cannot relay this information to anyone who calls in with questions of the login and/or password information. All incoming calls will be referred to James Wolf, Charlotte Club President.
Below is a description of the activities the AllSport Pass includes as well as the miscellaneous charges you might encounter during your visit.
- Our AllSport pass is our most popular pass; this pass gives you access to all the activities we have to offer here at the center.
We have several different activities here at the Center to choose from: (weight requirements and/or minimum age in parenthesis after the description)
- Guided Rock climbing: thirty minute guided sessions on our 36 foot tall rock wall. This activity ranges from beginner to advanced difficulty. (4 years old)
- Mountain Biking: bikes and helmets are included with your pass to take out on the trails if they are open (weather permitting) or along the Channel Loop. (4 feet tall.)
- Mega Zip: take flight on our 1,123-foot long zip-line stretched over our world-class whitewater rapids. (70-300 lbs.)
- Mega Jump: a 40-foot free fall experience off of the Mega Zip tower using the unique Power Fan system-the only one currently in use in North America. (45-265 lbs.)
- Adventure Course: an aerial obstacle course located in the trees 20 feet above the ground in the challenge course area of the Center. (45-275 lbs.)
- Climb 2 Zip: also in the challenge course area, a climb up a cargo net 32 feet to a platform from which you do a pendulum zip-line for 100 feet. (45-275 lbs.)
- Canyon Crossing: traverse across five different aerial obstacles and end the experience with a 250-foot zip-line over a 50-foot canyon. (45-275 lbs.)
- Canyon Zip: Cross the south Ridge Canyon on a circuit of zip lines. (45-275 lbs.)
- Flatwater Kayaking: take out a boat on the Catawba River to check out the wildlife, wilderness, and natural beauty of our North Carolina river. As there are no rapids and usually very little current, the flatwater kayaking allows for participants of all skill levels and physical ability. (4 years old with an adult)
- Stand-up Paddleboarding: experience a test of balance as you stand on top of an 11-foot long kayak and use a 5-foot long paddle to navigate the flatwater of the Catawba River. (at least 11 years old)
- War Canoes: Work as a team to paddle a 25ft. war canoe along the Catawba River. (4 years old)
- Eco Trekking: go on a high-tech treasure hunt with a hand-held GPS device to explore the facility and/or trail system in order to find “caches,” which are boxes that contain information about the environment, the Whitewater Center, and activities to do as well. (all ages)
- Whitewater Rafting: an hour and a half experience, the Whitewater Rafting presents a thrilling water experience as Adventure Rafting (at least 11 years old; both whitewater channels) and Family Rafting (at least 8 years old; only the Wilderness Channel; more mild of a ride) take you down the largest man-made whitewater channels in the world.
- Parking is $5 per car and $15 per van/bus. You can go back and forth to your car all day. Storage options include one-time-use tokens ($2 per token) for our 1-cubic foot lockers or all-day use 4-cubic foot bin storage ($10 per bin).
- Rafting reservations can be booked ahead of time to secure your raft spots for $5 extra per person online. I would recommend doing so if you had a specific time frame in which you needed to do your activities or you couldn’t get here until later on in the day. If you can come earlier on and play all day, you can book into your raft spots on a next-available basis whenever you arrive that day. All of our other activities are on a walk-up basis. We recommend prioritizing your day by determining what activities everyone wants to do so that you can try and do those first (or maybe multiple times, depending on availability and capacity).
- Everyone participating in activities needs to have a waiver filled out beforehand. Any participant under the age of 18 must have a waiver form filled out by a parent or guardian before they arrive. If they do not have a waiver filled out, they cannot participate in activities. I have attached this document as a PDF file.
- Note also that this is general information and does not constitute a formal proposal for any specific space, catering option, or raft reservations. To reserve space, catering, or any team building options, we need at least two weeks’ notice, assuming that the options you desire are available.