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July, 2024

Tuesday
2
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This clinic is for kayak paddlers who want to explore techniques used to self rescue. We will cover the paddle float rescue and other way of getting in your kayak. We will NOT be teaching a kayak roll. You will need a touring kayak or sea kayak, paddle float, paddle, PFD, and bilge pump. Please dress for immersion. You will spend a lot of time in the water. No cotton ! Caution! Paddle float rescues can break paddle shafts if not done properly. Bing a paddle that you do not mind breaking. This class is taught by an ACA certified instructor..
Friday
5
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Regrettably I have to cancel this trip. I injured my back will not be able to lead the trip as planned. I will try to reschedule at a later date. Regards, Dan Rempp Trip Organzer This is an easy 8 mile paddle from Sand Island in Bethlehem PA. to the Route 33 Bridge boat launch. We will meet at Sand Island Boat Launch at 9:30 AM on July 5th. Be prepared to shuttle at 10 AM. There is one easy rapid that we will pass through. You will need to have an up to date launch permit, PFD with whistle, recreational kayak or canoe. Bring water and a snack. A hat and sunglasses are recommended. No cotton clothing. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes that can get wet.
Thursday
11
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This trip is for dues-paying members of the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club. Join us on Thursday-morning, July 11, 2024, for a 4.5-to-6.5-mile trip for recreational paddlers at scenic Marsh Creek State Park, near Downingtown, PA. Advance registration is required. Log-in with your username and password to see the trip details and to register. Meet at the "East Launch" on Park Road. Navigate to 675 Park Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335. I use the lawn/beach area near the boat ramp. There are restrooms and a large parking lot. Look at Google Maps or the map on the park website if you are unsure where to go. Do NOT go to the West Launch! Please be ready to paddle at the posted start time. We will try to paddle to the scenic, historic (1905) Krausers Bridge, but getting there depends on the water level and weeds. There will be a brief on-shore rest stop, and we may stop occasionally to watch the wildlife. Paddlers having trouble keeping up with the group on the club‘s 3-mile trips are advised to skip this trip. No inflatable boats, please. State Park regulations require a valid PA launch permit, PFD and a whistle. Club rules prohibit the use of inflatable PFD’s. It is optional but recommended to bring a snack and water. How to find us: Look for the Green Hyundai Kona SUV with a red and white kayak.
Sunday
14
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Paddle from Woodland Beach, DE 5 miles to the Ship John Shoal lighthouse. After visiting the light, we will paddle back and enter Duck Creek to explore the wildlife area. Lastly a debrief will be held at the Brick Work Brewing & Eats establishment. Est total round trip about 12-14 miles. You need to have: 14ft or longer sea kayak, skirt, pfd, ability to perform assisted or self rescue, prior open water experience advisable. We will be 5 miles offshore so water, snacks, hat, sunglasses and appropriate clothing is advised. Launch time is 9:30 sharp due to the tides. Be advised that since the tides don‘t wait, neither will we.
Tuesday
16
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Cancelledmdue to thunder storms. The Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club will offer an assisted rescue class for recreational and touring kayakers on July 16th at 3 Mile Run Boat Access Lake Nockamixon. The class will focus on the T-rescue. This class will be taught by an ACA certified instructor. You must be current member of the LVKCC. Please arrive by 5:45 PM to unload boats and get your gear ready. The class will start at 6 PM and end at 8 PM. You will need a recreational or touring kayak with water tight bulkheads or floatation bags in the bow and stern, a PFD, bilge pump, and paddle. Spray skirts are optional. Please dress for immersion. You will be spending a lot of time in the water. No cotton clothing. Wear water shoes or booties. No flip-flops or loose sandals. Bring water, a snack, towel and a change of clothes. There are restroom facilities at the launch site.
Friday
19
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Join us for a relaxed nighttime paddle on Lake Nockamixon under a full moon. This is a club trip - you must be an LVKCC member to register and attend. Paddle length will be about 6 miles at a relaxed pace with a snack break ashore at midway, about 3 hours total. A PFD with a signal whistle must be worn while on the water. Each boat/paddler must have a light for nighttime visibility on the water. Headlamps are also suggested for landing, packing etc. No cotton clothing. Dress for immersion. Please plan to be ready to paddle by 7:15PM. There are tables at the boat launch if you would like to have a picnic dinner before paddling, as well as a restroom.
Saturday
20
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Salmon River, Pulaski NY, July 20 and 21. Class 2 river, drop pool making this a nice river for novice level paddlers looking to expand their experience. We are able to take 10 paddlers each day, Local camping is available at Serkirk Shores State Park along Lake Ontario which has electric at all sites. Saturday, July 20th, we will put in at Pineville fishing access and take out at Black Hole. Sunday July 21st, day we will put in at Compactor and take out at Black Hole. Must be a club member and have all appropriate gear. For more information contact: William A Howe  williamhowejr@gmail.com
Sunday
21
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Salmon River, Pulaski NY, July 20 and 21. Class 2 river, drop pool making this a nice river for novice level paddlers looking to expand their experience. We are able to take 10 paddlers each day, Local camping is available at Serkirk Shores State Park along Lake Ontario which has electric at all sites. Saturday, July 20th, we will put in at Pineville fishing access and take out at Black Hole. Sunday July 21st, day we will put in at Compactor and take out at Black Hole. Must be a club member and have all appropriate gear. For more information contact: William A Howe  williamhowejr@gmail.com
Sunday
21
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Our novice moving water trips are intended for club members who have completed the full Introduction to Moving Water river series. This paddle is from White Haven to Rockport. Bring your white water boat, paddle, helmet, PFD, and spray skirt, plus pack a lunch. We‘ll meet at White Haven, ready to shuttle at 10:00. Questions? Contact Pat Beltz or Mark Bereit.
Monday
22
Tohickon Boat Launch Lake Nockamixon
6:00 PM
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Practice session for open water kayaks. Skills, rescues, recoveries & rolls. One hour practice session followed by a one hour paddle. Bring your practice "TO-DO" list. Not a class or instruction session.
Friday
26
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This summer, join us for a weekend of camping and paddling in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The Pine Barrens are like nothing in our area: gentle but twisty narrow rivers through sandy forests. You can bring a rec kayak, white water kayak or canoe for this trip. The rivers flow slowly, but you need to be comfortable turning your boat—these rivers are nothing but turns! Our plan is to paddle the Wading and Batsto Rivers, although we may have to switch to other rivers in the area depending upon water levels at that time. This is a club trip - you must be an LVKCC member to register and attend. We are camping at the Wharton State Forest campground on Atsion Lake, 31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton NJ. Cost for two nights is $55, or $45 for NJ residents. Go to the park web site at https://www.njportal.com/DEP/NJOutdoors/Park/Details?locationId=19 to reserve a site. Enter the dates and site type, then scroll within the Map View to Atsion Family Campground. Click an available site, then click the Review Selection button. (There are other area camping options if this camp doesn’t work for you.) Cost: in addition to your camping reservation, expect a charge of around $30 for shuttling for one of the days, with Pinelands Adventures outfitter. We’ll provide more details, and the link for the online outfitter waiver, closer to the event. We may also choose to go out for dinner Saturday evening as a group. Get your campsite early, and sign up soon so we know how many people will be going. Contact Mark Bereit (campsite #20) with any questions.
Saturday
27
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Rolling in Moving Water – Many paddlers have experienced the loss of their roll when they flip in moving water. Learn how to overcome this problem with a series of simple drills that will have you combat rolling reliably. This is NOT a rolling class, it’s for those who simply lose their roll when they need it most. Plan on a full day. July 27 from 9-4 at Dunbar’s. Email Scott Douglas for more information
Saturday
27
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This summer, join us for a weekend of camping and paddling in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The Pine Barrens are like nothing in our area: gentle but twisty narrow rivers through sandy forests. You can bring a rec kayak, white water kayak or canoe for this trip. The rivers flow slowly, but you need to be comfortable turning your boat—these rivers are nothing but turns! Our plan is to paddle the Wading and Batsto Rivers, although we may have to switch to other rivers in the area depending upon water levels at that time. This is a club trip - you must be an LVKCC member to register and attend. We are camping at the Wharton State Forest campground on Atsion Lake, 31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton NJ. Cost for two nights is $55, or $45 for NJ residents. Go to the park web site at https://www.njportal.com/DEP/NJOutdoors/Park/Details?locationId=19 to reserve a site. Enter the dates and site type, then scroll within the Map View to Atsion Family Campground. Click an available site, then click the Review Selection button. (There are other area camping options if this camp doesn’t work for you.) Cost: in addition to your camping reservation, expect a charge of around $30 for shuttling for one of the days, with Pinelands Adventures outfitter. We’ll provide more details, and the link for the online outfitter waiver, closer to the event. We may also choose to go out for dinner Saturday evening as a group. Get your campsite early, and sign up soon so we know how many people will be going. Contact Mark Bereit (campsite #20) with any questions.
Sunday
28
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This summer, join us for a weekend of camping and paddling in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The Pine Barrens are like nothing in our area: gentle but twisty narrow rivers through sandy forests. You can bring a rec kayak, white water kayak or canoe for this trip. The rivers flow slowly, but you need to be comfortable turning your boat—these rivers are nothing but turns! Our plan is to paddle the Wading and Batsto Rivers, although we may have to switch to other rivers in the area depending upon water levels at that time. This is a club trip - you must be an LVKCC member to register and attend. We are camping at the Wharton State Forest campground on Atsion Lake, 31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton NJ. Cost for two nights is $55, or $45 for NJ residents. Go to the park web site at https://www.njportal.com/DEP/NJOutdoors/Park/Details?locationId=19 to reserve a site. Enter the dates and site type, then scroll within the Map View to Atsion Family Campground. Click an available site, then click the Review Selection button. (There are other area camping options if this camp doesn’t work for you.) Cost: in addition to your camping reservation, expect a charge of around $30 for shuttling for one of the days, with Pinelands Adventures outfitter. We’ll provide more details, and the link for the online outfitter waiver, closer to the event. We may also choose to go out for dinner Saturday evening as a group. Get your campsite early, and sign up soon so we know how many people will be going. Contact Mark Bereit (campsite #20) with any questions.