SLAMMED (NC) (June 30 - July 4, 2021)

  
  
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2021 SLAMMED Adventure Trip
(Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry!)
June 30 - July 4, 2021 (Wed-Sun) - Brevard, NC



(2006 Adventure Trip: Sliding over Turtleback Falls in NC)





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- TRIP SUMMARY -
Get SLAMMED with non-stop adventures by GTD!
   
(Group Picture from Original SLAMMED Adventure Trip in 1996)
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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 Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina to go camping, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, waterfall sliding, hiking, cliff jumping and more. 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!
  

(locations and activities in video may differ slightly from this year's event)
 
 
- SLAMMED  HIGHLIGHT  VIDEO -
Check out this GOD-AWESOME promo video!
    
 (locations and activities in video may differ slightly from this year's event)

 
- EVENT DETAILS -
The Specifics
   
(Group Picture from SLAMMED 2001 at Rainbow Falls in NC)



 EVENT: 
  • Annual SLAMMED Adventure Trip (NC)
 DATE(S): 
  • June 30 - July 4, 2021 (Wed-Sun) (5 Days / 4 Nights)
 COST: 
  • Adventure Trip x 5 Days = $25/person (Regularly $199/person) Celebrating 25 Years!!!
  • Optional White Water Rafting = $50/person (this is optional)
 TO REGISTER (2 STEP PROCESS): 
 START TIME AT CAMPSITE: 
  • 5pm (This is the 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: 
  • LOCATION: Brevard, NC (Pisgah National Forest)
  • CAMPSITE: Kuykendall Group Campsite (Click here for MAP)
  • GPS: 35°12.807'N, 82°47.132'W
  • **NOTE: THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM AT THIS CAMPSITE FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 RV's or PULL BEHIND CAMPERS. There is no electricity, dump station, or water hook-up's so you will need to be self sufficient. Let us know if you're interested.
  • **NOTE: There are several good hotels in Brevard as well as house & cabin rentals for those who don't want to campout in tents.
 HIGHLIGHT PICTURES: 
  • CLICK HERE to view highlight pictures from past SLAMMED trips
 MIN. PEOPLE: 
  • 10
 MAX. PEOPLE: 
  • 50
 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: 
  • Carpool
  • SPECIAL NOTE: There is a creek crossing approximately 20 feet wide. Use caution! During heavy rains, the creek will rise and can temporarily make crossing impossible. Always, use caution when crossing the creek. Proceed at your own risk.
 DEPARTURE INFO
  • N/A
 RETURN INFO
  • N/A
 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
Waterfall Slide
Lunch
Cliff Jumping
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, cliff jumping, & waterfall slide, 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 IS NOT INCLUDED: 
  • Parking fees where applicable, 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, 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)
  • PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST: 828-877-3265 (Ranger Station)


- ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES -
Can you tell me a little more about the activities we will be doing?
 
 (Picture from original recon trip in 1994 preparing for a future ministry called "GTD")
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ABOUT THIS YEAR'S WHITE WATER RAFTING
The French Broad River

The French Broad River is a FUN river made up of several class 2-3 rapids. It flows thru the heart of Pisgah National Forest. There are wide open channels, beautiful mountain vistas, & fun splashy rapids. The 5 mile half-day trip includes extra time to play as we leap into the river at Jump Rock and swim at Swimmers Rapid!! 

**NOTE: For more experienced rafters or for those who want to increase the adventure level you may want to consider guiding yourself down this river along side of the rafts on an inflatable individual kayak (aka "funyak" or "duckie") (if available). The cost is the same amount as rafting, but it's dependent on good weather and that decision is made on the day of our trip by the rafting company. Up to 30 "duckies" may be available on a first-come first-serve basis. If we do have more participants who want to use duckies on the river than there are available duckies then we will share the available duckies by taking turns doing half the river in rafts and half the river in duckies.

TOTAL TRIP LENGTH:  5 Miles (3 Hours)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  Class II-III; Beginner/Intrm (There is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY)
MINIMUM AGE:  8
REQUIREMENTS:  Fully enclosed shoes, watershoes or sandals with an ankle strap
ADDITIONAL COST:  $50/person
**NOTE: Restrooms & Changing Areas will be available at the NOC Rafting Outpost



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. Rock climbing supplies the climber with a since of satisfaction, but rappelling is all about adrenaline & excitement.
   
  
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.


WATERFALL SLIDE & CLIFF JUMPING: This may be the most exciting adventure of the trip as we hike in 1.5 miles to Turtleback Falls! You'll love it as you slide 15' over a smooth turtle shell shaped rock into a pool of water below. Then it's on to a 25' cliff jump into the deep water beside the majestic 200' Rainbow Falls! The total hike is 3 miles round-trip.


POSSIBLE NIGHT SLIDE AT SLIDING ROCK: This 60-foot flat natural waterslide is fueled by 11,000 gallons of water flowing down the rock each minute, creating a one-of-a-kind thrill. Sliders line up to ride the water down the sloping boulder into an 8' deep pool then swim a few strokes, get out, hike up, and do it all over again. We may do a "night slide" if we have time.


(Picture from atop the TN rock climbing spot on the original SLAMMED Adventure Trip in 1996)


- 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: 
[  ]  Small Lightweight "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!)
[  ]  SEE ALL WAIVERS IN THE "REQUIRED WAIVERS" SECTION ABOVE

 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
[  ]  Modest 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**


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