Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

HCKC Sea Kayak Calendar 
Please e-mail Jim Sprandel if you have additions or corrections for this schedule.
           
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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


    • 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 


    • March 23, 2019
    • Summit Lake State Park
    Register

    (Preliminary Trip Details - Taken from 2018 Announcement)

    Trip Sponsor: Jim Eckert 

    The annual spring paddle at Summit Lake is fast approaching. Please come and join this group of hearty paddlers and celebrate the departure of hard water (AKA Ice) and the beginning of SPRING !

    Sponsor: Jim Eckerty rentbsu@comcast.net

    Schedule: Launch time: 11:00 AM From Main Boat Ramp (read on)
    Length: 2-3 hours, 6-8 miles

    * Please let me know via email by 6:00 pm on the Friday before the paddle if you plan to attend,

    Registration: Please register on the club web site

    Equipment Requirement: ≥14’ Boat recommended. Wet or Dry suit and spray skirt HIGHLY recommended. Appropriate clothing plus Dry clothing in water tight bag.
    Sit on top boats, SUP’s are not appropriate for this trip. .

    Skill Requirement: Experience with Cold Weather paddling. Please review Hypothermia Charts, getting wet could be lethal (see chart below). Many past trips have seen the ice dissipate just days before our arrival and sometimes we have encountered “HARD” water.

    Hypothermia:
    Water Temp Index Unconsciousness Survival Time
    32.5 to 40 degrees SEVERE 15 to 30 minutes 30 to 90 minutes

    GENERAL: Rest rooms at the dock/put-it have been open for this tri trips and we assume they will be available again this year. Since we are meeting at the boat ramp (pass the gate house and turn right at the first “T”) you will be able to launch your canoe or kayak from the concrete ramp or shoreline. This early in the season there will be no gate fee but you will need a 2018 State Park Boat Permit, sometimes available at the park but I would not depend on that. We will probably stop about half way a brief lunch. The past few years we have had good weather and a great day so cross your fingers and dust off your gear........

    SUMMIT LAKE: Summit Lake is the major feature of Indiana's 19th state park. Established in 1988, 800 acre Summit Lake was formed by damming Big Blue River and other smaller tributaries. Summit Lake is very near the highest point in the state (hence the name Summit) so please be aware that wind and waves can be moderate...1-2 ft depending on the weather so a spray skirt is required.

    Directions: Summit Lake State park is located northeast of New Castle and southeast of Muncie. From Mt Summit, IN (Highway 3 and 36 intersect here) travel 4 miles east on Highway 36 to Messick Road and then north 1 mile to the park.

    Getting There: GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 40.02097, -85.30126 40°1'15"N, 85°18'5"W

    Mailing Address: Summit Lake State Park 5993 N Messick Road New Castle, IN 47362

    • April 05, 2019
    • April 07, 2019
    • Seabrook Island, South Carolina

    Warm up your body and Kayaking skills in South Carolina:  Great training specifically for the HCKC! 

    Sponsor:   Jim Eckerty      For any questions, etc., please contact me at:      rentbsu@comcast.net

    Training Director:  Ashley Brown  ACA L5 Sea Kayak Instructor and Adjunct Professor of Coastal Kayaking…..
    Trainers:   Jeff Atkins –  ACA L4 Instructor, Outward bound instructor,  Coastal Master Naturalist for SC…… 
    Scott Brown – ACA L4 Instructor,  US Army Ranger,  Chief of Preparedness, South Carolina Emergency Mgmt…

    Schedule:  Arrive Friday after 3pm and unload “ONCE” for the weekend.  Paddle / train all day Saturday and Sunday, check out Monday then paddle / train half day.  FYI - Several of us plan to stay in the South Carolina area to paddle the rest of the week, this will be a separate trip announced later.

    Cost:  $465.00   Balance ($365.00)   Due March 1, 2019
               $100.00   Deposit Due ASAP !     (No Later than – November 30, 2018)
              Cost is per paddler with two paddlers per room…|
               Included:  3 Nights Lodging @ St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center
                *This is the only lodging option for this training
               - Breakfasts, 1 dinner 
               - 
    + Days Training (Great Ratio:  2-3 great instructors for 8 -12 students)

    Payments:  Contact Jim Eckerty – rentbsu@comcast.net  for instructions

    Equipment Requirement:  ≥14’ Sea Kayak, spray skirt, appropriate gear, clothing and safety equipment for a variety of weather, air and water temperatures.    

    Skill Requirement: Wet exit, rescue (self & assist) confident boat control in mild wind and wave conditions are the minimum. The North Edisto Inlet provides multiple venues to include ocean surf, bouncy waves, large river crossings and more  Training will be incorporated into touring with distances of 5 -10 miles daily anticipated. This is not for people new to kayaking.  Expect to learn, be challenged, and grow your skills while having some fun.  With 3 (or4) excellent instructors we should be able to meet the needs/goals of all participants this year.    

    • April 08, 2019
    • April 12, 2019

    Trip Sponsor - Dave Ellis
    Itinerary - TBD

    • April 20, 2019
    • Lieber SRA, 1317 W. Lieber Road, Suite 1 Cloverdale, IN 46120

    Cagles Mill Lake Paddle from Lieber SRA Beach       Sunday April 21, 2019
    Trips Sponsor:   Jim Sprandel

    This year, we are going to paddle Cagles Mill Lake . The lake has a different feel when the water level is closer to winter stage.   This is always a fun paddle because it always feels different depending on the water level,    One year, we were able to paddle up to and under the Upper Fall.    The Lower Falls was about 5 feet below us when we passed them.  Pretty cool. 

    We will launch from the beach at Lieber State Recreation Area.   If the beach is still underwater, we can launch from the road down to the beach and park at the top of the hill.    We will then paddle down the lake past Cunot PAS and up to the falls.  We do not launch from Cunot because it will still be underwater for a while.   

    The trip from the Lieber SRA Ramp up to the falls is about 6.5 miles and the first 2.5 miles cross open portions of Cagles Mills Lake which can get choppy and windy.

    We will probably have lunch up at the lower falls.  Shore conditions at the falls are very dependent on water level.  

    Meeting Place:  If the lake stage is below 629, we will meet at the East end of the Swimming Beach at Lieber SRA.  If the lake is above 630, we will either have to unload our boats on the road down to beach or we may be able to use the ramp parking area at the west end of the beach which is a few feet higher than the beach.  

    Directions:  From I-70 and I-465 on the Indianapolis West side, drive west on I-70 to the SR 243 exit (Exit 37).  Drive about 3 miles south on SR 243 to the Lieber SRA Entrance and follow the signs to the beach within the park.  (The SRA is approximately 45 minutes from I-465 and I-70 on the Indy West Side.) 

    Note:  There is a $7 fee to enter the park and you must have a DNR Sticker for you boat—these stickers are usually available at the SRA gate.

    What to Bring:   Be sure to bring your boat, paddling gear, water, your lunch, sun screen, and insect repellent.  I strongly recommend a spray skirt since we may be dealing with wind and boat chop in the first 3 miles.

       Due to the mileage and possible lake conditions, sea kayaks or touring kayaks with spray skirts are recommended

    Paddling Distance:   13-15 miles.

    Schedule:  Plan on being at the put-in and ready to launch at 10:00 am—we should get off the water around 3:00 pm

    Contact Information:  Please e-mail me at merlin-3d@sbcglobal.net by 6:00 pm on the Thursday before the passle if you plan to attend so I can get latest conditions to you

    • April 27, 2019
    • April 28, 2019

    (Preliminary Trip Announcement - Largely taken from 2018 Announcement)

    Trip Sponsor: TBA

    Join us on Lake Monroe the largest lake in this state and a favorite Indiana sea kayaking destination.  We will paddle on the east side of the State Hwy 446 causeway and camp overnight at one of the shoreline campsites in Deem Wilderness.  With Mother Nature’s cooperation, we will have a warm campfire in the evening for this early Spring excursion.  If you only want to Paddle on Saturday, our campsite should be only 2-3 miles from the Cutright put-in so that people are welcome to come out and day-paddle with us without camping.

    Since this paddle has been pushed back this year, we will be able to explore the North Fork of Salt Creek which opens after April 15 as well as the Middle Fork which opens on April 1.

    Meeting Place/Put-In:  Cutright Public Access Site.  This is about 2 hours from the intersection of Hwy 37 and I-465 on the southeast side of Indianapolis. (Google Map)    

    Directions to Meeting Place: Take Hwy 446 south from Hwy 46 on the east side of Bloomington to the Lake Monroe causeway.  Cutright is the first turn on your left immediately after you cross the lake causeway.  We will assemble on the shoreline immediately east of the first boat ramp that you come to after leaving Hwy 446.  

    What to Bring:  Bring your paddling gear, spray skirt, camping gear, food for lunch, dinner, and breakfast, and warm clothes.  You should also bring drinking water with you.   We will be camping from our boats and you will have to pack all of your gear and food in your boat, so plan accordingly.

    Be sure to have a 2017 Indiana DNR Boat Permit.  You may be able to pick one up on the way to the meeting place, either at the DNR headquarter office on Hwy 446 on the north side of the entrance to the Paynetown SRA or at the gatehouse for the Paynetown SRA.  In mid-March the trip sponsor was told the DNR office and gatehouse would likely be open all Saturdays in April, so you should call the office (812-837-9546) during the week before to confirm.  You can also purchase permits online at the DNR website.

    Required Equipment:  Wet suits or dry suits are strongly recommended.  Due to potentially rough lake conditions, spray skirts, safety equipment, and sea kayaks with fore and aft bulkheads are required.

    Schedule: Saturday - 10:00 am is the recommended time for arrival at the put-In.  We will launch at 11:00 am.  We will probably paddle about 4-5 miles and then set up camp and have lunch.  After lunch, we will go out and explore more of the lake.

    Sunday:  We are flexible here.  We could return to Cutright as early as 10:00 am and drop off people who have to take off.  We’ll figure this out Saturday night depending on how far people want to paddle on Sunday and when people have get home

    Contact information:  Kevin Dogan, kdogan54@gmail.com   Please contact me by 7:00 pm on the Thursday before the trip if you want to come.  It is important that I have way to reach all persons intending to participate on all or part of this trip.  I will be monitoring weather forecasts prior to the trip and I will notify people who have contacted me if there will be changes to or cancelation of the trip due to the expected weather.


    • May 04, 2019
    • Brookville, IN

    Trip Sponsor:  Robert Moore

    • May 17, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • May 19, 2019
    • Summit Lake State Park, NewCastle, IN

    *From Linda Decker)  I am planning a trip to Summit Lake (Near New Castle Indiana) for the weekend of May 18 & 19. If you would like to camp, there is a nice campground with a boat ramp. May 18th is a full moon.

    Suggested itinerary:

    • Friday May 17 Arrive and camp overnight (optional)
    • Saturday May 18      A daytime paddle and picnic lunch. We can do some other skill  practice or rescue review if there is an interest
      Evening moonlight paddle followed by a campfire
      Camp overnight (optional)
    • Sunday May 19 Morning paddle if there is interest

    Summit Lake is less than an hour from Indianapolis so, those not interested in camping can join any of the paddles

    I will be staying at Campsite 37 for the nights of May 17&18. Jim S. had campsite 40.   I anticipate campsites filling up quickly. Campsites are reserved through Reserve America.

    If you have questions, e-mail Linda Decker.

    • June 01, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBA
    Registration is closed

    ((Preliminary Course Information - Check the June Newsletter for Final Details))

    Event Coordinator:  TBA

    We are holding a one-day clinic and practice session on Open Water Rescue for sea kayakers.  This clinic is a chance for new paddlers to learn open water rescue techniques and a chance for more experienced paddlers to compare techniques and practice them in a safe environment. This clinic is important since kayakers need to regularly practice these skills so they are “fresh” when we get into a real rescue situation —you want to know how to get yourself or someone else back in their boat quickly and on your first attempt. Open water paddlers should take this course before attempting any "big water" adventures with or without a group.

    We will start off each teaching segment by systematically walking through the steps to complete a rescue so that newer paddlers can learn the tricks associated with performing each rescue.  After walking through “one way to do a rescue”, we will compare notes and discuss/demonstrate alternative approaches that people may have seen.

    Course Content:  At the course, we will cover the following topics:

    ·         Wet exiting your boat

    ·        Solo Reentries (Paddle Float, Cowboy, Reenter and Roll)

    ·         Assisted Reentries (T-Rescue, Stirrup Rescue, Scoop Rescue)

    ·         Towing - contact tows, short tows, and regular tows. Will discuss when to start towing and when towing may be needed to assist a rescue   (I will bring extra tow ropes if you don’t have one.)

    Course Details

    Location:     Geist Park – Contact me if you are not sure how to get there.

    Schedule:      
    9:30 am                     Please get to Geist Park early enough to be able
                                       launch at this time
    9:30 am – 9:45 am    Introductions/Shore-Based Training
    9:45 am                     On-Water Training
    1:30 pm                     Return to Geist Park for Wrap-Up

    Required Equipment: (Contact the Event Coordiantor or Jim Sprandel if you want an exception to these requirements since we may have extra equipment that you can borrow):  

    Touring Kayak or Sea Kayak (14’ or longer) with perimeter deck lines running to the bow and stern of your boat.   Must have sealed fore and aft bulkheads or fore/aft air float bags. 

    Spray Skirt – We will be practicing bracing and Eskimo bow rescues so you will need a spray skirt .

    Life jacket, pump, dry clothes, sun screen.

    Paddle – It is best to bring the paddle that you normally paddle with.

    Snack/Water – We will probably work through to 1:30 pm without stopping for lunch.  Please bring a snack and water since boat re-entry really can wear a person out.

    Recommended Equipment: (Please bring if you have it – Don’t buy it if you don’t already have.)

    Paddle Float, tow rope, rescue stirrup

    Wet Suit or Dry Suit—Depending on the weather, you may want at least a wet suit to be comfortable.

    Nose clipsNose clips are strongly recommended since we will be getting in the water.

    Contact Information:   Please register by  May 30.  Contact the event coordinator or Jim Sprandel  if you have any questions about the course.

    How to Register:  Click Register in the left-hand column of this page.

    • June 07, 2019
    • June 09, 2019
    • South Bass Island, Lake Erie, Ohio

    The South Bass Island Kayak Rendezvous (SBIKR) is an annual tradition of long boats on big water. 
           http://www.sbikayakrendezvous.com/

    Campsites go FAST.  You can reserve 6 months ahead.  

    This is an informal event and there are a lot of paddling option during the event.   Some of you will want to do lots of crossings to see and go around lots of islands.  Some maybe not so many.  There is something for everyone and you'll make lots of new Great Lakes friends.

    Would be fun to see you all on this fine summer weekend.  To get a good lake campsite you should reserve todayas soon as possible.  On December 6, you can start your reservation for Thursday June 6.  Tomorrow you can start your reservation for Friday June 7.
       https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/south-bass-island-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=OH&parkId=960101#sr_a 

    This event is open to any and all kayakers.

    The big thing now is to get a good campsite.  The sites vary from fantastic sites with great views to a small patch on a busy road with a bachelorette party on the next site...   The Cincy types are in sites 97 to 100.  

    Hope you book a campsite soon and join the Rendezvous.



    • June 15, 2019
    • TBA

    Trip Sponsor:   Jeff Stejskal

    See the June Newsletter for details for this Paddle.

    • June 21, 2019
    • June 23, 2019

    If camping need early reservations Hoffmaster State Park

    Reservations can be booked now.


    • July 12, 2019
    • July 14, 2019

    If camping need early reservations Warren Dunes State Park

    Reservations open Jan 12th


    • July 20, 2019
    • Cunot PAS, Cunot Indiana
    Register

    ((Preliminary Trip Information based on 2018 Announcement - Watch the July Newsletter for Final Trip Information.))

    Trip Sponsor:  Wally Burchfield

        Want to see the largest water falls in Indiana and paddle under the full moonlight? Here's your chance! This is a fun paddle and is open to most experience levels. Paddler must be able to paddle 8 miles round trip. These are head waters so this is a paddle rather than a float - there is no current but we will paddle at a moderate rate.  The speed of motor boats in this area of the lake is restricted so we should not have any problems with boat wake.

        We will meet up at the Cunot boat ramp at 6PM and launch by 6:30PM.  The put-in is about 90 minutes from where I70 and I465 meet on the west side of Indianapolis. Take I70 west from Indianapolis to Exit 37 (SR243 which is one exit past Cloverdale). Travel south on SR 243 until the road dead ends at SR 42. Turn right (west) on SR42 – drive about ½ mile past the bridge and take the right turn (Boat Dock Rd, small store on corner). Follow this road downhill to boat launch.  

        You are required to have a PFD, a good light source such as headlamp or flashlight  and a $5 2018 DNR non motorized boat sticker on your boat . Boat stickers  can be purchased online at http://stores.innsgifts.com/2014-state-park-permits/ or at any state park. Keep in mind if ordering off the website, it'll take about a week for them to ship it to you.


    • July 27, 2019

    Trip Sponsors:  Jim Sprandel, Julie Sinclair
    Where:   Probably some stretch of the Wabash downstream from Logansport.

    Watch the July Newsletter for details.   We'll have to scout this but there is a finite probability we might be able to turn this into an overnight with a night camping on a Sandbar.     You bring the Jiffy Pop.

    • August 04, 2019
    • Cutright PAS, Bloomington, IN

    Trip Sponsors:  Jim Heichelbech
    Where:   Lake Monroe

    We will probably launch from either Cutright or Paynetown SRA and paddle the west side of the causeway.    This side of the lake can have "interesting" conditions since waves on the lake can set up nicely if there is a south-ish wind and the usual complement of motor boats is out.

    Watch the Sea Kayak e-mail for details.



    • August 11, 2019
    • August 17, 2019

    Trip Sponsors:  Julie SInclair, Jim Sprandel, Nate Strong
    Itinerary:  TBD

    • August 18, 2019
    • August 20, 2019

    Host:  Angela Henley
    Itinerary:  TBD

    • September 06, 2019
    • September 08, 2019
    • Glen Arbor,, Michigan

    ((Tentative Trip Information taken from 2018 Calendar))
    ((This is probably close but watch the September Newsletter and the Sea Kayak Mailing List sometime in August for details))


    Manitou Island Trip, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Trips Sponsor:   TBA

    We will be paddling out to the Manitou Islands from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, Michigan.  We will camp a t DH Day Campgrounds in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Thursday Evening  and then take off for South Manitou Island Friday Morning.   D H Day Campground is about a 7-hour drive from Indianapolis so you can get in at a reasonable hour if you drive after work on Thursday.

    Friday morning:  We will leave relatively early for the 8.5-mile open water crossing of Lake Michigan to South Manitou island.  This island has everything a paddler could want: beachfront camping, self composting privies, a well for water, a lighthouse, and old growth cedars.  There are also shipwrecks you can see from the beach or paddle to if it is calm enough.  There are also 300-foot dunes on the West side of the island..

    Saturday:   We’ll see what conditions are like and plan accordingly.   Last year, we paddled around the island—we explored the wreck on the south end of the island and saw the huge dunes on the west side of the island for the first time.   The year before, we paddled over to North Manitou island.  There is also a foot trail around the island if someone would prefer to hike.   If necessary, we could paddle back to the mainland Saturday afternoon if conditions for Sunday are deterioriating.

    Sunday morning:  We will paddle the 8.5 mile open water crossing back to the mainland and we should be back to Indy by 8 pm.

    Required Paddling Skills:  This trip is for strong intermediate to advanced paddlers.   We can have large wave conditions especially during the crossing and the long crossing is through a shipping lane.

    • You should feel comfortable in 2+ foot seas from all directions including broach and rear quartering and be able to land and self-launch in 2+’ surf conditions.
    • You should be able to maintain a 3.5 mph pace for the 8 mile crossing without leaving your boat.  We may paddle up to 15 miles per day.
    • Self and group rescue skills are required..
    • Some kayak experience on great lakes or ocean.

    Please contact Brad if you are not sure about attempting this trip.

    Required Equipment:  Sea kayaks with spray skirts, fore and aft bulkheads, full perimeter deck lines, and safety equipment are required. 

       You will have to carry your own camping gear, clothes, and food with you in your kayak.  Drinking water is available on the island but was about ½ mile walk from the campsite last year so you may wish to bring a water filter..

    Contingency Plans:  If wave and wind conditions are too severe for a safe crossing on either Friday or Sunday morning, there are plenty of good paddling sites in the area.   The Lake is Boss.

    Contact Information:  Please contact  TBA if you would like to attend or want more information.

    • September 15, 2019
    • September 21, 2019

    Trip Sponsor:  Martha Gitt
    We would take a ferry to the island and then camp on the island.


    • October 05, 2019
    • TBA

    Trip Sponsor:  Robert Moore
    We are again to paddle either the Ohio River or the Castle Paddle on the Little Miami River.   

    Watch the September and/or October Newsletter for details as well as the Sea Kayak Newsletter.

    • October 18, 2019
    • October 20, 2019
    • Land between the Lakes, Kentucky

    Trip Sponsor:  TBA
    We are researching a trip to Land between the Lakes this year.    The details on this trip are still very preliminary and we will fill them in as the year progresses.

    Watch the October Newsletter for details.   

    • November 02, 2019
    • November 03, 2019

    Trip Sponsor - Jim Sprandel

Past events

February 03, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 26, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
January 06, 2019 Pool Session: East Race Whitewater Club (Northern IN)
November 10, 2018 HCKC Annual Meeting
November 03, 2018 SK: Lake Monroe Fall Overnight
October 27, 2018 All: Eagle Creek Shore-Line Clean-Up
October 20, 2018 Pirate Paddle and Party!
October 12, 2018 SK: Grayson Lake Fall Overnight
October 07, 2018 SK: Ohio River Ghost Ship Paddle
September 22, 2018 SK: Ohio River Overnight
September 07, 2018 SK: South Manitou Island - Lake Michigan
September 01, 2018 SK: Kayak Brookville Lake Summer Paddle
August 25, 2018 FW/SK: Cataract Falls Full Moon Paddle
August 18, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
August 04, 2018 SK: Apostle Island Adventure
July 29, 2018 FW/SK: Summit Lake Day Paddle
July 28, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic (July)
July 15, 2018 SK: Lake Champlain Vermont/New York
July 10, 2018 Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles
June 30, 2018 ALL: 4th of July Trip on the Youghiogheny
June 30, 2018 SK: NWIPA New Buffalo to Michigan City Paddle
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 16, 2018 SK: Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan Trip
June 09, 2018 Volunteers need for HCKC booth at Outdoor Explore in Lafayette
June 08, 2018 SK: South Bass Rendezvous
June 02, 2018 SK: Clinic and Practice Session - Open Water Rescue
May 26, 2018 Save the Boundary Waters, Holliday Park Presentation, Book signings
May 26, 2018 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
May 19, 2018 SK: Lake Erie Paddle
May 05, 2018 SK: Cagles Mill (Cataract Falls) Highwater Trip
April 27, 2018 Seabrook Island South Carolina Weekend Training
April 22, 2018 SK: South Carolina Trip
April 07, 2018 SK:Lake Monroe Spring Overnight Paddle
March 31, 2018 March 31 Ice Falls Trip (Canceled)
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
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
November 25, 2017 Pool Session.
November 11, 2017 HCKC Annual Member Meeting
November 05, 2017 Mississinewa Seven Pillars
November 04, 2017 SK: Lake Monroe Fall Overnight Trip
October 14, 2017 SK: Lake Patoka Overnight Trip
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 SK: Ohio River from Tanner's Creek
September 08, 2017 SK: Sleeping Bear Dune - Manitou Island Trip (3-day or 6-day trip)
August 19, 2017 Solar Eclipse Paddle Expedition
August 19, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
August 05, 2017 SK: Apostle Islands Sea Kayak Adventure
July 22, 2017 SK: Lake Monroe "It's Actually Warm" Overnight Trip
July 16, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
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
July 01, 2017 SK: NWIPA-HCKC Lake Michigan New Buffalo-Mich.City Paddle
June 27, 2017 Fly Fishing 101
June 25, 2017 SK: Lake Monroe Day Trip
June 24, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
June 17, 2017 SK: Clinic and Practice Session - Open Water Rescue
June 04, 2017 SK: Potomac / Chesapeake Bay Trip
May 27, 2017 SK: Hardy Lake Paddle
May 20, 2017 FW/SK: Kayaking Skills Clinic
May 19, 2017 FW/SK: CincyPaddler Grayson Lake Trip
May 13, 2017 SK: Cagles Mill (Cataract Falls) Highwater Trip
April 22, 2017 Cincy Paddlers Annual Spring Swap Meet
April 21, 2017 SK: East Coast Sea Kayak Symposium/South Carolina Trip
April 15, 2017 FW/SK: Westwood Lake Paddle
April 01, 2017 April Fools on Big Pine 40th Anniversary Paddle
April 01, 2017 SK: Lake Monroe Spring Overnight 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 03, 2016 Pool Session
November 12, 2016 HCKC Annual Meeting and Dinner
August 17, 2016 Pool Session
Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

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