A Family Affair in the Water

No Cell Phones On the River

In a world that is so connected, it can be hard to find activities that can make kids and adults detach from their laptops and phones and reconnect with each other. So where does one look to see no electricity and wifi signals?

Mother Nature.

Specifically whitewater rafting in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. That's right. There are no recharge cords on the river, and you'll have a tough time getting any kind of data or cell phone reception while in a canyon. It's perfect.

Unplug and Reconnect

Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 spend nearly six hours a day on some form of an electronic device. Now more than ever it is important to prioritize making time for family activities that do not include phones, tablets or computers. Kids need to be reminded there is an entire world they need to experience, and Idaho has a plethora of wilderness for just that purpose.

A Family That Plays Together Stays Together

When you're out on the river, you need to work as a family to make the right corners of certain rapids. That takes communication and trust, two very important cornerstones of maintaining a strong family bond.

Now that it is late Summer, the water levels are down, and it is a great time to take the little ones for a day trip down the river. If your kids are older, take them for a weekend trip with a few more rapids.

Before It's Too Late

Summer is almost over, and we have just a few more weekends of rafting weather. But that is not what we are talking about. Kids grow up fast. Take the time now to enjoy an adventure and really connect as a family. Check out the outfitters we work with and don't worry about the driving, leave that to the pros at Caldwell Transportation.

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