Updated: April 18, 2014..

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You need not be a member to paddle with our club! Of course we encourage membership, but we invite you to go on some trips and see for yourself. Trips rates as flatwater or class 1 are generally open to paddlers of all skill levels, with the trip leader's approval. Rental or loaner boats may be available. Trips listed as class 2 or higher are whitewater, and prior experience, your own equipment and leader approval are required. Contact the trip leader at least a few days in advance if you have never paddled with us before. Always contact the leader. We do not publish meeting place and time.

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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.

April 9-17 (Wed - Thu) Week of Rivers One, Class 3 to 4 whitewater for experienced paddlers with their own equipment and transportation. Trips in the past have been as far north as New Hampshire to as far south as Georgia. We usually go to western PA and WV, but will change due to weather and river levels. We either camp or stay in motels depending upon paddler's desires or location. Dinners are usually at local restaurants. These trips are designed for paddlers with flexible attitudes capable of boat scouting Class 4 water. Other paddlers with less experience and ability may attend based on leader's discretion. Group size is very limited. Trips are subject to change if conditions warrant. Registration closes one week in advance of trip. Please note that the first and last days of the trip are travel days. I have led these extended trips since 2000. John Milne, .

April 26, (Sat) Neshaminy Creek Join us for this classic Bucks County, class 1 paddle. We will paddle from Mill Rd. or Rushland to Tyler State Park, about 10 or 7 miles of rolling hills scenery. Cold weather clothing may be needed [no cotton will be allowed]. Some experience is helpful. This is a joint trip with Churchville Nature Center (CNC). If you have a boat contact Tammy. If you need a boat contact Churchville Nature Center call Tue.-Sun. 10-5 at 215-357-4005.. Fee includes canoe, paddle, pfd, and boat transport to river. Canoe Use Fee: Members $25/Non-Members $30. CNC honors AMC membership. Tell them you are a AMC member when you call. Leaders: Tammy Brandon & John Chalikian, .

May 9-18 (Fri - Sun) Week of Rivers Two, Class 3 to 4 whitewater for experienced paddlers with their own equipment and transportation. Trips in the past have been as far north as New Hampshire to as far south as Georgia. We usually go to western PA and WV, but will change due to weather and river levels. We either camp or stay in motels depending upon paddler's desires or location. Dinners are usually at local restaurants. These trips are designed for paddlers with flexible attitudes capable of boat scouting Class 4 water. Other paddlers with less experience and ability may attend based on leader's discretion. Group size is very limited. Trips are subject to change if conditions warrant. Registration closes one week in advance of trip. Please note that the first and last days of the trip are travel days. I have led these extended trips since 2000. John Milne, .

May 17, (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 7 class $85/105. Includes all equipment. John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 (before 9 PM), ; and Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776 (before 9 PM), .

May 31, 2014 - June 01, (Sat - Sun) Mullica River Canoe Camping, Wharton State Forest, NJ. Class 1. Overnight canoe trip with camping at the Mullica River Wilderness Campsite. This flat, gentle flowing and narrow river has many sharp turns as it flows through cedar swamps, savanna marshes, bogs and forest. Instructions will be given for what to bring and packing your overnight gear to keep it dry. Canoe rental, camping fee and a community dinner and breakfast are included in the $55 cost per person ($110 per tandem canoe). $20 per person for private boat. Please visit Meetup for more trip details. The link is below. Registering via Meetup is preferred. NOTE: Meetup posting and registration may be delayed until two months before the trip. Also note that there have been changes at the campsite that will effect how the camping is arranged. Rich Pace,

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June 7 (Sat) Canoe Training, Tandem Style, Second Day If your goal is to start the adventure the right way than sign up for both classes to become comfortable on the water making the canoe go where you tell it to go. This is a continuation of the first class developing sound paddling strokes and techniques. We will introduce new river skills that include eddy turns, peel outs, ferrying and some surfing. River reading skills and safety will also be emphasized. At the end of the day you will be comfortable paddling moving water on class 1 and with time class 2 rivers such as the Delaware, Schuylkill, Lehigh and all of the Pine Barrens. At the end of this day you will be ready for many new adventures on the water. To sign up for this class you should have taken the first class or talk with an instructor about your paddling experience. The second class will be on the Delaware around Lambertville, NJ. This is a joint trip with CNC. Registration is through Churchville Nature Center; call Tue.-Sun. 10-5 at 215-357-4005. Members $50/non-member $60. This and the June 8 class $85/105. Includes all equipment. John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 (before 9 PM), ; and Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776 (before 9 PM), .

Sat., June 21. Schuylkill River/Canal Loop. Class 1, 3 PM. What better way to spend the first day of summer than with a leisurely paddle up the canal and down the river. Optional dinner after at Fitzwater Station. Rentals are available at Port Providence Paddle, 610-935-2750. Esther Underhill, 610-827-7776, (cell for day of trip 484-716-9036), .

Thurs., July 3. Brandywine River. Class 1. We will paddle the East Branch of the Brandywine, from Harmony Hill to Shaws Bridge Park. This Chester County river is easy and interesting, but be prepared to get your feet wet. Esther & Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776, (cell for day of trip 484-716-9036), .

July 12 - July 13 (Sat - Sun) Solo Open Canoe Training and Practice. Your chance to learn to paddle a canoe solo. We'll cover basic strokes and boat control on flatwater. Then we'll learn basic maneuvers (such as ferrys, eddy turns, and peel outs) on moving water. Sunday will be a river trip to review, practice and experience how all this happens on moving water. Some prior experience is helpful, but is not required. Tandem canoe course is particularly helpful. Equipment is available. Call Walt Underhill 610-827-7776 or . Coleader: John Chalikian.

July 13 (Sun) Schuylkill River trip. Part of the course listed above, but open to non-students. Sunday’s downriver trip is paced and geared to teaching and practicing. Call Walt Underhill 610-827-7776 or . Coleader: John Chalikian.

July 19 (Sat) Swiftwater Safety Session. This year's session geared to basic skills, but advanced paddlers are welcome. $15/$25 (member/nonmember), instructor/volunteers are free. Course tailored to the needs of the group. We'll cover swimming rapids, self-rescue, group rescue, equip. recovery, group actions, scene mgmt., gear & more. On Delaware River at Lambertville wing dam. Reg. by 7/17. Eric Pavlak, 610-650-8926, .