Arkansas Canoe Club


Friday, check-in begins about 2:00 PM at the Turner Bend Campground Gazebo and ends about 7:00 PM.

EVERYONE - Participants, Instructors, Staff and those just there for the party - must check in and sign a waiver.

ACA Instructor Trainer, Tom Burroughs has agreed to lead an optional CPR/AED certification class on Friday afternoon upstairs at the Turner Bend store from 3 - 5 pm.  This class is free for any ACC member and $40.00 for non ACC members.  ACA Instructors needing CPR certification get priority.  Contact Tom Burroughs at 479-595-1655 or to get signed up and for more information.

The school officially begins at 7:00 PM Friday at the Gazebo with a meeting of the whole school. After the meeting, you will break into classes and meet with your Instructors. Any late arrivals and/or those unable to attend the Friday night session need to check-in at the Gazebo beginning at 7:00 am Saturday morning.  

Saturday, students will have instruction on both land and on the water during the day. Instructors will set the meeting time and place for Saturday morning.

Saturday early evening a Fried Fish Dinner for $10 is sponsored by the NW chapter of the ACC (prior to the

general business meeting).

Enjoy fried catfish, chicken tenders, coleslaw, beans, and hushpuppies after your day on the water!  

The Fish Fry will be on the east (gazebo) side of Turner Bend to allow a better venue for live music from about 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM.  

  Bring your camp chair and your favorite beverage, grab a plate of catfish and enjoy the sounds of the Little Buffalo River Band.  The band is sponsored this year by Dean Dental Solutions of Little Rock.

Saturday at 7:00 PM the Arkansas Canoe Club's General Business Meeting and election of officers will be held at the gazebo. This meeting is open to everyone and you are encouraged to attend!

Evening activities include time to visit new and old friends around what is usually an Epic "Bonfire" near the center of the Turner Bend campground. 

Sunday morning, from 6:30 to 8:00 AM, the River Valley chapter of the ACC will provide a pancake breakfast at the Gazebo for $7. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and fresh coffee will prep you for your second day on the water!  The remainder of Sunday is spent with further instruction, with the school ending by 5:00 PM.


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