July 20 Saturday, Swiftwater Safety Session. Excellent for both whitewater, flatwater and sea kayak paddlers. Now required for all new leaders, or an equivalent course. $5/$25 (member/nonmember), instructor/volunteers are free. Course tailored to the needs of the group.
We'll cover swimming rapids, self-rescue, deep water reentry, group rescue, equipment recovery, group actions, scene management, gear & more. On Delaware River at Lambertville wing dam. Register by 7/19. Eric Pavlak, 610-650-8926, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Join AMC! First time members get a 20 percent discount! Click this link for our secure server.
TRIP RELEASE FORM. Download and read the waiver you must sign to participate on trips! Click here.
Knots for paddlers: Click here
Guide book information & reviews, click here.
Wing Dam, Kelly's Lock and other practice areas. Info and directions.
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.
Click here to download the spring issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.
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