Pre-Season Sale: Save 25% On Any 2019 California River Trip! Learn More

Family & Youth Discounts: Up to 50% Off!

All-Outdoors was founded as a family business by George Armstrong when he first started taking his friends, family and high school students on adventures in 1962. To this day, the Armstrong Family continues that tradition by providing an easy & fun way for parents to share in a real river rafting adventure with their kids.

50% Family Discount

  • Any South or Middle Fork American trip departing on a Thursday or a Sunday

  • Each youth (17 and under) accompanied by one full paying adult

10% Youth Discount

  • Any river, any trip, any day

  • Each youth (17 and under) not already receiving another discount

* Note that the Family and the Youth Discount cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.


Choose from any of the following river trips:

Tom Sawyer Float Trips (South Fork American River)

Difficulty: Trips for Young Kids - Class I - II Rapids
Usual Minimum Age: 5 Years Old

Our best trip for families with young kids (usual minimum age is 5 years old). Easy Class I & II rafting on a beautiful river, and an added bonus of optional inflatable kayaking! 1-Day trip option.

South Fork American River

Difficulty: Beginner - Intermediate - Class III+ Rapids
Usual Minimum Age: 8 Years Old

California's most popular whitewater river for families with children. There are enough Class III+ rapids to keep the entire family happy! Express, 1-Day, and 2-Day trip options. 

Middle Fork American River

Difficulty: Intermediate - Class III-IV Rapids
Usual Minimum Age: 12 Years Old

This river represents a more challenging option for families with older kids (usual minimum age is 12 years old). Set inside a scenic 2000 foot-deep wilderness canyon, this river contains some Class III & IV rapids. 1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day trip options.


To compare the Class III South Fork and Class III-IV Middle Fork, please visit our American River Rafting page.

Are Your Older Kids Ready to Try a Bigger Challenge?

Very adventurous families with older teenagers that have prior rafting experience might even want to consider one of our other Intermediate-Advanced rivers when they are available, usually during the Spring and Summer season. Please see the California river rafting trips page for the full list of rivers.

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