SFA Weekend of Fun – August 26-27, 2017

Please RSVP at the bottom of the page

A GCP weekend of fun on the South Fork American River is planned for August 26-27. There will be Angel-Guppy paddles, a potluck BBQ party, a campout Saturday night, and member-led trips. Signups are now closed for Angel-Guppy paddles. There are still a few camping spots (19 Aug).

This promises to be a great summer party with fantastic food, fun, and games!

Roll contest in the pool – Newbie as well as open division, with a special prize for the best fail!! Just added: show-off ‘specialty’ roll division: bring your beer roll, pass-the-paddle-across-the-bottom roll, or, – dare we hope for it – a straitjacket roll. Our emcee for that is “Beatdown King” Martin Beebee (we lost track of how many rolls before successfully exiting Hell Hole –  video was posted on GCP Facebook page).

And it’s all free 😊.

If you would like to join the fun, please RSVP below

Angel-Guppy Paddles: These paddles are now full. Thanks to a great response from experienced club Angels, we have 11 groups going over the course of the weekend! You should have heard from Marilyn (marjfree@gmail.com) and your Lead Angel by now if you signed up as a Guppy – if not, let Marilyn know.

Potluck BBQ Party: The Saturday night potluck BBQ party will begin at 4pm at the home of Jacqui Moore and Paul Simmons, 7101 Amoloc Lane, Lotus. It’s the first driveway on the left on Amoloc, which is the first left after Coloma Club on 49. More info below.

Roll contest to begin at 5:00 so you can stay in your paddling gear! (and do it before dinner). This will be adjusted if some groups get off the water late. Dinner 7:00ish.

GCP will provide main dish items, including vegetarian. Bring your choice of appetizers, side dishes, desserts to share – and drinks and lawn chair. Party on!

GCP and our generous hosts Jacqui & Paul (with a big hand from Linda and Kevin down the road) will also provide ice water and cooler space. Please bring your re-usable plates etc, but GCP will also provide some basics.

Also bring any kayaking – or camping! – gear that you want to get out of the garage, we will help give these items an appreciative new home!

We will also have a bin for Team River Runner donations that helps vets get out on the river – they need used paddles, spray skirts, pfd’s etc all preferably large sizes.

Please take a moment and let us know if you think you’ll attend the party just so we get some idea of approximate numbers – it’s also okay to decide later, we just want to know if it’s likely to be closer to 40 or 80. PLEASE RSVP BELOW

Member-Led Trips: For those not participating in Angel-Guppy paddles, let’s get out on the river with some member-led trips. Post your trip, meeting time/place, etc. on the GCP listserve and we’ll make this a full weekend of fun!

Saturday Night Campout: Jacqui and Paul have a beautiful, spacious property and are welcoming campers to stay for Saturday night! Bring your camping gear and be prepared for a restful, relaxing night in Lotus. Campers ….please RSVP below 

PLACE: JACQUI MOORE AND PAUL SIMMONS’ HOME – 7101 AMOLOC LANE, LOTUS.  This is the first driveway on the left on Amoloc, which is the first left past the Coloma Club stop sign heading toward Greenwood.


There will be a large parking area at the next right-hand turning after Jacqui & Paul’s place. (They are the first left on Amoloc, the first right after that is the parking.) Look for signs.

There is some parking available at the top left side of Jacqui and Paul’s driveway….pull on in if you see space but please leave room for vehicles to drive past to the turn-around at the top, and of course leave the turnaround free.