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MWA Kayak Instructor Certification, blended ACA L3 & L4 course

Cinco De Mayo Campground 1042 Hwy H, Farmington, MO, United States

Wed am – Sunday pm.  Registration through Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators (OSRA) and taught by Tom Burroughs. Most att ACA L-3/4 Kayak Instructor registration: https://www.cognitoforms.com/OSREIntrepid/StandardRegistrationNotTRRACAL34WhitewaterKayakInstructorCourseApril10142024 TRR veteran / service member ACA L-3/4 Kayak Instructor registration - https://www.cognitoforms.com/OSREIntrepid/TeamRiverRunnerRegistrationForACAL34WhitewaterKayakInstructorCourseApril10142024 This five-day (40 hours min) course prepares participants to be able to teach and model the paddling skills, …

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Wednesday night Weekly Moving Water Training, spring 2024

Meramac River at 141 - Arnold Grove Trailhead 38.547659, -90.495046, Valley Park, MO, United States

Moving Water Training and Practice sessions. Wednesday evenings (rain or shine), 6:00 to 7:30 pm, April 3 through July 31, 2024. These sessions are held on the Meramec River at Hwy 141 in Valley Park, MO.  Meeting location is Arnold Grove Trailhead. At 6:00 we will hit the water and paddle until 7:30, so arrive …

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MWA Whitewater Clinic 2024

Silver Mines Campground Highway D, Ironton, MO, United States

This annual event will be April 27-28th, 2024. See details here: Beginner/Intermediate Whitewater Clinic – Missouri Whitewater Association 2024 registration will likely open 2/1/24.

Arkansas Canoe Club’s annual School of Whitewater Paddling

The Mulberry River, based at Turner Bend's Round the Bend campground 35.657634, -93.829103, Ozark, AR, United States

Excellent paddling instruction at many levels.  Classes are divided into Whitewater Kayak, Solo Whitewater Canoe, Tandem Whitewater Canoe, Swiftwater Rescue, and Standup Paddleboard. This annual event is always the weekend that includes the 1st Sunday of May.  Registration opens March 1st and often fills up (Click here to Register). Additional information will be sent to registered participants …

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Kayak Instructor Certification, ACA L2 course

Fri am – Sunday pm, 3 full days.  Registration will be via Carey Kayaking, jcarey02@hotmail.com and the course will be taught by Tom Burroughs.  This is a certification class hosted by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in Springfield, MO and the logistical contact is Julie Carey, jcarey02@hotmail.com.  This course prepares participants to be able to teach …

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MWA & TRR Rendezvous at WOKA Whitewater Park, Oklahoma

Waters of Oklahoma and Arkansas (WOKA) Whitewater Park 474986 Twin Falls Rd, Watts, OK, United States

Collaborative event, MWA & TRR Central Region. Thurs-Sun, June 6-10, 2024, Rendezvous at the Waters of Oklahoma and Arkansas (WOKA) Whitewater Park, located in Watts, Oklahoma (Approx 6 hours from StL).  WOKA price is $10 per carload of boaters. WOKA website. There are 8 drops / chutes / rapids, which have increasing levels of challenge. …

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Week of Rivers Trip – NC Canoe Club 2024

Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground 755 East Alarka Rd, Bryson City, NC, United States

More info can be found: https://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers/ You can come for as much or as little of the event as you choose.  Opportunities to paddle class 1-4 and some instructional opportunities. If you want to discuss the event with an MWA local who has gone several times, contact Kathy Pszonka, 314-402-3038  <iamakayaknmom@hotmail.com>. Willow Pratt Ellis is …

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Annual MWA Members event – float trip, dinner, and annual meeting

Akers Ferry group campground 37° 22' 59.0160" N 91° 34' 9.9840" W, United States

Always the weekend after Labor Day. Our annual members' picnic! Join us for camping, paddling and fun, Friday night to Sunday morning. Please RSVP via MWA's Facebook page. Location: Akers Ferry group campground, located 20 miles south of Salem, Missouri. From Salem, take Highway 19 south 4 miles. Turn right on KK-16 miles to Akers …

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Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF) at the NOC

Nantahala Outdoor Center 13077 U.S. 19 West,, Bryson City, NC, United States

Several MWA folk are attending this event-- Guest Appreciation Festival - Nantahala Outdoor Center (noc.com). Join us.  This is not an official MWA trip, but many of us will be paddling together.  Folks are carpooling and wrangling up accommodations as they can.  To chat with folks who have gone to GAF in the past, be …

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River des Peres Trash Bash

Brentwood Park 2924 Brazeau Ave., Brentwood, MO, United States

MWA will participate in the annual Open Space STL River des Peres Trash Bash on October 26, 2024 (fourth Saturday in October)! Registration is open on the Open Spacer volunteer portal. Click here to create an account, sign your annual waiver, and ‘fan’ the River des Peres Trash Bash program so you never miss an opportunity! Gloves …

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MWA Holiday Party

Seamus McDaniels 1208 Tamm Ave, St. Louis, MO

Tentative - MWA holiday party at Seamus McDaniels, area reserved for us, 12/14/23, 6-9 pm (2nd Saturday in December).  All welcome. Purchase your own beverages and food.  See some of your favorite boaters and their families. Questions? Contact - MWA Vice President, Devin Gates <vicepresident@missouriwhitewater.org>, (314) 904-6443

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