Philadelphia Canoe Club

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. 

    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Philadelphia Canoe Club
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    This class is designed for the beginner. We will meet at the Philadelphia Canoe Club, 9:00 a.m. on August 17.

    Sat, August 17: Intro to Recreational Kayaking (ACA Level 1)  (Flat water kayaking basics, safety, etc.) The course will cover equipment, skill building and safety on flat and gentle moving water

    Sun, August 18: Essentials of River Kayaking (ACA Level 2). Covers strokes and techniques needed for maneuvering and controlling  your boat in moving water such as parts of the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers and the NJ Pine Barrens, as well as more advanced rescue techniques,...

    The first day will consist of a short classroom session and an introduction to flat water paddling. The second day you will be introduced to moving water river skills. You can register for one or two days but you must attend the first day in order to attend the second date.

    CLASS LOCATION: Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (directions below)

    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). 

    THINGS TO BRING: Lunch. We will eat at the clubhouse. Our kitchen has a refrigerator, stove and microwave. Change of clothes, towel, noseplugs (may make you more comfortable), strap to secure glasses, sunblock, snacks and drinking water in unbreakable bottle. You may use the shower at the conclusion of the day.


    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Philadelphia Canoe Club

    Learn about PCC member, Lindsay Lancaster’s Arctic Adventures as part of the 2018 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship Program. Jump into the Arctic waters as she takes you on an unforgettable journey featuring highlights from her 24-day Epic 80° North expedition to Iceland, Greenland, and Canada aboard Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Explorer. From polar bears, to killer whales, to narwhals, she looks forward to sharing about the wildlife in this remote ecosystem. Of course, kayaking was part of the experience and being such an integral part of the culture of Greenland, kayaks appeared in some very surprising places! She looks forward to sharing how the expedition has impacted her professionally and how it has inspired her teaching.


    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • King of Prussia REI: 161 Town Square Pl, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Join REI and the Philadelphia Canoe Club to learn about styles & types of whitewater kayaks and canoes, how to get started in whitewater and flat water paddling, gear used: helmets, PFDs, clothing, skirts, ropes, whistles, etc., river safety, where to paddle, and how to read rivers.


    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Philadelphia Canoe Club
    • 3
    Register

    We will meet at the Philadelphia Canoe Club, 8:30 a.m. on August 24.

    This course is designed for students with little or no formal kayak training. Lessons will include basic strokes, safety and rescue on flat and moving water. Training will be conducted on the Schuylkill River. Reservations and payment must be received 5 days in advance of the course date. 

    CLASS LOCATION: Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (directions below)

    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). 

    THINGS TO BRING: Lunch. We will eat at the clubhouse. Our kitchen has a refrigerator, stove and microwave. Change of clothes, towel, noseplugs (may make you more comfortable), strap to secure glasses, sunblock, snacks and drinking water in unbreakable bottle. You may use the shower at the conclusion of the day.



    • 07 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Frankford Boat Launch 5501 Tacony Street Philadelphia, PA 19137

    Join United By Blue for a community cleanup of the Delaware River! We'll clean the riverbanks along the Frankford Boat Launch and waterfront trail, and record data on the trash that we collect.


    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ridley Marina, John Heinz, and Morton House

    Join DCVA on September 14th and help us clean our waterways. 

    Bring out your Canoe, Kayak, small boat and join our efforts. 

    Volunteer for an hour or all day, every little bit helps 

    Ridley Marina and John Heinz start at 8:00 am- 3:00 

    Morton Morton House later start time due to tide access at 9:30 ish ( dock use is dependent on height of tide) 

    Detail to follow.  Register today to be added to the email list for future communications.    

    Questions or sponsorship information contact director@dcva.org 


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    • 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

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
30 Jun 2019 PCC Open House
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
17 Jun 2018 PCC Open House
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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