Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club

Upcoming events

    • 2017-12-02
    • TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Register


    Date(s):
      December 2, 2017
    Leader: 
    Paul Klonowski
    Co-Leader: 
    Location:  TBD, depending on river conditions & need
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Clean up
    Details: This is a scheduled workday for the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Des Plaines River Stewardship Project. It's always a fun day on the river, and PSC members get Double Points, too!

    • 2018-05-19
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Patterson Lake, Aurora
    • 15
    Registration is closed


    Date(s):  May 19, 2018
    Leader: Marlene Bertolozzi
    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  Patterson Lake, Aurora
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  

    This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Canoe & Kayak. It will be held at Oakhurst FP, a sheltered lake in Aurora. This ACA curriculum will teach you the basics of paddling your kayak. Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters.

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Early bird rate is in effect until March 31. Registration will close on May 12.

    • 2018-06-10
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • DuPage River, Shorewood
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    Date:       June 10, 2018

    Leader:    Marlene Bertolozzi
    Location:  DuPage River, Shorewood
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:     Instruction

    This class will teach basic moving water skills that every river kayaker should have. Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Paddling class, and will learn such maneuvers as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs.

    Students will also receive instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards.

    PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Paddling class. If you have not attended the PSC Introduction to Kayaking class, you must contact the Lead Instructor, Marlene Bertolozzi, by clicking on the blue name link, before registering.

    Pricing:

    Early bird registration: $15 for PSC members, $35 for non-members (if registered by May 25)

    Regular pricing: $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members (after May 25)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Registration will close on June 3

    • 2018-06-24
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marge Cline Park, Yorkville, IL


    Date:       June 24, 2018
    Leader:    Marlene Bertolozzi
    Location:  Marge Cline Whitewater Park, Yorkville, IL
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:     Instruction

    This class will build on the moving water skills that were learned in Introduction to Kayaking and Moving Water I. Students will practice the maneuvers such as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs in the class 2 rapid at the Marge Cline Whitewater Park in Yorkville.

    Students will also receive instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards.

    PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Paddling and Moving Water 1 classes. If you have not attended the PSC Introduction to Kayaking class and Moving Water 1 classes, you must contact the Lead Instructor, Marlene Bertolozzi, by clicking on the blue name link, before registering.

    Pricing:

    Early bird registration: $15 for PSC members, $35 for non-members (if registered by June 11)

    Regular pricing: $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members (after June 11)

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Helmets and spray skirts will be required for this class.

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    Registration will close on June 17

    • 2018-07-20
    • 2018-07-22
    • Southwest Wisconsin
    Register


    Date(s):
      July 20 - 22, 2018
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Patti Fiorino
    Location:  Southwest Wisconsin
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  River Camping
    Details: 

    Come join us for our annual four-river trip on the Kickapoo River, the Wisconsin River, the Mississippi River and the Wyalusing Canoe Trail in southwestern Wisconsin.  In one weekend, you will paddle a narrow, meandering river (Kickapoo), a wide recreational river (Wisconsin), a maritime superhighway (Mississippi), and lush bayou (Wyalusing backwaters).  The put-in will depend on the condition of the Kickapoo River, but in no case will this trip be rated above “advanced beginner”.

    We plan to camp on sandbars on the Wisconsin River, but by Saturday night we will be in an area of the river where the sandbars are covered when the river is high.  I have reserved a campsite at Wyalusing State Park for 7/21/18, just in case we can’t camp on the river that night.  I recommend that anyone else who wants to join us do the same, and do it soon since Wyalusing is a very popular park.  (If you waited too long and Wyalusing is full, you can still come.  There are other campgrounds in the area, and Victora Park always has room in the primitive camping field, east of the boat ramp.)

    Information will be provided to anyone interested.

    Steve LaPorte:  slaporte2000@gmail.com; 630-665-5707


Past events

2017-11-18 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-11-11 2017 Fall PSC Dinner & Meeting
2017-11-11 November Board Meeting
2017-11-11 PSC Instruction 2018 Planning
2017-11-11 SB Kishwaukee River -- Oak Ridge FP to Kish Rive FP
2017-11-11 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-10-21 Kishwaukee River-- Genoa to Kirkland
2017-10-21 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-10-18 Fox River - South Elgin to St. Charles
2017-10-07 Michigan Fall Colors Trip
2017-10-07 Lower Fox River
2017-10-07 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-10-04 Nippersink Creek - Pioneer Park to Canoe Base
2017-09-23 Kickapoo River
2017-09-23 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-09-20 Location Change: Fox River - Seba Park in South Elgin to St. Charles - was West DuPage River - Centennial Park to Weigand Park
2017-09-17 Kishwaukee River - Belvidere to Cherry Valley
2017-09-16 Fox River Cleanup "Its Our River Days"
2017-09-16 Bad Fish Creek
2017-09-10 Turtle Creek, O'Riley Rd to Sweet Allyn Park
2017-09-09 Willow Creek Cleanup
2017-09-09 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-09-06 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Park
2017-09-03 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Pk
2017-09-02 Namekagon River Labor Day trip
2017-09-02 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-08-31 Sylvania Wilderness
2017-08-30 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-08-27 Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing
2017-08-27 Introduction to Paddling - Kayaking
2017-08-23 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-08-23 Pecatonica River - Two Rivers to Macktown
2017-08-20 NB Kishwaukee - County Line Road to Red Horse Bend
2017-08-19 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-08-19 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-08-16 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-08-13 DuPage River (Wil-O-Way to Knoch Knolls)
2017-08-12 Solo Freestyle Canoe Clinic
2017-08-12 Southern Wisconsin Rivers - Bark River
2017-08-09 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-08-09 Wednesday Paddle Gang - Kishwaukee--Cherry Valley to Attwood
2017-08-06 Sugar River 'Avon Bottoms' Adventure
2017-08-05 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-08-02 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-07-29 Kish Paddlefest-paddle cancelled; live music & food still on
2017-07-29 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-07-29 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-07-27 QuickStart Your Kayak
2017-07-27 QuickStart Your Canoe
2017-07-26 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-07-26 Wednesday Paddle Gang - WB DuPage River
2017-07-22 Mecan River
2017-07-21 4 Rivers Trip
2017-07-19 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-07-15 Fox River Sweep Cleanup
2017-07-15 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-07-15 SB Kishwaukee - Kingston, IL Launch, Paddle/Work Day
2017-07-12 **CANCELLED** Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-07-12 **CANCELLED** Kish- County Line Road to Red Horse Bend
2017-07-09 NB Kishwaukee - Cty Line Rd to Red Horse Bend
2017-07-08 Navigating your way through the wilderness with map and compass
2017-07-08 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-07-07 Pine and Manistee Rivers near Wellston MI
2017-07-05 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-07-02 NB Kishwaukee - Cty Line Rd to Red Horse Bend
2017-07-01 Local trips---July 4th weekend
2017-07-01 July 4th Weekend
2017-07-01 Bad Fish Creek
2017-07-01 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-06-28 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-06-28 South Branch of the Kishwaukee River - Genoa to Kirkland
2017-06-26 Kayak and Canoe Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder-CANCELLED
2017-06-25 Moving Water I for Canoe - RESCHEDULED
2017-06-25 New Member Trip
2017-06-24 Southern Michigan Rivers
2017-06-21 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-06-18 Moving Water II Kayaking
2017-06-17 Robinson Creek and East Branch of Black River --West Central Wisconsin
2017-06-17 Moving Water II Canoe-CANCELLED
2017-06-17 Blues on the Fox
2017-06-16 Wisconsin Canoe Symposium
2017-06-14 Canceled - Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-06-14 **CANCELLED**West DuPage River - Weigand Park (Naperville)
2017-06-11 DuPage River (Wiegand to Eaton)
2017-06-10 Mecan River- Central Wisconsin
2017-06-10 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-06-10 PSC Swift Water Rescue Workshop for Instructors/Aids
2017-06-07 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-06-04 DuPage River
2017-06-03 Southern Wisconsin Rivers
2017-06-03 DuPage River Sweep
2017-06-02 Manitowish River Weekend - CANCELLED
2017-05-31 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-05-31 Kishwaukee River - Belvidere to Cherry Valley
2017-05-27 LAKE MONROE CANOE CAMPING 5/27-5/29
2017-05-27 Fox River
2017-05-27 Des Plaines River, Lake County
2017-05-22 NW Michigan Spring Trip
2017-05-21 Moving Water I Kayaking
2017-05-21 60TH ANNUAL DES PLAINES RIVER CANOE&KAYAK MARATHON AND MINITHON
2017-05-21 Des Plaines River, Lake County CANCELLED
2017-05-20 Moving Water I for Canoe - CANCELLED
2017-05-20 DuPage River Sweep - CANCELLED SEE JUNE 3rd POST
2017-05-17 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-05-17 West DuPage River - Centennial Park to Knock Knolls Park
2017-05-14 Mazon River
2017-05-14 NE Iowa Rivers and Creeks
2017-05-13 Willow Creek Cleanup
2017-05-13 Change of Location! Dupage River from Weigand Park to Plainfield
2017-05-13 Paddle in the Park
2017-05-10 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-05-07 DuPage River - Plainfield to Shorewood
2017-05-06 DuPage River
2017-05-03 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-05-03 CANCELLED - Des Plaines River - Russell Road to Wadsworth
2017-05-03 DuPage River Exploratory
2017-04-30 Introduction to Paddling - Canoe
2017-04-30 Introduction to Paddling - Kayak
2017-04-29 DuPage River from Naperville to Plainfield
2017-04-26 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2017-04-23 West Branch DuPage in Naperville
2017-04-22 Mazon River
2017-04-22 Lake Series #1 - Argyle & Spring Lakes
2017-04-19 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2017-04-19 CANCELLED - Wednesday Paddle Gang Season Opener on the Fox River
2017-04-15 West Branch DuPage - Warrenville to Naperville
2017-04-08 West Branch DuPage, St.Charles Rd to Mack Rd.(with soup)
2017-04-02 Carroll Creek, Mt. Carroll, IL
2017-04-01 Fox River - Yorkville to Millbrook or Millington
2017-03-29 Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2017
2017-03-26 Nippersink Creek
2017-03-25 Spring Potluck and Member Meeting
2017-03-25 Spring Board Meeting
2017-03-19 SB Kishwaukee, Oak Ridge FP - Kishwuakee FP
2017-03-18 Ferson Creek
2017-03-17 MISSOURI PADDLING -- MARCH 2017
2017-03-10 PSC Booth at Canoecopia
2017-02-25 PSC Febuary Social
2017-02-18 NB Kishwaukee, Cty Line Rd - Red Horse Bend
2017-01-21 January Potluck and Member Meeting
2017-01-21 January Board Meeting
2017-01-07 PSC January Social 2017
2017-01-01 Happy Canoe Year
2017-01-01 New Years Day - Kishwaukee River
2016-12-10 First Aid and CPR training
2016-12-03 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-11-25 Burn off that turkey Fox river paddle
2016-11-20 SB Kishwaukee River
2016-11-19 PSC Instructor 2017 Planning
2016-11-13 Kishwaukee South Branch (Rt. 64 to Baseline Rd.)
2016-11-12 2016 Fall Dinner
2016-11-07 Fox River 'Dells' Trip
2016-11-06 Kishwaukee River South Branch (Genoa to Kirkland)
2016-10-29 Halloween Trip
2016-10-29 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-10-26 Fox River, Seba Park (S Elgin) - Ferson Creek Park (St. Charles)
2016-10-22 North Kishwaukee (Marengo to Belvidere)
2016-10-22 Fall leaves on the Lower Fox
2016-10-12 Fox River, Yorkville - 'Paddlers Choice'
2016-10-08 Michigan Fall Colors Trip
2016-10-08 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-10-02 Fox River , Yorkville to Millington
2016-10-02 Des Plaines River Paddle
2016-10-01 PSC/Leave No Trace Fall Awareness Event
2016-09-28 Pecatonica
2016-09-24 DuPage River
2016-09-24 Kickapoo River
2016-09-18 Badfish Creek
2016-09-17 Its Our River Days Fox River Clean Up
2016-09-17 Fawn/Pigeon Rivers
2016-09-14 Kishwaukee River, Belvidere - Cherry Valley
2016-09-11 Kishwaukee River
2016-09-10 Willow Creek Cleanup
2016-09-10 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-09-10 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-09-08 Labor Day Trip for Procrastinators
2016-09-03 Lost Canoe Area, WI
2016-09-03 Namekagon River Labor Day trip
2016-09-01 Silvanina Wilderness Rec Area
2016-08-31 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-08-31 Mid-Week Paddle Gang - East Branch DuPage River
2016-08-28 Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing
2016-08-28 Introduction to Paddling - Kayaking
2016-08-24 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-08-21 Lower WI/IL Paddle
2016-08-21 Kankakee River
2016-08-20 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Pk
2016-08-20 Boundary Waters Trip
2016-08-20 Kankakee River
2016-08-17 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-08-17 Wednesday Paddle Gang
2016-08-14 Sugar River 'Bottoms Adventure Paddle'
2016-08-13 Solo Freestyle Canoe Clinic
2016-08-10 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-08-06 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-08-06 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-08-06 Fox River Clean-Up
2016-08-03 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-08-03 Wednesday Paddle Gang
2016-07-30 Wisconsin River Luau!
2016-07-30 Kishwaukee Paddle Fest
2016-07-27 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-07-24 DuPage River
2016-07-23 Fox river sweep Jon Duerr Forest Preserve (Blackhawk) to Ferson Creek Park
2016-07-23 LIttle Manistee River
2016-07-22 Four River Trip
2016-07-20 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-07-20 Pecatonica River, Two Rivers Park - Macktown Park
2016-07-17 Nippersink Creek - Keystone to Pioneer
2016-07-17 Fourth Annual Dog Paddle
2016-07-16 Mecan River
2016-07-16 Illinois Whitewater Festival & Buttercup Series Races
2016-07-16 PSC / LEAVE NO TRACE Summer Awareness Event
2016-07-16 Kishwaukee River Cleanup
2016-07-13 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-07-12 Kayak and Canoe Rescue Tune Up Skill Builder
2016-07-10 DuPage River Paddle
2016-07-09 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-07-09 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-07-06 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-07-06 SB Kishwaukee River, Genoa - Kirkland
2016-07-04 July 4th on the Kish
2016-07-02 Upper Manistee River
2016-07-02 Nippersink Creek
2016-06-29 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-06-25 Southern Wisconsin Rivers
2016-06-22 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-06-22 Kishwaukee River, Cherry Valley to Atwood Park
2016-06-18 Blues on the Fox
2016-06-18 Kishwaukee River - Cherry Valley to Atwood Pk
2016-06-18 Navigating your way through the wilderness with map and compass
2016-06-18 Mecan River
2016-06-17 ACA L1/2 River Kayak Instructor Update
2016-06-17 ACA Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor L1/2 ICW
2016-06-17 Wisconsin Canoe Symposium
2016-06-16 ACA L1/2 Solo Canoe Instructor Update
2016-06-15 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-06-15 ACA L1/2 Canoe Touring (Tandem) Instructor Update
2016-06-12 Kishwaukee River - South Branch
2016-06-12 Moving Water 1 Kayaking
2016-06-11 Des Plaines River: Isle A La Cache River Festival
2016-06-11 Southern Michigan Rivers
2016-06-11 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-06-11 PSC Moving Water I - Canoeing
2016-06-08 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-06-08 WB DuPage, Centennial Park - Knoch Knolls Park
2016-06-05 New Member Trip
2016-06-04 Robinson Creek and East Branch of Black River
2016-06-01 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-05-31 Southern Indiana Streams
2016-05-29 SB of Kishwaukee River - Genoa to Kirkland
2016-05-28 Sugar River - Nelson Rd to Two Rivers
2016-05-27 Lost Canoe Area, Wisconsin
2016-05-25 DesPlaines River, Russell Road - Wadsworth Road
2016-05-22 Canoe Instructor Skills Workshop
2016-05-22 DesPlaines River Canoe & Kayak 59th Annual Marathon
2016-05-21 Introduction to Paddling-Kayaking
2016-05-21 Annual DuPage River Sweep
2016-05-21 PSC Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing
2016-05-18 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-05-15 DuPage River
2016-05-15 Des Plaines River Cleanup
2016-05-14 Willow Creek Cleanup
2016-05-14 DuPage River, Plainfield to Shorewood
2016-05-14 Paddle in the Park
2016-05-11 West Branch DuPage River Paddle & Pub!
2016-05-11 Nippersink Creek
2016-05-08 Mazon River
2016-05-07 DuPage River (Lions Pk to McDowell)
2016-05-04 Salt Creek Evening Paddle & Dinner
2016-05-01 DuPage River
2016-05-01 Des Plaines Confluence trip
2016-04-30 WB DuPage River
2016-04-30 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-04-27 Kishwaukee River, Belvidere to Cherry Valley
2016-04-24 Mazon River
2016-04-24 PSC / LEAVE NO TRACE Spring Awareness Event
2016-04-24 Kishwaukee River
2016-04-23 WB DuPage River
2016-04-23 Banner Marsh Inaugural Water Trail Paddle
2016-04-23 WB DuPage River
2016-04-17 WB DuPage River
2016-04-16 Mazon River
2016-04-13 Fox River Mid-Week Paddle Gang Season Opener
2016-04-09 WB DuPage River, Upper Section - Soup Trip
2016-04-03 Mazon River
2016-04-03 Turtle Creek
2016-04-03 Des Plaines River Cleanup - Lake County
2016-04-03 Ferson Creek
2016-03-26 West Branch DuPage River
2016-03-26 SB Kishwaukee River
2016-03-23 Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2016
2016-03-19 PSC Spring Potluck and Meeting
2016-03-19 Spring Board Meeting
2016-03-19 Nippersink Creek
2016-03-17 Missouri Ozarks Paddling: March 2016
2016-03-12 Dutch Treat Dinner after Canoecopia
2016-03-11 PSC Booth at Canoecopia
2016-02-28 DuPage River
2016-02-28 Kishwaukee River, Cherry Valley - Atwood FP
2016-02-27 Febuary Social
2016-02-14 Rescue Tune Up
2016-02-14 Everything you need to know before buying a kayak
2016-01-30 January Social
2016-01-16 January Potluck and Member Meeting
2016-01-16 January Board Meeting
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software