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A World of Adventure in One Place TM

non-profit

group programS

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“As one of the organizers for a group of 150-plus that go rafting annually, I was very impressed with the services that ACE provided. With any large group like this, there will be some hiccups. Being our first time with ACE, I think you all worked hard to get things right for our group. Overall, I have heard nothing but positive comments about your staff, guides and facilities. To be honest, we had not considered ACE before this season, but now I think there are at least 150 more satisfied customers. There is already talk of the next, even bigger, trip with ACE.� Matt H. d Cincinnati, OH

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a world of

adventure in one place

Situated on 1,500 acres and bordering the parklands of the New River Gorge National River, ACE Adventure Resort is a unique place where new ideas are discovered and friendships flourish. It’s an inspirational landscape of wild forests and ancient rivers that will stimulate your team to change and grow. Our self-contained facility offers a mix of adventure-based “tools” that will help your group focus on teamwork, goal setting, commitment, and trust — instrumental for any group to be effective and powerful. Whether your objective is to accomplish specific goals or simply build stronger relationships, ACE has the resources to get you headed in the right direction. growing the individual makes a stronger team ACE’s programs are an exciting, creative and fun way to enhance your group’s motivation and camaraderie through shared experiences. All of our activities can be adapted as necessary to meet your group’s needs and goals — to offer appropriate opportunities for learning, personal growth and positive change. Activities are based on individual skill levels, physical abilities and psychological or emotional readiness. We believe in “challenge by choice” — we support participants as they find their comfort zones and guide them to venture further. It is this commitment to each and every individual of your group that makes a stronger team. engage — empower — achieve Experiential learning involves an immersion into structured experiences combined with meaningful reflection as a way to maximize learning. It is this concept that we learn best by doing and then discussing our experiences. Learning to develop together as a team

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is something that takes hard work, concentration, leadership and sometimes a little guidance. Our trained facilitators are professionals in the field of experiential learning and will guide you to set goals, analyze impediments and celebrate success. shared adventures build life-long friendships ACE has the resources to set you on the right path. In our fourth decade of leading diverse groups (youth groups, school programs, church groups, civic and business organizations, athletic teams, fire departments and many others), we have learned that when people remove themselves from their everyday surroundings and experience new things together, amazing things happen. We offer the widest range of “tools” (whitewater rafting, mountain biking, team challenge events, an obstacle course, rock climbing, zip-line canopy tours, paintball and even ATV tours) that can be customized to your needs. These one and half-day adventures are great by themselves or can be combined into multi-day retreats or a weeklong summer camp.

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help you achieve. Give us a call to discuss the possibilities.

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Personal Challenges

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engaging

groups

The unique learning environment of the great outdoors can engage groups and energize them into action unlike any other experience. It’s a setting where each person can discover his potential, learn to work together as a team, and prepare to face real world challenges. While every group that comes to ACE enjoys fresh mountain air, beautiful vistas, and a myriad of activities, everyone has different needs. Whatever you’re looking to accomplish, ACE can custom design a retreat especially for you. To start, each program is built around a framework of safety both physically and mentally for each individual. From there, our programs and activities always have one theme in common — experiencing an outrageously good time!

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youth & student

groups

boy scouts “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders” — at ACE this fundamental concept can be brought to life and developed among the members of your Scout Troop. Earn a Scouting Merit Badge or bring your troop on an ACE experiential adventure for a unique bonding experience. The outdoors is a great medium through which an increased level of agility, physical coordination, and a sense of personal confidence are developed. Come for a visit, and see the newest destination for the Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Reserve - The Summit! girl scouts Through specially selected activities, your girls will discover their potential to excel as individuals, learn fundamental skills to become leaders in their communities, and understand how to participate thoughtfully in the world we share. Come to ACE, and provide your troop with an unforgettable experience that will be the foundation of their success and independence. athletic teams It’s a win, win scenario when an athletic team shares an experience through “goal oriented” adventure programming – just a few days in the outdoors can change the character and cohesion of a team for the better. These programs teach athletes how to cooperate with others, advocate for themselves and bond with peers. Whether you are working toward a championship or rewarding the team for winning the championship, ACE is the place for winners! YMCA’s & youth groups When an adventure is shared, it is often so powerful, it can transform a group of diverse individuals into a close-knit group of life-long friends. Whether your group is interested in tackling the New River Gorge together or wants a challenge rock climbing, each person will leave ACE with an enhanced understanding of themselves and one another. school orientation & return programs Colleges and universities strive to instill concepts and skills that are intended for use far beyond the classroom

walls. Applicable abilities such as awareness, critical thinking, leadership, problem solving and goal achievement that are necessities in today’s world, can often be developed when they are experienced in a “real life” adventure environment. Because ACE’s canyon classroom offers a variety of adventures to fit your needs, we can design a fresh, effective program for your students with long lasting results.

adult

groups

social & civic organizations The activities and amenities at the ACE Resort have been designed to provide you with a plethora of options in one place. Whether you’re planning to , incorporate fun with learning or a morning meeting, the variety and flexibility at the facility make us a perfect fit to plan your best outing yet. religious groups Whether you’re looking for a way to reenergize your church group or simply need time to fellowship, an outdoor experience shared together can create a lifetime of memories. Choose to participate as a team to build relationships or offer free time to play at ACE’s Inflatable Water Park. Whatever the choice, outdoor adventures strengthen connections and build trust that few other experiences can achieve. professional non-profits Sharing a great outdoor adventure outside the “walls” of an organization can be a jumpstart to learning and change in your organization. Our facilitators can introduce themes that bring individuals together, build stronger teams and ultimately foster understanding necessary to achieve a win-win connection. Leadership development, power of communication, and teambuilding are just a few of the themes. Of course, all programs are built with one critical goal in mind – a positive return on your investment! military, firefighters & police departments ACE understands high-stress environments such as these demand teamwork and trust along with a heightened sense of personal responsibility. In ACE’s “hands-on” adventure program, our professional instructors set up challenges and problem-solving situations to teach shared leadership concepts, resolve trust issues and develop critical communication skills.

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for 2010 Change is good thing, especially when it comes to new activities at ACE Adventure Resort. We are always looking for the next big adventure that will take our guests to new heights and exciting places. In fact, we were just featured on the Travel Channel as North America’s Largest Adventure Resort. We believe we are living up to the title and continue to exceed it. Our 1,500 acres of activities and lodging ensure that we can break the mold on any vacation expectation, and 2010 is expected to be another banner year.

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zip-line canopy tour - expansion ACE’s Zip-line Canopy Tour always leaves guests wanting more. Now we have it - with the addition of more lines, our tour will be twice as long for twice the thrills. We will zip you longer, further and faster than ever before. With the wind in your hair, expect to reach speeds up to 35 miles per hour as you fly through the New River Gorge on this wild adventure! So now at ACE, more is more! COMING SPRING 2010.

mountain globing Welcome to the ACE-mosphere - a new dimension on earth where those with enough curiosity for the far-out and unimaginable can explore ACE’s grassy slopes inside a big, bouncing ball. OK, it may feel more like the world of a hamster instead of the lunar module, but this is your chance for something truly unique. Visualize yourself inside an 11-foot clear inflated globe. You can ride with a friend or roll solo. We promise it will make your “what I did on my summer vacation” stories truly extraordinary. COMING SUMMER 2010.

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disc golf course

You may be asking yourself, “What is Disc Golf“? As kids, we all played Frisbee™, right? Just combine it with the rules of golf, and you have one of ACE’s newest activities. Our wooded course surrounds the 40-acre Mountain Top Campground and is designed for all ages and skill levels. The range of each “hole” is 180 to 250 feet. Each hole will have a set score or par - the goal will be to complete all of them in as few “throws” as possible. It’s a perfect year-round activity for friends and families to get together and enjoy the outdoors. Give it a try - we think it will fit you to a “tee“. Another ACE “hole in one COMING SUMMER 2010.

bridge walk Everyone loves walking on the New River Gorge Bridge on October’s Bridge Day. What if you could walk the largest single span steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere any time? This year you’re in luck - 2010 brings the introduction of Bridge Walk to everyone. Beneath the road and built within the arch of the bridge, there is a 24-inch catwalk that spans its entire length. Visitors can finally traverse the 3,030-foot length of the New River Gorge Bridge while suspended 850-feet above the river. Don’t look down! COMING SPRING 2010.

Mountain Globing

Disc Golf

Bridge Walk

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ACE’s adventure play park

ACE’s mountain hideaway Adventure Play Park features a whole range of fun-filled activities for an out-of-this world experience. With a sandy white beach lining the spring-fed lake and miles of backcountry to explore, it’s a great way to keep everyone in the group entertained before and after your river expeditions, mud bogging and tree-top tours. Best of all, it’s FREE to those who book a stay with ACE, so join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

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Jump in! Get into the swing as you launch yourself from the 40’ zip-line or make a splash on the Wet Willie™ waterslide. ACE’s colossal, inflatable water toys turn ordinary swimming into laughter-packed afternoons! Lounge on the sandy white beach, ideal for making sand castles or soaking up the sun. Take in a mini-voyage paddling an inflatable duckie along the quiet shoreline. Maybe snag a trophy bass at one of ACE’s catch-and-release fishing holes - no fee or license required.

Take center stage in a pick-up game of volleyball, ping-pong or tetherball with old friends and new. Explore the miles of hiking and biking trails on ACE’s 1,500-acre resort connected to the parklands of the New River Gorge National River. New for 2010 – ACE’s lake is filled with more giant water toys than you could possibly imagine to make a BIG SPLASH with family and friends. www.Ace Raft.com /adventure- play- park

Kings and bishops, knights and queens — are you the grandmaster type? Don’t miss the chance to take up the challenge on ACE’s king-sized, outdoor chess board!

adventure play park activity schedule* season

lake activities

lake hours

tower hours***

lake attendant

April

Limited Activities**

Daily: 10am-6pm

N/A

N/A

May

All Activities

Daily: 10am-6pm

Sat: 10am-6pm

Sat: 10am-6pm

Memorial Day-Labor Day (5.29.10 - 9.6.10)

All Activities

Daily: 9am-dusk

Daily: 9am-dusk

Daily: 9am-dusk

September

All Activities

Fri-Mon: 10am-6pm

Fri-Mon: 10am-6pm

Fri-Mon: 10am-6pm

October

All Activities

Fri-Mon: 10am-6pm

N/A

N/A

* Due to maintenance requirements, all lake toys may not be available at all times. Also note, the Lake Attendant is not a lifeguard. You will be swimming at your own risk. A personal flotation device (PFD) is required when using the lake and is included with your lake pass. ** Canoes and duckies, volleyball, tetherball, ping-pong, fishing and hiking/biking trails. *** There is a minimum of one tower attendant on duty when the tower is open for the zip-line and waterslide.

“We thoroughly enjoyed the Waterpark. The zip-line was my favorite, though the slide and inflatables were great fun, too. My younger daughter especially enjoyed doing the paddle boats and kayaking with older family members. My son enjoyed the chess. We were impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the beach area. Your commitment to excellence at ACE makes it a wonderful place. We hope to return.” Laura W. d Columbus, OH

Giant Iceberg

Wet WillieTM Waterslide

Giant Inflatable Toys

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america’s

best whitewater

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easy

minimum age

minimum age

class I-III+ rapids

class II-IV+ rapids

Venture down the Upper New River Gorge. It’s a magical experience for all ages with easy, beginner-friendly rapids, deep-water pools for fun and games, and an enchanted canyon more than 1,000 feet deep. A professional guide in every raft fills the day with stories of local history and lore, river antics, and good times for all. A delicious grilled riverside lunch is included on this full-day rafting adventure.

Looking for a stable ride but still want rollercoaster rapid fun and unmatched canyon scenery? Try the Lower New River Gorge in a 16’/8+ person raft. This larger boat size provides a milder experience by minimizing impact and giving you a better chance of staying “high and dry” all day long.

Try a one or two-person ducky (inflatable kayak) to step up the excitement. Rafters and duckiers can switch throughout the day.

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For those who prefer the river less traveled, jump on the Summer Gauley Intermediate (min. age: 13). Depending on water level, we take rafts and/or funyaks (inflatable kayaks) to maneuver the many slots, drops and rapids of this remote canyon.

upper new river > pg. 12-13

lower new river (8+ person raft) > pg. 14-15 summer gauley (intermediate) > pg. 16-17

mild

mild

moderate strenuous

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moderate strenuous


Nowhere else in America will you find the diversity in river experience options… trips safe and fun for those as young as 6 or a ride so wild it takes your breath away. Here in ACE’s own backyard, you will find the 52-mile New River Gorge National River section and the 26-mile Gauley River, both world-class whitewater rivers. From beginner-friendly, class II-III waters of the Upper New to the world-class power of the Upper Gauley, there’s a rafting adventure to suit just about everyone.

high-adventure

14

minimum age

world-class

15

minimum age

class III-V rapids

class IV-V+ rapids

Several decades ago, ACE pioneered a smaller, more agile raft to “pump up the fun volume.” The 14-footer and all its maneuverability quickly became the raft of choice!

When the world around is preparing for the chill of autumn, ACE is “cranking up the heat” in time for Fall Gauley Season. Powerful, relentless whitewater ranks the Fall Upper Gauley as world-class and is the benchmark by which other runs are measured. From our veteran guides to our exclusive Sweet’s Falls lunch site, ACE offers the best Upper Gauley trip around!

The Lower New River Gorge in a 14’/6+ person raft will have your adrenaline pumping. Brace yourself for tumbling waves, crashing surf and the majesty of America’s oldest river canyon - it’s the best spring and summer rafting in the east. Looking for even more? The Lower Gauley (min. age: 12) during fall dam release is jam-packed with rapids, steep drops and endless wave-trains. It’s our most challenging trip for first-timers.

But don’t stop there… catch the Summer Gauley Advanced trip. Using super small rafts and funyaks (inflatable kayaks) to navigate this tight, technical river channel, it’s perfect for those on a whitewater quest. fall upper gauley > pg. 18-19 summer gauley (advanced) > pg. 16-17

lower new river (6+ person raft) > pg. 14-15 fall lower gauley > pg. 18-19

mild

moderate strenuous

mild

moderate strenuous

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minimum age

upper

class I-III+ rapids

new river

Packed with EASY class I-III+ rapids, deep pools, and surrounded by spectacular scenery, this majestic river section sets the perfect pace for a memorable whitewater rafting adventure. As you thread along with the warm summer currents of the Upper New, there are plenty of opportunities for river antics and games, lounging and laughing, or simply floating with friends. Along the way, your guide shares stories and colorful tales from the river’s ancient past! It’s a trip for all ages to revel in the sights, sounds, and sensations of a truly magical outdoor experience.

river highlights > Warm summer water, magnificent canyon scenery, relaxing stretches and beginnerfriendly class I-III+ rapids > With several boat options (rafts or duckies), the Upper New is a great choice when the group is diverse in age and skill level

> Excellent environment to teach personal responsibility, strengthen feelings of selfconfidence and revitalize the “team” within your group > Delicious grilled riverside lunch accompanied by healthy snacks, salads and tasty desserts

> A way for group adventurers to get a basic understanding and comfort level with river currents and rapids

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trip #

Description (trip min: 8)

length

min. age

season

#7

upper new All Day

1 day

6

May-Oct

> Enjoy a relaxing trip by raft with a professional guide in every boat to lead the way > Our mildest whitewater adventure > Grilled riverside lunch #6

daring ducks all day

1 day

upper new overnight > Two days exploring the Upper New River > Stay at ACE’s riverside camp > Includes lunch both days, dinner and breakfast on the overnight

6 10*

rates Sun-Fri: $89 Sat: $99

8+ person

> Kick it up a notch in an inflatable kayak that sits close to the water making the rapids more exciting without being intimidating > Choose a one or two-person ducky > Grilled riverside lunch #8

raft size

May-Oct

Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $49.50 Sat: $59.50 Sun-Fri: $89 Sat: $99 Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $49.50 Sat: $59.50

2 days 1 night

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Jun-Aug

Sun-Thu: $229 F/S & S/S: $259 Youth <17: Sun-Thu: $194 F/S & S/S: $224

* Must be 10 years of age to paddle a single ducky, however, children 6-9 may ride in a double-ducky with an adult.

safety #1 With 30 years of experience, over five million river miles logged, and more than 600,000 rafters choosing ACE, we have proven to be the outfitter of choice for a safe, fun and exciting adventure… one you will cherish for years to come.

“Our guide did a marvelous job working with the girls who ranged in age from 11 to 18 plus two adults. She told the girls her expectations, and they rose to her expectations. It was an awesome experience for the girls to show their abilities to follow directions, work as a team and grow as adventurous young women.” Thank you d 2009 ACE Guest

Grilled Lunch

Warm Summer Setting

Spectacular Scenery

Jump Rock

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minimum age

lower

new river

Brace yourself for exciting class II-IV+ whitewater – roller-coaster wave-trains, fun surfing waves, and the majesty of a wild river. Catch your breath, for a moment, drifting between big-water rapids and surrounded by the lush forests that line the canyon. Drink in the majesty and grandeur of America’s oldest river, its thunderous heartbeat checked only by the mighty, ancient rock walls towering 1,000 feet above. It’s the “Grand Canyon of the East” with over 20 legendary big water rapids, and it’s fun as you’ve never known it before. Take home memories of unparalleled excitement and lasting friendships you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

river highlights > Wonderful mix of easy class I/II rapids and long, intense class III/IV+ (V at high-water flows) rapids that make a good trip for any group with a penchant for adventure > With a professional guide in every raft to give commands, paddlers work together to navigate the river and rapids

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class II-IV+ rapids

> Provides the perfect setting to discover the power of communication and instill leadership and “followership” skills > Can also be used as a reward for achieving a goal or a job well done > Delicious grilled riverside lunch accompanied by healthy snacks, salads and tasty desserts

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trip #

Description* (trip min: 8)

length

min. age

season

#4

lower new All Day

1 day

11

Apr-Oct

> Our most popular whitewater trip on the “Grand Canyon of the East” > Scores of rapids and lots of time for surfing, swimming, and river antics > Grilled riverside lunch #119

lower new half Day

½ day

11

lower new overnight > Day one- Upper New > Day two- Lower New > Camp at ACE’s private riverside site > Includes lunch both days, dinner and breakfast on the overnight

Mar-Nov

11

Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $84 Sat: $104 Sun-Fri: $69 Sat: $89

8+ person

2 days 1 night

rates Sun-Fri: $99 Sat: $119

8+ person

> Hit the highlights in the gorge > Roller-coaster rapids > Unmatched canyon scenery > Lunch not included #38

raft size

May-Sep

Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $59 Sat: $79 Sun-Thu: $225 F/S & S/S: $275

8+ person

Youth <17: Sun-Thu: $185 F/S & S/S: $235

* For your safety, ACE reserves the right to change age requirement, river section or river if unusual water levels occur. Minimum age is 11 for normal summer flows mid-June through October. Minimum height is 56” tall. During spring-like water levels higher than 5’ (10,000 cfs), minimum age may be raised at our discretion.

high-adventure upgrade (minimum age 14) Looking for the ultimate ride? Pump up the volume by down-sizing to a light and agile 14-foot, 6+ person raft — it’s only $10 more per person ($15 more per person for the overnight).

mission trips to west virginia If you’re planning a mission trip to West Virginia, be sure to incorporate a whitewater rafting adventure down the second oldest river in the world, the New River. Whether you choose to start your mission adventure with a team-building experience or use it as a reward for a job well done, our half-day New River Gorge raft trip can fit into most any schedule. Give us a call. We can direct you to agencies that assist with mission work in West Virginia.

Majestic Grandeur

1,000-foot Gorge

Build Camaraderie

Big Water Rapids

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minimum age

CLASS I-IV+ RAPIDS

summer whitewater

(varies based on trip selection)

learning programS

Got a penchant for whitewater? This is kayak country, and there’s no better place to find rapids galore, fun surfing waves and deep-water canyons with magnificent beauty. It’s the New and Gauley rivers, and they are both in ACE’s backyard! With our guided programs and whitewater instruction courses, you can kick it up a notch. Tackle the beginner-friendly rapids of the Upper New or the technical chutes and drops on the Summer Gauley while learning techniques and river reading skills to maneuver these river currents with confidence.

“It was so really nice to be able to experience such power and mystery within a safety net of knowledge, respect and teamwork, and I think a successful experience like “the Gauley” really indicates that your guides have a deep understanding of the river, inherent kindness, and a thorough knowledge of technical aspects of navigation.” I had so much fun!!”

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Sara C. d Clendenin, WV


whitewater FunYak instruction Feel the rush of whitewater in a high-performance inflatable kayak! These self-bailing, highly maneuverable inflatables enable you to experience whitewater kayaking without the need to tackle the Eskimo roll your first time out. Get hands on experience from our trained instructors – learn basic paddle strokes and techniques, eddy hopping, ferry angles and even river wave surfing. trip # FunYak Instruction (trip min: 2) FunYak instruction All Day

#159

length

min. age

season

1 day

12

Jun-Sep

> Class I-III rapids on the Upper New River > Fun wave trains with large recovery pools below every rapid > Learn basic paddle strokes and techniques > Riverside deli lunch

craft 1-person inflatable kayak

rates Sun-Fri: $99 Sat: $109 Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $83 Sat: $93

spring & summer gauley program This wild and beautiful stretch of river is full of foam-capped rapids, whitewater chutes and refreshing, clear water. Skillful guides with an affinity for whitewater lead the way throughout the day. Begin with a thorough orientation involving paddle strokes and river safety, followed by an unequaled adventure down river. trip #

Summmer gauley (trip min: 8)

length

min. age season

#12

intermediate All Day

1 day

13

craft*

Apr-Aug

Sun-Fri: $109 Sat: $119

> Class II-III+ (IV) rapids > Splashy waves and open chutes > Learn basic paddle strokes and techniques > Riverside deli lunch

advanced All Day

#11

rates

Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $94 Sat: $104 1 day

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Apr-Aug

Sun-Fri: $119 Sat: $139

> Class II-IV+ (V) rapids > Technical rapids, house-sized boulders and big drops > Reinforce paddling and river reading skills > Riverside deli lunch

Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $109 Sat: $129

*Boat size and trip length change according to water level… ACE uses 1-person inflatable kayaks (FunYaks) and/or 4,6 and 8-person rafts. Mother Nature determines the boat size.

whitewater kayak instruction ACE teaches kayaking based on a progressive approach that tailors instruction to the specific needs of the individual. Whether you already kayak or are a first-timer, our ACA-certified instructors have the skills to get you moving down river. trip # Kayak Instruction (trip min: 3) -

beginner to advanced

> Progress up the ladder of kayaking — we’ll assess your current skill level and recommend the course that’s right for you > Packed lunch for each participant

length

min. age season craft

rates

1-4 days

12

Sun-Fri: $115 Sat: $135

May-Aug 1-person closed deck kayak

(per day)

Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $99 Sat: $115

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minimum age

fall

Gauley

Simply put, the Gauley is the stuff of legends! On 23 select days this September and October, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will “pull the plug” on Summersville Dam. What happens to the Gauley River as millions of gallons of water boil up from below the dam is a metamorphosis only those who have been there can even begin to describe. The rush is intense with more than 70 rapids, 23 miles and two river sections. Combine that with the Gauley’s legendary wave-trains, steep drops, house-sized boulders and majestic wilderness scenery, and no wonder they rank it and its action-packed whitewater 7th on the planet. With that kind of reputation, it just makes sense you don’t want to miss this one!

river highlights > The ultimate whitewater one or two-day adventure with technically challenging and physically demanding rapids from class III-V+

> Professional river guide in every boat to give commands and successfully navigate the many complex rapids

> Beautiful canyon setting and sparklingclear whitewater unlike anything in the east

> Rafters must be prepared to paddle in unison and respond quickly to guide instructions — also be prepared to swim aggressively

> ACE’s Exclusive Gauley Put-Ins and Take-Outs just for our guests — easy access on and off the river, no flat water paddling at the end of the day and the shortest shuttle back to basecamp

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> Perfect for high-energy groups that are ready for the ultimate test in teamwork > Best hot-grilled lunch on the river accompanied by healthy snacks, salads and tasty desserts

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trip #

Description

#115

lower gauley All Day

(trip min: 8)

length

min. age

season* raft size

rates

1 day

12

Sep-Oct

Fri: $99 Sat: $139 Sun: $99 Mon: $79

> Class III-V rapids > 11.5 mile section jam-packed with monster wave trains and steep drops > Grilled riverside lunch at ACE’s private site > Most challenging trip recommended for first-timers #116

upper gauley All Day

8+ person Youth <17: Save: $10 1 day

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Sep-Oct

Fri: $119 Sat: $159 Sun: $119 Mon: $89

> Class IV-V+ rapids > 12 miles of world-class whitewater ranked in the world’s top 10 > Hot-grilled lunch at Sweet’s Falls – ACE’s private lunch site > Prior whitewater experience highly recommended #211

gauley marathon All Day

8+ person Youth <17: Save: $10 1 day

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Sep-Oct

Fri: $169 Sat: $235 Sun: $189 Mon: $189

> Upper and Lower Gauley in one day > 23 action-packed miles and 70+ rapids > Hot-grilled lunch at Sweet’s Falls - ACE’s private lunch site > Prior whitewater experience highly recommended #122

lower/upper gauley 2-Day

8+ person Youth <17: Save: $10 2 days

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Sep-Oct

F/S: $229 S/S: $239 S/M: $148

> Day one on the Lower – class III-V rapids > Day two on the Upper – class IV-V+ rapids > 23 miles of whitewater in two days > Grilled riverside lunch both days > Great way to see both river sections — perfect for adventurous first-timers > Lodging additional

8+ person

high-adventure upgrade (minimum age 15) If you’re looking to tame the Gauley’s wild-side and take on everything this world -class river has to offer, downsize to a 14-foot, 6+ person raft – it’s only $10 more per person.

*2010

gauley season rafting dates

september MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

october MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

70+ Rapids

Ranked 7th on the Planet

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

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zip-line &

climbing adventures Capture a bird’s eye view high atop the cliff-lines of the New River Gorge. ACE’s private Zip-Line Canopy Tour and Guided Climbing Clinics are the perfect gateway to this wild and wonderful setting. Both adventures are tucked away along the rock walls edging ACE’s 1,500-acre property. What does this mean to you? When we take you out for an afternoon in the backcountry, it’s truly a wild experience where you have the opportunity to soar above the skyline, scale towering rock walls or rappel down cliff faces few have ever seen. Whether you choose to climb to the top for a breathtaking view or zip through the forest by cables, you’ll be soaring to new heights with ACE.

“We took advantage of the two day Raft and Rocks package and with the help of God’s hand with gorgeous weather, we were blown away with the spectacular scenery and personal touch that we received. The rappelling and rock climbing trip was equally as much fun “as the rafting”. The kids all really liked the guides. They took extra time to spend with my 9-year old son who was very frightened of the height of the rappel. Even though he didn’t complete the rappel, our guide calmed him down and really made him feel like it was ok. We all had a blast! ” Richard W. d Jupiter, FL

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zip-line canopy tour at ACE Join the local wildlife on a trip through the tree-tops. Your journey begins at the cliff’s edge. Once you step off, there’s no turning back… soar through the tree canopy far above the forest floor. Ride a series of zip-lines linked by tree platforms and cliff-tops while enjoying spectacular views within nature’s aviary.

new 2010

Zip longer, further and faster with the expansion of our Canopy Tour! With more lines, it will be twice as long for twice the thrills.

trip #

zip-line Canopy Tour (trip min: 4)

length

min. age

season

rates

#220

zip-line canopy tour

½ day

10

All Year

$75 Youth <17: $70

2+ hrs

8

All Year

$70 Youth <17: $65

> Suspended by a series of connected cables, transport yourself into the lively world high above the forest floor #221

evening canopy tour > Get a taste of flying on a few of ACE’s classic zips

guided rock climbing at ACE Jump into the vertical world of rock climbing and rappelling on an experiential trip to ACE’s private climbing sites. “Edge,” “smear,” and “crank” your way through the route, and you’re on your way to victory. Reach the top, and enjoy the ride back down as the belayer controls your descent to earth. trip #

Rock climbing (trip min: 2)

length

min. age

season

rates

#51

upper gorge climb/rappel

½ day

8

Mar-Dec

Sun-Fri: $75 Sat: $80 Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $70 Sat: $75

1 day

10

Mar-Dec

Sun-Fri: $95 Sat: $100 Youth <17 Sun-Fri: $85 Sat: $90

1 day

10

Mar-Dec

$120 Youth <17: $120

2+ hours

8

Apr-Oct

$45 Youth <17: $39

> Guided introduction to rock climbing at ACE’s private climbing sites

#53

upper gorge climb/rappel > Spend the day honing your rock climbing and rappelling skills > Deli lunch included

#54

lower gorge climb/rappel > Tackle the vertical cliff walls and 1,000-foot exposure of the New River Gorge > Deli lunch included

#64

evening rappel > Get a taste of rappelling on ACE’s private 60-foot cliffs

Fly Through The Air

Birds’s-Eye View

Climbing Paradise

1,000 ft. Gorge

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bridge walk, ATV Trail Riding

& Paintball Wars

On first blush, it wouldn’t seem like a stroll under the New River Gorge Bridge, paintball wars and ATV trail riding would have much in common. But look closer – if you’re after that adrenaline rush that starts in the pit of your stomach and washes over your insides like a big mug of hot chocolate, then you’ve come to the right place. These are live action adventures sure to get you addicted to the great outdoors. Feel the rush of balancing on a 2-foot catwalk with the river 850 feet below your sneakers, the flood of excitement from hitting giant mud puddles on an ATV, or the charge of adrenaline when stalking your opponents in an effort to eliminate them with a splat of paint. You choose the level of excitement; you choose the level of engagement. Whatever your preference, we promise it will be an action-packed day with a whole lot of goose bumps thrown in for good measure.

“Just wanted to thank you and let you know that we had a blast yesterday riding along on the ATV trip! It was great off river fun, and I was very impressed with the trails, scenery, bikes... EVERYTHING! We rode on the Hatfield McCoy trails before but this was much better Kudos again to you and ACE! Cheri B. d Myrtle Beach, SC

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bridge walk on the New River Gorge Bridge new 2010

We may not have the whole world in the palm of our hands, but we definitely have it under our feet! New for 2010, visitors to West Virginia will be able to cross the great chasm known as the New River Gorge using the narrow catwalk that runs the entire length of this famous bridge. We’re talking about traversing a 24-inch wide walkway that’s 850-feet above the river and 3,030 feet long. It’s exposure like you’ve never known before.

trip #

Bridge Walk (trip min: 6)

length

min. age

season

rates

#255

bridge walk

½ day

8

All Year

Call

> Traverse the catwalk of the largest single span steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere – 850 feet above the river > Learn about its engineering and the geologic and human history of the New River Gorge

paintball at ACE As the minutes tick by, the enemy draws closer. It’s up to you and your allies to defend the flag and clear the way for victory - the ultimate test of teamwork all in the name of fun! This is an action game where strategy is paramount and communication the key to success. trip #

Paintball (trip min: 8)

length

min. age

season

rates

#88

mountain top paintball

½ day

12

Mar-Dec

$49

2+ hours

12

Mar-Dec

$39

> Sharpen your tactical skills for a triumphant day of paintball war > Includes 500 paintballs per person #89

sunset paintball > An adrenaline pumping game of enemy engagement > Includes 250 paintballs per person

ATV backcountry tours at ACE Be in charge of your own all-terrain vehicle on a New River Gorge backcountry tour. We’ll head to ACE’s remote southern slopes for some good ol’ fashioned ATV trail riding… dense hardwood forests, open meadows, rocky creek beds, and fun hillside scrambles. trip #

ATV Tour (trip min: 2)

length

min. age

season

Rates

#230

ATV backcountry tour

2.5 hours

Operator - 18 Rider - 12

All Year

$149

> Explore mountainous terrain on ACE’s private backcountry trails

Amazing Views

Miles of Trails

5 Woodland Courses

Tandem Rider $39

850 Feet High

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Horseback Rides

Ready for a river to rim experience of the New River Gorge? Millions of years in the making, the rolling hills and soft lines that make up the Appalachian mountain range is also home to the oldest river in America, the New River and the 1,000-foot gorge it has carved. Whether you want to explore this amazing landscape by mountain bike or on horseback, you will encounter diverse terrain from rhododendron thickets and old growth forests to panoramic views and scenic waterfalls. Follow century old abandoned mining trails long since recaptured by nature and quiet trails that criss-cross the mountainside. With a guided ride to suit just about any skill level and age, it’s a great way to see the rugged beauty of West Virginia.

“The guides for “all the activities” were very professional, and safety was their number one concern. They were also funny and entertaining which made the trip more memorable and enjoyable for everyone. Thank you for your dedication to customer service and training such a great staff. Please keep doing what you are doing! ” Cole B. d Philadelphia, PA

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guided mountain biking at ACE With miles of private, easy to extreme trails, our 1,500-acre property is the perfect hub for mountain biking. Start your journey from ACE’s Bike Shop, and take advantage of our many “connections” to the National Park Service trail system. From rentals to guided trips, get your wheels rolling down the right path at ACE! trip #

mountain biking* (trip min: 4)

length

min. age

season

rates

#118

scenic new river

½ day

8

Mar-Nov

$75 Youth <17: $65

1 day

12

Mar-Nov

Sun-Fri: $105 Sat: $110

> Tour the historic town of Thurmond and trails along the New River > Approximately an 8-mile ride #108

follow the gauley river > Bike the rails-to-trails system on the Meadow and Gauley rivers > Approximately a 17-mile ride – 95% downhill > Deli lunch included

#114

tour de gorge

Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $95 Sat: $100 1 day

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> Hone your skills on diverse terrain from forest service roads to single-track > Approximately a 17-mile ride > Deli lunch included

Sun-Fri: $105 Sat: $110 Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $95 Sat: $100

*ACE also rents bikes. Visit the website for more information.

guided horseback riding at ACE It’s not just about riding a horse… it’s about seeing the New River Gorge in a whole different way. ACE’s stables provide daily trail rides at a leisurely, laid back pace. The animals are chosen for their quiet demeanor and ability to share the experience with even the most novice rider. trip #

horseback riding* (trip min: 2)

length

min. age

season

rates

#33

scenic gorge ride

2.5 hours

8

All Year

$60

2.5 hours

8

All Year

$70

3.5 hours

10

All Year

$85

Jun-Aug

$20

> Our most popular ride through forested trails to one of ACE’s beautiful overlooks… great for first-time riders #34

sunset ride > A spectacular way to end the day… a ride through the woods to ACE’s private scenic overlook

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half-day ride — morning or afternoon

#35

horse-drawn wagon ride (trip min: 6)

> The perfect combination of our two most popular trips featuring a diverse view of the Gorge from forest to cliff-side. 1-1.5 hours -

> Enjoy the peace and quiet of the New River countryside… open fields and forest roads *Maximum Weight: 250 lbs unless over 6’ tall; Minimum Weight: 60 lbs; Minimum Height: 50”

Historic Towns

Friendly Staff

Old Mining Trails

Scenic Overlooks

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Challenge Courses ACE’s Adventure-Based Teambuilding program is an exciting, creative and fun way to enhance your group’s motivation and camaraderie through shared experiences. All of our programs can be adapted as necessary to meet your group’s needs and goals - to offer appropriate opportunities for learning, personal growth and positive change. Activities are based on individual skill levels, physical abilities and psychological or emotional readiness. We follow a philosophy of “challenge by choice” that empowers participants to set personal goals and allows them to build upon their own comfort zones. As facilitators, we hope that every time a participant tries an activity, they will take one step further, eventually completing the activity in its entirety. It is this commitment to each and every individual of your group that has distinguished our programs from other similar efforts.

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> ACE’s trained facilitators customize your trip to suit the needs, wants and abilities of your group

> Develop and implement strategy as a team to solve problems and get the most out of the experience

> Utilize teamwork and communication skills in physical and fun ways to get your group energized in a totally unique atmosphere

> “Challenge by Choice” philosophy encourages participants to determine where their comfort zone is and to expand their boundaries

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team challenge course at ACE ACE’s Challenge Course incorporates high and low elements. Start out on our Low Challenge Course for a shared experience that can guide your team to a better understanding of how to work together. Then, get a new perspective “off the ground” to see what you and your group can do with just a little practice on ACE’s High Challenge Course…a five-story tower and series of cables on which to walk and balance. It allows each member to choose his/her own challenges that increase in difficulty as confidence is gained. trip #

Team Challenge Course (trip min: 8)

length

min. age

season

rates

#81

team building

1 day

10

Mar-Nov

Sun-Fri: $89 Sat: $99 Youth <17: $79

½ day

10

Mar-Nov

Sun-Fri: $59 Sat: $69 Youth <17: $55

2+ hours

10

Mar-Nov

Sun-Fri: $49 Sat: $59 Youth <17: $39

> Take on initiatives as a team that reinforce trust, communication and leadership > Deli lunch included

team building

#83

> Learn to work together as a team to solve problems in a new way

evening alpine tower

#84

> Scale ACE’s five-story tower with over 25 different ways to the top > A great high-adventure sampler for those only interested in climbing the tower

team obstacle course at ACE When was the last time you crawled through trenches, climbed over walls and swung like Tarzan across deep pits of water? ACE’s off-road obstacle course winds through the crevice of a mountain valley challenging anyone who dares to tackle it. We take our creed from the Marines – no person left behind. This event is all about teamwork, communication and getting to the finish-line together. trip #

team Obstacle Course (trip min: 5)

length

min. age

season

rates

#90

off-road obstacle course

2+ hours

12

May-Sep

Sun-Fri: $49 Sat: $59 Youth <17: Sun-Fri: $39 Sat: $49

> Work together as a team to conquer this off-road, all-terrain obstacle course > Groups of 10 or more can be split into teams

Teambuilding

In The Trenches

Group Effort

Challenge By Choice

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Lodging

camping

woodside bunk

Bring your own gear or rent a tent and sleeping bag from ACE to claim your spot high atop the New River Gorge. Our Mountain Top Campground features level grassy campsites with plenty of space to spread out. For your convenience, there are several modern shower house facilities and water stations throughout the property. ACE also offers RV sites with hookups!

These bunk houses smell wonderful and have two separate rooms, with 4 bunk beds (sleeping 8) per side, accommodating a total of 16 people. With a locking door that connects the two rooms, it’s ideal for coed groups and/or counselors. These cabins come with a covered front porch, electricity, picnic table and fire-ring. Shower facilities are nearby.

cabin tent Our spacious “safari-style” cabin tents are our most popular camping option. With an extra roof and wooden deck to keep you high and dry and a double and single bed for cozy comfort all night long, our cabin tents are perfect for couples, singles, and even small groups!

cedar cabin

Enjoy the convenience of a motel room with the privacy of a cabin - finished in the earthy scents of Eastern cedar. All 10 units are located in Blackberry Campground making them a great option for large groups that require more private sleeping arrangements. Each cabin features 2 double beds with single trundles (sleeping up to 6), a kitchenette, A/C, heat and covered front deck.

bath & bunk

A super value for large groups, our bunking cabins each sleep 12 campers on bunk beds with 4” camp mattresses and feature a bathroom, shower, electricity, fan and outdoor fire-ring.

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ranch house The ranch house is an economical bunkhouse option also sleeping 12 campers on bunk beds with 4” mattresses. Each has electricity, fan and outdoor fire-ring. Shower houses and activities are within easy walking distance.

group tent Tucked away in Deer Hollow and sleeping 12 campers (6 in each tent), these tents are conveniently located near the group shower facility, lake and dining lodge. They feature a wooden deck, tarp roof and come with camp mattresses, electricity and outdoor fire-ring.

family tent Located at ACE’s Mountain Top Campground, the family tent features an extended tarp roof covering the tent and picnic table and a wood platform, fire-ring and 5 camp mattresses.

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Rustic Lodging

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Max # Guests

Base Rates

Add’l Guests

RV Site

$39 per site

> Full hook-ups available; campers outside of RV are subject to camping rates

Cabin Tent

4

$49 1-2 guests

$12 per person

> Double and single beds with linens, 1 extra 4” camp mattress on floor

Cedar Cabin

6

$79* 1-2 guests

$12 per person

> Two double beds w/ single trundles - includes bed linens, kitchenette, A/C & heat

Notes

*$99 for Cedar Cabins with bathrooms

Min # Guests

Max # Guests

Youth <17

Adult

(per person)

(per person)

Notes

Bath & Bunk

8

12

$17

$19

> Bunk beds with 4” camp mattresses, bathroom & shower

Woodside Bunk

10

16

$17

$19

> Bunk beds with 4” camp mattresses - two separate rooms with locking door between

Ranch House

8

12

$13

$16

> Bunk beds with 4” camp mattresses

Group Tent

8

12

$11

$13

> 4” camp mattresses on wooden platform

Family Tent

3

5

$11

$13

> 4” camp mattresses on wooden platform

Camping

$7

$11

notes

> Above rates are per night. > In our Rustic Lodging, each child 5 and under stays FREE with each paying adult. > All lodging except camping requires a 2-night minimum stay on Friday/Saturday nights. > For Rustic Lodging, bring your own bedding, towels, and toiletries. Cabin Tents and Cedar Cabins include bed linens. > All ACE lodging is non-smoking, and pets are not permitted.

Gear Rental

Description

rates

Slumber Kit

> Includes freshly laundered flannel-lined rectangular sleeping bag and pillow

$4 per night

Camp Kit

> Includes 4-man tent and ½” close-cell foam sleeping pads (4)

$10 per night

Woodside Bunk

Camping

Family Tent

Cedar Cabin

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three-bedroom lodge

cozy park cabin

These cabins are tucked away in a wooded setting and are ideal for your getaway retreat, fun-filled group vacation, or productive meeting. They each feature a fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable living space, and ample outdoor gathering area.

Escape to one of ACE’s cozy cabins deep in the heart of our 1,500-acre resort, a favorite for small groups and couples. These vacation cabins have everything you need from a fully-equipped kitchen to kids’ hideaway loft and roomy deck with private hot tub.

two-bedroom chalet

log cottage

Relax in the hand-crafted comfort of a two-bedroom chalet. The large, open deck is perfect for lounging on sunny days, relaxing under starry nights, or just taking in the wooded setting and fresh West Virginia air.

Enjoy the seclusion of an ACE log cottage deep in West Virginia’s forested hills. Quaint and simply appointed, these cabins provide year-round comfort for you to relax and enjoy peace and tranquility or use as a base to explore the natural beauty of the area.

“The cozy cabin we stayed in was wonderful. We all loved the privacy of being surrounded by nature, rather than other cabins. This resort was perfect for our group! We loved the wide range of activities, friendly community-feel of the complex and staff members who seemed to genuinely want to make our experience the best possible!” Kaitlin B. d Anderson, IN

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dining breakfast buffet Fuel up on our hearty breakfast buffet. Choose from scrambled eggs and bacon, homemade buttermilk biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, cereal, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, yogurt, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Healthy choice Egg Beaters™ and low-fat turkey bacon are always available by request.

all-inclusive dinner banquet Enjoy a “home-cooked” dinner at ACE. Start off with hot buttered rolls accompanying a garden of salad greens and fresh veggies. Entrees for the day may include bacon-wrapped beef tenders, seafood pasta, roast turkey breast, coconut curry chicken and fresh baked salmon. Side dish samplings range from sugar snap peas and red potato wedges to orange glazed peas and roasted root vegetables. Finally, sweet treats add that perfect finishing touch. Dinner includes lemonade, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Three entrees and several vegetarian options accompanied by a variety of side dishes are available each evening. One additional youth friendly item such as pizza, hotdogs, tacos and chicken tenders is available each day as well (for kids under 11).

group dining (group minimum: 10) Great American favorites for large groups on a budget… choose from an all-you-can-eat continental breakfast and daily dining options to satisfy the hungriest of campers. Continental Breakfast – cereal, muffins, bagels, yogurt, tropical fruit mix, coffee, juice and milk Group Dinners – menu rotates daily and includes a beverage, vegetable or salad and dessert MON: Taco Dinner > TUE: Pizza > WED: BBQ Chicken Dinner > THU: Fish & Chips FRI: Pizza Sticks & Chicken Fingers > SAT: Spaghetti & Meatballs > SUN: Fried Chicken Dinner

Dining*

Youth <11

Youth <17

ADULT

Breakfast Buffet

Prepay: $3.95 Walk-in: $3.95

Prepay: $6.50 Walk-in: $7.95

Prepay: $7.95 Walk-in: $10.95

Dinner Banquet

Prepay: $7.95 Walk-in: $7.95

Prepay: $10.95 Walk-in: $15.95

Prepay: $17.95 Walk-in: $24.95

(group min: 10)

Youth <11

Youth <17

ADULT

Continental Breakfast

$4.95

$4.95

$4.95

Group Dinners

$8.95

$8.95

$8.95

Group Dining*

*For PREPAID dining and GROUP dining, reservations and payment are required prior to arrival. Children 5 and under eat free with each paying adult.

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PO Box 1168 Oak Hill, WV 25901 reservations 800.787.3982 info 304.469.2651 fax 304.469.3053 email ace@aceraft.com

Adventure Resort When we started ACE 30 years ago, we thought we had it all figured out – the perfect adventure vacation. We learned a lot over the last three decades, and we discovered that listening to YOU has taught US what the perfect vacation really is. It’s paid off for everyone!

But the fun doesn’t stop there – we have lots of new adventures planned for 2010. Check it out – Zip-line Canopy Tour expansion, a brand new catwalk tour under the New River Gorge Bridge, Disc Golf Course and “Mountain Globing” on ACE’s northern slopes!

what you Need to Know deposits & payments The Group Organizer should make sure each member of the group understands ACE’s deposit and payment policies. Deposits are non-refundable and are required within 10 days of making a reservation. Mail To: ACE Adventure Resort P.O. Box 1168 Oak Hill, WV 25901

© 2010 ACE Adventure Resort 01-10-0800

With 1,500 acres bordering the parklands of the New River Gorge National River and year-round activities to suit almost any taste, we’ve grown to become the largest outdoor adventure resort in North America.

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Cancellations made by noon on the day prior to your arrival will receive a rain-check good for two years from the trip date minus the deposit. “No-shows” on the day of the activity will not be considered for a rain-check or refund. Rain-checks do not include the non-refundable deposit. All cancellations must be received in writing by mail, fax, or email. Our fax number is (304) 469-3053. Our email is confirmations@aceraft.com.

keeping you safe

Safety is always our number one priority. Commercial whitewater adventures and related high-adventure payment procedures activities are proven to be safe, but all such activities > To receive non-profit rates, payment must be made with have their inherent risks. ACE and its affiliates assume a non-profit organization check, and federal tax 501(c)(3) no responsibility and cannot be held liable for personal injury or property loss. exception form must be on file. > > > >

If the group organizer is unable to mail all payments at once, each individual member must note the group organizer’s name and reservation number on check. Payments made less than 30 days prior to the trip date must be made by American Express, Visa, Master Card, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order. A 6% state sales tax is added to all sales, and an additional 6% county lodging tax is applied to deluxe lodging rentals. The New River Gorge National River and Gauley River Recreational Area are permitted recreation areas by the National Park Service and regulated by the Department of Natural Resources. A $3.00 per person, per activity Resource Use Fee is applied to each reservation.

cancellation policy > Cancellations made more than 30 days before the date of your trip will receive a full refund minus the deposit.

liability indemnification form > >

Before an activity, each person is required to sign a liability indemnification form. This form includes a photographic “model release.” The form is also available on-line at: www.aceraft.com/downloads.html It is good for all activities, excluding Horseback Riding and the Adventure Play Park. Those forms are also available at www.aceraft.com/downloads.html.

minor’s liability indemnification form >

ALL persons under the age of 18 must have an ACE release form signed by at least one parent prior to participating in ANY activity. (If possible, BOTH parents should sign the waiver.) Without a signed waiver, the youth may NOT participate in ANY ACE activity.

>

If a minor’s parents are not attending an activity, we will mail the form upon request. The form is also available at: www.aceraft.com/downloads.html

your responsibilities under the law The West Virginia Whitewater Responsibility Act (WV Code 20-3b-1): > Prohibits the use of any alcohol or illegal drugs before or during any raft trip. > Prohibits harmful or negligent conduct or interference with safety of others on the trip. > Requires each participant to disclose, prior to the trip, any known health problems, medical disabilities, or prescribed medicines. > Participants must also inform ACE of any personal injury or illness sustained while on the trip. ACE does not provide accident insurance. You may want to purchase trip insurance before leaving home.


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