A Message from the Canoeing/Kayaking Activity Chair
Always check the website for current information. None of these activities would have been possible without the leaders who volunteer their talent and time. I want to thank them. When you are on a trip take the time to thank them and consider becoming a leader.
1- All participants must sign-in
2- PFD’S must be worn. (83% of canoeing fatalities were not wearing a PFD)
3- Stay between leader and sweep.
4- Wear appropriate clothes (Avoid Cotton) dress for water temperatures.
5- Have at least one change of clothing in a water- protected bag with you
6- Flip flops are not appropriate footwear. (No bare feet - 90 % of paddling injuries)
7- Flashlight required for evening trips.
8- Whistle is required for Delaware River trips and recommended for all trips.
9- A helmet for whitewater may also be a good investment.
10- Don’t wish to participate in organized shuttle -make your own arrangements.
11- You must assess the suitability and condition of your equipment and if a trip is within your abilities.
12- Please leave sufficient driving time to safely arrive.
13- If you have questions, especially if a trip is right for you, call the leader.
14- Check the website –ocsj.org - for the latest information.
15- Leaders have final say on trip participation involving safety concerns.
16- Leaders- if a trip is cancelled please notify the Chair.
17- Leaders -carry a copy of the incident report form. (can be obtained from website)
18- Leaders –send sign-in sheets and any incident reports to Canoe Chair.
Leaders must submit (mail/fax) sign-in sheets to the Canoeing/Kayaking Chair in a timely manner.
(Guideline- No later than 2 weeks after quarterly schedule ends.)