Groups Discover the Adventure of Ziplining

Over the years, adventure has crept into group travel itineraries. Most of the time, the buzzword was “soft adventure.” Seniors saw the crazy activities in which youngsters engaged, and they avoided anything labeled adventure. That has changed.

Many groups, including senior (Boomer) groups, are embracing more adventurous activities–including zipline adventures. Zipline tours offer a fun and different way to experience the local environment. Often, the shared excitement and challenge of a zipline tour brings groups together in new ways, imbuing the traveler’s itinerary with a new energy. “People are looking for more adventure in their travel experience. Something memorable that they will never forget,” says Carrie Williams, Events and Marketing Coordinator for Camp Canaan in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Camp Canaan branching out for corporate business
Charlotte Business Journal – by Ken Elkins, Senior staff writer
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011, 6:00am EDT – Last Modified: Monday, April 18, 2011, 1:48pm EDT
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Nick Wimmer’s Camp Canaan in York County recently opened a zip line complex that crisscrosses the Catawba River.
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Ready to go out on a limb to build team morale at your company?

Then Camp Canaan is ready to work with you. The Rock Hill nonprofit recently completed work on a series of zip lines that Executive Director Nick Wimmer wants to use to attract corporate customers to the island camp and retreat center on the Catawba River.

“Companies can’t fly their employees out to Vegas for team-building exercises anymore,” he says. Camp Canaan instead can offer companies a real backwoods adventure that’s just a quick ride down Interstate 77.

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04/15/2011 07:13 PM

New zipline set to open in Rock Hill, SC

By: Tim Baier

ROCK HILL, S.C. – A new zipline tour has opened 25-minutes south of Charlotte and the Canaan Canopy Tour looks to give people an adrenaline rush, while enjoying a day outdoors. These types of tours have become popular in recent years. In fact, 30 canopy tours opened in the United State in 2010 alone.

New zipline set to open in Rock Hill, SC

Nick Wimmer and Matt Harper spent the fall and winter building the nine ziplines and two rope bridges that make the unique course off exit 82C on I-77.

The tour runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting April 29. It lasts about three hours and costs $65.00 for adults.

For more information or to make a reservation go to their website: www.canaanzipline.com or follow them on twitter: @canaanziptour.


Rock Hill, South Carolina Zipline Opens this Weekend


Ziplining is all the rage across the country, and this weekend, it comes to Rock Hill, South Carolina with the Grand Opening of Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour. On Saturday morning, you can enjoy a preview of the course, along with free music and food.  Then the fun begins Saturday afternoon when the true thrill seekers and tree huggers will try their hand at this exciting new adventure.

Canaan Zipline Canopy tours feature three different tours for high-flying adventurers of all ages.  The Canopy  Tour features a 2 1/2- to 3-hour exhilarating adventure zipping through the trees on a network of cables and skybridges crisscrossing the Catawba River. After a brief safety orientation, you will climb a 70-ft tower and then glide through oaks, poplars and birches across 9 ziplines, three skybridges, and three short nature trails. This tour is ideal for families, first-timers, as well as high-adventure enthusiasts.

The Canopy Adventure Tour is only for the brave of heart with the full Canopy Tour followed by a two hour climb and rapell of the 70-ft. tower next to the Catawba River.

And, lastly, The Bootleg Tour is a 5-zipline tour and nature walk that serves as a great introduction to the full-canopy tour.  And with promotional pricing through May 6, 2001 from $40 for the Bootleg tour to $65 for the Adventure Tour, it's a deal of a thrill (prices are more for the 2011 Regular Season May 6 – November 30).

Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour is under the umbrella of Camp Canaan which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Canaan has been in existence since 2004 and offers camps, retreats and adventure programs to families and organizations in York County, the Greater Charlotte area and beyond.  As a non-profit, Canaan's vision is to help others discover their purpose, find hope and grow in a community of faith and a percentage of the revenue from the Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour is allotted towards summer camp scholarships for area children and youth.

Make Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour part of your family's summer vacation.



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