The Summer So Far

Good afternoon, Paddle People!

First, and most importantly, I sincerely apologize for being so incredibly tardy with my regular chapter blogs. This summer has been extraordinarily busy for me in my non-kayaking life making kayaking something of a premium activity. When it has happened, it has been either long-planned or very short notice.

I promise to keep my commitment to you all by being more mindful and intentional with chapter communications going forward. Things at work have stabilized somewhat and predictability is back (for the most part).

For those of you who want to see recent chapter activity, I’ve got a couple YouTube videos for your enjoyment:

Here’s what is on the books right now:

Wonder Warrior Kayaking Event
September 9, 2017 at 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814, USA
We will be supporting family day for Wounded Warriors on Saturday, September 9th from 9am-5pm. We will be teaching basic Kayak skills, introducing people to the sport, and playing a rowdy game of Kayak Football on a 245 acre lake in the park. If you’d like to help out, let me know!

KAOS! Small Group Paddle
September 16, 2017 from 1:00-5:00
Lake Williams boat launch (map)
This will be an informal event. Families who have kayaked with us before will be able to get on the water upon arrival. If you have not kayaked with us in the past, we will provide you with basic instruction before sending you out on the water.
Please remember that for these events parents are responsible for their children while on the water. Team River Runner will provide the instruction to both you and your children, which is needed to be safe and have a great time. If you do not feel comfortable on the water you must let me know in advance so that I can make proper arrangements to insure your child can still participate.
Team River Runner will provide the kayaks, paddles and adult life jackets. It is your responsibility to provide child life jackets. Again, if you need assistance with this you must let us know in advance.
Please let us know if you and your family would like to participate no later than Friday, September 15th Address and directions will be posted closer to the event.
One last reminder, please bring SMILES for all members of you

River Kayaking 1 & 2
September 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lancaster County Parks Main Office, 1050 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
Meet at the parking lot next to the Strawberry Street Bridge. Be sure to let me know if you need gear. We will be shaking off the cobwebs on the river, covering safety, equipment, setting up the shuttle, River terminology, signals, and paddle techniques in flat water and some very easy class 1 rapids.

13th Annual Team River Runner DC Biathlon
October 1, 2017 at 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Washington Canoe Club, 3700 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
When? Sunday October 1st 7:00 AM – Check in (or at least 45 minutes before your heat) 8:00 AM – Pre-race meeting 9:00 AM – Race begins! (Elite Heat)
Where? Washington Canoe Club – 3700 Water Street N.W. Washington, DC 20007
Carpools may be available – let me know if you plan to go and DON’T FORGET to sign up!

Project Beacon Military Respite Weekend
Fri, October 20, 12pm – Sun, October 22, 1pm

Where Camp Victory, 58 Camp Victory Rd, Millville, PA 17846, USA (map)
Calendar Susquehanna Valley Team River Runner
Description Team River Runner will be providing two days of Kayaking adventure to kids participating in Easter Seals’ Project Beacon Military respite weekend. This camp caters to children who have a parent who is deployed in the U.S. Armed Forces serving our nation.
Day 1 is basic Kayak training.
Day 2 is an on-river “hydro-caching” adventure with the kids in charge!
I need safety boaters!
If you are interested, please contact Bill Butler for more information.
I hope to see you at one or more of these events!


Bill Butler
Chapter Coordinator,
Susquehanna Valley Team River Runner
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