Arkansas Canoe Club

28th Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous                        

September 30th- October 2nd, 2022

2115 Tanner St, Malvern, AR (previously ORBI Rentals)

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?

Registration now open!
Pre-registration is encouraged, though not required, to make entrance to the event easy and quick. 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.

Register Here!


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 handwashing stations 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.


$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.

Rendezvous Schedule


Friday September 30th:

No Special Release

4pm: Check in Begins

6pm: Pizza Party

6pm: Canoe Paddle Carving Demo by Chad Walker

7pm: Boater Movies by Jay Stanley



Saturday October 1st:

Special Release: 7am-7pm

7-9am: Pancake Breakfast - Karen and Dennis Buccella

8am: Check in Booth opens


·         Clinic: Knots for Rescue-Steve Shepherd

·         Clinic: Go North, East and West- Gordon Kumpuris

·         Clinic: Intro to Boating: How Not to Die- John Fletcher


·         Clinic: Mechanical Advantage and Boat Recovery Steve Shepherd

·         Clinic: Packing for Overnights- Shay Allen

·         Clinic: Lady Boaters Panel



·         Clinic: Rolling Clinic-Byron Eubanks

·         Clinic: Canoe Stuff- T Yamashita

·         Clinic: Swimming/Wading/Rope Throwing- Chris Handley


·         Clinic:  Beginner Kayak (3hr)- Ryan Cloud

·         Clinic: Beginner Kayak (3hr)- Joel Allenbaugh

·         Clinic: Rowing a Raft (3hrs)- Cate Handley and Joe Goodwin

·         Clinic: Beginning Playboating Clinic- Dustin Slaughter


6pm: Burgers and such by Chris Handley


·         Band: Brian Martin’s Mess

8pm- 7am:

·         Community campfire

·         River side camping


Sunday October 2nd:

Special Release 7am-7pm

7am-9am: French Toast Breakfast - Karen and Dennis Buccella


·         Clinic: SUP(3hr)- Diane Hannah

·         Clinic: Kayak Outfitting- Dustin Slaughter*


·         Downriver Float: Remmel to Tanner St.


·         Camp Cleanup begins


·         Gates close

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