Scenic Kayaking . . .
as in kayaking the scenic rivers, lakes and coastal routes of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine . . .
This new kayak group is for fun, active people, ages thirty-five and older, interested in meeting people with similar interests to kayak with. Our paddle events range from advanced beginner, Intermediate to Advanced, with paddle distances averaging about 8 miles (at an average paddle speed of 2-3 miles per hour).
To Join: we require that you provide your real name, a face photo (so we will recognize you at the meetup events) and, show(unhide) your meet up interests and groups (click on “unhide your interests and groups from others” in your Profiles section).
Per club policy, no pets allowed, and no guests please. Have your guest join the meet-up group (and be approved ) so that they can agree to the liability release and attend an event.
Where we paddle: The meetup locations will primarily be within a two hour driving range (North/South/East/West) from the vicinity of the Boston area.
Kayak Gear: We recommend you bring your own kayak and related gear, as most of our paddle events do not have kayak rentals on site). You can also rent a Kayak for the day (from EMS or Charles River Canoe and Kayak). Wearing a PFD on all kayak events is required. No sit-on-top or inflatable kayaks allowed.
Our plan is to schedule a kayak meet-up every week (weather permitting) during the kayak season, and in the summer months to include some extra kayak events on Fridays as well. Kayak season is from May to October.
Meet-up costs: We do not charge member fees, nor do we have sponsors (yet) who help pay the organizer’s meetup’s annual fee (which runs about $189 a year). However, if members would like to help contribute towards the cost of the organizers annual fee to meetup.com, we will cheerfully accept voluntary donations (cash or credit card).
As a way of saying Thank You to those members who donate $10 or more for the kayak season, we are offering the following perks: If an event is full, whoever’s first on the wait list who has made a seasonal donation of $10 or more, gets moved up to the RSVP list. With a maximum of 2 donors per event getting to move ahead. (Applicable up to 48 hours before the event date). This perk is valid for each and every event throughout the season (Kayak season runs from May to October). Scenic Kayaker fundraiser events; donors event fee is waived.
Donations are nonrefundable, and will remain with the group and only be used to fund annual organizer’s meetup.com fees or used for the groups safety gear. For transparency, we will post the donors' list in the groups Meetup page, under More section, subheading files, its called Scenic kayakers donation list.
We are also open to any kayak meetup ideas that you might be interested in. We look forward to having fun and meeting you all!
Please read the "Message Board" for other important information regarding the Scenic Kayakers, and The groups policy, Important Safety Information, and other useful information (which is listed in the "More" section under "Files").
AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING and JOINING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. Kayaking, camping, hiking, bicycling, and other activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment. The organizers and event hosts in this group are not trained leaders or instructors. The organizers only set the time and place. Each person participating in any group event is responsible for their own safety. In the interest of safety, consuming alcohol during any Scenic Kayakers event is not allowed. Wearing of Lifejackets (PFD's) is required when paddling with this group.
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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