This Wednesday, June 27th, we will leave after morning swim practice. However, morning practice will be abbreviated. The team will only practice from 8 – 9:00am with all age groups attending at that time. Hopefully we can get on the road by 9:15-9:30am. It should take a little less than 1 hour to get there but I’d like to have at least 1 1/2 to be sure.
We will rent tubes from Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (formerly Butt’s Tubes) in Purcellville, VA (located at the northern tip of Loudoun County, 15 miles northwest of Purcellville, Virginia. They are 4 miles from the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park in West Virginia, and less than a ½ mile from the Potomac River.):
The cost will be $28 including the user fee and tax. We may be eligible for a group discount of $2/person depending on how many people end up going. In the past, we have used the discount to purchase ice cream for everyone after the trip. We will do the same if we have extra money.
Everyone will need to pack a lunch and every kid will need to have a parent or adult responsible for him/her. If possible, each adult will bring along some snacks (in Ziploc bags would be best since they might fall in the river) to share.
We will eat a picnic lunch when we arrive and need to check in 30 minutes early for an orientation before the Tubing Trip – which will begin by 12noon, possibly earlier.
The tubing trip will run for approx. 1.5 – 2 hours with the return shuttle no later than 2:00pm. After getting organized etc I estimate that we will be home by 3 – 3:15pm. We will have several cars so if someone needs to be home more quickly, one car can take off before the others.
Your tuber will need:
- $28 cash
- bathing suit
- clothes to change into (optional)
- Completed and signed Release Form
I know that some swimmers/divers have conflicts and will not be able to join us. Unfortunately with everyone’s different and busy summer schedules, this will always be the case. However, please do RSVP so we know how many people to expect. If this turns out to be a date with a lot of conflicts, we can try to look at other options.
Looking forward to a fun outing!
Next up……Bounce U on Thursday 7/5!
Tammi and Vicki
OFST Social Committee
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