April 23, 2022 11am-3pm
Our next annual Paddlers (and other) Gear Swap is planned to be held at The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton. Bring your spare boats and gear along with your wish list to find a great deal. There will also be paddling-related presentations and a great opportunity to socialize with your paddling friends. More information…
2022 Paddling Film Festival
STREAM PADDLING FILMS AT HOME
If you missed our recent Paddling Film Festival at Lawrence University, or if you want to enjoy more great paddling films, here’s your opportunity. Access any of the virtual paddling films and share them with your household. Choose from ADVENTURE, VOICES, LAKES, RIVERS or OCEANS categories. You can also bundle multiple categories. Stream films from the comfort of your home or wherever you are.
BONUS – As a NEWP member you receive a 10% discount on all films. To rent films, click the button below and use this code for your 10% discount: NORTHEASTWISCONSINPADDLERS10
IN PERSON VIEWING
The in person viewing for 2022 has completed. Please watch this spot early next year for the 2023 films.
Each year since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival has showcased the very best paddling films from around the world. For 2022, we will be returning to the Cinema Theater on the Lawrence University campus in Appleton. This event sold out the previous time we offered it (pre-COVID) in 2019. Tickets may be purchased here.
2022 Film Lineup:
- “Quality of Imagination” features a whitewater paddler who chooses his destinations based on where he can get the most air as he flips his boat over and over in rapids.
- “Last Known Coordinates” follows a stand-up paddler who attempts to go from Africa to the Caribbean while encountering major storms in his tricked-out board.
- “Voice Above Water” describes the devastation plastics are causing in the world’s oceans through the eyes of 90-year-old Indonesian fisherman.
- “Sheri” tells the inspirational story of a woman who was at the top as a designer of downhill ski clothing when illness robbed her of all of it, until a request from her son sends her back into prominence designing and sewing whitewater rafts.
- “Jotuun” follows three adrenalin-junkie friends taking on the waves and waterfalls of Iceland’s Jotuun River.
Historically, we’ve offered open pool sessions while classes are held at the Appleton YMCA, available to current NEWP members and current-year students. The cost is free for current NEWP members and current-year students. $5 per person for all others.
In normal years, open pool is held from 2:00 – 3:30 on those Sundays when our Fox Cities YMCA (Appleton) kayak classes are held from February through April. Classes (and open pools) are not held the weekends of Canoecopia and Easter. Check the classes page on this website for specifics.
Family friendly, come and go as you can.
Club Paddle EventsClub paddle events are reserved for NEWP club members. Joining NEWP is easy and allows you take part in these additional paddles.
June 9-12, 2022
Rock Island is one of Wisconsin’s most beloved state parks, where no vehicles or bicycles are allowed. Kayak to the island and spend a few days kayaking, hiking, and touring the historic boat house and Lake Michigan’s oldest lighthouse. NEWP has reserved a group campsite.
For details, see the Rock Island Kayak Campout page.
Note that this trip is for NEWP members only and there is room for only a limited number of campers. (Yes, it is easy to become a member of NEWP – membership page)
We are in the planning process for our annual Apostle Islands trip(s). Information from our previous trip is available HERE to provide an overview of our normal trip details.
Note that this trip is for NEWP members only and fills up quickly! (Yes, it is easy to become a member of NEWP – membership page)
August 11-14, 2022
Join us for a thrilling adventure exploring this nearby and often overlooked magical part of our world. We will base-camp at Wells State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Camping starts the night of the 11th. Over the next three days, we will paddle about 16.5 miles per day for a total of 50 miles of the Bay of Green Bay shoreline from Escanaba to Menominee, Michigan.
Note that this trip is for NEWP members only. (Yes, it is easy to become a member of NEWP – membership page).
September 7-11, 2022
NEWP will host a group camping opportunity at Peninsula State Park Sept. 7 – 11, 2022 for NEWP members. We have reserved a group site (tents only, holds up to 60 people). If you want to camp in a popup, RV or nearby lodging you’ll need to make your own arrangements for a nearby campsite. NEWP members can come and go all that weekend. Paddle tours will be arranged by the participants for different paddling distances, conditions and destinations. State park admittance requires daily or annual vehicle pass.
For details see the Door County Gathering page.