On May 23-25, join Pullen folk of all ages for an intergenerational weekend of fun, fellowship, camping and relaxing in the northwestern NC mountains. Pullen members, friends and family have been making this trek to the New River area every spring for more than 25 years.
Where: Raccoon Holler Campground, near Glendale Springs between N.C. Highway 16 and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Please reserve your campsite bycompleting the form on the back and dropping your form by the church office. Families and groups of 3 or 4 sharing a tent will pay a group rate of $26 per night per tent, with an additional $2 per extra person. Individuals and couples can pay $10 per person per night.
Arrive at Raccoon Holler on Friday, May 23, and depart on Sunday, May 25. You may stay into Monday if you choose. Water and electricity are located within 20 feet of each campsite. There are also bathhouses with hot water, showers, sinks and bathrooms. The campground also has a small store, a lake for fishing and ample open space for children or adults to run play and ride bicycles. For more information, go to www.raccoonholler.com.
Activity Options: A canoe/kayak trip is planned for Saturday morning. The trip on a downstream section of the New river will take less than 4 hours. It is mostly a floating with some navigating of easy rapids. Canoe/Kayak, paddle and life jacket are provided by the outfitter. Pack your lunch, water and sunscreen. Cost for the trip will be $22 for a one-person kayak or $32 for a two-person canoe. You will pay the outfitter directly (cash recommended). Please complete the form on back to reserve your canoe or kayak!
For information about:
- Canoeing – Shannon Neiley at 919-741-8934
- Camping – Libby Stephens at 919-601-3953
What to bring? Camping equipment, including pots and pans, if you want to eat at camp. The temperature can get chilly at night, so sweatshirts, a coat or jacket, and a warm sleeping bag are handy to have.
What to eat? Bring you own food and cook for yourself or eat at one of the local restaurants.
Saturday Night S’moreFest After a busy day of fun, folks are invited to gather around the campfire to roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and share stories of their day and any other tall tales they might want to share.
Why do some people call this event Canoe the New? For many years this event was called Canoe the New. However, participants have begun to branch out and try other activities in addition to canoeing. To better reflect the variety of activities-POW!-we changed the name.
Sunday morning We have a short worship service led by volunteers. If you are willing to help with the service please check the box on your form.
Other Saturday Activities Visit the nearby Church of the Frescoes or the cheese factory in West Jefferson. Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, close to campground. Check out local craft shops or play golf. Take a hike with friends or family or just relax and enjoy the mountain air at the campsite.