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North East Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. caps off its winter classes season with an opportunity to practice your new skills on "real" water! These events are for participants in NEWP classes in the current year and all other current club members. NEWP offers the use of its whitewater or sea kayaks and related gear and provides qualified instructors to guide participants through the event. These outings are an extension of our classes and not open to friends or family members who have not taken our classes - we focus on building on skills learned in the classroom setting. All NEWP club members and instructors are also encouraged to participate.

Participants who are NOT a current MEMBER of Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. must bring a fully completed ACA waiver form to the event. If you are a member, please note your ACA member number on the form. There is no cost for current ACA and NEWP, Inc members, but there is a $5.00 fee for ACA nonmembers to cover event Insurance costs. Check our Membership page for information on becoming a member. There are not any charges for student use of club boats and gear.


Whitewater Outing

Saturday, June 3, 2017

redriverpic_238x131Students can sharpen their skills by taking on the Red River near Gresham with experienced whitewater paddlers. Pre-registration is required. Contact lead instructor Ken Braband with any questions at Complete the form below by MAY 26. Participants meet in Appleton or Green Bay to carpool or travel directly to the launch site.

WW Outing Registration Form 2017

Coastal Student Outing

Sunday, June 4, 2017

cavespic_240x195This flatwater paddle for students will launch from the YMCA beach in downtown Manitowoc. Lead instructor Daren Barrett will be joined by several other experienced NEWP instructors and paddlers. 

The outing will begin with a trip up the Manitowoc River followed by a paddle into the harbor and Lake Michigan, if lake conditions are acceptable. Participants are welcome to enjoy some after-paddle non-digital social networking at a great local pizza parlor! ALL participants must complete and submit the registration form by MAY 26. Questions? Contact Daren Barrett at

Coastal Outing Registration Form 2017

Meet for Whitewater Trip

Meet at one of these locations:

  • Appleton: 7 a.m. at the McDonald's Restaurant at Northland Mall, Hwy 47 (Richmond Street) at CTH  OO (Northland Drive).
  • Green Bay:  7:15 at the empty parking lot between Cabela's and Pic n Save in Green Bay. The gravel lot is reached by exiting Lombardi Ave on Argonne St. It is on the east side of the street and adjacent to the Pic n Save parking lot.
  • Launch Site: 9 a.m. on Lower Lake Road at the Red River crossing, southeast of Gresham.

Meet for coastal trip

  • Meet: 9 a.m. Be unloaded and ready to go at the Manitowoc YMCA in downtown Manitowoc.
  • Launch: After group introductions and a quick review of paddle information and a trip plan.