What we're about
Chesapeake Paddlers Association is an registered 503 C(4) non-profit organization. This is a sea-kayaking club with volunteer leaders - who enjoy getting out on the water in sea-kayaks, and to share fun times, their knowledge and experience with others.
CPA MEMBERS DO NOT HAVE RENTAL OR PROVIDE LOANER KAYAKS! Everyone has their own sea kayak(s) , as it is first -a sea-kayaking club ! Kayaks for use on the open water can vary between 14-18 feet in length;members provide their own gear for almost every activity.
The mission of the Chesapeake Paddlers Association is to promote safe sea kayaking and safe paddling practices through the education of the local sea kayaking community and the interested public. Club activities may include, but are not limited to, instructional kayak trips, instructional kayak camping trips, instructional workshops, and any other activities consistent with the mission that members of the club wish to organize.
CPA has many events during the warmer months- specifically the regular mid-week-after-work gatherings - called Piracies- check our Meetup calendar and website for more info about all events. Some educational workshops -Basic Sea Kayaking SK101 is offered once in mid spring, and the on-the-water weekend of basic training skills - known as SK102 - is offered once each year in early May. The casual kayaking groups meet weekly - weather dependent - at many different launch locations and offer casual short distance paddle opportunities, and are not organized trip-leader trips. On weekends, many volunteer trip leaders will post longer distance day trips, as well as occasional longer weekend camping/kayaking trips to many locations around the Chesapeake Bay area. The club has been around since 1988 - growing from the shared love of getting out on the water in skinny boats !
Please find out more on the CPA website: www.CPAKAYAKER.COM.