Thank you Calleva's River School for hosting this incredible event last month for the DC area community! 20 participants got to try whitewater kayaking and stand-up paddling (SUP) on Seneca Creek and the Potomac River in Poolesville, Maryland. Thank you to the volunteer paddling instructors, safety kayakers, and shuttle drivers who supported the event, and to our fabulous sponsors and for donating awesome gear & apparel for the participants to take home!
This is our second year partnering with Calleva and we can’t thank them enough for their dedication to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in paddling. See you next year!
We acknowledge that this event was held on Manahoac and Piscataway lands.
📷 by Alexander Payne and
We can't believe it's been a week since our Trailblaze Challenge hikers hit the trail! Special thanks to our in-kind sponsors for helping make our event a success. The Trail House, Kona Ice of Frederick County, Go Ape USA, Picnic & Peonies, Five Iron Golf, and Calleva's River School
Start of the Downriver race. Garet Strouse out in front.
Start of the Attainment race. Garet Strouse out in front.
It was another beautiful morning for a paddle up the Potomac River and Mather Gorge. On our way back downstream we were joined by this very majestic bald eagle. What a way to start the day!
Want to get on the water this spring? Make sure to check out Calleva's River School for lessons and the gear you need to make a morning like this happen.
Grand Opening of our Calleva's River School Store this weekend!
You have to come check it out! Visit their page for all the exciting details
Such an amazing night last night getting to play/sing music with Michael Harding and Natalie Taylor. I’ve been to my fair share of concert venues, but not many have a backdrop as beautiful as this.
It seemed only fitting to include O.A.R. ‘s song “Black Rock” to the set list since the actual location the song was written about was just a few short miles upstream on Seneca Creek.
Thanks Calleva's River School for organizing such a great event and inviting us to participate. It’s not everyday you get to play live music on a 35 foot canoe in the middle of the Potomac River!
It’s a great day for a kayak race! Race medallions for today’s Seneca Showdown presented by Calleva's River School. I’m a little biased, but I think they turned out great. Special thanks to Paul and Chris for your help with this project.
An amazing opportunity to help out Calleva Staff and participate in Calleva's River School classes!
We have a fresh batch of instructors finishing up the ACA certification course Friday. We are looking for test subjects for them to teach to. If you or anyone you know is interested please register, it’s a free registration. First timers, beginners, and intermediate level paddlers are invited pass this opportunity on to friends and family who might be interested. Class is 10-12 at rileys lock. Volunteers will be rewarded with a voucher for a free class with Calleva's River School.
Tom McEwan Calleva Calleva's River School
hey fun peoples! I'm only in town for another day or two. My last two classes are tomorrow. Bombproofing your roll at 10:00 and A half slice at 1:00. These classes are lots of fun, and a great opportunity to learn to have more fun and gain confidence in your kayak. We also still have all 3 sizes of Antix 2.0 available for demo--take one out for a spin:) Spread that word!
How was your weekend?
Ours was STELLAR. Check out all the amazing adventures Calleva's got going this summer. From Calleva's River School to Friday Pizza Nights at Calleva Farm we've got something for everyone with a hankering to get out of the house for some fun!
Join Dan Cumberland Jr. as he visits Calleva. Calleva has something for everyone, no matter the age! From the Calleva Farm Store Friday pizza night to Calleva's River School, their Summer Camps, and Markoff's Haunted Forest, Calleva is a place where everyone in the family can have a great time!
Located in Poolesville Maryland, Calleva opened its doors in 1993. Over the years Calleva has developed its own unique brand of outdoor adventure that encompasses summer camp, wilderness educational experiences, environmental education, and small-scale sustainable farming!
We laughed, we made some new friends, and we ziplined! Thank you, Calleva!
To learn more visit: https://calleva.org/
The @2020 drawing winner for a Calleva's River School Skills Clinic (e.g., Intro to Playboating Clinic; Slalom Stroke Clinics; Rolling) is...
Congratulations! We'll get your prize out to you soon.
We used miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker to pick a random name from among all racers.
Did you know that Calleva's River School had more than just whitewater classes? Our instructor Tom is currently teaching the forward stroke and getting our Full Moon Kayak students ready to hit the water. This is just one of 3 great flat water tours offered this summer. Head to Calleva.org/riverschool to see all of our options!
Dane Jackson was supposed to be joining us this weekend for clinics, but due to social distancing we’ll be having him online instead. Join Calleva's River School this Friday at 1 for an awesome Facebook Live!