PADDLE AND POTLUCK
LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER
THURSDAY, MAY 5
Join us for a paddle and potluck at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center in Slatington PA. We will paddle the “Ledges” on the Lehigh River and have a potluck dinner afterwards followed by our club business meeting.
If you plan to paddle, meet at the Lehigh Nature Center at 5:30 to set up the shuttle to Walnutport. This stretch of the river is for white water boaters and you will need a helmet, PFD and spray skirt.
If your last name begins with N to Z bring a main dish to share, A-M bring a side dish. The club will provide water, paper plates, napkins, cups and plastic ware. There is electricity at the pavilion so crock-pots can be used to keep food warm.
The business meeting will begin around 7 PM.
Hope to see everyone there!
Join Us . . . for the LVKCC 2016 Spring Tour of Maryland’s Beautiful Chester River
Load up your touring/sea kayak for a weekend of paddling one of the Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore’s most scenic rivers. From Friday, May 20th, to Monday, May 23rd, we’ll be staying right on the Chester River at Camp Pecometh. The highlight of the trip will be a paddle around the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.
We will arrange paddles for groups according to their interests and abilities. There will be longer trips for those who want to burn up the miles and shorter, easier paddles for those who enjoy sightseeing and exploring the shoreline. We will start most trips from the camp beach. The river is well protected and has very little boat traffic, so it’s a comfortable place for beginners to paddle. The Eastern Neck paddle will be a daylong trip that will require driving the boats over to the refuge.
We’ll be staying at Camp Pecometh near Centreville, Maryland. The camp is run by the Methodist Church. We’re booked to stay in a large “house” that includes a huge meeting room with a massive fireplace, commercial quality kitchen, and two dorms with bunk beds. We’ll do a men’s dorm and a women’s dorm.
Meals will include make-your-own breakfasts and lunches, with dinners provided by the camp in their dining halls.
Costs will be shared equally among all paddlers. We expect the cost for lodging and dining hall meals to come in at about $150 per person for the three-day weekend.
Linda Martin at email@example.com for more information or to reserve a spot. A $30 non-refundable deposit is required. Checks need to be made out to “Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club.” Send your deposit in care of: Linda A. Martin 1800 Bauman Road Quakertown PA 18951
Participants must be club members with experience paddling longer distances on semi-protected waterways. They must also provide their own equipment, including a 12′ or longer boat designed for flat-water paddling and the standard complement of safety equipment. Paddlers who want to join the long-distance trips will need a 14′ or longer boat. If you do not have a suitable boat, we may be able to arrange one for you. Deadline for reservations is May 5th.
Larry March Slalom 2015
Sunday, September 13
Thank you sponsors:
Joe and Debra Bennett Family
Joanne and Robet Novak Family
Chris Burhman and Greg Wojcik
Come see our new digs at the Wildlands Conservancy.
The link will bring to a small narrow bridge on your right. Cross the bridge and park in the parking lot to the left.
We will be meeting in the building directly behind the barn pictured here. There will not be much light at night so consider bringing a flash light!
Holiday Party December 2014 no meeting!