• Paddling is a source of enrichment and inner renewal - Pierre Trudeau

  • A man of WISDOM delights in water - Confucius

  • Yes, I do have a retirement plan. I plan on paddling! - Unknown

  • Everyone must believe in something! I believe I'll go canoeing._Henry David Thoreau

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Copyright 2018 - OSSCC

O.S.S.C.C. Rules


Provided by the Club:  OSSCC provides canoe trailers to transport canoes to outing location, canoes, and certain mandatory equipment (paddles, ropes, bailers and a first-aid kit), but NOT personal gear such as PFDs (personal flotation devices...aka "life jackets"). Each scheduled trip is lead by a Trip-Coordinator with additional assistance by experienced, volunteer members. The Club offers mandatory pool and dry land training for new members to assess skill level for maximum safety as well as additional training in more progressive paddling and water safety instruction. There is a fee for canoe training.


Responsibility of Members and Guests: All who participate in Club activities must recognize that canoeing is not without risk, and be willing to accept that risk by taking responsibility for their own actions and utilizing the training offered by OSSCC. The Club offers leadership and training by qualified professionals and volunteers. All who participate in a scheduled Club trip should abide by the following:

1. Arrive at canoe shed at least 30 minutes before departure time (to sign in, pay, and organize number of canoes, transportation, etc.)  
2. Sign in and pay fees immediately as per schedule.
3. Have sufficient cash to pay for trip-fees (see posted schedule).
4. Bring your PFD, dry pack, sunscreen, water and food as called for.
5. If able, help with loading and unloading canoes and other equipment.
6. When possible, provide car-pooling to the destination as required, or offer gas money to driver if being car-pooled.
7. If driving, have enough gas for the trip.
8. Please be punctual so we can leave on time!! 


Trip Schedule: All Club trips are subject to change depending on weather and water conditions. If change or cancellation is necessary, members will be notified by email before 8:00 pm on the day before the trip. The meeting time for Tuesday outings is at 8:30 a.m. at the canoe shed, with departure at 8:45 a.m.  (For longer trips, be at the shed at 8:00 a.m. for departure at 8:15 a.m.)  Latecomers will be left behind!  For Thursday outings, members are to meet at the shed at 9:00 a.m. for 9:15 a.m. departure. Since we cannot guarantee our return time, members should not schedule appointments for that day.


Privacy: In compliance with Federal Privacy Legislation, we expect all members to respect the privacy of others by refraining from revealing, beyond the limits of Club Membership, any contents of Club documents that contains personal information. This applies to Membership Lists, Trip Schedules and any other documents containing names, addresses and telephone numbers.