Our volunteers lead a variety of trips for everyone . . . from those who just purchased a first canoe or kayak to those who count their fleet on more than one hand. COP offers single day trips, after-work excursions, weekend trips, and weeklong water adventures. We paddle calm flatwater on local and out of state lakes and placid streams, take on raging whitewater in Appalachia, and explore open coastlines along our Great Lakes.
In addition to trips, COP also offers instruction on how to safely enjoy your new boat out on the water. We offer instruction on flatwater, open water, moving water, and whitewater canoeing and kayaking. We have ACA certified instructors and have a number of Quickstart classes, including family and kid oriented classes. Kayak I will soon be taking registration. Not to worry, the class is taught in an indoor pool.
Our members enjoy rental privileges from our large fleet of solo and tandem flatwater canoes, whitewater kayaks, recreational and sea kayaks (including sit-on-top models), 6 & 8-man rafts, and duckies. We also have PFDs, paddles, helmets and airbags (for the whitewater boats) available with the boat rental.
Consult the Boating Activity Schedule to see a listing of upcoming trips and classes. Make sure to read our articles and peruse our photos to see our members in their latest adventures on the water!
Lastly, please note that PFDs are REQUIRED to be WORN on all COP boating trips.