For the paddle meet at Scott Farm at 10:00. Scott Farm is the Appalachian Trail maintenance facility located at 301 Bernheisel Bridge Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015. Drop boats and gear and head back to Willow Mark to catch a shuttle ride back. The group should be on the water by10:45 or 11 and arrive at Willow Mill Park around 1:00.
Those wishing to attend the picnic only can arrive at Willow Mill Park in Silverspring Township around 12:00. We have the old bumper car pavilion reserved. This is the pavilion nearest the launch ramp at the far end of the park.
The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and picnic ware – plastic utensil, plates, cups, etc. Club members are asked to bring something to share – salad, side, dessert, etc.
There are a some non-paddling activities that you can participate in like disc golf (bring your own discs). Looking for attendees to bring some picnic games – bachi ball, corn hole, etc. If we have a couple kayaks and bag chairs we can introduce everyone to Kayak Kan Jam.
After the picnic lunch we will have the “Anything Floats” event. Prices will be awarded to first to complete the course, the crowd favorite – most innovative, best built whatever, the crowd decides. The course is to be determined but it’s not long because most of the participating craft are likely to break up before the finish. There is also a prize for best crash and burn – captain going down with the ship. We don’t want to discourage anybody from participating so bring whatever you got or make. Dress it up, make it look fun and float it. Prize award will be weighted to craft that are built from something else. For example using pool floats or an inner tube to complete the course will be fun but if a craft is made by putting a deck on top of inner tubes or weaving pool floats into a boat, award preference will go to the constructed craft.
Hope this piques your interest and we see you for the paddle and or picnic.