Prairie State Canoeists (PSC)
Established in 1971, Prairie State Canoeists (PSC) is a not-for-profit club of more than 300 members who organize trips for the enjoyment of canoe and kayak paddlers. Prairie State Canoeists is open to paddlers of any skill level. Our trips, social events, instructional classes, and other activities are designed for the enjoyment of the outdoors and area waterways. The club sponsors more than a hundred trips annually throughout northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and elsewhere. Most of our trips are within a hundred miles of Chicago, but we also travel to Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan, with some adventuresome paddlers heading as far away as Florida and Montana. Most trips are one-day outings on weekends, but many of us like to combine paddling with camping for longer excursions. The members of PSC are enthusiastic about all kinds of self-propelled water sports and invite new members to share in the fun. Most trips are suitable for both kayaks and canoes. Some members seek the thrill of whitewater canoeing and kayaking.
PSC instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association. Classes for both canoe and kayak include Introduction to Paddling (basic strokes and maneuvering) and Moving Water 1 and 2 (handling your boat in river currents). Activities such as River Canoe Camping, Leave No Trace, and Wilderness Tripping teach outdoor skills.
Join us. Go to www.prairiestatecanoeists.org for more information.