Church & Youth Groups

Church Group & Youth Group Experiences

Church groups and youth groups love our trips! From rafting to rock climbing to zip lines to hiking to camping, kids will blossom when they get outside. AVA is the best place in Colorado to bring your group for youth rafting trips and adventures. We have years of experience making group adventures into lifelong memories.

Explore Church & Youth Group Adventures

At AVA, we have activities to fulfill any group’s desires. From scenic float trips to heart-pounding, advanced+ Class V, we have rafting to satisfy every individual in your group. Our rafting trips always include all the gear you need except for your personal footwear and swimsuit; that means wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, life jackets and paddles are included in the price of your trip.

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Thrilling & Very Active
Best for thrill seekers

Granite, Colorado Via Ferrata

For those looking for the ultimate thrill, our Granite Via Ferrata located at our Buena Vista outpost provides a unique climbing experience rewarded with incredible views [...]

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Thrilling & Very Active
Best for Cliffside Thrills

Mount Blue Sky, Colorado Via Ferrata

Get your heart up on one of our most daring adventure trips! On our Mount Blue Sky Via Ferrata course, you will traverse the [...]

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Why our activities are perfect for your Church & Youth Group

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GROUP ADVENTURES WITH AVA

We offer rock climbing or zip lining (like rafting, a fantastic team-building experience) or we can book fly fishing and horseback riding trips for your group adventures. We also have some of the best hiking in the country right out our back door.

Whether you want a quick hike in the evening after your rafting trip or you want to stand atop one of Colorado’s majestic mountains, it’s easy from AVA.

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Trips

LET AVA PLAN YOUR TRIP

From our full-service outposts to our outstanding staff, we’re ready to work with your group and make this trip stress-free and tons of fun! We have years of experience making group adventures into lifelong memories. Whether it is a barbecue at our outpost, directions to our favorite hot springs or a comprehensive multi-day, multi-activity package, we will make it happen for you!

Want us to plan it all? We are capable of setting up transportation, meals and accommodations, plus many more exciting events to create the ultimate group adventure. Organizing large groups can be overwhelming, so let the staff at AVA make it easy for you!

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YOUTH GROUP DETAILS

  • Group rates start at just 10 people
  • Camping and bunkhouses offer discounted lodging options 
  • Multiple outposts throughout the state for your convenience 
  • Package rafting, zip lining, rock climbing and more to save money 

Our friendly staff is ready to help you plan and can answer all of your vacation questions. If you have questions about group adventures and the wide variety of activities available at AVA or in the surrounding area, we’re ready to share our comprehensive knowledge of Colorado.

Explore the AVA Landscape

Find us across Colorado! Use our handy map to determine the activities convenient to your destination.

Guest on the 80-foot free fall.

Granite, Colorado Via Ferrata

For those looking for the ultimate thrill, our Granite Via Ferrata located at our Buena Vista outpost provides a unique climbing experience rewarded with incredible views of the Arkansas River, Mosquito Range, and the Sawatch Range. Built at the base of the 14,000+ foot remarkable Collegiate Peaks, this exhilarating venture is an even more intense and thrilling version of rock climbing.

 

Person on a Via Ferrata course.

Mount Blue Sky, Colorado Via Ferrata

Get your heart up on one of our most daring adventure trips! On our Mount Blue Sky Via Ferrata course, you will traverse the cliffside in this unique assisted climbing experience, with views of the Rockies and the town of Idaho Springs present the entire way.

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Rayna N.2024-07-01

We went whitewater rafting and had the time of our lives. Dan was our guide, he was great! It was a wild ride for sure but I wouldn't change it and can't... Read More »

Olivia G.2024-06-11

We had an incredible experience with AVA Rafting & Zipline last weekend for our birthdays! My husband, two friends, and I went white water rafting in Buena... Read More »

Bill A.2023-07-04

Decided in this spot for some fun on a summer vacation in Brekenridge.

The drive from Breck was about 90 min. For meal plans after plan for about 30 in... Read More »

Olivia Karaszewski2024-06-12

We had an incredible experience with AVA Rafting & Zipline last weekend for our birthdays! My husband, two friends, and I went white water rafting in Buena Vista, and it was an adventure we'll never forget. Our guide, Todd, was absolutely amazing. His expertise and enthusiasm made the trip both thrilling and safe. We tackled class 4 rapids, and Todd’s guidance ensured we had an exhilarating and enjoyable time. The scenery was breathtaking, and the entire tour was perfectly organized from start to finish. If you're looking for a top-notch rafting experience with skilled and friendly guides, look no further than AVA Rafting & Zipline. We can't wait to return for another adventure!

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Jennifer Murphy2024-07-03

We loved this rafting trip. We are staying in Vail, so it was a 1 hour 15 minute drive... but it was worth it. We had 2 - 50 year old adults and three teens in our group and we all loved it. The rapids were just thrilling enough for us as we were looking for class 3 rafting. And the trip was a great length. The views of the Canyon were gorgeous the entire way. The guides were very friendly and likeable. We had Elliot and our whole group thought he was great. They had good equipment too: wetsuits, water proof jackets, helmets and life jackets. Their rafts had good spots to lock in your feet so you felt safe and like you wouldn't fall out of the raft... unless you weren't being smart.

Just so folks understand the time commitment: 1 1/4 drive each way from Vail, 1/2 hour to check in and get suited up at their outpost; 1/2 drive to the launch spot; about 1 1/2 hours rafting; 45 mins back to outpost... we were scheduled for 9 and were done and heading out about 12:30.

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Surajit Mukherjee2024-07-08

We went for a family adventure day to AVA near Buena Vista, CO. The front office staffs were exceptionally polite and generous and helped us with many ad-hoc requests like heating up our pizza. Check in and check out processes were smooth and flawless. Our zip line guides Ernie and Jess were fantastic and taught the techniques that took away fear from my kids mind. Jess was able to pull me back when I was stuck in the zip line (of-course because I did not follow the instructions). Jill was our rafting guide and she made the adventure thrilling and enjoyable for the entire family. She is very knowledgeable about the waters and the land forms surrounding it and felt like she enjoys what she is doing. Thanks AVA for gifting us a wonderful day.

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