River Trip 2021

Dates: April 23rd - 25th

Location: Blythe, CA



FREE if you've never been to the River Trip

$125 if you have been to the River Trip before

$99 if you've been before and bring a friend who has never been on the trip. The friend is FREE!


We are thrilled to announce that our annual River Trip is back this year! It's an amazing weekend where students have fun wakeboarding, tubing, learning archery, playing games, hanging out with friends, and also worshipping, learning about God, and growing in their faith. For many students, River Trip is one of the highlights of their time in the Gathering. You don't wait to miss it!

Registration is FULL!

You can join the waitlist and we will let you know when more spots open up! Join the waitlist here.

River Trip FAQs

Will there be a parent meeting before students leave?
Yes! There is a mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, April 18th after second service. At this meeting, we will go over packing list, rules, and answer any questions you may have.

What are the accommodations/sleeping arrangements?
We stay at a campground called McIntyre Park in Blythe, CA and every one sleeps in tents. This year, to help with social distancing, we are asking everyone to sleep in their own individual tents. If you have a tent for yourself please bring it (smaller tents are preferred!) If you do not have a tent, the Gathering can provide one for you! In the registration form, there is an area where you can indicate if you need a tent, or if you are bringing your own. Siblings of the same sex may share a tent (i.e. sisters can share, brothers can share).

What precautions are you taking in light of COVID19?

- All students will go through a health screening at check in before getting on the bus including temperature check.
- Students will be sleeping in individual tents. No sharing unless it is with a sibling of the same sex.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available around camp and will wash hands before being served dinner.
- Students will be required to wear masks during the following times:
o   On the bus ride to and from the river
o   While inside (i.e. in the snack shop)
o   When outside and social distancing is not possible (i.e. standing in line for food)


What if my student has dietary restrictions/allergies?

There is a portion of the registration form where you can tell us about any dietary restrictions/allergies. We can accommodate most dietary needs. If your dietary needs require you to bring your own food, please contact us at krista.gonzales@shadowmountain.org.


What if my student has a medical condition/takes medication daily?

There is a portion of the registration where you can explain any medical condition or medication your student needs. At check in, you will need to turn in any medication to the nurse and fill out a medication form explaining when the student needs to take it, and the dosage.


Will there be a nurse present?

We will have a nurse on site with us. This nurse will be responsible for handing out medication turned in by the students or remedies for minor injuries (sunburns, scrapes, etc.) They will also be the first responder in the unlikely case of a medical emergency.


What activities will be available? What is the cost for each activity?

There are several things to do during free time both in water and on land. All of these activities are included at no cost to the students, except for jewelry making.

Water Activities
-  Wake boarding
-  Tubing
-  River float
-  Beach

Land Activities
-  Archery
-  Volleyball
-  Board games
-  Lawn games (can jam, cornhole, football, etc.)
-  Painting
-  Jewelry making

Contact Information:
Krista Gonzales