This past weekend, I went camping and whitewater rafting in Millinocket, Maine. And it was AWESOME. One of my friends has been setting up rafting trips for a few years now, coordinating a bunch of his friends to drive up to Big Moose Inn and Campgrounds and go rafting on the Penobscot River with North Country Rivers. Every year, the group grows. This year, we had 32 people in our group! Basically, people have fun, then the next year, they invite all their friends to come along. There are different people in charge of different tasks, which really helps. Hopefully he doesn’t mind me copying his list for your benefit.
Quartermaster – Before trip needs to make sure we have miscellaneous stuff like buckets to clean dishes, rope and garbage bags. On trip is in charge of all this stuff and makes sure it gets back to correct owner.Mess Captain – Head of kitchen. Will go grocery shopping with me the Thursday before the trip. Manages food and makes sure cleanup happens after each meal. They also decide who gets to cook. (This may need to be multiple people)BoozeCom – Needs to have a hat to pass around. Will take requests from the group and should get us enough beverages to not get thirsty on Saturday night. We might have two this year, one to stop at a liquor store and the other to get beer at a supermarket (yeah Maine).FireCom – Responsible for burners and our main fire.Concierge – This person only needs to help me before the trip. They need to help me make sure we have enough tents for the trip. (Or enough volunteers to sleep under the stars…)