2018 Boat & Gear Swap
The original date of APRIL 14 had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Gear Swap has been RESCHEDULED!
Saturday, September 22, 10am to 5pm
NEWP has hosted paddler gear swaps in the Appleton area for several years and for this year is excited to move the event to Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay! Also, this year's gear swap will feature several northeast Wisconsin paddle sports retailers in addition to your paddling buddies hoping to sell their best used gear or buy yours! More information here...
We offer a chance for those who complete the kayaking classes to take part in student outings. NEWP provides the boats and other necessary gear, as well as instructors to go along to lead the trips. See trip details
We offer open pool sessions while classes are held at the Appleton YMCA. Open pool is available to current NEWP members and current-year students. The cost is $5 per person (current-year students are free).
Open pool is held from 2:00 - 3:30 Sundays, while the kayak class students are in the classroom portion of their lessons. Classes at the YMCA are generally held February through April. Please check with the Appleton YMCA for exact dates, when the 2019 class schedules have been released.
2018 Women on the Water
We are sorry to announce that this year's Women On the Water will not be held. Please check back next year.
Robin Nelson, ACA Certified Coastal Kayak Instructor, will lead a special coastal kayaking workshop for women, titled WOW (Women On the Water) in Kewaunee, WI. Plans for this year's WOW event are in progress, with an August date in mind. This popular open-water adventure is offered most years by our lead women instructors for a group of women and is planned to be a wonderful day on the water with a great group of paddle-divas! A trip on Lake Michigan is usually "Plan A," but, if conditions are not favorable, great "Plan B" opportunities are available on safer waters. In past years, this event has been held in Kewaunee, Two Rivers and Manitowoc. Email Robin for more details.
Several groups of paddlers around northeast Wisconsin enjoy these social paddles on a weekly basis. Please contact us with corrections or additions to this list. Arrive early enough to unload and be ready to paddle by the listed launch times.
Red River (whitewater!) - Tuesdays 5:15pm
Red River - SPECIAL NOTE FOR TUESDAYS STARTING 9/18/2018 - MEETING TIME WILL BE 30 MINUTES EARLIER THROUGH THE END OF THE SEASON!
Whitewater paddle outing from the Lower Red Lake Powerhouse (near Gresham). Paddlers meet at the Shell Station near Maplewood Meats west of Green Bay on Hwy 29 at 4 p.m. to caravan. For more information, contact Mike Brown at (920) 629-0184 or at MikeB@WisconsinPaddlers.org. Active from paddling season opener until Oct. 1 each year, weather dependent.
Two Rivers - 5:00 Mondays (or later with prior arrangement) - Launch from Neshotah Park. Park at the most southern parking lot. Lake Michigan paddle (river paddle option available). View the harbor cam for current conditions. Contact: Daren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occasional paddles are scheduled and published via an email list. Contact Dale for more information.
The Look-A-Tics have a weekly Tuesday "river" paddle (rivers change each week), scheduled Memorial Day through Labor Day, and some of the members do a Tuesday and Thursday workout paddle (high intensity) to get in shape for Midwest races. Contact Dale for more information.