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Outdoor adventure trips

This summer, LIFT is offering 12 outdoor all day adventure trips. Each trip will be a chance for adventure and new experiences for our students. 

  • A registration fee of $20 is required for each trip to help cover costs. This fee is non-refundable. A limited amount of scholarship funding is available. If needed, please call LIFT Youth Center to request this assistance and to sign-up.
  • All students must be a Catoosa County middle or high school student and must be enrolled with LIFT for the 24-25 school year to register for Outdoor Adventure Trips.
  • Additional waivers will be required for these trips and must be completed for participation.
  • Please note the departure times from LIFT Youth Center when registering for each trip, we will not wait for late arrivals.
  • If weather hinders the original trip plans we will be in touch with an alternative to consider.
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Suck Creek

6.4.24

Suck Creek - Paddle Boarding

We will travel to a wonderful creek outside of Suck Creek, TN to play in the water, and paddle board along the creek. Students must be able to swim to attend this trip. This will be a fun day of cool water and Tennessee mountainside. Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate.
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MTN biking & Red Clay

6.6.24

Mountain Biking & Red Clay Swimming

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dalton, we will spend the morning mountain biking on their facilities trails. From there, we will travel to Red Clay Resort for lunch and an afternoon of swimming.
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Haig Mill & Hiking

6.11.24

Hiking in Dalton & Kayaking/Boat Safety Instruction at Haig Mill

We will travel to Dalton, GA to enjoy some of their beautiful hiking trails. We will then travel to Haig Mill Lake where we will rent kayaks and float around the lake.
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Cherokee Rock Village

6.13.24

Rock Climbing at Cherokee Rock Village

We will travel to Cherokee Rock Village outside of Sandrock, AL for a day of top rope climbing and exploring. This County Park is a beautiful place to spend a day, with spectacular views. We will use trained, experienced climbing guides to lead us in learning the basics of outdoor rock climbing. This will be a fun day of rock and muscles and trust!
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Ringgold Creek & Nerf

6.18.24

Kayaking at Ringgold Creek & NERF Course

We will enjoy a float down the Ringgold Creek with kayaks provided by Kayak Ringgold. We will put in at the Canoe Launch at South Chickamauga creek and take out behind Ringgold High School. In the afternoon we will enjoy the Nerf Gun Obstacle Course at Poplar Springs Gym.
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Nature center & Soddy gulf

6.20.24

Reflection Riding Nature Center & Swimming at Soddy Gulf

We will travel to Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center in Chattanooga for educational programs which will aim to cultivate and inspire an interest in science and the importance of nature with hands-on, experiential learning that leaves a lasting impact. In the afternoon we will travel to Big Soddy Gulf Creek to play and enjoy the water.
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Hiwassee River

7.9.24

Hiwassee River - White Water Paddling

We will travel to Reliance, TN to float 6 miles down the beautiful (and cold!) Hiwassee River in pairs using inflatable, two-person kayaks. Students must be able to swim to attend this trip. This will be a fun day of paddlin' and chillin'. *Please Note: our outfitters will require an additional waiver which we will email to you after you are registered.
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Dalton Boys & Girls Club & Red Clay

7.11.24

Dalton Boys & Girls Club & Swimming at Red Clay

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dalton, we will spend the morning playing sand volleyball, frisbee golf, and with gel bead guns! From there, we will travel to Red Clay Resort for lunch and an afternoon of swimming.
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Cherokee Rock Village

7.16.24

Rock Climbing at Cherokee Rock Village

We will travel to Cherokee Rock Village outside of Sandrock, AL for a day of top rope climbing and exploring. This County Park is a beautiful place to spend a day, with spectacular views. We will use trained, experienced climbing guides to lead us in learning the basics of outdoor rock climbing. This will be a fun day of rock and muscles and trust!
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Ocoee River

7.18.24

Ocoee River - White Water Rafting with Quest Expeditions

We will travel to Ocoee, TN to enjoy a white water rafting trip down the middle Ocoee River! On this trip, you’ll experience 5 miles of continuous class III and IV whitewater with over 17 major rapids. No experience is necessary for this world-class adventure, as each raft is accompanied by a trained and experienced guide.
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'Nooga Splash & more

7.23.24

'Nooga Splash / Swimming-Boating @ Chester Frost

We will travel to Chester Frost Park and enjoy the 'Nooga Splash water obstacle course. After that we will hang out at Chester Frost and play on the beach and enjoy a nice summer day!
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Willow Tree & Fort O. Pool

7.25.24

Fishing at Willow Tree & Swimming at Ft. O Pool

We will enjoy a morning of fishing at Willow Tree Farms in Ringgold, GA. IN the afternoon we will travel to the Fort Oglethorpe pool for an afternoon of swimming. Students should arrive in clothes suitable for fishing.