Welcome to the online home of NoVa Kayak & Paddle Club.
More than anything Meetup is about "meeting people." We require potential members submit a clear photo of *themselves* with their application, because we'd like to be able to recognize them! We don't ask this because we are snobs, we ask this so that we can recognize our members, and also so that we have a photo to offer potential rescuers should the need ever arise. Please keep reading if this does not offend your sensibilities.
Most of our trips are for experienced paddlers/hikers/bikers but we sometimes offer beginner level trips. We occasionally have trips where rental kayaks/SUPs are available.
We ask that members attend a couple of events a year in order to stay on the list.
Our core mission statement:We take our time getting from Point A to Point B so that nature may be enjoyed without too much hurry, allowing time to soak up the sights and sounds. Let's get out, enjoy, and have a good time. Leave the "hurry" at home when you come out with us.
Photo policy: For safety and security reasons we require members to post a CLEAR photo showing their face with their profile. Photos will also be taken during group events and posted and tagged here on our website. We are a camera-friendly crowd. If you are not, this club is probably not for you.
PITA statement: please, if you have ever been described as a party pooper, pain in the neck, or other unpleasant p-word, pass us by. We won't tolerate kill joys, buzz strippers, or nonsense, period.
DISCLAIMER: during any group event, everyone is responsible for themselves. The organizer and assistant organizers ARE NOT responsible for the safety of the participants. We will try our best to prevent accidents, but are not responsible or liable if something happens to you. By joining the group, you acknowledge this. All members must read, understand, and ABIDE by the following Statements: