Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Whitewater Calendar 
Please e-mail Allison Sturtevant if you have additions or corrections for this schedule.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 29 Nov 2017
    • 35 sessions
    • Thatcher Pool, Indianapolis, IN

    HCKC Pool Sessions

    To Sign Up:  Contact Dave Ellis to make sure that some one who you can work with will be there.

    Wednesday Pool Session - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm:  From Wednesday, April 5, 2016 through November

    These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for all paddlers - whitewater kayakers,  whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips, and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards to swap paddling stories and watch videos.

    These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for all paddlers - whitewater kayakers,  whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice paddle strokes, bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips, and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards to swap paddling stories and watch videos.

    HCKC POOL POLICIES

    • Participants must sign in each session and pay $10.00 per family per session to cover pool rental.
    • Please make certain your boat is clean and free of debris inside and out before bringing it into the pool.
    • First time participants must check-in with the pool coordinator before entering the pool.
    • Participants must be able to swim.
    • Participants must have the ability to self-rescue (wet exit at a minimum). 
    • First time visitors must demonstrate this ability.
    • Participation is restricted to HCKC members and their one-time guests.
    • Participants must maintain control of their boats and equipment at all times.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • There will be no swimming or diving.
    • Participants are expected to be courteous and safety conscious at all times.
    • Indy Park Rules require that no one or their equipment is allowed on the pool deck before the designated start time and that all boats and gear must be removed from the pool deck promptly at the designated end time.
    • 05 May 2017
    • 07 May 2017
    • Albright, WV

    Cheat River Festival

    Please Contact Monica Davis for more information.

    • 19 May 2017
    • 21 May 2017
    • Johnstown PA

    Please contact Mark Kraus for more information.

    • 27 May 2017
    • 29 May 2017
    • White Lake WI

     Wisconsin Whitewater and Flat water trip Memorial day weekend.

       We will plan on running Sec 3 of the Wolf for the warm up on Sat. which is a class II-III river depending on water level and Sec 4 on Sunday which is a III-IV (water level dependent) and the Pestigo on Monday also a III-IV .  Note that on Sec 4 of the Wolf 4 person rafts are available as are Duckies and rafts on the Pestigo.

    There is an option for formal lessons as well, but you must notify Earl by may1.

        There are few rooms available in the immediate area but numerous camping options. We will be centered around Bear Paw outdoors but a few will be at Kosir's which is on the Pestigo in Silver City Wisc....Bear Paw is in the White Lake , Langlade area.  Note that you will be driving though the Menominee Indian reservation so OBSERVE their speed regulations as you WILL NOT BE IN the United States !

        Also note to make your reservations ASAP as I heard that a group from Mich. is headed there for the same weekend this year. The Nicolet Nat'l Forest is practically across the road and is very nice too.

     Please contact Earl King for more information.



    • 02 Jun 2017
    • South Bend IN

    East race opens to the public.

    Please Verify at http://sbvpa.org/parks/east-race-waterway/

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • Savage river
    • 10 Jun 2017
    • Elkhart IN, Willowdale park

    WW BEGINNER TRIP- CHRISTIANA CREEK- SATURDAY JUNE 10

    On June 10, show up at Elkhart, Indiana's Willowdale Park at 10 A. M. EDT for a day of easy class one rapids . The last mile of Christiana Creek has 6 or 7 class I features, logs to dodge, and friendly eddies for ferrying, eddy turns, and peel outs. Practice your moving water roll. If you have rolled in a pool, give the creek a try, with easy rescues at hand.

    Running the last mile takes about an hour, so multiple runs can be done to perfect your class I moves. The trip leader will stay as long as you want and run the creek until no one is still interested. Though this is billed as a beginner trip, everyone is welcome.

    Details:

    Be sure to let me know that you are coming! Ask anything you are wondering about!

    davetibbets@gmail.com

    The Elkhart City Parks we will use do not have public restrooms, so you will want to find a place to relieve yourself before you show up. There is a McDonalds at 130 N. Main St. that's less than 10 minutes from the meeting place.

    You need the 5 whitewater basics: helmet, neoprene spray skirt, pfd, paddle, and kayak. The kayak canbe a playboat, river runner, creeker, or crossover. If you put the word out there are many HCCmembers who will let you borrow a boat. You may want to add elbow pads if you don't have a reliablebrace! The water should be relatively warm.

    Free primitive camping is available for Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to request this ahead of time!

    Camping also available at Potato Creek State Park

    Willowdale Park:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/201+Bender+St,+Elkhart,+IN+46514/@41.6882194,-

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    Please email Dave Tibbets for more Information.

    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Geist Park, Fishers

    Boat Demo, Swap Meet, and Social.  HCKC members bring their boats to Geist Park for other members to try. A great opportunity for those looking to demo other types of boats; or purchase a gently-used boat from another member.   Pitch-in at Geist Park Shelter.  Geist Park is located on a calm channel of water, perfect for demoing new boats.

    Organizer:  Natalie Needham, Skipper 

    • 11 Jun 2017
    • South Bend, IN

    WW BEGINNER TRIP- EAST RACE- SUNDAY JUNE 11

    This trip is designed to follow up on Saturday's Christiana Creek trip. Spend the afternoon running class II rapids in South Bend. Though current information is not posted, it will probably be open 1-5 and cost $15. Check the website closer to the date to be sure: http://sbvpa.org/parks/east-race- waterway/

    It is really safe, with multiple lifeguards to rescue you if needed. In addition to your paddling gear, bringa lawn chair and food, as there are usually quite a few HCC members in attendance.

    The usual meeting spot is the Peoplelink parking lot:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/201+N+Niles+Ave,+South+Bend,+IN+46617/@41.6777959,-

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    Please contact Dave Tibbets for further information

    • 16 Jun 2017
    • 18 Jun 2017
    • NC

    French Broad (Class II-III) with Cincy Paddlers (to include Laurel Creek Class III-IV)

    Please Contact Toni Harris for more information.

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • Ohiopyle

    Please Contact Monica Davis for more information.

    • 02 Jul 2017
    • Savage river
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 17 Sep 2017
    • Summersville WV
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • Savage river
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