Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Canoe & Kayak Events Calendar 

Please e-mail Judy Thompson or Brent Saucerman if you have additions or corrections for this schedule.
             Orange - Training Events.  Green - Canoe and Kayak Events   Gray - All Club Events

Upcoming events

    • November 24, 2018
    • March 09, 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Thatcher Recreation Center 4649 W. Vermont St. Indianapolis, IN 46222

    HCKC Pool Sessions

    To Sign Up:  Contact Dave Ellis to make sure that some one who you can work with will be there.

    Saturday Pool Session - 10:00 am to Noon  
    From Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018
     through Saturday, March 9, 2018

    These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for all paddlers - whitewater kayakers,  whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips, and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards to swap paddling stories and watch videos.

    These pool sessions are focused on skill refinement and individual practice for all paddlers - whitewater kayakers,  whitewater and open canoeists, recreational kayakers, and sea kayakers - seeking to practice paddle strokes, bracing, rolling, open water reentries, etc.   The pool is also popular with freestyle play boaters who want to learn flat water moves such as cartwheels, squirts and stalls and with sea kayakers wanting to refine their roll or work on open water rescues.  It is also a great place to meet other paddlers, find out about upcoming trips, and try out different boats and paddles. Participants often go out for refreshments afterwards to swap paddling stories and watch videos.

    HCKC POOL POLICIES

    • Participants must sign in each session and pay $10.00 per family per session to cover pool rental.
    • Please make certain your boat is clean and free of debris inside and out before bringing it into the pool.
    • First time participants must check-in with the pool coordinator before entering the pool.
    • Participants must be able to swim.
    • Participants must have the ability to self-rescue (wet exit at a minimum). 
    • First time visitors must demonstrate this ability.
    • Participation is restricted to HCKC members and their one-time guests.
    • Participants must maintain control of their boats and equipment at all times.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • There will be no swimming or diving.
    • Participants are expected to be courteous and safety conscious at all times.
    • Indy Park Rules require that no one or their equipment is allowed on the pool deck before the designated start time and that all boats and gear must be removed from the pool deck promptly at the designated end time.

    Pool sessions are held at:

    Thatcher Recreation Center
    4649 W. Vermont St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46222


    • January 26, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • February 03, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • February 17, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • March 03, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • March 17, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Concord High School 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517
    Register

    East Race Whitewater Kayak Club pool session. The session will be at Concord High School in Elkhart Indiana from 3:30 till 5:30 PM.

    Park in the main parking lot and use door number 17 to get to the pool.

     As a courtesy to the East Race Club and their pool host, please take the time to clean the inside and outside of your boats so there will be no debris left in the pool so as to not risk the club being banned from renting the pool in the future. Please rinse your boat upon arrival each time you attend

     A $10 donation per person or $15 per family is suggested to help cover the pool rental cost 


    • May 04, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • May 05, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Camp Belzer, 6102 Boyscout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226

    This is a non-club event.  The local BSA council has an extended an offer to HCKC Members to attend its comprehensive adult canoe training course. The spring course is a two-weekend event that will be held May 4-5, and May 18-19.  An additional kayak training will be held May 25 if enough participants sign up.  The two-weekend course is intended to prepare participants to learn the basics of canoeing, as well as planning and safely executing a canoe trek to the Boundary Waters/Quetico, or other locations.  The course is a combination of on-water and indoor/outdoor classroom.  Food is provided as part of the course fee (Sat. Lunch/Dinner & Sun. Breakfast/Lunch).  Participants may stay at home, or camp at Belzer during the course. Instructors are a combination of ACA Tandem Canoe Instructors, and BSA Instructors.

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Adults 18 or older, Proof of swimming ability, BSA health form parts A & B, Liability waiver

    SKILL INSTRUCTION:  Canoe/paddle nomenclature, Canoe strokes and maneuvers, Reading water, Navigation Principles, Portage & carry techniques, Water rescues, Loading & unloading techniques, On water communications, Proper PFD selection & wear

    TRIP PLANNING:  Crew member selection, Proper gear choices (Personal & Crew Equipment), 1st aid recommendations, Map and Compass basics, Knots, Trip planning essentials, Training your team

    For More Information: http://www.voyageurbsa.org/index.html

    Registration is through the BSA.

    CONTACT/REGISTRATION:  David Bardos- Voyageur Course Director, Phone: 317-518-7215, David.Bardos@att.net

    or

    Brent Saucerman-Voyageur Staff Instructor/HCKC Member, Phone: 317-523-8417, Av8rsauce@email.com

    COST: 

    -Early Bird Discount BEFORE April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$ 90, Non-affiliated Adult- $120

    -ON or AFTER April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$100, Non-affiliated Adult-$130     

    ADD ON KAYAK =                 $25

    Partial Scholarships may be available to registered BSA Adult Leaders.

                                  $ 90

    Non-affiliated Adult                                   $120

    ON or AFTER April 15th

    Registered BSA Adult                                $100

    Non-affiliated Adult                                  $130     

    ADD ON KAYAK = $25


    • May 18, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • May 19, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Camp Belzer, 6102 Boyscout Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226

    This is a non-club event.  The local BSA council has an extended an offer to HCKC Members to attend its comprehensive adult canoe training course. The spring course is a two-weekend event that will be held May 4-5, and May 18-19.  An additional kayak training will be held May 25 if enough participants sign up.  The two-weekend course is intended to prepare participants to learn the basics of canoeing, as well as planning and safely executing a canoe trek to the Boundary Waters/Quetico, or other locations.  The course is a combination of on-water and indoor/outdoor classroom.  Food is provided as part of the course fee (Sat. Lunch/Dinner & Sun. Breakfast/Lunch).  Participants may stay at home, or camp at Belzer during the course. Instructors are a combination of ACA Tandem Canoe Instructors, and BSA Instructors.

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Adults 18 or older, Proof of swimming ability, BSA health form parts A & B, Liability waiver

    SKILL INSTRUCTION:  Canoe/paddle nomenclature, Canoe strokes and maneuvers, Reading water, Navigation Principles, Portage & carry techniques, Water rescues, Loading & unloading techniques, On water communications, Proper PFD selection & wear

    TRIP PLANNING:  Crew member selection, Proper gear choices (Personal & Crew Equipment), 1st aid recommendations, Map and Compass basics, Knots, Trip planning essentials, Training your team

    For More Information: http://www.voyageurbsa.org/index.html

    Registration is through the BSA.

    CONTACT/REGISTRATION:  David Bardos- Voyageur Course Director, Phone: 317-518-7215, David.Bardos@att.net

    or

    Brent Saucerman-Voyageur Staff Instructor/HCKC Member, Phone: 317-523-8417, Av8rsauce@email.com

    COST: 

    -Early Bird Discount BEFORE April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$ 90, Non-affiliated Adult- $120

    -ON or AFTER April 15th-Registered BSA Adult-$100, Non-affiliated Adult-$130     

    ADD ON KAYAK =                 $25

    Partial Scholarships may be available to registered BSA Adult Leaders.

                                  $ 90

    Non-affiliated Adult                                   $120

    ON or AFTER April 15th

    Registered BSA Adult                                $100

    Non-affiliated Adult                                  $130     

    ADD ON KAYAK = $25


Past events

January 06, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 01, 2019 NEW YEARS DAY PADDLE
November 10, 2018 HCKC Annual Meeting
October 27, 2018 All: Eagle Creek Shore-Line Clean-Up
October 20, 2018 Pirate Paddle and Party!
October 13, 2018 FW: Raccoon Creek Covered Bridge Festival Weekend
September 16, 2018 FW: White River
September 02, 2018 FW: Wabash
August 25, 2018 FW/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
August 19, 2018 Raccoon Creek Clean Up
August 18, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
August 11, 2018 FW: Hindostan Falls, E. Fork White River
August 03, 2018 Indiana Paddlers Rendezvous
July 29, 2018 FW/SK: Summit Lake Day Paddle
July 28, 2018 Introductory Tandem Canoe Skills Class
July 28, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic (July)
July 21, 2018 FW: East Fork White River
July 14, 2018 CANCELED DUE TO LOW WATER Green River, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
July 10, 2018 Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles
June 30, 2018 ALL: 4th of July Trip on the Youghiogheny
June 23, 2018 CANCELED DUE TO STORMS 300 Springs, Green River, Kentucky
June 23, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 17, 2018 Canceled due to high heat HCKC Boat Demo and Open House
June 16, 2018 (copy) Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
June 09, 2018 NOT HCKC EVENT - Guides needed for Festival Canoe Rides
June 09, 2018 Volunteers need for HCKC booth at Outdoor Explore in Lafayette
June 02, 2018 FW: Driftwood
May 26, 2018 Save the Boundary Waters, Holliday Park Presentation, Book signings
May 26, 2018 FW: Holiday Weekend on Wildcat Creek
May 26, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
May 05, 2018 FW/WW: Fall Creek Clean Up
May 05, 2018 McCloud Nature Park 15th Anniversary Paddle
April 22, 2018 Fall Creek
April 21, 2018 FW: Sand Creek
March 31, 2018 March 31 Ice Falls Trip (Canceled)
March 25, 2018 Fall Creek Snow paddle
March 18, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
March 18, 2018 Goose Pond Birding Exploration Paddle
March 17, 2018 FW/SK: Summit Lake 1st of Spring Paddle
March 09, 2018 Canoecopia
March 04, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
March 03, 2018 FW/WW: Ice Falls Trip March 3 2018 (Canceled)
February 18, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
February 17, 2018 CPR/AED/Wilderness First Aid Class
February 16, 2018 National Paddling Film Festival
February 03, 2018 POOL SESSIONS: NORTHERN IN
January 21, 2018 Trip Planning Meeting
January 01, 2018 Canceled: New Year's Day Paddle
November 11, 2017 HCKC Annual Member Meeting
November 05, 2017 Mississinewa Seven Pillars
October 21, 2017 Raccoon Creek Covered Bridge Festival
October 14, 2017 Blue River
October 07, 2017 Hindostan Falls, East Fork of White River
October 07, 2017 FW/SK: Eagle Creek Full Moon Paddle
September 30, 2017 Eagle Creek Clean-Up
September 30, 2017 ACA L4 Swiftwater Rescue Class
September 23, 2017 White River to Bonge's Tavern
September 22, 2017 Michigan Paddlers Rendezvous
August 26, 2017 Wabash River
August 26, 2017 Go Girl Triathlon
August 19, 2017 Solar Eclipse Paddle Expedition
August 19, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
August 19, 2017 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
August 04, 2017 Indiana Paddlers Rendezvous
July 16, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
July 15, 2017 East Fork of the White River CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER
July 15, 2017 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
July 08, 2017 HCKC Open House CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER
July 08, 2017 FW/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
June 27, 2017 Fly Fishing 101
June 24, 2017 300 Springs, Green River
June 24, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 17, 2017 Driftwood River
June 10, 2017 Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon
May 20, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
May 19, 2017 FW/SK: CincyPaddler Grayson Lake Trip
May 13, 2017 Fall Creek
May 06, 2017 Muscatatuck Rendezvous
April 29, 2017 Big Walnut
April 22, 2017 Cincy Paddlers Annual Spring Swap Meet
April 15, 2017 FW/SK: Westwood Lake Paddle
April 08, 2017 Sand Creek
April 01, 2017 April Fools on Big Pine 40th Anniversary Paddle
March 29, 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival Tour: Chicago, IL
March 23, 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival Tour: Dayton OH
March 19, 2017 FW/SK: Summit Lake First of Spring Paddle
March 10, 2017 All: Canoecopia
March 05, 2017 Pool Session with South Bend Adventure CLub
February 18, 2017 Pool Session with South Bend Adventure CLub
January 21, 2017 Trip Planning Meeting
December 31, 2016 New Years Eve Day Paddle on Fall Creek
November 12, 2016 HCKC Annual Meeting and Dinner
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