River Canoeing Instructional, Lehigh River

Date and Time

Friday, June 21, 2024 12:00PM - Sunday, June 23, 2024


Hickory Run State Park,
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.


CANOE Instructional for Intro to Whitewater PLEASE NOTE: This course is jointly offered with KCCNY. Nonetheless, every participant please must register individually here on the AMC site. Learn to canoe, solo or tandem, in moving water and mild rapids, AND use boat and gear equipment FREE for the season* Learn STROKES, MANEUVERS & RIVER RUNNING. Practice basic swift water safety skills. DAY 1, Friday at noon ONLY, you MUST come to our barn in Suffern, NY. Get fitted for your boat. Learn to safely car-top your boat. Attendance is mandatory, yes, especially if car-pooling. Transport this gear to Hickory Run State Park, Organized Camp Site. DAY 2: Quiet water instruction offers practice & games with feedback. i.e. stroke combos & maneuvers for eddy catching. DAY 3: Run a river, with our demos, practice, & feedback. i.e. ferrying & wave fun You are strongly encouraged to join us on follow-up trips throughout the season. You now have a community of paddling friends to join you! Participants arrange car-pooling on their own. No eager paddler has ever been left behind for want of a car. Folks without a car have always found car pool solutions with other students. However, it is your responsibility to pro-activly seek & arrange this among your classmates. We will work with you to ensure you have adequate paddling wear. Along with your classmates, you'll make new friends among the whitewater kayak students who join our campfire & Happy Hours with us. We all quickly bond in friendship as you are embraced by the warm, witty, & fascinating paddling community. Your CKC instructors include ACA certified and fully experienced teachers and coaches. Average teacher-student ratio is 1 instructor per 4 or 5 students. *Only for KCCNY or AMC trips. Season runs until Labor Day. **Rentals contingent on your safety evaluation. CLASS FILLS FAST! Due to the complex planning, we CANNOT refund fees if you CANCEL AFTER JUNE 10, 2024. Questions? Contact [email protected]

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $125 member / $150 non-member
*KCCNY & AMC Members earn members' rate: : Includes: *Personal instruction, coaching & support *Seasonal rentals for all equipment (boats, paddles, PFD, air bags, helmet, safety ropes & equipment) *Camping fee. (Bring your own tent/hammock/car-sleep set up) Sat. dnners & Sat. & Sun. continental breakfasts (coffee, tea, & selection of "power" foods)

Click map for driving directions
Scenic whitewater


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Whitewater
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey


Wait Listed


Adults (18+)


Neil has tagged more new rivers for the club trips in every kind of boat than anyone else in the water.


Loretta's passion for running trips and rivers keeps growing.