Prague Rafting Adventure: Vltava River

October 19, 2023  •  Author: Alvaro Godoy

At Cumorah Academy, our mission is to empower young adults to develop their leadership and professional skills. We believe that true growth happens when we step out of our comfort zones and embrace new experiences.

That’s precisely why we recently embarked on an unforgettable journey to Prague, just an hour away from our campus. Our adventure took us down the winding Vltava River, where we tested our teamwork, leadership, and resilience while enjoying the breathtaking city center.

Preparation: Samba Boat Rental

For this adventurous trip, we partnered with the renowned boat rental company, Samba Boat Rental. They provided us with a fleet of 15 sturdy and reliable rafts that allowed us to navigate the Vltava River with confidence, we grouped students in groups of up to 6 people. Prague Water Adventures is a well-established company known for its commitment to safety and quality. Their experienced guides ensured that our students had a safe and enjoyable rafting experience.

Samba Boat Rental Inflatable Boat.
One of the inflatable boats we used to navigate the river.

The Journey Begins:

Our adventure began with a sense of excitement and anticipation as we gathered at the banks of the Vltava River, ready to take on the challenges that awaited us. Prague’s serene landscape provided the perfect backdrop for this transformative experience.

Map with sighted places: Prague Main Castle, Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock.
We sighted Prague Main Castle, Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock, among others.

As we embarked on our rafting journey, our students quickly realized that teamwork would be the key to success. Rafting through the Vltava River brought us face to face with nature’s unpredictable elements. The current presented us with fast-paced rapids and calm stretches, all of which required us to adapt and collaborate effectively.

Leadership on Display:

Throughout the trip, our students had the chance to showcase their leadership abilities. They were tasked with making critical decisions, from navigating the course to ensuring the safety and well-being of their fellow adventurers. Leadership is not just about giving orders but also about listening, motivating, and making choices that benefit the team as a whole.

A group of 5 students and a teacher navigating in a boat.
A group of 6 working their way into the rapids.

Embracing Challenges:

Challenges and obstacles are an essential part of leadership development. Our students learned that success often requires facing and overcoming difficulties. Whether it was conquering a set of challenging rapids or pushing through moments of uncertainty, our journey in Prague helped us develop a “can-do” attitude.


Our journey down the Vltava River in Prague was a true testament to the power of experiential learning. As we return to Cumorah Academy, we do so with a stronger sense of leadership, teamwork, and resilience. This adventure has left an indelible mark on our students, reminding them that growth comes from stepping out of their comfort zones and embracing the challenges that lie ahead. We encourage everyone to embark on their own transformative journeys, wherever they may lead, for it is in those moments that we truly discover our potential.

Are you ready to create your own unique adventure and experience growth like never before? The possibilities are endless, and Cumorah Academy is here to support you every step of the way.