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    www.waterlinekayakadventures.com

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    Tewksbury, MA
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    Camping, Long Exploration Trips, Mentoring & Coaching

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    Robert
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    Folster
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  1. rfolster

    Pool Session

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    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  2. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  3. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  4. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  5. rfolster

    New member looking for pool training

    Pool sessions are posted and available to purchase in the Store. Although we don't manually send out emails, you can select to FOLLOW the Trips/Events forum and will receive email notifications when new posts are submitted. This will allow you to see when new trips and events are posted, and since we often post reminders about upcoming pool sessions, you will receive notifications about those as well.
  6. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  7. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  8. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  9. rfolster

    Pool Session

    until
    These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  10. rfolster

    2019 Pool Sessions

    Pool sessions at the Haverhill High School for the upcoming winter season are now available for purchase in the Store. These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it. As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session. Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session. You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list. The annual membership fee is $30 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only six pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members. These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season. Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool. However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors. If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased. If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot. Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member. The Saturday sessions will be between 1:00pm-3:00pm, and the Sunday sessions will be 11:00am-1:00pm. The dates for the sessions are as follows: Saturday, January 5 Saturday, January 19 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 Saturday, March 9 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, March 24 Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.  Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases: Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose. They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required. All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.
  11. rfolster

    New member looking for pool training

    We were just discussing getting the pool sessions posted! We will have an announcement out on the Trips/Events forum and on the calendar very soon, so keep an eye out.
  12. rfolster

    Cold Water Workshop

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    Are you interested in extending your paddling season beyond the short New England summers? Wonder how it is that people are STILL kayaking even as you read this on a brisk fall day? Learn the tricks and techniques of paddling safely as the temperatures drop at the yearly cold water event to be held on Saturday, November 10 at Newbury Kayak and Canoe, 291 High Street (Route 1A), Newbury MA starting promptly at 10:00am and wrapping up around 2:00pm. Plan to park in the lower lot down by the water and line up the cars against the hill below the shop. We will begin inside the shop with a quick overview covering the dangers of cold water and how to mitigate the risks with gear and knowledge, followed up with a bit of a swim at the shop's boat ramp, and will finish up back inside for a wrap-up discussion over pizza lunch. For those with prior experience, feel free to come and help out, and if you have a spare suit, let us know. The shop will also have some suits for those who have never owned a suit and are looking for a first-time experience. If anyone chooses to test out a wetsuit, best to plan to be able to dry off and change before heading back inside for the discussion, as the shop will be open for business, and we would like to minimize making a mess of the place. Please RSVP on the calendar if you wish to attend so that we can maintain a head count. If you need to borrow a drysuit, please post to the thread on the Trips forum so that we can contact you about sizing. See the following websites for sizing info: https://kokatat.com/support/sizing For those who wish to help out and/or have a spare suit for others to use, please PM me so that I can manage logistics. We recommend that a hot beverage will go a long way to keeping warm, and maybe even a snack before going for a swim. Please bring form fitting fleece or synthetic long underwear to wear underneath the suits, wool/fleece socks and closed shoes that can be worn OVER the bulky drysuit sock and your socks. Loose fitting fleece jackets are too bulky to go underneath a drysuit. Down jackets can be worn underneath, but is less effective as the water compresses the suit, so not an ideal option. Please bring any gloves/hoods/hats/shoes that you have that are extra so that if someone else is missing an article of clothing, they can borrow. Although the shop has a bathroom, the system can be challenged when there is sudden heavy usage, so I believe there will also be a (super clean) porta potty that folks will be encouraged to use. If you have any questions, feel free to post on the Trips forum thread, PM me, or contact the shop. We hope to see many new faces and old friends as we usher in the glory of fall and winter paddling!!
  13. rfolster

    Cold Water Workshop

    Are you interested in extending your paddling season beyond the short New England summers? Wonder how it is that people are STILL kayaking even as you read this on a brisk fall day? Learn the tricks and techniques of paddling safely as the temperatures drop at the yearly cold water event to be held on Saturday, November 10 at Newbury Kayak and Canoe, 291 High Street (Route 1A), Newbury MA starting promptly at 10:00am and wrapping up around 2:00pm. Plan to park in the lower lot down by the water and line up the cars against the hill below the shop. We will begin inside the shop with a quick overview covering the dangers of cold water and how to mitigate the risks with gear and knowledge, followed up with a bit of a swim at the shop's boat ramp, and will finish up back inside for a wrap-up discussion over pizza lunch. For those with prior experience, feel free to come and help out, and if you have a spare suit, let us know. The shop will also have some suits for those who have never owned a suit and are looking for a first-time experience. If anyone chooses to test out a wetsuit, best to plan to be able to dry off and change before heading back inside for the discussion, as the shop will be open for business, and we would like to minimize making a mess of the place. Please RSVP on the calendar if you wish to attend so that we can maintain a head count. If you need to borrow a drysuit, please post to this thread so that we can contact you about sizing. See the following websites for sizing info: https://kokatat.com/support/sizing For those who wish to help out and/or have a spare suit for others to use, please PM me so that I can manage logistics. We recommend that a hot beverage will go a long way to keeping warm, and maybe even a snack before going for a swim. Please bring form fitting fleece or synthetic long underwear to wear underneath the suits, wool/fleece socks and closed shoes that can be worn OVER the bulky drysuit sock and your socks. Loose fitting fleece jackets are too bulky to go underneath a drysuit. Down jackets can be worn underneath, but is less effective as the water compresses the suit, so not an ideal option. Please bring any gloves/hoods/hats/shoes that you have that are extra so that if someone else is missing an article of clothing, they can borrow. Although the shop has a bathroom, the system can be challenged when there is sudden heavy usage, so I believe there will also be a (super clean) porta potty that folks will be encouraged to use. If you have any questions, feel free to post here, PM me, or contact the shop. We hope to see many new faces and old friends as we usher in the glory of fall and winter paddling!!
  14. rfolster

    Paddling around So. Bristol, Maine?

    Please post a trip report when you return! People love to hear about interesting places to paddle.
  15. The NSPN Board of Directors is the decision-making body of the club, and much of what we do is reviewing ongoing club business (finances, membership, website, etc.), managing workshops and club events, creating policies, and discussing the overall direction of the club. Aside from three officer positions, there are no set duties associated with individual BOD positions, but instead tasks are undertaken on a volunteer basis. Currently, the BOD meets in Reading once a month on a Tuesday night from September to May, taking June through August off to enjoy the summer. We try to keep the atmosphere relaxed and conversational, so probably not what you think when you imagine a corporate Board Meeting. Our terms run from January through December, and we have a fair number of current Directors not returning next year for various reasons, so would like to extend an invitation to any current NSPN members who would like to be considered for a position on the Board. We are also reaching out to the NSPN community for individuals who might not want to be a Director but would be interested in assisting the Board and the club by volunteering to assist with some of the many activities the club organizes over the year. There is the annual winter party, pool sessions, workshops and various other outreach programs, and trips that often need some people working in the background to help make things happen. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please send me or any of the other Directors a Private Message or email [email protected] Please include a quick paragraph stating why you want to be a Director or volunteer. Any member of NSPN will be considered, no matter how long you have been a member of the club. Please have any nominations submitted to me no later than December 1st, and feel free to ask me or any other board members if you have any questions. Thank you, Robert Folster, President Cathy Folster, Treasurer Dan Foster, Clerk Prudence Baxter Janice Cotton Mike Habich Nick Pearson Joe Berkovitz Jonathan Oltz Kelsey Oltz
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