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 Minor Waiver or ACA Adult 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.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Students can sharpen their skills by taking on the Red River near Gresham with experienced whitewater paddlers. Pre-registration IS required. Contact your class instructor with any questions. Complete the form below by MAY 26. Participants meet in Appleton or Green Bay to carpool or travel directly to the launch site.
Coastal Student Outing
Sunday, June 2, 2019
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 (NEW LOCATION): 7:30 a.m. at the Park and Ride (WisDOT Park & Ride 05-04) on the corner of Packerland Dr. and CTY RK (just south of Shawano Ave).
- Launch Site: 9 a.m. on Lower Lake Road at the Red River crossing, southeast of Gresham. We'll start with introductions and a safety briefing.