Delaware Valley Chapter Mini-assembly

Jim Wilson

WCHA Member
October 7th and 8th, the Delaware Valley Chapter will be holding it's 7th Annual Mini-Assembly. We have quite a few things happening, so it should be a great weekend.

We are still deciding on specifics, but we should be doing restoration work on at least 4 canoes. Anything from re-canvassing, to rib replacement, to refinishing. Not sure yet, but it will definitely be interesting. Feel free to stop by and lend a hand.

There will also be some paddle carving going on along with seat caning.

As always, we will have our "old timer's" campsite set up with camp cooking. George's dutch oven desserts alone are worth a visit.

We are never sure who will pop in or what will happen. We have even had impromptu freestyle lessons in the past.

These events will be taking place from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday and Sunday.

All this will be happening at the Atsion Lake Recreation Area in the Wharton State Forest of New Jersy. This is in the Pine Barrens, and if you have never been there, it is unlike anything you have ever thought of in fNew Jersey!

Paddling opportunities abound in this area. You can paddle right there on Atsion Lake. If you are up for some pretty little streams to paddle, you are within a few minutes of the Mullica, Wading, Oswego and Batsto Rivers. All of which are well worth paddling.

Come for the day, or stay for the weekend. Camping is available at Atsion Lake so you can paddle from your campsite right over to the demo area across the lake. Some of us will be camping Friday and Saturday nights, and you are welcome to join us. It's always a good time.

Atsion Lake Recreation Area is located east of Hammonton on Route 206 in Atsion, NJ. Picnic areas and restrooms are available right there.

Want more info? Contact:

Al Bratton:
Jim Wilson:
Richard Greene: