Kayaking (Whitewater) Kayaking (Whitewater)


  • May 17
  • 08:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • May 19
  • 15:00:00
  • Stonycreek Rendezvous


  • May 15
  • 15:00:00


  • $20.00


Stonycreek Rendezvous:

The annual Stonycreek Rendezvous is held each year at Greenhouse Park south of Johnstown, PA. This is a great little festival with whitewater releases from Quemahoning Reservoir, camping, music, races, a whitewater rodeo and more. COSTS: Festival Entrance for the entire weekend $10.00 Per person.

You can research more on the Rendezvous here: http://benscreekcanoeclub.com/

(This is Intermediate^2 skill level). You can research the river here:

Rafting: http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/whitewater.html

Class II-III run, A whitewater play ground! I recommend play boats to the more advanced paddlers, yet a great run for intermediate boaters as well.

* You must have a flat water roll to attend this trip* (preferably a combat roll.) Must have paddled something equivalent to the Lower James, Lower Yough, Maury etc. If you have not: You are encouraged to do so before this trip.

Everyone gets wait-listed until I screen your skills.
I will open up the trip to more people as drivers sign up.

Drylanders: For those outdoor enthusiasts who are hesitant to “take the plunge” into boating or kayaking, you can do your own recon of the rocks, trails, bikes, hikes, etc, within this region, and let me know if you want to lead some sort of dryland trip while up here so we can make this a bit of a multisport adventure.

Directions: (It’s about a 4 – 4.5 hour drive)
Ferndale Pennsylvania, it is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Area. Located just South of Johnstown. Link for directions:

Ferndale, PA
Latitude: 40.285630
Longitude: -78.920581

Stony Creek:
My personal intentions:

Friday: Depart around 8/9 am Drive, set up camp, chill out, relax, probably eat out somewhere, bon-fire in the evening.

Saturday: Breakfast, set shuttle, put-on around 10/11 am. Play all day! Cook-out at the campsite, celebrate your awesome run on the river!

Sunday: Breakfast, set shuttle, put-on at 10 am try to get on the road by 3-4 pm drive home, eat dinner on the way home somewhere.

CAMPING: At the festival, camping for entire weekend: $10.00 Per person.

The Club’s summer allotment for food and camping has changed so all should bring extra $$$ to cover camp, food, & festival fees.

Gas: gas $$ up to $150/vehicle

Club Provides:
Boats & Gear, Cold water gear if you need them. YOU are responsible for bringing all necessary paddling and camping gear for this trip. Please let me know what you need and I will try to assist you.
You should also bring: several warm non-cotton layers, snacks, water, towel, dry clothes.

TRANSPORTATION: I only have room for one other person in my car so other drivers will be needed.

I am NOT “leading” on any of these rivers, I am only coordinating some logistics and transportation to the rivers, you are responsible for your own safety and the activities you choose to participate in while on this trip, and you agree to have read and will abide by the American Whitewater Safety Code http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/safety:start?

George Kinch 434-906-7098

Get some!




Trips Attended: 38 Trips Led: 17

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