Intro to Packrafting | Camp, Party, Paddle! (4 days / 2 dates)

La Grande, OR 97850, USA

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 9
Intro to Packrafting | Camp, Party, Paddle! (4 days / 2 dates)
La Grande, OR 97850, USA

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 9

About this trip

This is a trip designed for those who want to learn about packrafting, build paddling skills, and have a wild good time at camp!

Each day takes you from our gorgeously outfitted camp to a new location for lessons on and off the water focused on packrafting. Learn the basics of how to pick out a boat and size it appropriately to your body, how to pack for an overnight paddling trip, practice a wide variety of paddling strokes and techniques, start learning how to read rivers and water, tie knots, and practice basic safety principles on water. 

After fun on the water return to camp for gourmet meals, cocktail hour, and a host of optional group activities from fly fishing, to foraging, to stargazing, and more


- A comprehensive intro to packrafting! Practice paddling techniques, loading & outfitting boats, reading rivers, and learn about a unique river ecosystem
- "The River Sampler": explore 2-3 different stretches of the Grande Ronde River, an alpine lake, and a stretch of the Minam River
- After each day on the water return to an outfitted camp for gourmet meals and activities
- Activities include but are not limited to: fly fishing, foraging, hiking, star gazing, hatchet throwing, camp basics, interactive meals and more. 
- At the end of the weekend, test your new found skills with a "hike in -- packraft out" experience and head back to camp to raise a glass to your new friends and classmates

What’s included

  • Guides / Instructors
    local, professional, certified, naturalist packraft guides / instructors
  • Camp Chef
    professional camp chef & bartender
  • Gourmet Meals
    From Day 1-4 all all meals, beverages & cocktail package
  • Packrafting & Camp Gear
    packrafts & accessories, adult PFDs, tents, group gear, kitchen, etc. (excluding sleeping bags, dry suits, & kids PFDs- contact us for recommendations)---we'll send you a packing list upon booking
  • Camp games & Activities
    we are professional wilderness fun facilitators
  • Transportation
    from camp to daily paddling locations
  • Photographs
    professional photographer & download link to photos
  • Pre-trip Drinks
    meet & greet evening before w/ first beverage hosted by Go Wild
  • Go Wild Camp Mug
    complimentary camp mug with hand crafted leather work by Go Wild
  • Transportation to EO
    transportation to and from Eastern Oregon-- contact us if you need this arranged
  • Pre / Post Lodging
    lodging before / after your trip -- contact us for local discounts and recommendations
  • Sleeping bag
    (rent for $40/person)
  • Dry Suit
    for early season trips (we can help arrange rentals)
  • Kid size PFDs
    (we can help arrange rentals)
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking & River Shoes
  • Guide Gratuity
    not required, but appreciated (typically 10-20% trip cost)

Available Packages

Trip Price
Available until 0 days before departure0
Deposit: $500

Available options


Meet & Greet

The evening before our adventure, meet your guides at our favorite local eatery for a round of drinks on us. Talk shop, get excited, and ask any last minute questions. 

Your Organizer

Go Wild: American Adventures
We are your Eastern Oregon adventure experts. At Go Wild, we create tailor-made gourmet wilderness experiences for families, corporate groups, and private parties. These backcountry trips are all-inclusive, designed specifically for your group, and always wildly fun. Our attention to logistics, knowledgeable local guides, and shared thirst for adventure guarantee an authentic Oregon experience worth sharing with the world.