SLAMMED (TN) (July 11-15, 2018)


ADVENTURE
3.5  (TOUGH+)
RUGGED
5.0
$199+

2018 SLAMMED Adventure Trip
(23rd Annual!!)
July 11-15, 2018 (Wed-Sun) - Tellico Plains, TN








SLAMMED Online Payment Options
(3% "Tax" added when paying online to cover PayPal fees)



- TRIP SUMMARY -
Get SLAMMED with non-stop adventures by GTD!


ANNUAL SLAMMED ADVENTURE TRIP

SLAMMED is GTD's original favorite. This is the Adventure Trip that started it all! SLAMMED is the first trip (and only trip) offered by GTD in 1996 and God used it to give birth to our full time year-round ministry today (ALL glory to God!).

Over the course of 5 days GTD slams you with several heart-pounding adrenaline-pumping adventures that will exhilarate you to the core! In our time together we will travel to Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee to go camping, rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting, waterfall sliding, hiking, and cliff jumping. Now you see why we call it SLAMMED!

We will set up our base camp in an amazingly beautiful national forest and visit nearby waterfalls!!! We will chase after all of these adventures as we explore the majesty of God's creation. And that's not even the best part, we will also explore the majesty of God's presence through daily devotions, praise & worship, and nightly challenges from the Bible as we hang out around the camp fire.

SLAMMED will challenge you and potentially change your life as you grow closer to God, make new friends, encounter & overcome fears, and engage in some of the most outrageous adventures of your life! Instead of getting so busy that you feel crammed, take 5 days to jump start your life by getting SLAMMED!



- SLAMMED  HIGHLIGHT  VIDEO -
Check out this SLAMMED promo video!




- EVENT DETAILS -
The Specifics


 EVENT: 
  • Annual SLAMMED Adventure Trip (TN)
 DATE(S): 
  • July 11-15, 2018 (Wed-Sun) (5 Days / 4 Nights)
 COST: 

BUY NOW; PAY LATER! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH!
While we don't encourage debt we do encourage wise budgeting. PayPal Credit (formerly known as "Bill Me Later") allows you to buy your trip today and then gives you 6 months to pay it off with NO interest. But make sure you pay it off by the deadline or else you will get charged with 6 months of back interest! This option is only available when you pay online through PayPal.
  • $199/person
  • Optional White Water Rafting = $40/person (this is optional)
  • Optional Transportation x 5 Days = $75/person (this is optional). GTD will supply transportation from the Tampa Bay area to Tellico Plains, TN and to all activity destinations, as well as the return trip back home for an additional fee of $75/person to help cover the rental & fuel expenses.
 TO REGISTER (2 STEP PROCESS): 
  • STEP 1: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER!! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
  • STEP 2: PAY FOR THE EVENT. Select one of our payment options to lock in your spot.
 START TIME AT CAMPSITE: 
  • 5pm (This is the starting time on the first day at the campsite)
 ENDING TIME AT CAMPSITE: 
  • 9:30am (This is the ending time on the last day at the campsite)
 LOCATION, MAP, & GPS COORDINATES: 
  • SLAMMED LOCATION: Tellico Plains, TN (Cherokee National Forest)
  • SLAMMED CAMPSITE: McNabb Creek Group Campsite (Click here for MAP)
  • GPS: 35°19.648'N; 84°07.772'W
 HIGHLIGHT PICTURES: 
  • CLICK HERE to view highlight pictures from past SLAMMED trips
 MIN. PEOPLE: 
  • 10
 MAX. PEOPLE: 
  • 60
 AGE RANGE: 
  • 12 & older (15 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
 CANCEL DATE (if minimum amt of people do not register for this event)
  • No Cancel Date!
 TRANSPORTATION: 
  • Carpool (Transportation through GTD can be reserved for additional fee)
 DEPARTURE INFO
  • MEET-UP SPOTS: There are 2 different meet-up locations to choose from. Meet at one of these locations on the first day of the trip. GTD does not organize carpools, but can supply transportation for an additional fee. We will have a representative at each meet-up location to help coordinate the convoy =). Please be 15 minutes early!!
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  1. Largo, FL at 5:00AM: Meet at Smiley's Coffeehouse 12685 Ulmerton Rd, Largo Florida 33774 (First Baptist of Indian Rocks). Meet in the rear lot of Smiley's. (Click here for map)
  2. Base Camp at 5:00PM: Meet at Campsite; Cherokee National Forest - Tellico Plains, TN (GPS: 35°19.648'N; 84°07.772'W) (Click here for map)
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  • Park at own risk! GTD CAN NOT GUARANTEE VEHICLE SAFETY AT ANY LOCATION!
 RETURN INFO
  • RETURNING ON THE LAST NIGHT: Our goal is to return back to Wesley Chapel around 8pm and Largo around 9pm. These are goals. Many factors can influence the return time. The ride home is part of the journey so stay flexible and enjoy the adventure.
 SAMPLE AGENDA OVERVIEW (subject to change)

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
Depart from Home
Restaurant Meals
Set-Up Camp
Dinner at Camp
Impact point
Campfire
Breakfast
Morning Devos
Rock Climbing
Lunch
Rappelling
Dinner
Impact point
Campfire
Breakfast
Morning Devos
Rafting
Lunch
Free Time
Dinner
Impact point
Outdoor Movie
Breakfast
Morning Devos
Cliff Jumping
Lunch
Waterfall Slide
Dinner
Impact point
Campfire
Breakfast
Break Camp
Depart Camp
Restaurant Meals
Return Home

 MEAL(S): 
  • Our participants love our meals. They're not your typical camp meals... they are so much better! The following menu is an example of what you may find on a GTD Adventure Trip: 
  • BREAKFAST: Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs w/ Biscuits & Gravy, Cereal, Fruit & Bagels 
  • LUNCH: Pizza Quesadillas!!, Sandwiches & Chips, Hamburgers 
  • DINNER: Tacos, Fajitas, Chicken Fettucine Alfredo, Spaghetti
  • DRINKS: Lemonade, Water 
  • We don't supply a lot of snacks so bring them if you need them. Participants are usually very hungry after each major activity.
  • If you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs we will try to accommodate, but we need to know in advance (you may want to bring a few supplemental meals).
 WHAT IS INCLUDED: 
  • Full time guides, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, swimming holes & waterfall slide, additional campsite activities, all activity equipment & gear, accommodations, up to 11 meals, transportation opportunity (extra fee), white water rafting opportunity (additional fee), devotions & spiritual emphasis, free online event pictures, and a lifelong God-awesome memory!
 WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: 
  • Additional snacks, individual sleeping bags, water bottles, meals during transit, items listed on checklist (see below).
 REQUIRED WAIVERS: 
 PAYMENT OPTIONS: 
  • GTD events can be paid for with cash, checks, or debit / credit cards.
  • To pay online with a debit or credit card scroll to the Pay Now button on this link (3% "Tax" added when paying online to cover PayPal fees).
  • Send checks to the mailing address on the Contact link.
  • Bring cash payments to the GTD office (call ahead before coming).
 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: 
  • GTD: 727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)
  • CHEROKEE NATIONAL FOREST: 423-253-8400 (Ranger Station)


- ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES -
Can you tell me a little more about the activities we will be doing?


ABOUT WHITE WATER RAFTING
Ocoee River - Middle Section
(Most popular river in the United States!)

The Ocoee River is the most popular whitewater rivers in the nation. No other river in the east offers the degree of challenge and consistent water flow that is found here. In fact, the Ocoee has been rated one of the ten best whitewater rivers in the country by Canoe Magazine. It has been chosen as the site of national whitewater championships on several occasions as well as home of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater competition. The Ocoee River is dam-controlled, so even in the driest months the water levels stay constant. You'll not only enjoy the thrill and excitement of America's favorite and most popular whitewater adventure, but you'll also enjoy a trip through the beautiful and dramatic Ocoee Gorge in the Cherokee National Forest. The Ocoee River offers two different sections of the river, the Upper Section and the Middle Section. On this trip your group will be doing the Middle Section.
  
The Middle Section: This section will thrill you from launch to takeout. You'll feel the excitement as you enter a 5 mile journey with over 20 continuous Class III and IV Rapids that drops an exhilarating 260 feet from start to finish.

TOTAL TRIP LENGTH:  5 Miles; 2-3 Hrs (includes transport time)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  Class III-IV; Intermediate+ (There is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY)
MINIMUM AGE:  12
REQUIREMENTS:  Fully enclosed shoes, watershoes or sandals with an ankle strap
ADDITIONAL COST:  $40/person





TOP ROPE ROCK CLIMBING: Top-rope climbing is all about having fun and being as safe as possible. Top-roping is the safest form of climbing. It offers the rock climbing experience with all the rewards but minimal risks by allowing you to climb a rock face with the safety rope always anchored above you minimizing your falling distance to only inches or a few feet.


RAPPELLING: Rappelling is a controlled descent down a rock face using a rope and friction device for controlling the speed of the slide. While rock climbing is all about getting to the top, rappelling is all about getting down safely. While rock climbing supplies the climber with a since of satisfaction, rappelling is all about adrenaline & excitement.


WATERFALL SLIDE: This will be one of the most exciting adventures of the trip as we visit a nearby waterfall slide. We will spend several hours sliding over a 10' waterfall & jumping off 20' & 40' cliffs... as well as jumping off a nearby bridge into the cool water below!



- BASE CAMP -
What can I expect the campsite to be like?

For TEAM GTD, assembling a Base Camp is more than just randomly setting up a few tents, chairs and a mess hall. We want to create an environment that you love. We want to create a Base Camp that is inviting & fun. We want your first impression of your Base Camp to be, "Wow! Sweet! I love hammocks! Who wants to play volleyball! You've got cots, cool! This place is awesome!" Those kind of responses are the kind of responses we get when we set up a Base Camp The GTD Way. The GTD Way is deliberate, creative, functional and fun. Our objective is to create a temporary playground that promotes spiritual growth, recreation, community, sound sleep, physical renewal, outdoor dining, fun times, adequate hygiene and warmth while preserving a feel of being in God's amazing creation (which reveals the evidence of God). We hope you love it as much as we do!




- CHECKLIST -
What you should bring.

SLAMMED ADVENTURE TRIP CHECKLIST

 MANDATORY GEAR: 
[  ]  "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
[  ]  Sleeping Bag
[  ]  Pillow
[  ]  Flashlight w/ New Batteries
[  ]  2 Water Bottles
[  ]  Sunglasses
[  ]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[  ]  Poncho (everyone must have)
[  ]  2 Plastic Bags (wet clothes)
[  ]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[  ]  Insect Repellent
[  ]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
[  ]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[  ]  SIGNED WHITE WATER RAFTING WAIVER (if you are rafting)
[  ]  GTD WAIVER (Filled out and SIGNED prior to participating!)

 OPTIONAL GEAR: 
[  ]  Camera
[  ]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[  ]  Extra Money

 GENERAL CLOTHING: 
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying.
[  ]  Activity Shorts
[  ]  Activity Shirts
[  ]  Sweatshirt
[  ]  Seasonal Jacket
[  ]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[  ]  Activity Shoes
[  ]  Sandals / Flops
[  ]  Shade Hat
[  ]  Swimsuit(s) & Towel
[  ]  Socks
[  ]  Underwear

[  ]  Note: If you are white water rafting then you must wear shoes (or sandals with ankle straps)

 TOILETRIES: 
Toilets & showers will be available.
[  ]  Wash Cloth
[  ]  Towel
[  ]  Biodegradable Soap
[  ]  Biodegradable Shampoo
[  ]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[  ]  Toothbrush
[  ]  Toothpaste
[  ]  Deodorant (please bring!)
[  ]  Brush / Comb
[  ]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[  ]  Razor
[  ]  Shaving Cream

**DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables**