Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have camping/rafting experience to participate?
No. Our trips are designed and be customized to accommodate any fitness level or limitation; no experience is necessary. As with any outdoor sport or adventure activity, rafting has it’s potential inherent risks. The ability to self-ambulate on sand and uneven terrain is mandatory for extended-day River Adventures.
What should I do if I'm nervous/anxious about spending a week with people I don't know, doing an activity/sport I've never done, in a place where I've never been before?
Our culture is all about compassion and kindness. Everyone will come with different levels of experience – our staff will embrace you where you are.
Will I be safe?
River Discovery contracts with a licensed outfitter to provide professional guides and high-quality rafting and camping equipment including a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for all passengers.

A safe and fulfilling adventure is a top priority so we bring along professional medical and mental health volunteers on all of our multi-day trips.

I have dietary needs - how do you meet them?
Participants are able to provide dietary requirements and preferences that are taken into consideration during menu planning. Most meals are served “build your own” style to avoid cross contamination and allow inclination to be met.
I live outside of Idaho. Can I still participate?
YES. Our trips are NOT limited to people who live in Idaho. However, we are not able to cover the costs for participants to travel to get to our adventures. We will help coordinate travel and places to stay once in Idaho.
Do I need permission from my doctor to participate?
If you have been diagnosed with cancer a Provider Medical Evaluation form is required with your registration paperwork.
Can I participate in more than one adventure?

Adventures are once in a lifetime experiences. Therefore, we encourage you to apply every year for any trips you have not yet had the opportunity to participate in.  Please do not reapply if you have already been on a trip.
We encourage you to participate in our alumni events as much as possible.

Do I get to bring my family with me?

We have created different adventures. Some you can bring your family with you, others are designed for you and a co-survivor, and our main trip is for survivors only.   Each adventure identifies the specifics for who can go on the trip.

What if I cannot afford the travel and supplies for the trip?

Please do not let finances hinder your ability to apply for any of our adventures.  Our team works very hard to work together to ensure that finances are not a hinderance to participation in any of our adventures.  Reach out to discuss financial aid options.

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River Discovery

PO Box 8336
Boise, ID 83707

   :   (208) 303-0040