Week of Adirondack Rivers for Canoes and Kayaks

Date and Time

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Saturday, August 6, 2022


Meacham Lake Campground,
New York, Adirondacks,
NY United States


Registration is required for this activity.


Spend a blissful week paddling remote streams and creeks in the pristine Adirondack Mountains by day, while base camping near a beautiful lake and sharing decades of river stories at the campfire by night. Beginner canoeists are encouraged to join this amazing annual tradition! Plan to arrive and set up camp on Sunday by dinner time. We will explore rivers in the St. Regis Canoe Area from Monday through Friday. Each one is different and magical in its own way. Novice canoeists will spend Monday on Meacham Lake learning basic strokes with ACA-certified instructors. Depart Friday after the last paddle or on Saturday morning. Bring your own camping and boating equipment. You can also rent from the club or privately from a local outfitter. Canoes and short kayaks are fine, but no sea kayaks, please. Some paddling experience is a pre-requisite. Canoeists do not need to be expert. Kayakers should be able to maneuver their boat in narrow, twisty water with a current, occasionally with a single bladed paddle. Everyone should be comfortable lifting their boat over obstacles with some assistance. Camping is at Meacham Lake Public Campground. We will share group dinners. Breakfast and lunches are on your own. Everyone pitches in to share chores. Camping fees and food expenses will be shared. The current maximum number of participants is 20, including leaders. AMC COVID rules apply. You must be fully vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours to participate. We will wear masks when carpooling or if physical distancing is not possible. Bring your vaccination card, masks and hand sanitizer.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.


Adult: $120 member / $120 non-member
*All group costs, including camping and group dinners, will be shared equally amongst the participants. Participants can anticipate group costs of approximately $120-150 each. Boat rental and other meals are on your own.

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Week of ADK Rivers



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N.Y. - North Jersey


Wait Listed




Adults (18+)


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Don is a long-time Canoe & Kayak Trip Leader. He is an ACA certified canoe instructor who has taught and mentored most of the leaders at this event For this trip, Don will respond to any questions about the rivers and instruction and be the overall trip leader.


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Eileen is an avid paddler and ACA-certified canoe instructor. She sits on the AMC Board of Directors and is the Mid Atlantic Regional Director. For this trip, Eileen will manage registration and finances.


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Loretta is Editor of Paddle Splashes, the Canoe & Kayak Committee's fun and informative newsletter. She is also an ACA-certified canoe instructor. For this trip, Loretta will manage group gear and equipment, including club boat rentals.


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Mary Ann is a multi-day expedition canoeist who paddled the length of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. For this trip, Mary Ann and Klara will supervise group meals.


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Klara is a Canoe & Kayak Leader who loves leading overnight canoe camping trips in the Adirondacks. For this trip, Klara and Mary Ann will organize group meals.