SLAMMED (GA) Adv Trip (June 8-12, 2022)

  
- IMPORTANT -
- SMALL GROUPS ARE WELCOME, BUT
GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE PER GROUP -
 
ATTENDANCE UPDATE
(Last Updated: Nov 6, 2021 at 1:00pm):
Maximum Participants Allowed At This Campsite: 25
Current # of Participants Registered & Paid: 00
>>> AVAILABLE SPOTS: 25 <<<



ADVENTURE
3.5  (TOUGH+)
RUGGED
5.0
$26+

2022 SLAMMED Adventure Trip
(27th Annual!!)
June 8-12, 2022 (Wed-Sun) - Lakemont, GA










ONLINE PAYMENT LINK COMING AFTER THE ANUAL BANQUET

(3% "Tax" added when paying online to cover PayPal fees)



- TRIP SUMMARY -
Get SLAMMED with non-stop God-Awesome 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 Chattahoochee National Forests in northeastern Georgia to do activities such as camping, rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting, hiking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and waterfall sliding. 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 jammed, take 5 days to jump start your life by getting SLAMMED!



- SLAMMED  HIGHLIGHT  VIDEO -
Check out this SLAMMED promo video!
 
(locations and activities vary from year to year)
     
  
- EVENT DETAILS -
The Specifics


 
 EVENT: 
  • Annual SLAMMED Adventure Trip (GA)
 DATE(S): 
  • June 8-12, 2022 (Wed-Sun) (5 Days / 4 Nights)
 COST: 
  • REG = $200/person  NOW: $26/person!! (Special "26 Years of Ministry" Price!)
  • OPTIONAL ADD-ON: White Water Rafting x 7 hrs (Chattooga River Section 4) = Add $110/person 
 ADVENTURES (ALL ACTIVITIES ARE OPTIONAL): 
  • Camping
  • White Water Rafting (extra fee)
  • Rock Climbing or Rappelling
  • Waterfall Sliding
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Team Sports & Camp Games
  • Possible Paddleboarding and/or Canoeing
  • Campfire & S'mores
  • Outdoor Movie
  • More
 TO REGISTER (2 STEP PROCESS): 
 START TIME AT CAMPSITE: 
  • 5pm (This is the official starting time on the first day at the campsite)
    • Early Check-In begins at Noon. Feel free to arrive to camp early. You'll have access to camping gear & supplies, but will be responsible for your own meals and entertainment until the official event begins.
 ENDING TIME AT CAMPSITE: 
  • Noon (This is the ending time on the last day at the campsite)
    • Our group campground reservation ends at Noon. All tents, gear, & equipment must be packed up and the site must be vacated by noon.
 LOCATION, MAP, & GPS COORDINATES: 
  • SLAMMED LOCATION: Lakemont, GA (Chattahoochee National Forests)
    • CAMPSITE: Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area - GROUP CAMPSITE (Loop 2)
    • Group Site is at the top of the hill past Angel Falls Trailhead & beyond Campsites #72-76
    • The Group Campsite is sometimes referred to as Pear Tree Hill Group Campground
    • ADDRESS: 5315 Lake Rabun Rd, Lakemont, GA 30552
    • GPS: 34°45.527'N, 83°28.353'W
    • PRINTABLE MAP 
  • DIRECTION NOTE 1: The last 5+ miles to camp is along Lake Rabun Road. This road is very narrow with a lot of curves. Cell phone coverage is spotty. It is very easy to miss the campground entrance. Lake Rabun Beach Area is across the street from Loop 1 of the campground. The Group Campsite is within Loop 2 (which is separate and can't be accessed from Loop 1). Loop 2 is 1/2 mile northeast from Lake Rabun Beach.
  • DIRECTION NOTE 2: If pulling a trailer, the National Forest Service recommends the following route: Go west on Hwy 76 in Clayton, GA for 7 miles; turn left on Charlie Mtn Road and drive 3.5 miles; turn right on Bridge Creek Road and drive 2 miles; turn left on Seed Lake Road / Burton Dam Road and drive 5.4 miles (at the 4.4 mile mark this becomes Lake Rabun Rd). The campground will be on your left. *This route will add up to an hour to your driving time.
 ADDITIONAL CAMPSITES  /  RV SITES  /  LAKE HOUSE RENTALS: 
  • NOTE: FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST THERE ARE SEPARATE NEARBY CAMPSITES THAT YOU CAN RESERVE IN ADVANCE FOR RV's or PULL BEHIND CAMPERS or ADDITIONAL TENT CAMPING. Only tent camping for up to 25 people is allowed at the group campsite. 
    • To reserve a separate campsite for an RV, pull-behind camper, or additional tent camping spot(s) then go online to www.recreation.gov and search for Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area ... 
    • SEPARATE RV & TENT CAMPSITES CLOSEST TO THE GROUP CAMPSITE ARE:
      • SITE #'s: 65, 64, 63, 62, 61 (Cost is $35 per site per night. These sites include electricity & water hook-ups) (Up to 5 people allowed per site) (Reserve online at recreation.gov)
      • SITE #'s: 76, 75, 74, 73, 72 (Cost is $24 per site per night. These sites DO NOT include electricity or water hook-ups) (Up to 5 people allowed per site) (These sites CANNOT BE RESERVED ONLINE OR IN ADVANCE. They are First-Come First-Serve Sites, but are usually available. GTD can help you with these sites after we arrive to the group campsite.) (Read more details about these sites at recreation.gov)
  • NOTE: There are several nearby lake houses & cabin rentals for those who don't want to campout in tents. If interested you can reserve these online on your own. Use "Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area" in Lakemont, GA when searching for nearby accommodations. 
 HIGHLIGHT PICTURES: 
  • CLICK HERE to view highlight pictures from past SLAMMED trips
 MIN. PEOPLE: 
  • 10
 MAX. PEOPLE: 
  • 25
 AGE RANGE: 
  • No age limit... this is like a family reunion! =)
  • IMPORTANT: All minors (17 & under) must be accompanied by a responsible adult 21 years old or older! (Such as a parent, aunt, uncle, family friend, youth pastor, etc)
 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
  • Carpool on your own 
 DEPARTURE INFO
  • N/A
 RETURN INFO
  • N/A
 SAMPLE AGENDA OVERVIEW (subject to change)

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
Drive to Campsite
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
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, Gatorade, 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 gluten free, a vegetarian, or have special dietary needs we try to have some alternative options, but you will want to bring some supplemental meals. We aren't able to prepare for all of the various and numerous dietary needs we encounter each trip.
 WHAT IS INCLUDED: 
  • Full time guides, rock climbing OR rappelling, hiking, swimming holes, waterfall slide, possible stand-up paddleboarding OR possible canoeing, additional campsite activities, all activity equipment & gear, accommodations, tents, cots (or air mattresses), up to 11 meals, white water rafting opportunity (additional fee), morning devotions, nightly spiritual emphasis, free downloadable event pictures, and a lifelong God-awesome memory!
 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: 
  • Transportation, parking fees where applicable, special dietary meals, additional snacks, individual sleeping bags, water bottles, meals during transit, items listed on checklist (see below).
 REQUIRED WAIVERS: 
  • *NOTE: Any participant under 18 must also have their parent / guardian sign each waiver.
  • *IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE COMPLETE ALL WAIVERS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
  • GTD Waiver 
  • White Water Rafting Waiver (coming soon)
 PAYMENT OPTIONS: 
  • GTD events can be paid for with Cash, Checks, Debit / Credit Cards, Venmo, & PayPal.
  • To pay online through PayPal and/or with a debit or credit card scroll up to the payment button on this link (3% "Tax" added when paying online to cover PayPal & credit card fees).
  • Venmo (@GTDADVENTURES): https://venmo.com/u/GTDADVENTURES
  • Send checks to the mailing address on the Contact link.
  • Bring cash payments with you to the event.
 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?
   
 
WHITE WATER RAFTING

Chattooga River - Section 4
("The Beast of The Southeast!")

 
  


Here's what Southeastern Expedition has to say about rafting Section 4 of the Chattooga 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! ...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:  $110/person

(This picture: GTD's original recon trip down Section 4 of the Chattooga River in 1993)
(Bryan Milbourn, 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 into a gorge 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!



THE HIKE TO SLIDING ROCK IS A STRENUOUS ADVENTURE IN ITSELF...






HERE'S A FUN VIDEO FROM OUR NEARBY SWIMMING LAKE...

a short hike from camp is a wonderful swimming lake with a platform
 
 

 
AAAAAAAAAND, WE CAN'T FORGET GOATS ON THE ROOF & ICE CREAM!!




- 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**



SLAMM'N SINCE 1996 -
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SLAMMED 2007 (NC & TN)

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SLAMMED 2021 (NC)
  
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