Prairie State Canoeists

A Northeast Illinois Canoe and Kayak Club

PSC follows current Illinois State COVID guidelines.

Note: If more than one person from your family is attending a trip, please register them separately so that the Trip Leader can have an accurate count of attendees.

Upcoming events

    • 2022-01-22
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway


    Date:  January 22, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Vernon Hills High School

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details: Bring your own boat or rent one on site.  The cost is $10 per person and kayaks can be rented for an additional $5.  The cost for families of 3 or more is $30 and the kayak rental fee will be waived.  If you bring your own boat, please make sure that it is very, very clean before putting it into the pool.

    A lifeguard will be on duty at all times. No advanced registration is necessary.

     


    • 2022-01-23
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Izaak Walton Home, 899 Jay Street, Elgin
    Register


    Date:  
    January 23, 2022  
    Leader: Susan Allman

    Location:  IzaakWalton Home, 899 Jay Street, Elgin 
    Details:  This winter meeting is our yearly kick-off. Join us for pizza (provided by the club). Be sure to register so we order the right amount.

    Lunch & socializing will begin at noon.

    A presentation at 1:00 by representatives from REI (Vernon Hills store) will focus on paddling & gear. What's new? Need to update your equipment? Ask questions, get advise.

    Afterwards we will discuss how to set up a paddle trip. Want to learn how to organize a club trip? Now is the time learn from other trip leaders so you can set up your own trip this paddling season.

    A Board of Directors meeting will begin at 10:00. Any PSC member interested in club business is invited to attend.


    • 2022-01-23
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St.


    Date:  January 23, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Naperville North High School

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details:  These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. They're an opportunity to get in boats, play around, and learn from each other. John Chase and Steve Voss will offer advice and guidance.

    No advanced registration is necessary.

    This is not a structured class but is an opportunity to practice skills with support. If you are bringing your own boat, it must be completely free of leaves, dirt, etc. before entering the pool.

    Participants must wear a properly fitted PFD. 

    • 2022-01-25
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Date(s):
      January 25, 2022

    Leader:  John Chase

    Location: Zoom. Link to be sent to registered attendees in registration confirmation email

    In addition to dramatic scenery, this Lake Superior gem is rich with history. Join us as we explore the island as it was in centuries past as well as the present.

    Learn about former settlements, mine sites, private camps, and resorts of yesteryear along with firsthand info on some of today's finest camp locations on this remote island National Park.


    • 2022-01-30
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL


    Date(s):
      January 30, 2022
    Leader:   
    Location:  Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
    Skill Level:  Everyone welcome
    Category:  skills, training
    Details:
     These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. They're an opportunity to get in boats, play around, and learn from each other. John Chase and Steve Voss will offer advice and guidance.

    No advanced registration is necessary.

    This is not a structured class but is an opportunity to practice skills with support. If you are bringing your own boat, it must be completely free of leaves, dirt, etc. before entering the pool.

    Participants must wear a properly fitted PFD. 

    Payment of $15 for the pool session time to the Naperville Park District (cash only) is required on-site to participate. 

    • 2022-02-09
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Date(s):
      February 9, 2022

    Leader:  John Chase

    Location: Zoom. Link to be sent to registered attendees in registration confirmation email

    Alaska's Prince William Sound is a land of amazing scenery and incredible paddling in an accessible wilderness. Join us as we chronicle a 10-day trip through this beautiful wilderness.


    • 2022-02-12
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway


    Date:  February 12, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details: These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. Bring your own boat or rent one on site. The cost is $10 per person and kayaks can be rented for an additional $5. The cost for families of 3 or more is $30 and the kayak rental fee will be waived. If you bring your own boat, please make sure that it is very, very clean before putting it into the pool.

    A lifeguard will be on duty at all times. No advanced registration is necessary.

     


    • 2022-02-13
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St.


    Date:  February 13, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Naperville North High School

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details:  These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. They're an opportunity to get in boats, play around, and learn from each other. John Chase and Steve Voss will offer advice and guidance.

    No advanced registration is necessary.

    This is not a structured class but is an opportunity to practice skills with support. If you are bringing your own boat, it must be completely free of leaves, dirt, etc. before entering the pool.

    Participants must wear a properly fitted PFD. 

    • 2022-02-19
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway


    Date:  February 19, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details: These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. Bring your own boat or rent one on site. The cost is $10 per person and kayaks can be rented for an additional $5. The cost for families of 3 or more is $30 and the kayak rental fee will be waived. If you bring your own boat, please make sure that it is very, very clean before putting it into the pool.

    A lifeguard will be on duty at all times. No advanced registration is necessary.

     


    • 2022-02-23
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Date(s):
      February 23, 2022

    Leader:  Mike Kline

    Location: Zoom. Link to be sent to registered attendees in registration confirmation email

    Awareness of the factors that shape a river's flow can greatly enhance paddlers' appreciation of their immediate environment.  In this session, we will explore the landscape above and below the water to help you make well-reasoned choices for the best routes and easiest passages.


    • 2022-02-27
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St.


    Date:  February 27, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Naperville North High School

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details:  These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. They're an opportunity to get in boats, play around, and learn from each other. John Chase and Steve Voss will offer advice and guidance.

    No advanced registration is necessary.

    This is not a structured class but is an opportunity to practice skills with support. If you are bringing your own boat, it must be completely free of leaves, dirt, etc. before entering the pool.

    Participants must wear a properly fitted PFD. 

    • 2022-03-05
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway


    Date:  March 5, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details: These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. Bring your own boat or rent one on site. The cost is $10 per person and kayaks can be rented for an additional $5. The cost for families of 3 or more is $30 and the kayak rental fee will be waived. If you bring your own boat, please make sure that it is very, very clean before putting it into the pool.

    A lifeguard will be on duty at all times. No advanced registration is necessary.

     


    • 2022-03-06
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St.


    Date:  March 6, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Naperville North High School

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details:  These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. They're an opportunity to get in boats, play around, and learn from each other. John Chase and Steve Voss will offer advice and guidance.

    No advanced registration is necessary.

    This is not a structured class but is an opportunity to practice skills with support. If you are bringing your own boat, it must be completely free of leaves, dirt, etc. before entering the pool.

    Participants must wear a properly fitted PFD. 

    • 2022-03-09
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Date(s):
      March 9, 2022

    Leader:  John Chase

    Location: Zoom. Link to be sent to registered attendees in registration confirmation email

    Join us to explore clothing and safety gear for the well-prepared paddler.

    We will talk about what's needed depending on the type of paddling, weather conditions, water temperature, and other factors. We will review different pieces, from the base layer out, sort out the difference between pieces,  and help you understand their benefits. 




    • 2022-03-19
    • TBD prior to workshop
    Register

    Date(s):  Saturday, March 19, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  TBD prior to workshop
    Skill Level:  
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  
    Introduce beginners/advanced beginners on how to safely negotiate themselves down a river or stream. All instruction/coaching will take place while on the river.We’ll cover river etiquette and tips for paddling as a group. You’ll gain important river reading skills and improve your confidence on the water.We’ll discuss gear and attire, how to respond when a fellow paddler needs rescue, prepare for hazards you are bound to encounter (downfall, strainers/sweepers), and the number one goal—your safety.Instructors/coaches are ACA certified and will be on hand to provide the appropriate instruction and guidance. Ideal for anyone looking to practice or develop greater skills on the river.

    DETAILS & UPDATES: Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

    COST: There is no fee for PSC members. Non-members—$40.

    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH: Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406



    • 2022-03-19
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway


    Date:  March 19, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details: These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. Bring your own boat or rent one on site. The cost is $10 per person and kayaks can be rented for an additional $5. The cost for families of 3 or more is $30 and the kayak rental fee will be waived. If you bring your own boat, please make sure that it is very, very clean before putting it into the pool.

    A lifeguard will be on duty at all times. No advanced registration is necessary.

     


    • 2022-03-26
    • TBD prior to workshop
    Register

    Date(s):  Saturday, March 26, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  TBD prior to workshop
    Skill Level:  
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  
    Introduce beginners/advanced beginners on how to safely negotiate themselves down a river or stream. All instruction/coaching will take place while on the river.We’ll cover river etiquette and tips for paddling as a group. You’ll gain important river reading skills and improve your confidence on the water.We’ll discuss gear and attire, how to respond when a fellow paddler needs rescue, prepare for hazards you are bound to encounter (downfall, strainers/sweepers), and the number one goal—your safety.Instructors/coaches are ACA certified and will be on hand to provide the appropriate instruction and guidance. Ideal for anyone looking to practice or develop greater skills on the river.

    DETAILS & UPDATES: Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

    COST: There is no fee for PSC members. Non-members—$40.

    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH: Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406



    • 2022-03-26
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway


    Date:  March 26, 2022

    Leader:
    Co-Leader:  

    Location:  Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway

    Skill Level:  Everyone

    Category:  training, skills

    Details: These are open pool, not structured educational sessions. Bring your own boat or rent one on site. The cost is $10 per person and kayaks can be rented for an additional $5. The cost for families of 3 or more is $30 and the kayak rental fee will be waived. If you bring your own boat, please make sure that it is very, very clean before putting it into the pool.

    A lifeguard will be on duty at all times. No advanced registration is necessary.

     


    • 2022-04-02
    • TBD prior to workshop
    Register

    Date(s):  Saturday, April 2, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  TBD prior to workshop
    Skill Level:  
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  
    Introduce beginners/advanced beginners on how to safely negotiate themselves down a river or stream. All instruction/coaching will take place while on the river.We’ll cover river etiquette and tips for paddling as a group. You’ll gain important river reading skills and improve your confidence on the water.We’ll discuss gear and attire, how to respond when a fellow paddler needs rescue, prepare for hazards you are bound to encounter (downfall, strainers/sweepers), and the number one goal—your safety.Instructors/coaches are ACA certified and will be on hand to provide the appropriate instruction and guidance. Ideal for anyone looking to practice or develop greater skills on the river.

    DETAILS & UPDATES: Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

    COST: There is no fee for PSC members. Non-members—$40.

    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH: Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406



    • 2022-04-09
    • TBD prior to workshop
    Register

    Date(s):  Saturday, April 9, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  TBD prior to workshop
    Skill Level:  
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  
    Introduce beginners/advanced beginners on how to safely negotiate themselves down a river or stream. All instruction/coaching will take place while on the river.We’ll cover river etiquette and tips for paddling as a group. You’ll gain important river reading skills and improve your confidence on the water.We’ll discuss gear and attire, how to respond when a fellow paddler needs rescue, prepare for hazards you are bound to encounter (downfall, strainers/sweepers), and the number one goal—your safety.Instructors/coaches are ACA certified and will be on hand to provide the appropriate instruction and guidance. Ideal for anyone looking to practice or develop greater skills on the river.

    DETAILS & UPDATES: Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

    COST: There is no fee for PSC members. Non-members—$40.

    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH: Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406



    • 2022-04-09
    • 9:30 AM
    • West Branch DuPage River, St. Charles Rd. - Mack Rd.
    Register

    Date(s): Saturday, April 9, 2022
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location: 
    West Branch Dupage, St. Charles Rd. - Mack Rd.
    Skill Level:  
    Beginner, depending on conditions.
    Category:  Day Trip
    Details: 
     Join us for a traditional kick-off on the DuPage: the annual Soup Trip. Weather and water can make a big difference, especially at this time of the year. Plan to dress for conditions. The upper stretch of the river twists for miles through Timber Ridge Forest Preserve, so decent boat control skills can be important. Don't forget the soup! Lunch at Lions Park in Winfield is a communal affair, Bring a can of some non-cream variety that will mix in the pot. Bring your own beverage, side dish, bowl and spoon.

    Contact trip leaders if you have questions. We will send an update and directions to those who register. Car shift 9:30. 

    • 2022-04-13
    • 10:30 AM
    • Cherry Valley
    Register


    Date:
      April 13, 2022

    Leader: Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Cherry Valley
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the first Wednesday trip of the year. We will begin at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley. Depending on weather & water conditions this could be a 5 mile trip or 9 mile trip. TBD. Bring water, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. Car shift 9:30. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2022-04-16
    • 9:30 AM
    • West Branch Du Page River, Mack Rd. to McDowell Grove F.P.
    Register


    Date:
      April 16, 2022
    Leader: 
    Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:
    Location: West Branch DuPage River -  Mack Rd. to McDowell Grove
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Category: Day
    Trip

    Details: A short trip (about 4.4 miles) through historic Warrenville,  ending at McDowell Grove Forest Preserve. It may be extended another 2 miles for those who don't mind the portage over Fawell Dam. Bring PFD (must wear on water) and lunch. Car shift 9:30. Launch: 10:00




    • 2022-04-23
    • TBD prior to workshop
    Register

    Date(s):  Saturday, April 23, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  TBD prior to workshop
    Skill Level:  
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  
    Introduce beginners/advanced beginners on how to safely negotiate themselves down a river or stream. All instruction/coaching will take place while on the river.We’ll cover river etiquette and tips for paddling as a group. You’ll gain important river reading skills and improve your confidence on the water.We’ll discuss gear and attire, how to respond when a fellow paddler needs rescue, prepare for hazards you are bound to encounter (downfall, strainers/sweepers), and the number one goal—your safety.Instructors/coaches are ACA certified and will be on hand to provide the appropriate instruction and guidance. Ideal for anyone looking to practice or develop greater skills on the river.

    DETAILS & UPDATES: Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

    COST: There is no fee for PSC members. Non-members—$40.

    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH: Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406



    • 2022-04-24
    • 9:30 AM
    • West Branch DuPage River from 3 Diamonds to Knoch Knolls
    Register


    Date(s):
      Sunday, April 24, 2022
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:  
    Location: 
     3 Diamonds to Knoch Knolls 
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip
    Details: A pleasant Sunday paddle through residential commons, along Naperville's Riverwalk and south through riverside parks. Bring PFD (must wear on river) and lunch. Overall about a 7-mile paddle.

    Car shift 9:30.  Launch time: 10:15.

    Any problems, try my cell phone: 630-669-7831.

    • 2022-04-27
    • Northeast Illinois
    Register


    Date(s):
      April 27, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: Northeast Illinois
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip                                                                                                Details:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We will be paddling the DesPlaines River from Russell Rd. to Wadsworth Rd. This section is peaceful and scenic, and is appropriate for anyone, regardless of skill level. 

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2022-04-30
    • 9:30 AM
    • DuPage River from Knoch Knolls to Eaton Preserve.
    Register


    Date:
      April 30, 2022
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:  
    Location: DuPage River from
     Knoch Knolls Park to Eaton Preserve.
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip
    Details: 
     Mostly easy current from Knoch Knolls Park, through parkland, by the Confluence and down the main stream of the DuPage with lunch stop at historic Riverview Farmstead, ending at Eaton Preserve landing at 135th Street in Plainfield. Bring PDF (must wear on river) and lunch.

    Car shift: 9:30. Launch time: 10:00 AM

    Call leader if you have any questions (630-669-7831)

    • 2022-05-08
    • 9:30 AM
    • DuPage River from Eaton Preserve to Rivertowne Parkway
    Register


    Date:
      May 8, 2022
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:  
    Location: 
     DuPage River from Eaton Preserve to Rivertowne Parkway 
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip
    Details: 
     Easy (7 mile) paddle through historic areas of Plainfield. From Eaton Preserve we visit Electric Park, the site of Blackhawk War - era Fort Beggs and one of the earliest settlements in DuPage. We will paddle through quiet countryside hidden from busy Route 59 traffic and take out at the boat launch south of Renwick Road. Bring PFD (must wear on water) and lunch.

    Car shift: 9:30. Launch: 10:00.

    • 2022-05-11
    • West Chicago, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
      May 11, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: West Branch of the DuPage River (St. Charles Rd  to Mack Rd.)
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    Category: Day
    Trip        
     

    Details: We will be paddling the West Branch of the DuPage River from St.Charles Rd. to Mack Rd. This section is peaceful and scenic, but it is narrow and may have obstructions that you will need to maneuver or portage around. This trip is appropriate for anyone who has reliable paddling skills. 

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2022-05-14
    • 9:30 AM
    • DuPage River, Rivertowne Landing to McEvilly Landing
    Register


    Date:
      Saturday, May 14, 2022
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  DuPageRiver, Rivertowne Landing to McEvilly Landing
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip
    Details: 
     A bit over 10 miles, we will put in at Rivertowne Landing near Renwick Road, paddle through the channels of Hammel Woods and down to the riffles at Shepley Road. Take out at McEvilly Landing at Minooka Road, but other options are available, to be determined. Bring PFD (must wear on water) and lunch.

    Car shift 9:30. Launch: 10:00. 

    • 2022-05-21
    • DuPage River, Shorewood, IL
    Register

    Date(s):  Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  DuPage River, Shorewood, IL
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  J
    oin us for this advanced beginner skill-building session led by ACA certified instructors. This Moving Water 1 class will teach basic moving water skills that every river canoeist should know. Students will learn such maneuvers as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs, as well as instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards.

    Prerequisite: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Paddling class or attended the River Skills Workshop.
    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at check in.
    DETAILS & UPDATES:
    Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

    COST:
    PSC members—$20 Non-members—$40
    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH:
    Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406

    • 2022-05-21
    • 9:00 AM
    • West Branch Dupage River thru Naperville
    Register


    Date:
    Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Leader:  Ray Ziemer
    Co-Leader: Kathi Landow
    Location:  West Branch Dupage River thru Naperville

    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Cleanup
    Details:
     Sponsored by the Conservation Foundation, we will join clean-up crews throughout the county picking up trash on the streams and tributaries of the DuPage and Salt Creek. This year we plan to concentrate on the Naperville section along the Riverwalk. Bring PFD (must wear on river).

    Car shift: 9:00. Launch: 9:30. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2022-05-25
    • West Chicago, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
      May 25, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: West Chicago (Mack Rd to McDowell Grove)
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    Category: Day Trip

    Details: We will be paddling the West Branch of the DuPage River from Mack Rd. to McDowell Grove. This section is scenic and has some riffles, and is appropriate for anyone who has basic paddling skills. 

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2022-05-28
    • DuPage River - Hammell Woods
    Register

    Date(s):  Saturday, May 28, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  DuPage River - Hammell Woods
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  
    If you attended a Moving Water 1 class, or obtained approval from instructor/coach, this is an opportunity to practice what you have learned.

    It’s important to practice your newly-acquired skills and get them into muscle memory before they begin to fade.

    Instructors are ACA certified and will be on-hand to provide the appropriate coaching.


    DETAILS & UPDATES:

    Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.


    LOCATION:

    DuPage River, Hammell Woods


    COST:

    There is no fee for PSC members. Non-members—$40.


    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH:

    Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406

    • 2022-06-08
    • 10:30 AM
    • Sycamore
    Register

    Date(s):  June 8, 2022
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Rt. 64 (Sycamore) 
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the first section in a series of trips along the Kishwaukee River South Branch. This part is rarely paddled and has a rural feel. It will be a 9 mile paddle. Bring water, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. Car shift 9:30. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2022-06-22
    • 10:30 AM
    • Genoa
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    Date:
      June 22, 2022
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Baseline Road to Kingston
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the second section of the Kishwaukee River South Branch series. It is a 9 mile paddle. Bring a drink, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. Car shift 9:30. Launch time 10:30. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2022-06-25
    • Marge Cline, Yorkville, IL - Fox River
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    Date(s):  Saturday, June 25, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  Marge Cline, Yorkville, IL - Fox River
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  
    Join us for this intermediate skill-building session led by ACA certified instructors. This Moving Water 2 class is designed to take the skills learned at Moving Water 1 and apply them to faster current. Students will refine their timing and techniques, and will learn to tame faster and pushier current.

    Prerequisite: Students must have completed the PSC Moving Water 1 class or attended the River Skills Workshop.

    Class size will depend on the number of instructors; if you want to take the class, sign up sooner than later.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $10 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at check in.

    DETAILS & UPDATES:

    Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.


    COST:

    PSC members—$20 Non-members—$40

    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH:

    Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406

    • 2022-07-02
    • Marge Cline, Yorkville, IL - Fox River
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    Date(s):  Saturday, July 2, 2022
    Leader: 
     Steve Voss
    Co-Leader:   
    Location:  Marge Cline, Yorkville, IL - Fox River
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Instruction
    Details: 
    If you attended a Moving Water 1 and 2 class, or obtained approval from instructor/coach, this is an opportunity to practice what you have learned.

    It’s important to practice your newly-acquired skills and get them into muscle memory before they begin to fade.

    Instructors are ACA certified and will be on-hand to provide the appropriate coaching.

    DETAILS & UPDATES:

    Paddlers must register/sign up, as only registered paddlers will receive details and updates.

    COST:

    There is no fee for PSC members. Non-members—$40.

    CONTACT INFO FOR INSTRUCTOR/COACH:

    Steve Voss - svoss1959@hotmail.com or 847/687-2406

    • 2022-07-06
    • 10:30 AM
    • Kingston
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