Chattooga river rafting and Ziplining Agenda

Chattooga River rafting and zip-lining Agenda

Faculty members on the 2020 trip:
Cost: $515

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

Time                                                                        Activity

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 Hartness Pavillon
8 pm Return to Furman

Day 2, August 18th

Time                                                                                               Activity

6:45 am Load vans for breakfast (chapel)
7:15 am Breakfast – Tommy’s Ham House (864.242.6099)
9:00 am Depart for The Gorge
11:00 am The Gorge Zipline Course in Saluda, NC
5:30 pm Dinner at Green River Bar-B-Q in Saluda, NC
7:00 pm Drive to Franklin, NC Hampton Inn

Day 3, August 19th

Time                                                                                        Activity

7:00 am Breakfast at Hotel
8:00 am Load bus and drive to Chattooga Outpost
9:15 am Check-in for Rafting trip
9:45 am Raft section 4- Chattooga River
12:30 pm Lunch on the River
5:00 pm Dinner at Paisano’s
9:00 pm Arrive at Furman

Day 4, August 20th

Time                                               Activity

8:00 am Breakfast at Furman
9:00 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.

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.