Youth On The Columbia
The popular Youth On The Columbia spring program, offered by your Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club and the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, will begin in early May, 2014 and continue through mid-June. Canoes will launch from the dock at Confluence State Park and paddle from the Columbia through side channels to the Wenatchee River and back.
Volunteers are needed to:
- Paddle the bow and stern positions in the 26-foot Voyageur canoes
- Offer support assistance on shore
- Transport the Voyageur trailer and other equipment from the Annex to Big Bow Pond and back
One hour, one day or multiple days, any time you have to offer is valuable. If you are interested in participating in this rewarding program please contact Kim George, email@example.com or 509-679-6247, to request a copy of the current schedule and to volunteer for the days that would work best for you.
2014 rowing schedule
Rowing Director Dan Garrison will resume Masters practice on Tuesday, March 1. Here is the schedule:
Tues. & Thurs.: 5:30 to 7:am | Saturdays: 7 to 9:am
More info or have questions, contact Coach David Bentsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
We reach out.
We partner. We engage.
A big part of Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club's mission is to partner
with other groups and businesses to better the health and fitness of
residents, to be good stewards of the Columbia River, and to educate
young and old about the great waterway's rich history.
signature program is Youth on the Columbia, which provides
1,500 local students annually a chance to paddle the river themselves in
26-foot Voyageur canoes and to learn more about native cultures and
early day exploration. We partner with the Wenatchee Valley Museum &
Cultural Center to put on this 25-day event. A host of sponsors provide
Under the auspices of the Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department, we provide two Family Canoe Adventures and the Junior Row and Paddle Camp during Spring Break. We volunteer equipment and expertise to assist in the annual CrosSport Warrior Challenge.
During the spring and fall, we hold clean-up days in Riverfront Park, which is the home for our facility.
reach out in other ways, too. Many of our members have a deep knowledge
of the river. They relish the opportunity to share that expertise with
others in the community - whether that be in schools or in service
Rowing AND Paddling
Join us in the love of
The Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club is the only facility of its kind in
the upper Columbia River. For those who live in the Wenatchee area, we
are at most a 10-minute drive away. And thanks to the Apple Capital
Recreation Loop Trail, which travels right by our facility, we are
within biking distance of the entire metro area.
Just as our name implies, we cater
to both rowers and paddlers. Within our club, those who enjoy these
amateur sports possess various skill levels. While most of our members
row and paddle recreationally for fitness, we do have some who train for
and compete in masters races. We also
have a growing program for juniors.
Getting out on the Columbia River provides amazing views of not only
the Cascade Mountains and foothills but also of the metropolitan area.
Wildlife is frequently spotted on the shorelines, including in the
habitat-rich Horan Wildlife Area adjacent to the Columbia's confluence
with the Wenatchee River.
For more on rowing and paddling, see the pages under the 'ACTIVITIES' pulldown menu, at top.
To explore the full range of human-powered activities available in the greater Wenatchee area, visit the Wenatchee Outdoors website and contribute to the Outdoor Forum.