Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions from both participants and parents. If you have any other questions, please e-mail them to us at and we will field them as best possible.

  • What river do you raft?
    We raft the New River. Learn more about the New at
  • What outfitter company do you use?
    To raft the river, we use ACE Whitewater Rafting. You can view their website to learn more about ACE
  • Do we sleep in tents the whole time?
    No. The first night participants arrive we will be staying in residence halls.  All other nights we will be sleeping in tents at our outfitter’s camping facility.
  • What should I wear when I get to Elon?
    You should arrive dressed for fun! We will have activities the first night you arrive so be sure to wear something comfortable, including tennis shoes! There will be time to change, if needed.
  • Are there shuttles from the local airports?
    Yes. Student facilitators will run shuttles to both Greensboro and Raleigh/Durham airports. Please keep in mind that incoming flights should only be to Raleigh-Durham(RDU), but outgoing flights can be from Greensboro (GSO) or RDU.  (See below on when to schedule your flight times to catch the shuttle.) You will receive more information about shuttles closer to program once all flight information has been collected. Shuttles will stop for lunch on the way to campus. Remember, you'll need money for lunch!  *Please do not confirm flights until you have been confirmed on the trip!
  • If I'm flying, when should I make my flight arrangements?
    Adventure participants should have their flights arrive by 12 noon on Sunday, July 10th or Sunday, July 17th and depart after 2:00PM on Friday, July 15th or Friday, July 22nd. Please call us if you have questions concerning arrival times, we are more than happy to assist you in process and ensure that you are here on time.

    *As mentioned above: Please keep in mind that incoming flights should only be to Raleigh-Durham(RDU), but outgoing flights can be from Greensboro (GSO) or RDU.
  • Where and when do we meet?
    You will need to arrive during the check-in time, 12–2 p.m. at Harden Clubhouse on campus. A detailed map with driving directions will be emailed out closer to the program dates. There will also be directional signage placed at the main intersections on campus leading to Harden Clubhouse.
  • Should I bring a tent if I have one?
    YES! We have tents for people who do not have one, but we do not have enough for everybody. Please bring a tent (or two... or three...) if you have one, let us know how many you will be bringing and please bring a tarp for it!
  • When is the money due?
    The deposit ($325) is due upon registering. We encourage participants to register early: spots will fill up quickly. The remaining $325 should be postmarked by May 27th, 2016.
  • What if I get sick and have to back out of the trip?
    If you get sick before the trip and cannot come, we will call down the waiting list to try to find someone to take your spot. However, we cannot reimburse your money unless a substitute is found.
  • Who are these facilitators and staff?
    The facilitators are current Elon students. All facilitators must be CPR and First Aid certified to be hired for the position, go through several trainings throughout the spring and sumeer. Additionally, two Elon professional staff and two Elon Faculty attend the adventure!
  • Do I need camping experience to go on this?
    No. The Adventures in Leadership program is purposely geared for both the experienced and inexperienced camper to be able to enjoy.