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Upcoming Events

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  • 05.18.24 – 08.24.24

    Carlisle, PA, USA

    Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association Creek Cleanups
  • 05.24.24 – 06.21.24

    Willow, AK, USA

    Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing Skills Course
  • 06.08.24 – 09.04.24

    Placerville, CA, USA

    Nugget Race Sereis
  • 06.14.24 – 06.16.24

    Finger Lakes, NY, USA

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop
  • 06.14.24 – 06.15.24

    Franklin, New Hampshire, USA

    Winni River Days
  • 06.14.24 – 06.16.24

    Lima, Peru

    Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course
  • 06.14.24 – 06.22.24

    Lackawaxen, PA, USA

    2024 Delaware River Sojourn: A River of Inspiration
  • 06.14.24 – 06.16.24

    Zlarin, Croatia

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Trip Leader Skills Assessment

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