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Boat Demo Day & Barbecue at Jamaica Bay

Date and Time

Sunday, May 3, 2020


New York, New York City,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


RAIN or "HURRICAN WINDS" DATE: Saturday, May 9 Come try all types of boats to help plan your season's future instructionals, day trips, and expeditions. We'll offer demos and laid-back, smart start tips using: quiet water canoes, sea kayaks--likely even a "playful" whitewater kayak or solo canoe, too. Try them all! Hear about all the many options for future day trips, instructional weekends, and wilderness expeditions available throughout the coming season with the CKC paddling program. BUT DON'T WAIT FOR BOAT DEMO DAY TO SIGN UP FOR JUNE MOVING WATER INSTRUCTIONALS for whitewater kayaks or canoe--Pick one now and register, and we can always switch you to another later! Registration is limited, so apply early and let us confirm your commitment. Priority will be given to AMC Young Members and CUNY OUTDOOR CLUB members. Once accepted for registration, we will give details for the location. It does have public transportation access, and participants also often arrange car pooling among themselves. No showers and only port-a-john access. Since this is also a designated wildlife refuge area, don't be distracted by the many exotic shore birds flying about. Then, stay for the barbecue and picnic among the waterside gardens and lawns. All equipment, including personal flotation devices and paddles, are included. Come with extra fleece and dry clothes and crocks or similar paddling shoes. At least half the limited available spots will be reserved for AMC Young Members participants first, then to others and those wait-listed. Please indicate when you register what prior Young Members activity you've attended and which leaders know you. THANKS!! ADULTS ONLY, PLEASE

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Jamaica Bay


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey



Nearby AMC Destination

Mohican Outdoor Center


Adults (18+)


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

White water canoeist, moving water instructor, wilderness skills expedition leader and sometime sea kayaker


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