Northwest Chapter Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Events
The Northwest Chapter's two main events are the annual Spring Rendezvous and the annual Fall Meet. These are occasions for wooden canoe owners and enthusiasts to gather at one location in the Pacific Northwest and experience a full weekend immersed (usually not literally!) in everything related to wooden canoes. While the size of the Spring Rendezvous has increased since beginning in 1995, the Fall Meet remains the largest and, for many, the most important function of the Chapter. For some pictures of past spring and fall meets see the Past Events page.  Also check out the current Newsletter (pdf format) detailing past events and canoe related articles.

Future events

NW Chapter Spring Meet - May 13-15, 2016     YMCA Camp Bishop near Shelton, WA

Campers may choose from lodge rooms, cabin bunks, RV parking, and tent sites. $5/person/night
Arrival - Camp gate opens at 8:00 a.m. on Friday.Friday evening Skip Johnson and Kim George of the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club will describe the program which their club has incorporated into the Wenatchee School System. It includes the historic significance and recreational use of canoes with an emphasis on water safety.Saturday morning Mike Elliott of Kettle River Canoes in British Columbia will introduce his newly published book, This Old Canoe: How to Restore Your Wood Canvas Canoe. He will also present information on the Greenwood canoe.Members of the Grays Harbor College carpentry class will bring us up to date on the new canoe house.
 Paddling activities
Saturday night seafood barbecue and potluck  ($5 each)  followed by chapter auction.Sunday morning general meeting, open to everyone

Driving Directions to
Camp Bishop, 1476 West Lost Lake Rd, Shelton WA
· From 1-5, take exit 104 to Hwy 8 and 101, west to Shelton.
· Take first exit to Shelton, Hwy 3.  Go 1.5 miles to first stoplight.
· Turn left to Acadia Rd, then left to Lake Boulevard, (becoming Cloquallum Rd), go for about 9 miles.
   ·  Turn right to West Lost Lake Rd about 1-2 miles. Camp at road-end

Camp Bishop   May 13 15, 2016

Tentative Agenda:

        Friday, May 13
From 9:00 a.m. on Arrival; meet & greet; select lodging and register ($5 per person per night)

5:30 7:00  Dinner on your own

7:00  Introduction to camp, discuss planned activities

7:30  Skip Johnson, Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club, discussing paddling
        program in Wenatchee School District

        Saturday, May 14
Daylight 9:30 a.m.  Dawn Patrol and breakfast (on your own)

9:30 11:00  Mile Elliott, Kettle River Canoes, discussing his book Restoring Your Wood Canvas         Canoe and Greenwood canoes

11:30 noon   Presentation of Willits Canoe Project at the Tacoma Maritime Museum

12:00 1:00  Lunch (on your own)

1:00 5:00  Grays Harbor College carpentry class; introduction and overview of
        canoe house project
               Show-and-tell of members' canoes on the beach
               Paddling activities

5:30 7:30  Seafood barbecue/Potluck Dinner ($5 per person)
                Salmon, shrimp
                Side dishes brought by members

7:30 10:00  Chapter Fund-raiser Auction (members bring auction items)

        Sunday, May 15
Daylight 10:00  Dawn patrol and Breakfast

10:00 11:00  Business Meeting, everyone welcome

11:00  Clean-up and check out anytime you like

The Fall Meet will be at Manning Provincial Park, B.C., September 15-18, 2016.