26th Annual Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous
October 4-6th, 2019
2115 Tanner St, Malvern, AR (previously ORBI Rentals)
Sanctioned by the American Canoe Association
This weekend long event is held every fall, organized and executed by
volunteer efforts of Arkansas Canoe Club members for the greater
Arkansas boating community. We invite you to participate in any part of a
weekend of fun and learning. You do not have to be a member to
participate, though who wouldn’t want to join this group of diverse and
kooky band of champions of recreation, conservation and education of the
paddling sports in Arkansas?
Pre-registration is encouraged, though not required, to make entrance to the event easy and quick. Your registration confirmation email will contain a link to sign up for mini clinics that interest you. There is no additional charge to participate in clinics. Some clinics have a cap on the number of participants, some are land based, others will take place on the water, please take note of any gear requirements. Also note times and durations of clinics, and do not sign up for overlapping commitments.
Where to Sleep
Primitive On-Site Camping: ORBI Rentals property is private and ours for the weekend. Set up your camp anywhere within the property bounds. The further away from the pavilion area, the quieter, generally. There is room to spread out and drive your car to your preferred site. There is no electricity available for campsites. Port-a-lets and 2 indoor bathrooms will be available for the weekend. THERE IS ONLY ONE SHOWER ON SITE. Plan accordingly. Please no RVs or large campers at this site.
Not-So-Primitive Camping: Lake Catherine State Park, 30 minutes away has reservable sites with full hook-ups.
Not Camping: This venue is very near the bustling town of Malvern, and several hotel options are within 5 minutes of the festivities.
Meals: The River Valley Chapter will serve breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 7am. Meal cost is $5 per person with all proceeds going to the Pine Creek Gauge Fund. Saturday evening, Delta Biscuit Company will set up their food truck and have several dinner options for purchase.
$10 per day for each adult covers the cost of the weekend including clinics and events. No cost for minors with signed waiver. Any current member of the American Canoe Association (ACA) will receive a $5 rebate per day. Must show current American Canoe Association membership card at gate to receive rebate.
Other Stuff to Know
We want you to stay at Rendezvous all weekend, but if that's not in the cards there's plenty of fun to be had on Saturday. Adult beverages are welcome. Rude behavior is not. Well behaved four legged family members are welcome too. Please observe all park regulations which essentially amount to not being a jerk.
Schedule of Events
Friday October 4th:
Special Release: 3pm-7pm
2pm: Gates Open
5pm-8pm: Surfing at the ledge
6pm: Silent Auction opens for bidding
7pm: Community Bonfire- S’mores
*Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters is keeping their Hot Springs store open late for us, stop by for any last minute gear needs.
Saturday October 5th:
Special Release: 9am-6pm
7-9am: Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for the Pine Creek Gauge
Silent Auction opens
Cardboard Canoe Race registration, supplies available to team
CLINIC: 2 hr-Mechanical Advantage, Anchors, and Knots
CLINIC: 1 hr- Dress for Success on the River
CLINIC: 2 hr- Introduction to Stand Up Paddling
CLINIC: 1hr- Canoeing with Kids
CLININC: 1-hr- Rolling Clinic 1
CLINIC: 2 hr- Swiftwater Rescue Swimming, Wading, and Rope Throwing
CLINIC: 3hr- Beginner Downriver Kayaking
CLINIC: 3hr- Youth Downriver Kayaking
CLINIC: 1.5 hr- Rolling Clinic 2
CLINIC: 2hr- Introduction to Playboating
CLINIC: 1hr- Kayak and Canoe Recovery
Hometown Throwdown at the Ledge- World Kayak
Cardboard Canoe Race
Silent Auction Closes
Arkansas Canoe Club History Roundtable at the Pavilion
Sunday October 6th:
Special Release 9am-3pm
7am-9am: French Toast Breakfast Fundraiser for the Pine Creek Gauge
CLINIC: 1hr- Arkansas Stream Hydrology 101
CLINIC: 1hr- Teaching the Roll for Instructors
CLINIC: 2hr- GPS Use for Paddlers
CLINIC: 1hr- Traveling for Whitewater
12pm: Camp Clean Up5pm: Gates close