SLAMMED (GA) Adv Trip (July 10-14, 2019)


ADVENTURE
3.5  (TOUGH+)
RUGGED
5.0
$124+

2019 SLAMMED Adventure Trip (24th Annual!!)
July 10-14, 2019 (Wed-Sun) - Lakemont, GA









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 (GA)
 DATE(S): 
  • July 10-14, 2019 (Wed-Sun) (5 Days / 4 Nights)
 COST: 
  • $124/person
  • OPTIONAL White Water Rafting = Add $100/person  
 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: Lakemont, GA (Chattahoochee National Forests)
  • CAMPSITE: Pear Tree Hill Group Campsite (part of Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area)  |  5315 Lake Rabun Rd, Lakemont, GA 30552
 HIGHLIGHT PICTURES: 
  • CLICK HERE to view highlight pictures from past SLAMMED trips
 MIN. PEOPLE: 
  • 10
 MAX. PEOPLE: 
  • 60
 AGE RANGE: 
  • All Ages (17 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
 CANCEL DATE (if minimum amt of people do not register for this event)
  • No Cancel Date!
 TRANSPORTATION: 
  • GTD does not supply transportation for this event
 DEPARTURE INFO
  • TBD
  • 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 isn't able to organize carpools.
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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. 
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  • Park at own risk! GTD CAN NOT GUARANTEE VEHICLE SAFETY AT ANY LOCATION!
 RETURN INFO
  • RETURNING ON THE LAST NIGHT: Just a reminder that each individual is responsible for transportation home. Many factors can influence your 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
ACTIVITY
Lunch
ACTIVITY
Dinner
Impact point
Campfire
Breakfast
Morning Devos
ACTIVITY
Lunch
ACTIVITY
Dinner
Impact point
Outdoor Movie
Breakfast
Morning Devos
ACTIVITY
Lunch
ACTIVITY
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, white water rafting opportunity (additional fee), devotions & spiritual emphasis, free online event pictures, and a lifelong God-awesome memory!
 WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: 
  • Transportation, additional snacks, individual sleeping bags / bedding / pillow, 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.
  • Call the GTD office to arrange cash payments
 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: 
  • GTD: 727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)
  • Chattooga River Ranger District (Lakemont, GA): 706-754-6221
  • Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area: 706-782-6798


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


ABOUT WHITE WATER RAFTING
Chatooga River - Section 4
("The Beast of The Southeast!")

Here's what Southeastern Expedition has to say about rafting Section 4 of the Chatooga River:

"If you’re ready to “graduate” to the more advanced GA white water rafting experience, the seven-hour excursion down Section IV is the ultimate Chattooga River white water rafting experience for anyone age 12 or older!

Forget standing for an hour just to follow the herd onto a 50 second ride. You know what the masses don’t. You smile more riding Section IV.

These are the most intense rapids east of the Mississippi. That means if you’re not near the Mississippi or the Colorado rivers, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better ride than what we offer you at Southeastern.

The climax of the trip is towards the end as the rafts plunge down the notorious Five Falls and Soc-em-Dog. This trip is built for adventurers and thrill seekers. It’s a 7 hour trip and you’ll get to paddle it all. You just need to be 12 years old or older."

TOTAL TRIP LENGTH:  7 Hrs (includes transport time)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  Class III-V; Intermediate+ (There is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY)
MINIMUM AGE:  12
REQUIREMENTS:  Fully enclosed shoes, watershoes or sandals with an ankle strap
ADDITIONAL COST:  $100/person

(This picture: GTD's original recon trip down Section 4 of the Chattooga River in 1993)
(Bryan Milborne, Marc Ebby, Thomas McCormick, Doug Garner, & the Rafting Guide)



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 hike down to a nearby natural waterfall slide. We will spend several hours taking turns sliding down an amazing waterfall, swimming in the cool water, and laying back drying out on warm rocks! It's an unforgettable day of God-awesome fun!



- 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 / Bedding
[  ]  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**