As we reflect on the years events of 2016 and transition into a new season of snow and ice and all the potential that a new year brings, we at Paddler Co-op are ever so grateful for the faithful members of our history, our new members and community that have … read more

Tomorrow will be our final Community Kayak Night of the summer and as September approaches, Paddler Co-op begins to transition into the Fall Season.   Fall season around the Co-op means… Our Office hours will vary and will mainly be by appointment.   The Campground is still fully operational!  You are … read more

The Co-op is simply a buzz again today… with everything from Camp Oconto gals in whitewater kayaks, Site work, repairs and exciting new upgrades to the Early Childhood Forest & Nature Program adventures afoot, Community Kayak Night still rolling tomorrow and a delicious aroma of coffee wafting out of the … read more

Well we wanted it… and we are getting it! The rain has started to fall and looks like it may actually stay for a bit!  It’s been a nice steady flow over the last few days which should help soak into the earth.  Rain will not only help to raise … read more

With the extreme heat that we have had all summer long I know some of you might be thinking that it’s all coming to an end soon… BUT that’s not true!  Paddler Co-op is still bumping, kicking and paddling. Of course with August and the heat the water level drops, … read more

Solo Boating— or if you want to get technical… open canoeing or OC1ing is a fine art that takes time and effort to master.  Quite different than a traditional tandem canoe, a solo boat is built and shaped differently, creating a need for the paddler to take alternative approaches to … read more

19 years ago our “Foundress” Shawna Babcock opened the doors to Paddler Co-op in hopes of providing accessible paddling programs to all.  Paddler Co-op has remained true to those roots over the years, and specifically one area where you can see this is with our kids/youth programming. Lets face it, … read more

Holy, Moly! We have some exciting news…. Andy Convrey, the man, the myth, the legend, will be facilitating “Stop Thrashing”, an Intermediate Solo Boat Course right here at Paddler Co-op. Andy is a phenomenal paddler, founder and crafter of Echo Paddles and instructor, don’t miss your chance to partake! Current … read more

Community Kayak Nights Begin Soon! June 15th to be exact… weather permitting of course! Community Nights have been designed to let our members have a taste of paddling-or continue to skill build.  They are also hopefully an opportunity for our local community to come and try kayaking out at a … read more

Paddler Co-op operates as a “Co-op” which helps us keep our costs down for all of our individual members, helps subsidize the insurance required to safely facilitate programs and helps support our environmental initiatives on the Madawaska River.  Each season we ask for you renew your membership of $10, in … read more