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    October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 10 @ 3:00 pm

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Paddling the Thousand Islands

October 13, 2022

7 PM

Wildlands Conservancy

Emmaus, PA.

DIRECTIONS

The Thousand Islands are just a few hours’ drive from the Lehigh Valley and offer a spectacular place to paddle. Join a group of club members who spent five days camping in the St. Lawrence River archipelago this summer and get a preview of next year’s LVKCC fall trip. There will be lots of photos, of course, plus details on the ins and outs of paddling on both sides of the US-Canada border. In September, 2023, we’ll be setting up a weekend at Wellesley Island State Park, smack in the middle of this gorgeous, fresh water boating mecca so you can paddle the islands, too.

A short business meeting will follow the presentation.


 

 

Rehoboth Reboot

LVKCC fall weekend

Oct. 14-17

Yeah, we did this last fall. Stayed at comfy Camp Arrowhead, paddled around scenic Rehoboth Bay, traveled with the dolphins at Lewes. Maybe you even toured the Cypress Swamp at Trapp Pond.

But it was great fun, and everyone asked to go back to Camp Arrowhead. So that’s what we’re doing. Friday, Oct. 14 to Monday, Oct. 17 we’ll return to the scene of the great time.

Just in case you missed last fall’s trip, Camp Arrowhead is just south of Lewes, Del., on the west side of Rehoboth Bay. The grounds are huge and they have a nice beach.

ACCOMODATIONS:

This year paddlers can choose between camping and staying in a cabin. (The cottages we used last year have been taken by another group. Drummers!)

CAMPING: Set up your tent wherever you like on the ball field. The men’s and women’s bath houses are both functioning this year.

CABINS: These are the square, brown structures around the perimeter of the ball field. They have two single and five bunk beds each. We will put a maximum of seven people in each cabin, so no one will have to share a bunk bed. There is a large picnic table in the center of each cabin, but these cabins have no heat or running water. Cabin residents will use the same bath houses as the campers. Bring all of your bedding.

OFFSITE: If you want the comforts of home, feel free to rent a room or apartment nearby and drive to the camp each day.

PADDLES:

REHOBOTH BAY —  It’s a big bay – and we know you haven’t seen all of it. We’ll have options to go north or south, near or far.

KAYAK GAMES – New for this trip. We’ll set up some fun kayaking contests and games right off the camp beach. Take part or watch the hijinks from the camp dock.

DOLPHIN WATCH – We’ll return to Cape Henlopen for its great views, a taste of the ocean swells, and of course, to search for the dolphins.

TRAP POND – This short paddle tops many kayakers’ list of favorites. The paddle starts in an ordinary looking pond but soon winds through an ancient cypress swamp.

BROADKILL RIVER – It’s a charming waterway, what more need we say? It meanders through preserved marshland with hardly a building in sight, but crawls with millions of fiddler crabs and a wide variety of other wildlife.

PADDLE CLINICS – Warm up Friday afternoon with some skill exercises – paddle strokes, rescues, tows, whatever you want to work on. Maybe even a roll.

SUNRISE PADDLE – We’ll wrap up the weekend Monday morning with our traditional sunrise paddle. In mid-October, you won’t even have to get up early.

FOOD:

Everyone will bring their own food for breakfast and lunch. Friday and Saturday, we’ll eat dinners prepared by Camp Arrowhead’s chef in the brand new dining hall, followed by a bonfire on the beach. Sunday evening we’ll have a cookout in the pavilion.

COST:

Campers will pay $88 per person plus shared cost for the weekend. This covers camping and dinners.

Cabin residents will pay $118 per person plus shared cost for the weekend. This covers lodging and dinners.

Off-site paddlers will pay $36 per person plus the shared cost for the weekend. This covers the dinners.

The shared cost is expected to be under $10. It is the cost of food and materials for the barbeque, plus bonfire and grill fees, divided by the total number of people who sign up.

MORE ON THE CAMP:

Check out the Camp Arrowhead website for details on the facilities. You’ll find a map of the camp and even a video tour of one of the cabins. https://www.camparrowhead.net/

TO SIGN UP:

First, make sure your club membership has not lapsed. If it has, sign up for this year here: https://lehighvalleycanoeclub.org/memberships

Then, send an email to Dave Dawson – dl-dawson@rcn.com – with the following information and you’re in. You will receive an invoice for the weekend fee at a later date.

Name –

Cell phone –

Camping, Cabin or Offsite? –

Boat model and length –

Preferred paddling group ?

Easy – Up to 6 miles at a comfortable pace. Rec boats and canoes will enjoy this pod.

Intermediate – 8 miles, maybe a couple more, at a moderate pace but with time for sightseeing.

Lazy advanced – About 10 miles but in no big hurry, but no dilly-dallying either.

Energetic advanced – 10 miles or more at a lively pace. Expect to sweat.


 In  Memoriam

Bob Rock 1949-2021

Past President of the LVKCC

Friends and Family Celebrate the life of Bob Rock at  LOC November 20, 2021

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