5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte
ALL- AGES NORTH CAROLINA EVENT
Deadline Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 2021
Come join us outdoors for a day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center located in Charlotte, NC. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a wide variety of friendly outdoor activities with 1,300 acres of protected land offering 50 miles of trail and access to the Catawba River and Long Creek. The day will include an activity pass for whitewater rafting, zip lining, ropes course, hiking, kayaking, SUP, and rock climbing. Enjoy a catered delicious BBQ dinner at Latta Nature Preserve, and an inspirational speaker. Come join us for the day, evening or both – you won’t want to miss this fun event and the opportunity to meet new friends.
All-Ages – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Saturday, May 22, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Latta Nature Preserve
5:30 p.m. BBQ Dinner at pavilion Latta Nature Preserve
6:30 pm Inspirational Speaker – Ingrid Peschke, CS
Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further details)
$50.00 per person for Whitewater Activity Pass & Catered BBQ dinner & Talk (4 & under free)
$40.00 per person for Whitewater only (4 & under free)
$16.00 per person for BBQ & Talk only (4 & under free)
$8.00 Parking fee (you pay at the gate during entry)
Lunch is on your own (there are plenty of places to eat at the Whitewater Center but you are NOT allowed to bring your own lunch in the Whitewater Center. You are allowed to bring your own water bottle and granola bar (snack) But no coolers or lunch bags) Another option is to bring your own lunch and keep it in the car and eat in your car.
11:00-12:30 – Reserved Family Whitewater Rafting – (you will need to sign up for this on our registration) – this is for ages 8 & older only (but there are other water activities younger children can enjoy)
Water Activities – 1:00-5:00 p.m. only
Flatwater Kayaking for 8 years & older (5 -7 years with adult on tandem kayak)
Flatwater SUP – for 8 years & older (5-7 years with adult on SUP)
Ropes Course – must be 45 lbs. or more
Zip Line – must be 45 lbs. or more (our activity pass does not include the higher tower zip lines)
Hiking Trails – all ages
Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need some housing
To apply for financial aid please complete this form:
Financial Aid is available up to 1/2 of the registration fee:
up to $25.00 – Whitewater Day Pass & BBQ, talk
up to $20.00 – Whitewater Day Pass only
up to $8.00 – BBQ/Talk
up to $150.00 for families for housing if traveling from afar.
For those families that are traveling from afar and need some financial aid for housing we are offering up to $150.00 per family.
Deadline Has Been Extended to Monday, May 17th, 2021
Lodging: If you are driving from afar here are some options close to Whitewater Center
Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Arpt-Belmont 250 Beatty Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Fairfield Inn Business Hotel in Belmont | Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Belmont 1 Caldwell Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Hampton Inn Charlotte/Belmont – Hampton Inn Charlotte Belmont Abbey Hotel at Montcross 820 Cecilia Alexander Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Cancellation fee is based on 50% of your registration fee. A maximum of $25.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by April 30, 2021. After April 30, 2021 there are no refunds.
No Refund deadline: May 1, 2021
Questions? Contact Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035
Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.
This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation
Metaphysical Theme: “…man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God.” (S&H 306:18-19)
Inspirational Speaker – Ingrid Peschke, CS
Ingrid Peschke is a lifelong Christian Scientist and has been in the fulltime public practice of Christian Science for 18 years. Ingrid grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she developed her love of hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor activities. She and her husband, who is also a Christian Scientist from Germany, met at Principia College and moved to Texas after they got married. There, Ingrid began her career as a teacher in the public school system. Ingrid has three children, a daughter and son who are currently attending Principia College, and an older son who graduated from the college three years ago.
She became a practitioner in 2003 shortly after she and her family moved to the Boston area for her work with The Mother Church. She spent 15 years working for the organization both as an editor for The Christian Science Publishing Society and as Committee on Publication for Massachusetts. She and her husband moved to North Carolina in 2019.
Ingrid has always enjoyed writing for the Christian Science periodicals and is a regular contributor to The Christian Science Monitor’s religious perspective column. She devotes her days to the public practice of Christian Science healing and as a part-time consultant/editor for The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. For several years she was also a regular contributor to a spiritual perspectives column for The Huffington Post.
Ingrid enjoys taking daily walks with her husband from their home in Mooresville and frequents the hiking trails at Lake Norman State Park.