Nantahala and Zipline Trip Agenda

Nantahala and Zipline Trip Agenda

Faculty members on the 2020 trip: TBD
Cost: $490

August 16th

Optional dinner with POP staff at 6 p.m. Dinner at a local restaurant in Downtown Greenville. Cost of student dinners will be covered. If families accompany their student, the cost of dinner is the responsibility of the family. Please call Owen McFadden at 864.294.2414 before August 10 if you wish to attend.

Day 1, August 17th


8:30 am-2:30 pm Check-in (North Village Building J). You are responsible for your own lunch.
3 pm Meet and mingle–Dining Hall steps
5 pm Dinner at Younts Center
8 pm Return to Furman

Day 2, August 18th


8:30 am Load bus for breakfast (Chapel)
8:45 am Breakfast – Tommy’s Ham House (864.242.6099)
10:15 am Depart for the Gorge
12 pm The Gorge Zipline Course, Saluda, NC
(828.749.2500) (Meredith/Katie)
5:30 pm Dinner- Green River Bar-B-Q – Saluda, NC
7 pm Drive to Franklin, NC- Hampton Inn- (828.369.0600)

Day 3, August 19th


7:15 am Breakfast at Hotel
8:15 am Load bus and drive to Nantahala Outdoor Center
9 am Check-in time for rafting trip
9:30 am Rafting trip (828.488.7212) (Lisa)
12:30 pm Lunch at Relia’s Garden
2 pm Duckey trip
5:45 pm Dinner-Bochelli’s
(828.456.4900) (Ellen/Amanda)
9 pm Arrive at Furman

Day 4, August 20th

Time Activity

8 am Breakfast at Furman
9 am College life begins

What to Bring for the Trip


Your zip line activity will take place rain or shine. A light rain jacket would be appropriate. Participation on the zip line course requires you to wear a harness. Shorts should be long enough to comfortably wear a harness. The activity takes place in the woods – bug spray is nice to have!


  • shorts (synthetic material is best – no jeans or sweats)
  • t-shirt to wear over bathing suit for the river
  • shoes that fasten securely (required)
  • extra clothes and shoes for the ride home
  • Sunscreen and a strap for glasses/sunglasses are very important.

If you want to bring a camera, a disposable one is recommended. Valuable cameras may get damaged or lost in the water. The rafting company will take a picture that can be purchased after the trip. The starting price is $15.00. The water temperature is 50 degrees. Rubber suits are provided by the company.

Emergency Numbers

Furman University Division of Student Life
Monday – Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Furman University Police (24 hour service)

Transportation from Greenville/Spartanburg Airport

Call Owen McFadden 864.294.2414 and give the airline, flight number, date and time of your arrival. Someone from Furman will meet you at the airport.