The Canoe Kayak Committee (CKC) offers a wide variety of paddling trips most weekends throughout the year. We paddle on quiet water, whitewater and sea kayak trips ranging from one day to one week. Many of our trips are in the NY-North Jersey area, but we travel from Canada to Georgia looking for fun paddling opportunities.
Benefits we offer include:
- 100 trips a year
- over 50 boats available to rent to trip participants at a nominal fee
- canoe and kayak instruction courses
- safety and rescue classes (safe paddling = fun paddling)
- pool sessions
- great fun!
The AMC has been a leader in paddle sports for almost 100 years. We invite you to join us on a trip to experience the beauty and diverse waterways of our region.
Getting Started in Canoeing & Kayaking
The CKC welcomes paddlers of all abilities, from beginners to experienced boaters. The links below will take you to pages that explain how the CKC runs its canoe and kayak program and contains important and helpful information. If you have additional questions, contact our Kayak Mentors or Canoe Mentors listed below, or the appropriate trip leader.
Who We Are
Chair – Andrew LoPinto
Treasurer & Records Keeper – Marty Plante
Quiet and Tidal Water Coordinator – position open
Trip Coordinator/Scheduler — Andrew LoPinto
Instruction and Safety — Butch Futrell
Special Events Coordinator — Kafi Adams
Paddle Splashes Editor — Loretta Brady
Equipment Coordinator – Sozanne Solmaz
Quartermaster – Charles Michener
First Aid — Matt Theisz
Ratings Coordinator – Rob Holbrook
Secretary — position open
Questions about sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking – KayakMentors@amc-ny.org
Questions about quiet water and whitewater canoeing – CanoeMentors@amc-ny.org
Cancellations (for leaders only) – canoekayak.Cancellations@amc-ny.org