Philadelphia Canoe Club
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**Our Monthly Meetings are now virtual due to the pandemic**
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General Meetings for the Philadelphia Canoe Club are held at the clubhouse, Colony Castle, 4900 Ridge Avenue, every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 P/M. Meetings are preceded at 6:30 p.m.by refreshments and snacks, on a "potluck" basis--bring something to share. The December meeting is the Annual Holiday Party (BYO beverage and a snack contribution). Meetings are open to the public - come on out, introduce yourself, meet our members, find out what's going on, learn about training courses, trips, and a lot more. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Weekly Flatrock Trips
Meet at the club on Wednesday's at approximately 5pm to paddle the Schyulkill from Flatrock Dam to the Club. Participation requires that you have taken a class with us or have successfully paddled whitewater with us in the past.
Typically we start doing Wednesday night Flatrock paddles on the first wednesday after Memorial Day, and end them the Last Wednesday before Labor day.
You don't need to have your own gear, you can rent gear and a boat for $10.
Non ACA members will need to pay additional $5.
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We will be at the club collecting gear for the sale.
Join us for a Thursday Evening Summer Paddle at the Philadelphia Canoe Club. These paddles are a great opportunity to practice your skills and meet other paddlers. This is a recreational flatwater paddle of 1½ - 2 hours on the Schuylkill River, launching from and returning to the Philadelphia Canoe Club. Club membership is not required.
What to Bring: Water, hat (it’s sunny even at 5pm!), footwear and clothing that can get wet.
Thank you! See you on the river.
Location: To be determined by instructors.
No experience necessary. This course is designed for students with little or no formal kayak training.
Kayaking is more fun when you know how to control your boat. Your lesson will include basic strokes, safety and rescue on flat and gently moving water. You will learn how to safely and easily get back into your kayak should you tip over and how to help your companions.
You will practice your skills from day one in the morning on the lake. The afternoon session on the river includes water reading and river features. You will practice controlling your kayak in faster currents and around river bends and turns.
Cost: Adults $140, $70 Minors (Day 1 only: Adults $80, Minors $40)
For further information, please contact Looie Voorhees at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is designed for beginners, no experience necessary. Students will learn about equipment, boat control and safety. Successful completion of this course will allow students to participate in PCC's Wednesday Night Flat Rock Practice Trips.
Cost: $80 Adults, $40 Minors
The course is designed for the beginner, no experience necessary. You will learn about equipment, safety and controlling a whitewater kayak in whitewater. Lesson includes strokes, maneuvers and self-rescue.
The Mongaup is a fun Class 2/3 river near Port Jervis, NY. This will be a one-barrel release, which makes it suitable for newer paddlers.
Ron Watson is coordinating a trip on the Lehigh river. Experience is required! Contact Ron for more information:
This course is designed for beginners, no experience necessary. Students will learn about equipment, boat control and safety.
Every so often we gather club members to perform needed work at the clubhouse. When there is a workday, there will be plenty to do and lots of helping hands will be needed and appreciated. Everyone is invited and asked to attend. There will be setting up, organizing, general cleaning and other tasks that have to be completed. Many hands will make for light work. Come on down for the day, or just a few hours, and help out PCC to show off our Pride and Joy. Spend some time with the members, catch up with friends, meet new ones, and get the job done too.
THE PHILADELPHIA CANOE CLUB OPEN HOUSE
The Philadelphia Canoe Club opens its doors to the public for a day of free demonstrations, canoe and kayak rides, used equipment sales, music, food and entertainment. Come and learn about one of the fastest growing sports in the country - paddling!
When: Sunday June 27th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: 4900 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19127
The Philadelphia Canoe Club's Open House is free and open to the public and is a great way to meet like minded people with an interest in paddling and water sports.
Whether you dream of spending the summer running raging whitewater, paddling the open ocean, or enjoying quiet paddles through the woods or wetlands, the annual PCC Open House is an opportunity to learn about events and training, and try out different types of boats.
The day's highlights:
Used Canoe / Kayak and Equipment Sale - great gear at great prices
Canoe and Kayak Rides - free and fun for adults AND kids
Meet the members - find a paddle partner
Paddling Demonstrations - entertaining and informative
Antique Canoe Display - see 1908 thirty-eight foot War Canoe
Membership and Paddling Instruction - membership information and class registration
This course is designed for the beginner. You will learn balance, strokes and safety on flatwater.
CLASS LOCATION: Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (directions below).
HOW TO DRESS: Be prepared to be wet, no sandals or bare feet. Bring change of clothes and towel, water to drink.
COST: Adults: $40 -- Minors $20 (12-18 years old)
To Register, click the register button to the left or print the following files and mail them to the address indicated on the form:
SUP 2016 App.pdf
If you have any questions please contact the training director at: email@example.com and Looie Voorhees at LOOIELOOIE1@YAHOO.COM
Some boat control experience necessary. This clinic will focus on improving your forward, backward and cross forward strokes. Sweeps and braces. The forward stroke is hardest to learn and is a lifelong learning process. There are two kinds of "J" strokes, "Traditional J" for cruising and "River J" for whitewater and easier boat control. Paddling backward is necessary for back ferry boat control in twisty moving water or whitewater.
You may use either a whitewater or flat water canoe. Tandem students need to bring their partner.
Cost: $25 (No discounts, includes equipment.) Please pay at time of event.
Location: Schuylkill River
Some experience necessary. This class is for the flatwater canoeist to build on already developed skills. Strokes reviewed will be forward, backward, sweeps, draws and prys. You will learn the skills needed to control a canoe in whitewater and to practice ferries and eddy turns in class 1-2 whitewater.
Cost: $140 Adults, $70 Minors. (You may take Day 1 only. Cost: $80 Adults, $40 Minors).
Some boat control experience necessary. Prys and draws are extremely helpful in many maneuvers. Basically they are lateral strokes which move the boat from right to left however they are used for boat control in both moving and whitewater. They will prevent you from hitting that rock or tree.
The class will cover hip pry, stern pry, bow draw, cross-bow draw, static bow draw, hip draw, stern draw, and sculling draw.You may use either a whitewater or flat water canoe except where whitewater is indicated. Tandem students need to bring a partner.
You may use either a whitewater or flat water canoe. Tandem students need to bring a partner.
Some boat control experience necessary.
Ferrying is used to avoid obstacles (rocks, trees, other boaters). You can ferry facing downstream (back ferry) or facing upstream (front ferry). Back ferries are especially important in canoes because you don't need to turn the boat against the upstream current, just have to angle the boat a bit and paddle backward to avoid a problem. Knowing a good back stroke is essential for back ferries.
You may use either a whitewater or flatwater canoe. Tandem students need to bring a partner.
The first timers Lower Yough trip is an opportunity for those who have mastered the Lehigh and Tohickon to tackle some harder water. The trip is open to anyone who has the skills to run the river, help is always appreciated.
For those with the skills, there is also an opportunity to paddle the upper Youghiogheny on Friday and Monday. This section of river is class IV-V.
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Some boat control experience necessary. This class will be held on easy whitewater at Flatrock on the Schuylkill. It will concentrate on eddy turns, peel-outs and ferries. The goal of the class is to control your canoe and move around in whitewater efficiently. You may get wet.
This course is designed for the experience novice who wishes to improve their playing skills on the river. Typically this class is held on the Lehigh River (Class II/III) and covers river play skills such as surfing, catching eddies, looking for fun features, and enjoying the river on a summer day.
Students must have taken novice training or an introductory white water kayak class. Students must be willing to swim or know how to roll.
Join us for a relaxing event as our PCC members showcase their talents and share their creativity.
More details to come...
The Tohickon is a class III whitewater stream located in Ralph Stover State Park, Bucks County, PA. The run requires a reliable roll and suitable cold weather gear.
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Turkey Trot! - The annual PCC square dance (caller & live music), and dinner. Come out and have fun dancing with other PCC members and friends! Open to the public! Come and see Hugo deep fry a turkey.
Happy Hour (BYOB) and Appetizers is at 5:00 pm, followed by Dinner 6:00 pm and Dancing 8:00 pm until 10:30! .
Tickets: Tickets are $15 if pre-paid by 11/1 with commitment of side dish, capable of feeding 6-8 gluttons. From 11/2 to 11/20 tickets are $20 and if you show up at the door with no hors d'oeuvre or dessert, it's $10 extra. Door tickets are $25 plus the $10 extra if you don't bring something to share.
Questions? email Linda Galyon at email@example.com
Call for Hors D'oeuvres or Dessert: Bring appetizers to share during happy hour starting at 5:00pm or desserts for after dinner.
Volunteer Opportunities: We need help on these volunteer opportunities:
PCC Members! Come spend the evening with the rest of the PCC, sharing stories, awarding fellow paddlers for the year's accomplishments, and the installation of the new Board. This is an event not to be missed! Remember, this is also the time of year to roast your fellow club member for the foibles of the past paddling season! The Date is January 22, 2022, the time is 5:00 to 10:00 pm cost is $25 per person.
Bring a dessert or appetizer to share, and beverages as desired.
It's also time to 'Bagel' your fellow paddlers. You can include your Bagel nominations in your event registration.
RSVP required, so we can know who is coming and who is volunteering to help. You can register online. Payment can be made via Pay-Pal or a check made out to Philadelphia Canoe Club.
If you have any questions about the event please let the social chair know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Application Fee
Please pay this fee after you have completed the application form and have obtained the required signatures.
If you need a membership application form please contact our membership chair Tom Barret
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