Rafting Testimonials

“For the last couple of years a group of us have rafted with the guys at ELC, they have incredible knowledge of the Rapid and can give you the type of ride you want, from thrilling to conservative. In our groups opinion what makes it a great trip is the ELC crews humor with constant heckling to keep motivation and fun at the top. Lunch on the river is at a perfect spot to enjoy the river and the great north woods. Our new favorite is the pontoon ride across Umbagog, just closes out an awesome day. From a great crew to laughing till you can’t stand up any more ELC offers an incredible experience at a great price. We have made some lifelong friends and memories on the water with ELC and strongly recommend you book your next trip with them. ”

— Sincerely. Chris Connolly


“The guides at the Enriched Learning Center facilitated a day of white water rafting on the Androscoggin River for 2 of our 12-13 year old groups over the summer of 2012. Instructors and participants both raved in regards to this day, citing it as the favorite activity of the week. AMC staff also noted how well the guides from ELC worked with the teenage population and how the day was the spark for most of the group bonding and development.”

— Colby Meehan, Education Programs Coordinator
Appalachian Mountain Club


“A group of friends and I booked with this outfitter for Labor Day. We did a river trip. The 3 guides were on time-communication before the event was professional and helpful. We had a fantastic time!!! The guides (who are also the owners) are just amazing! They were fun-very professional-and made the trip just a great time. I have been rafting all over and hands down-these guides were the best! I will be sure to go on more of their trips-just some great guys who really put out the effort for their rafters to have a fantastic time. They also do white water kayaking-so I will absolutely be joining them next year!

Thanks ELC for the BEST rafting experience!!!!”


“I’d never been rafting and my friend brought me along for a weekend get away with rafting included. Jim and Eric were professional, fun, and obviously experienced. I had a fantastic first-time experience and hope to go back for more!

Thanks ELC for a memorable time!”

— Pam


“This was my first trip whitewater rafting in 10 years. We chose ELC Outdoors on the recommendation of a friend. I am happy with our decision. The guides were professional and courteous, and not one of them called anyone “bro”- a huge departure from my experience a decade earlier when my college roommates and I were relentlessly hit on by our cussing and tobacco-chewing guides. Over the course of the trip our guide revealed that he, along with the rest of the crew, is a teacher during the year- it really showed as his instruction was personalized and he really knew how to make each guest feel at ease. Not wanting to get in over my head, we chose the middle of the road Magalloway trip. The pace was perfect- we got in three runs on an exciting stretch of river. We ended the day with a late lunch- a bit later than I would have liked, but the ELC staff provided plenty of snacks and water to carry me through to lunch. We will definitely do this again.”

— Maine Girl