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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed through the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for details; you will be given payment instructions after you sign up. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

Surf & Turf Weekend

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Eagle Ranch
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 4 2007, Sat, May 5 2007, Sun, May 6 2007  8:00 pm >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 5:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 21 2007 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
Gary Babiarz
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Member Cost:$115.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:42
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 33 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Are you ready for a weekend adventure of White Water Rafting and Horse Back Riding? Then come join us for our Second Annual AOC Surf & Turf Weekend. Last year’s event was so much fun that we have decided to do it again this year. The good folks at Eagle Ranch will be our hosts and outfitter as we enjoy the weekend in the beautiful mountains of Copperhill, Tennessee. The fun begins as soon as you arrive on Friday, so be looking forward to sharing your evening with good company and good food while relaxing around a large outdoor fire circle. A night hike up to Ice Mountain, which is located on the property, is optional if some folks are up for it (1 mile hike). On Saturday, we’ll of course begin with breakfast and then at 11 am will meet back at the Pavilion for a short safety talk before we are shuttled off to “ride the rapids” down the world-famous Ocoee River, which offers continuous Class III-IV action. Once we arrive back at Eagle Ranch, you’ll have some down time in the late afternoon and some activities they have to offer include: volleyball, hiking trails, horse shoes, and road/mountain biking trails in the immediate area. Bring your own bikes if you want to ride. Eagle Ranch has a total of 120 acres to be explored. Sunday will bring a guided Trail Ride on Horseback in the Cohutta Wilderness offered by Adventure Trail Rides. Both Friday and Saturday nights we’ll have use of a large outdoor fire circle to relax and enjoy. We will also have use of the Pavilion area and this is where we will prepare all of our meals and eat together as a group (just like we do on AOC Camping Trips). Your meals will include: Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast.

Please note: You will have a choice of either staying in the bunk houses or pitching a tent. The bunk houses and bath house building with hot showers are located approximately 300 feet from the tent camping and fire circle area. The tent camping area is very spacious and open. It’s great to have choices and last year it was a fairly equal number between the folks who stayed in the bunks and the folks who tent camped.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Sleeping bag (tent camping or staying in the bunks)
Pillow, top sheet, blanket (needed for the bunks unless you bring a sleeping bag)
Bathing suit or shorts for rafting (jeans aren’t recommended)
Old tennis shoes/water shoes/ sturdy sandals such as Tevas for rafting
Change of clothes and clothes for sitting around the fire circle
Long Pants for horseback riding on Sunday
Personal items/Toiletries
Towels (don’t forgot a towel for rafting too)
Hiking shoes
Camp Chair
Beverage(s) of choice
Snacks (if you feel you need snack(s) in between meals)
Lightweight jacket/sweater (in case of a cool night)
Rain Poncho

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Copperhill, TN 8:00 p.m. at Eagle Ranch From I-285 / I-75 Intersection – Go North on I-75 to I-575 North. Follow I-575 North into the mountains. I-575 will turn into the divided four lane Hwy 515. Drive Hwy 515 all the way to Blue Ridge, GA. At the intersection of HWY 515 and Hwy 5 at Blue Ridge, turn left onto Hwy 5 going North. Stay on Hwy 5, going through McCaysville, GA until it dead ends into Hwy 68. Turn left onto Hwy 68. Drive on Hwy 68 through Copperhill, TN until you reach Hwy 64. Turn right (east) onto Hwy 64 going towards Murphy, NC. Go exactly 3 miles until you see a blue highway sign that reads, “Eagle Ranch – Rafting Horses” on your right. The sign will direct you to the left across the highway. Follow Eagle Ranch signs (some may be low to the ground) 2.5 miles down the little country road into Eagle Ranch.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):50Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 5:00 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $20.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Are Dogs Permitted? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes.

NOTE: Please be considerate of others. If you sign-up and cannot attend, please e-mail the trip leader, so others that may be on a waiting list may attend.

E-mail the trip leader to be put on a waiting list if the trip is at the max number of attendees.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$115.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$115.00/Person
Cost Includes:$115.00 per person, which includes your White Water Rafting, Horse Back riding, all of your meals and your stay at Eagle Ranch.

$50.00 deposit due within 10 days of sign-up to guarantee your place on the trip. Cancel before 4/21/07 and $40.00/$105.00 is refundable less $10. Cancel on or after 4/21/07 and $40.00/$105.00 is non-refundable unless you replace yourself on the trip. Balance of payment is due on 4/21/07.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Sat, Apr 21 2007.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.