• Intro to Canoe Camping at Chain O Lakes SP, Albion, IN, June 22-23, 2019

Intro to Canoe Camping at Chain O Lakes SP, Albion, IN, June 22-23, 2019

  • 22 Jun 2019
  • 23 Jun 2019
  • 2355 East 75 S, Albion, IN 46701

Effective on all 2019 trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel, even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the roster (i.e. who stay on the waitlist) will not be charged the fee.

Intro to Canoe Camping 

Chain O Lakes State Park - Albion, Indiana

June 22-23, 2019

Co-Trip Leaders: John Carlson and Kevin Ayers

Type of Trip: Paddling/Camping

Trip Cost/Deposit: $55

Cancellation Date and full payment: May 1, 2019

Wilderness Level: 2

Trip Difficulty: Beginner, but some camping experience required

Group Size: 12/7 Maximum/Minimum

Adults and Youth 16+ with Adult

 This activity is designed for those who wish to learn about and prepare themselves for extended canoe camping trips out of state.  This can be a qualifier for an extended canoe camping trip.  Canoe camping is one of the best ways to experience the wilderness area as it gives you a lot of flexibility.  For this introductory event we have picked a slightly remote setting on the water but our campsite will definitely be away from our cars.  Safety will be stressed.  Participants must be able to enter and exit a canoe by crawling over packs and be prepared to swim if the canoe would swamp. 

 You will learn basic canoe strokes and safety considerations plus how to lift carry and portage a canoe.  We will demonstrate rescue scenarios in case of an open water swamp.  You will have plenty of time to practice what you have learned.  Our canoe camp will cover setting up of tents and tarps as well as how to safely secure food away from animals.  You will also learn that canoe campers eat very well – leaders will plan both dinner and breakfast meals.  Participants will be responsible for their own lunches and snacks.  More information including what gear to bring will be provided in advance of the trip.  This will be a carpool trip

All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form  and Long Waiver Form.  

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