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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

Creek kayak

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Antietam Creek   Water: Creek kayak  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 15 2012  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 27 2012 8:29 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 13 2012 5:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Jerry Wright
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Member Cost:$12.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a lesson in solo recreational kayaking taught by an ACA certified instructor followed by a downstream trip. Instruction time is about 2 hrs on flatwater. After a break for lunch, we continue down Antietam creek for the moving water portion of instruction.

Instruction will be in solo kayaks, no tandems.

Antietam creek is a pool and riffle layout so there is a lot of moving flatwater interspaced with short sections of faster, shallower water.

Outfitter supplies kayak, paddles, lifejacket

Fearless leader is the instructor.

If you need a boat, kayak rental is from across the road from the park put in.  Prepaid reservations allow us to start on time; it will be a long day as it.  Make reservations online prior to event, no walkups.

Instructors costs - prepaid thru MOC only.

Required Items to Bring:

Clothes that can get wet.

Closed toed footwear for paddeling.  NO FLIP-FLOPS OR SANDALS

At least 1L Water


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Snacks, sunscreen, waterproof camera, dry bag.  Hat - wide brim is better.  Change of clothes, towels.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

For mapping, Devils Backbone county park is at 19005 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713.  Antietam Creek Canoe is located across the street.  Detailed directions to the park are on the Antietam Creek Canoe web site.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:15 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $52.00 (calculated at total miles (130) * $0.400, effective Sunday, February 17, 2019). This is based on the current gas, maintenance, and other costs of $0.400 per mile as stated by the IRS & This should be divided by the total number of people in the vehicle (incl driver).
For example: With 4 people in the vehicle, the expense per person on this trip would be $13.00. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

Additional advice: The cost of your trip is up to your driver. Your cost should not be greater than what is listed above, unless there is extenuating circumstances. If you want to be sure about the cost of the trip, check with your driver before you get into the vehicle. If you are the driver of the vehicle, this is a guideline to what you charge and not a rule.

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the MOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where MOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Instructors costs only.  Kayak rental, if needed, is separate.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the MOC on Fri, Jul 13 2012.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!

Cancelled only if the outfitter cancels rentals due to creek conditions.