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PFDs (life jackets) must be worn on all trips when on the water. Helmets must be worn by all paddling decked boats on Class 2 or higher trips, and for all open boats on Class 3 or higher trips.

For Class 2 and higher trips, paddlers must provide their own equipment: Canoe or kayak suitable for whitewater with flotation and grab loops or handles, a helmet, lifejacket, sprayskirt for closed boats, paddle and clothing suitable for water & air temperatures. Paddlers must have the necessary skills, be able to wet exit their boat, swim and self-rescue in a rapid: swim boat and self to shore, get back in boat, or eskimo roll.

Postponed May 21 (Sat) Basic Tandem Canoe Instruction Learn from the beginning the correct fundamentals of paddling that will lead you to much more challenging water, if you so desire. Whether you have some experience or not this course will set you on the right path to a new world of adventure. We work with you at whatever experience level you bring to the water. We teach the strokes and methods that apply whether you paddle on a quiet lake or a ragging river. The strokes are the same, the amount of knowledge and experience is the difference. These classes will start you on the path to whatever end you have in mind. Birding, canoe camping, leisure paddling or adrenaline rush, it all starts here.

We start at Harrisville Pond in the Pine Barrens of NJ. We than move on to the twists and turns of the Wadding river. You will be paddling with an experienced paddler for some individual coaching. This will be an eight-hour experience that you will talk about for a long time to come.

 This is a joint trip with the Churchville Nature Center. Registration is through CNC; call Tue.-Sun. 10-5 at 215-357-4005. Members $50/non-member $60. This and the June 18 class $85/105. Includes all equipment. Leader: John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 call before 9 PM, chalikian@juno.com; Co-leader, Walt Underhill, underwalt@aol.com

 

Paddling leader Ian Kindle named State Park Educator of the Year ... more

2016 Lehigh River dam release schedule click here.

New: Paddling guide books and skills books click here.

AMC interactive stream map of the Pennsylvania Highlands Region. Click here

Electronic trip reporting now available for leaders

Trip leaders can skip mailing in trip reports and sign up sheets by reporting their trips electronically on this web site.

Leaders will be able to scan their sign sheets, upload them and fill out their trip report on line. They have the option of receiving a copy of their report by e-mail. Instructions and help are provided. For more information, click here.

Click here to download the Spring issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.

Tohickon Creek Internet to Stover Park gage conversion.

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TRIP RELEASE FORM. Download and read the waiver you must sign to participate on trips! Click here.

Knots for paddlers: go to our Links Page.

Guide book information & reviews, click here.

Wing Dam, Kelly's Lock and other practice areas. Info and directions.

The Mohican Getaway Program has a full schedule of reasonably priced two- and three-day activity-oriented outings planned at the Mohican Outdoor Center. Click here for more information.

Rent Club Boats: We have two fully outfitted whitewater solo open canoes which you can rent for $25 a day for use on club trips. Includes paddle & spare, PDF, helmet. To rent, contact Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776 or contact leader .

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