Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club

Our Story & Mission

The Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club is one of the largest and most active paddling clubs in the United States. We offer training, trips, socials, and opportunities to improve and enhance our local rivers.

The LVKCC holds regular monthly programs to teach, entertain and act on club business. Meetings are usually at 7 p.m. on the evening of the first Thursday of each month and are currently held at the Wildlands Conservancy 3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, PA 18049. Regular monthly meetings are held September through November and February through June. In December, we have our holiday party and in January the Executive Committee meets.

The LVKCC is first and foremost about paddling. Beginners are encouraged to take our winter pool classes or sign up for a weekend paddling intensive course through the Northeast PA Paddling School. Once you have learned the basics, we gear up to continue your training on the water with a series of increasingly challenging trips. And when you’ve gained experience, you’ll be able to pick from the dozens of scheduled and pick-up trips that the LVKCC coordinates each year. Soon, you will be leading trips yourself.

The LVKCC wants you to get involved. We are a club and everyone pitches in to make our club successful. Here are some ways to get involved:

Feel free to contact us! We’ll be happy to answer any questions. See You On the Water!

ACA Certified Instructor Roster-2023

L1 Introduction to Kayaking

L2 Essentials of River Kayaking

L3 River Kayaking

L4 Whitewater Kayaking

Instructor Trainer

L 2 Costal Kayaking

L3 Coastal Kayaking

Officers and Committee Chairs


Vice President

Recording Secretary


Membership Secretary

Members at Large


Beginners Series Trip Coordinator

Intermediate Trip Series Coordinator

Program Committee

Education and Training Committee

Larry March Slalom Coordinator

Hospitality Committee

Insurance Coverage for Officers Committee

Club Policies Committee

Paddling Survey Committee

Social Event Survey Committee

Lil Lehigh Conservation Committee

FEW Dam Committee