Philadelphia Canoe Club

INSTRUCTION FAIR April 26, 2020After Meeting Programs - Click Here

Upcoming events

    • 16 May 2016
    • 16 Mar 2026
    • 109 sessions
    • Philadelphia Canoe Club


    General Meetings for the Philadelphia Canoe Club are held at the clubhouse, Colony Castle, 4900 Ridge Avenue, every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 P/M. Meetings are preceded at 6:30 p.m.by refreshments and snacks, on a "potluck" basis--bring something to share. The December meeting is the Annual Holiday Party (BYO beverage and a snack contribution). Meetings are open to the public - come on out, introduce yourself, meet our members, find out what's going on, learn about training courses, trips, and a lot more. We look forward to meeting you soon. 

    • 19 Apr 2020


    • 25 Apr 2020


    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 4900 Ridge Avenue

    PCC Instruction Fair. Visit our clubhouse, meet our instructors, register for classes at 15% discount.

    • 16 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 17 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Philadelphia Canoe Club
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    This class is designed for the beginner. The course will cover equipment, skill building and safety on flat and gentle moving water. We will meet at the Philadelphia Canoe Club, 8:30 a.m. on May 16. After a short classroom session we will travel to a lake for the first day of instruction. The second day you will be introduced to moving water river skills and paddle a short section of a gentle river. Registration is open. To receive a 15%, register at the Instruction Fair on April 26.

    • 25 May 2020


    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • philadelphia canoe club
    • 8
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    5 Session Novice Canoe Training

    This canoeing course may be taken either solo or tandem. You will learn about equipment, boat control, water reading, safety and good river judgement. 

    You may choose to take Part 1 only of the class but must take Part 1 before taking Part 2. Part 2 is a graduation trip where you will apply the skills you learned in Part 1 to a little more challenging whitewater.

    The course will be begin with an evening classroom session where you will learn safety, be fitted for equipment and cover logistics, followed by the first two-day weekend training class on the Schuylkill River or other selected waterway. The second weekend is a graduation trip which will be a held on the Lehigh River in the Poconos with camping and a picnic dinner Saturday Evening.

    HOW TO DRESS: Be prepared to be wet all day. Clothing suggestion: Quick Drying Shorts and Shirt, Swimsuit, windbreaker or rainjacket, closed water shoes or sneakers (no sandals or barefeet). Additional information regarding dress will be discussed at the dry session.

    THINGS TO BRING: Classes on the water begin on Saturday at the Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Avenue (unless otherwise noted by your instructors). Please bring a lunch, change of clothes, towel, strap to secure glasses, sunblock, snacks and drinking water in unbreakable bottles. You may use the shower at the clubhouse at conclusion of the day. 

    CLASS DATES:  Jun 5, 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 2020

    CLASS LOCATION:

    Jun 5- Philadelphia Canoe Club, Evening Classroom Session   (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Philadelphia Canoe Club).

    (Weekend 1) Schuylkill River, Philadelphia   (Class begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia Canoe Club).

    (Weekend 2) Graduation Camping Trip to Lehigh River, White Haven, Pennsylvania 

    Your instructors will give you information for the Lehigh River camping trip.

    For more information contact Looielooie1@yahoo.com.

    HOW TO REGISTER:

    There are two ways to register for this class:

    Option 1: Click the register button on the left side of this page.

    Option 2: Register by mail - print the application form below and the Adult or Minor ACA Waiver below:

    Or contact looielooie1@yahoo.com

    aca_waiver__adult_p_0.pdf

    aca_waiver__minor_p_0.pdf

    Here is a video from the second weekend of novice training:

    Novice Training 2012 from Joe Cunningham on Vimeo.




    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 4900 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia PA 19127

    THE PHILADELPHIA CANOE CLUB OPEN HOUSE

    The Philadelphia Canoe Club opens its doors to the public for a day of free demonstrations, canoe and kayak rides, used equipment sales, music, food and entertainment. Come and learn about one of the fastest growing sports in the country - paddling!

    When: Sunday June 28th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Where: 4900 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19127

    The Philadelphia Canoe Club's Open House is free and open to the public and is a great way to meet like minded people with an interest in paddling and water sports. 

    Events

    Whether you dream of spending the summer running raging whitewater, paddling the open ocean, or enjoying quiet paddles through the woods or wetlands, the annual PCC Open House is an opportunity to learn about events and training, and try out different types of boats.

    The day's highlights:

    • Used Canoe / Kayak and Equipment Sale - great gear at great prices

    • Canoe and Kayak Rides - free and fun for adults AND kids

    • Food - affordable and delicious

    • Music

    • Meet the members - find a paddle partner

    • Paddling Demonstrations - entertaining and informative

    • Vendors 

    • Antique Canoe Display - see 1908 thirty-eight foot War Canoe

    • Membership and Paddling Instruction - membership information and class registration




    • 31 Oct 2020


    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM
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    Turkey Trot! - The annual PCC square dance (caller & live music), and dinner.  Come out and have fun dancing with other PCC members and friends! Open to the public! Come and see Hugo deep fry a turkey.

     Happy Hour (BYOB) and Appetizers is at 5:00 pm, followed by Dinner 6:00 pm and Dancing 8:00 pm until 10:30! .

    Tickets: Tickets are $15 if pre-paid by 11/1 with commitment of side dish, capable of feeding 6-8 gluttons. From 11/2 to 11/20 tickets are $20 and if you show up at the door with no hors d'oeuvre or dessert, it's $10 extra. Door tickets are $25 plus the $10 extra if you don't bring something to share. Questions? email Linda Galyon at drgnqun115@yahoo.com

    Call for Hors D'oeuvres or Dessert: Bring appetizers to share during happy hour starting at 5:00pm or desserts for after dinner. 

    Dinner Menu:  

    Volunteer Opportunities: We need help on these volunteer opportunities:

    1. FOOD PREPARATION IN YOUR KITCHEN.  Volunteer to bring a cooked turkey, Vegatarian Dish , potatoes, or stuffing. PLEASE LET ME ( Linda Galyon at drgnqun115@yahoo.com) KNOW WHAT YOU WILL BE BRINGING SO WE CAN PLAN THE MENU! 
    2. CLEANUP! We are hoping that everyone will stay to help clean up, so I’m not assembling an explicit cleanup crew.
    3. Dining room setup starting at 3:00 (2 people who can move the heavy wooden furniture)
    4. Last minute help , turkey carving, Buffet table set up
    • 01 Jan 2050
    Register

    Membership Application Fee

    Please pay this fee after you have completed the application form and have obtained the required signatures.

    If you need a membership application form please contact our membership chair Tom Barret


Past events

04 Apr 2020 Rental Lot- River Clean Up- West Side Wissahickon Ave
28 Mar 2020 Rental Lot- River Clean Up- Lincoln Drive
15 Mar 2020 Rental - Lindberg
18 Jan 2020 2020 PCC Annual Banquet
12 Jan 2020 Pool Rolling Sessions
21 Dec 2019 Rental - Goebel
17 Dec 2019 Pool Session Seasonal Pass
15 Dec 2019 Rental - Landrecht
14 Dec 2019 Rental - Zielinski
08 Dec 2019 Rental - Whatley
07 Dec 2019 Rental - Evans
10 Nov 2019 Rental - Cloutier
27 Oct 2019 Rental - FOW, Outdoor Club of NJ (Parking Only)
26 Oct 2019 Rental - Murphy
25 Oct 2019 Rental - Hennessy
21 Oct 2019 Rental - Goebel
19 Oct 2019 Schuylkill River Clean Up
22 Sep 2019 Rental - Day
22 Sep 2019 Rental - Fall Classic Race
14 Sep 2019 DCVA: Darby Creek On The Water Cleanup
07 Sep 2019 United By Blue: Delaware River Clean Up
24 Aug 2019 Introduction to Recreational Kayaking - August (1 Day)
22 Aug 2019 REI Presentation
22 Aug 2019 Rental - Cloutier
19 Aug 2019 Arctic Adventures
17 Aug 2019 Introduction to Flat and Moving Water Kayaking (2 Day Class)
17 Aug 2019 Whitewater Kayak Lehigh River - River Play
10 Aug 2019 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction - August 2019
03 Aug 2019 Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking - August (1 Day Class)
27 Jul 2019 Intermediate White Water Kayak Lehigh River (2 Day)
27 Jul 2019 Introduction to Flat and Moving Water Kayaking - July (2 Day Class)
27 Jul 2019 Basic Knot Tying Class
27 Jul 2019 Whitewater Canoe Introduction (1-Day) - July 2019
20 Jul 2019 Introduction to Recreational Kayaking - July 20 (1 Day)
19 Jul 2019 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction - July 2019
13 Jul 2019 Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking - July (2 Day Class)
06 Jul 2019 Advanced Whitewater Kayaking - Yough
03 Jul 2019 Canoe clinic
29 Jun 2019 Work day
29 Jun 2019 Introduction to Recreational Kayaking - June (1 Day)
22 Jun 2019 Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking - June (1 Day Class)
15 Jun 2019 Introduction to Flat and Moving Water Kayaking (2 Day Class)
13 Jun 2019 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction - June 2019
05 Jun 2019 Canoe Evening Clinic - Eddy Turns and Peel Outs
31 May 2019 Solo canoe rendezvous
30 May 2019 2019 Whitewater Canoe - Novice Training (4-Day)
30 May 2019 2019 Whitewater Kayak - "Not So Novice" Training (4-Day)
30 May 2019 2019 Whitewater Kayak - Novice Training (4-Day)
22 May 2019 Canoe Evening Clinic - Front and Back Ferries
20 May 2019 TRX Suspension System Presented by: Jen Williams
15 May 2019 Canoe Evening Clinic - Prys and Draws
11 May 2019 Advanced Whitewater Kayaking - Brodhead
08 May 2019 Canoe Evening Clinic - Forward, Backward and Cross Forward Strokes
04 May 2019 Introduction to Canoeing (2 Day Class)
28 Apr 2019 Instruction Fair
15 Apr 2019 April After Meeting: Team River Runner
06 Apr 2019 Poquessing Creek Cleanup
16 Mar 2019 Tacony Creek Cleanup
19 Jan 2019 2019 PCC Annual Banquet
19 Jan 2019 VOTE from 5 PM - 6PM ONLY!
09 Dec 2018 Pool Sessions
19 Nov 2018 Fleet Captain Joseph Cunningham "Trip Videos!"
17 Nov 2018 2018 Turkey Trot
21 Oct 2018 Dave Gunther Memorial
17 Sep 2018 Before Meeting Blue Grass/Folk Music by Ethan McCreadie
08 Sep 2018 Whitewater Kayaking Intro September 8, 2018
08 Sep 2018 Recreational Kayak Level 2 - Sept 8, 2018
20 Aug 2018 War Canoe Paddle CANCELLED!!
18 Aug 2018 Recreational Kayak Introduction - August 2018
13 Aug 2018 Yough and nearby rivers
11 Aug 2018 Whitewater Kayaking Intro August 11, 2018
09 Aug 2018 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction - August 2018
04 Aug 2018 First timers Yough
04 Aug 2018 Recreational/Flatwater Kayak Introduction - Aug 4, 2018
21 Jul 2018 Whitewater Kayaking Intermediate - Lehigh River
21 Jul 2018 Whitewater Kayaking Introduction (2-Day) - July 2018
15 Jul 2018 Whitewater Canoe Introduction (1-Day) - July 2018
15 Jul 2018 Whitewater Kayaking Introduction (1-Day) - July 2018
14 Jul 2018 Recreational Kayak Introduction - July 2018
12 Jul 2018 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction - July 2018
27 Jun 2018 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction - June 2018
24 Jun 2018 Whitewater Kayaking Introduction (1-Day) - June 2018
23 Jun 2018 Recreational Kayak Introduction - June 2018
14 Jun 2018 Thursday Evening Paddle
31 May 2018 2018 Whitewater Kayak - Novice Training (4-Day)
31 May 2018 2018 Whitewater Canoe - Novice Training (4-Day)
19 May 2018 Introduction to Canoeing (2 Day Class)
22 Apr 2018 Instruction Fair
25 Mar 2018 Pool Rolling
18 Mar 2018 Pool Rolling
11 Mar 2018 Pool Rolling
04 Mar 2018 Pool Rolling
18 Feb 2018 Pool Rolling
11 Feb 2018 Pool Rolling
04 Feb 2018 (copy) pool
21 Jan 2018 (copy) (copy) pool
20 Jan 2018 2018 PCC Annual Banquet
07 Jan 2018 (copy) pool
30 Dec 2017 Bob Chellel Memorial Service
18 Dec 2017 After Meeting Program: Holiday Party!
17 Dec 2017 (copy) pool
10 Dec 2017 pool
20 Nov 2017 After Meeting Program: Margo Pellegrino, Solo Paddler Extraordinaire!
18 Nov 2017 Turkey Trot
16 Oct 2017 After Meeting Program: Fleet Capt. Joseph Cunningham
14 Oct 2017 october 14th work day
18 Sep 2017 Before Meeting Wine Tasting on the Deck! Free!
31 Aug 2017 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction
19 Aug 2017 Whitewater Canoe Introduction (1-Day)
13 Aug 2017 Whitewater Kayaking Introduction (1-Day)
12 Aug 2017 Recreational Kayaking Introduction (1-Day)
05 Aug 2017 Whitewater Kayaking Intro (Schuylkill River - 2 Days)
05 Aug 2017 Whitewater Kayak - Advanced Skills on the Lower Yough
27 Jul 2017 Member (and Guest) Evening Paddle/Potluck
22 Jul 2017 Whitewater Kayaking Intermediate (Lehigh River - 2 Days)
20 Jul 2017 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction
16 Jul 2017 Whitewater Kayaking Introduction (1-Day)
15 Jul 2017 Recreational Kayaking Introduction
08 Jul 2017 Whitewater Kayaking Introduction (1-Day)
24 Jun 2017 Recreational Kayak Introduction
22 Jun 2017 Stand Up Paddle Boarding Introduction
17 Jun 2017 Whitewater Kayaking Introduction (1-Day)
07 Jun 2017 Wednesday night flatrock
31 May 2017 Whitewater Kayak - Novice Training (4-Day)
21 May 2017 PCC Open House 2017
20 May 2017 Two Day Into to River Canoeing
20 May 2017 Canoeing - Intro to Flat/Moving Water (2-Days)
23 Apr 2017 Instruction Fair
08 Apr 2017 1 Day Intermediate Whitewater Canoe
11 Feb 2017 Workday
01 Jan 2017 New Years Day Paddle/Pot Luck
11 Dec 2016 Paddle Crosswicks Creek
11 Dec 2016 Sunday Morning Pool Session at St. Joe's Pool
19 Nov 2016 TURKEY TROT
19 Sep 2016 Cookout, meeting and boat welding.
11 Sep 2016 Intro to Whitewater Canoe
10 Sep 2016 Intro to Canoe
01 Sep 2016 Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding
27 Aug 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 8/27
25 Aug 2016 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding 8/25
20 Aug 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 8/20
18 Aug 2016 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding 8/18
13 Aug 2016 1 Day Introduction to Flatwater Kayak 8/13
13 Aug 2016 Ottawa River
07 Aug 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 8/7
05 Aug 2016 Lower Yough First Timers
04 Aug 2016 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding 8/4
28 Jul 2016 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding 7/28
24 Jul 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 7/24
23 Jul 2016 Whitewater Canoe One Day
23 Jul 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 7/23
17 Jul 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 7/17
16 Jul 2016 1 Day Introduction to Flatwater Kayak 7/16
14 Jul 2016 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding 7/14
09 Jul 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 7/9
07 Jul 2016 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding 7/7
30 Jun 2016 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding 6/30
26 Jun 2016 1 Day Into to Whitewater Kayaking 6/26
25 Jun 2016 1 Day Introduction to Flatwater Kayak 6/25
04 Jun 2016 4 day novice whitewater kayak
29 May 2016 Shuylkill River - Pottstown to Linfield
20 May 2016 STONY FEST
14 May 2016 Club Work Day
06 May 2016 CHEAT RIVER FESTIVAL
23 Apr 2016 Boater Safety Class
08 Apr 2016 1 Day Intermediate Whitewater
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