Canoeing in Moving Water: An Introduction

Date and Time

Friday, June 14, 2019 - Sunday, June 16, 2019


Canal Side Guest House,
Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.

Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.


Two days of canoe instruction and practice for first timers on moving water. Or, take the course as a refresher, and we will challenge you--tandem or solo. No prior paddling experience, no partner and no equipment needed. Learn basic strokes and maneuvers needed to negotiate the beautiful, relaxed-paced but twisty rivers in our area or to paddle across windy lakes efficiently without going in circles. This is a comprehensive course covering essentials from eddy turns to ferrying, with plenty of hands-on practice. Friday evening arrival highly recommended. Saturday training on a peaceful eddy with controlled current. Sunday group paddling trip down the Lehigh in moving water. Enjoy comforts of the bunk house or tenting, campfires, and companionship. Meal prep is communal with food provided and organized for community cooking. Registration is not complete until full payment is received. We warmly welcome you to a series of follow-up trips specially staggered to step-up your skills incrementally in slightly more energetic rivers. Search and book now for these day and overnight trips for further fun, and friendship. --Especially book early for: DEERFIELD FEST in MA, June 21-23.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $180 member / $195 non-member
*Fee includes: * boats, pfd, paddles and training equipment. * 2 nights at the Canal Side Guest House. right by the river in Lehigh PA. Bunks or tent sites may be enjoyed, as we share the fun along with the kayak instructional group, * Food that we prep together in a kitchen space and by a campfire ring. Sat. dinner, Sat. and Sun. breakfast. plus Social Hour refreshments and treats.

Canoe Instruction on Moving Water


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Whitewater

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA 9 p.m.)


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