Nantahala and Zipline Agenda

Day 1 (August 21)

 8:30 am-2:00 pm
 Check-in (Estridge Commons) 
 (You are responsible for your own lunch)
 2:30 pm
 Group Initiatives
 5:00 pm
 Dinner at faculty member's house
 8:00 pm  Return to Furman

Day 2 (August 22)

 8:30 am
 Load bus for breakfast
 8:45 am
 Breakfast- Tommy's Country Ham House 
 10:15 am
 Depart for Nantahala
 12:00 pm
 Nantahala Zipline Course, Barnardsville, NC
 5:30 pm
 Dinner- Stoney Knob Cafe- (828-645-3309) (Ryan)
 7:00 pm
 Drive to Franklin, NC- Hampton Inn- (828-369-0600) (Laurie)

Day 3 (August 23)

 7:15 am  Breakfast at Hotel
 8:15 am  Load bus and drive to Nantahala Outdoor Center
 9:00 am  Check-in time for rafting trip
 9:30 am  Rafting trip
 12:30 pm  Lunch at Slow Joe Cafe
 2:00 pm  Duckey trip
 5:45 pm  Dinner-Bourbon Beef and Barrel
(828.452.9191) Ashley
 9:00 pm  Arrive at Furman

Day 4 (August 24)

 8:00 am
 Breakfast at Furman 
 9:00 am
 College life begins

What to Bring


Your zip line activity will take place rain or shine. A light rain jacket would be appropriate. Participation on the zip line course requires you to wear a harness. Shorts should be long enough to comfortably wear a harness. The activity takes place in the woods - bug spray is nice to have!


  • shorts (synthetic material is best - no jeans or sweats)
  • t-shirt to wear over bathing suit for the river
  • shoes that fasten securely (required)
  • extra clothes and shoes for the ride home
  • Sunscreen and a strap for glasses/sunglasses are very important.

If you want to bring a camera, a disposable one is recommended. Valuable cameras may get damaged or lost in the water. The rafting company will take a picture that can be purchased after the trip. The starting price is $15.00. The water temperature is 50 degrees. Rubber suits are provided by the company.

Emergency Numbers

Furman University Division of Student Life
Monday – Friday:  8:30 - 5:00

Furman University Police (24 hour service)

Transportation from Greenville/Spartanburg Airport

Call Owen McFadden at 864.294.2414 and give the airline, flight number, date and time of your arrival. Someone from Furman will meet you at the airport.


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