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Rehoboth Bay Bound – Fall paddling weekend

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - October 4 @ 10:00 am

It’s time to reserve your spot for the fall paddling weekend. Destination: Camp Arrowhead on Rehoboth Bay in Delaware. Some club members will remember this camp from six years ago, when we visited in the spring. It’s a great place to kayak – lots of paddle options right from the camp beach and close by is Lewes, Delaware. You may even find yourself paddling with dolphins.

Rehoboth Bay is typically a calm place to paddle. There are creeks and marshes to explore as well as a big stretch of open water. Who wants to cross the bay for lunch in Dewey Beach? Just next door is Indian River Bay, which connects to the Atlantic Ocean. No need to load the boat on the car every day – there’s plenty of paddling right out the front door. We can park our boats on the beach, ready to launch for a paddle on the slightest whim.

Nearby is Cape Henlopen State Park, a beautiful area that’s also great to paddle. The dolphins play off the tip of the cape. If you want to get out into the Atlantic Ocean, this is the place to get a taste of it. And if the weather cooperates, there will be an option for the experienced to paddle clear across Delaware Bay to Cape May, returning on the ferry. But as always, we’ll have paddling options for all skill levels and interests.
Arrival will be noon, Friday, Oct. 1. We’ll paddle through the weekend, ending with a sunrise paddle Monday, Oct. 4. We’ll pack up and hit the road by 10 a.m. Monday.

Camp Arrowhead offers both camping and indoor lodging options. The camp will cook up two dinners for us. The third night we’ll have a cookout, some food and supplies covered by the weekend fee, the rest a camper potlatch. Also on the schedule: two bonfires on the beach.

COTTAGES: We’ll have two or three cottages available, depending on demand. The cottages have bunk beds, several in each bedroom. Two have full kitchens and a living room. Price for the weekend staying in a cottage will be $159, which includes the two camp dinners and cookout food. We must bring our own sheets and towels.

CAMPING: Tents can be set up on the camp’s ballfield, a large grassy area. Showers and toilets available in the bathhouse next to the swimming pool, about 500 feet away. Price for the weekend per person camping will be $90, which includes the two camp dinners and some of the cookout food.

VANS AND TRAILERS: Vans and trailers can be parked in the parking area – a woody space just off the entrance road. These campers will also use the bathhouse, a shorter walk than from the ballfield. Note: there are no electric or other hookups available. Price for the weekend per person in vans and trailers will be $90, which includes the two camp dinners and some of the cookout food.

You must be a member of the club to participate, and you must register and pay in advance. Late comers will not be allowed.

All kayaks and canoes are welcome, but you must have a lifejacket, basic safety equipment and dress for the early fall weather. (No cotton, have warm layers available, bring decent raingear.)

To reserve a spot, email Linda A. Martin [masked] Let her know if you have any dietary requirements. You will receive an invoice for the full amount, depending on your lodging preference, which will be due by Sept. 15. You will have an option of paying by check or via PayPal.

The address for Camp Arrowhead is 35268 Homestead Way, Lewes, DE 19958. Their website is https://www.camparrowhead.net. The camp is run by the Episcopal Church of Delaware.


October 1 @ 12:00 pm
October 4 @ 10:00 am