2021 Schedule of Events

Note – all events are subject to change depending on Covid-19 restrictions and safety concerns. Check this page for updates.

Saturday, May 1. Pocono Lake Preserve Paddle

Spend the day at beautiful Pocono Lake Preserve in Pocono Lake, PA. Hosted by a member, we will enjoy a relaxing paddle during the early spring. Rain date: Saturday, May 15.

Contact: Chuck Kindt at kindtinsuranceservice@comcast.net


Saturday, June 12. Beltzville Lake

Join us for a paddle in picturesque Beltzville State Park, outside Leighton, PA. We’ll meet at the Preacher’s Camp boat ramp to put in on the 3,000-acre lake. We’ll head east up the lake, with two coves to explore: Wild Creek and/or Pohopoco Cove.

Contact: Steve Malarskey at stevemal@ptd.net


Monday, June 21. Longest Day Paddle

This traditional gathering celebrates the extended daylight of the longest day of the year. We share a picnic with friends before launching canoes at Lake Nockamixon in Bucks County, PA. We enjoy a leisurely paddle as the evening sunset turns into dusk, and watch a variety of birds, from cormorants to bald eagles on a beautiful, warm evening. Click here to see a gallery of images from last year’s evening paddle.

Contact: Jean Bratton at jeanbratton123@aol.com


Tuesday, July 13-Sunday, July 18.

Annual WCHA Assembly in the Adirondacks

Pandemic pending. . . . Canoe enthusiasts gather from all over the country and Canada to attend this event at beautiful Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. Click here for more information and a gallery of images from past Assemblies.


Saturday, August 7. Francis E. Walter Reservoir near White Haven, PA

Details still TBD

Contact: Al Bratton at CanoeAl@aol.com


Sunday, Aug 22. Nockamixon Evening Paddle

After gathering at Nockamixon State Park for a picnic dinner, we will enjoy an evening paddle as the sun sets over Nockamixon Lake in Bucks County, PA. That night is also a full moon.

Contact: Jean Bratton at jeanbratton123@aol.com


Saturday, Sep 11. Pine Barrens

The natural beauty of the Pine Barrens provides a favorite location for our group to paddle. This year, one of the lakes will probably be the location for our gathering, followed by an outdoor potluck dinner at the home of a local member.

Click here to see a gallery of images from last year’s beautiful September paddle and picnic.

Contact: Jennifer Helm Clarke at clarke.helm04@yahoo.com


Friday-Sunday, October 8-10. Gifford Pinchot Mini-Assembly

For this annual event, we join up with our friends from other local chapters of WCHA from Maryland, Ohio and western Pennsylvania, for a gathering we call Mini-Assembly, as it is a smaller version of the annual national Assembly. Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry, PA, provides a large pavilion for us to practice and demonstrate canoe construction and some camp cooking. Weekenders can choose accomodation options such as tent camping, cabins, yerts, or even nearby hotels. Our chapter gathers at some of the cabins in the park for a potluck dinner and campfire on Saturday night. And the paddling on the lake is beautiful!

Contact: Barclay Foord at foord@optonline.net


Saturday, Nov 6. Rockaway River

Within minutes of launch on this serene river in northern Jersey, all signs of civilization disappear, and paddlers are immersed in a peaceful sojourn up river and back. A stop for a special picnic in the woods is always a highlight!

Contact: Barclay Foord at foord@optonline.net


Sunday, Dec 12. Holiday Party

We wrap up another great year of gatherings with a holiday party hosted by members in Chester County, PA. We share lots of good food and many memories as we plan the events for the upcoming year. A slide show of images from the past year bring back memories as we celebrate good tidings of the season.

Contact: Contact: Jim Wilson at PaddleJim48@gmail.com


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