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For participate in rolling, camping, rafting, Low Country Boil, etc, please click (to expand) the section below for the activity you're interested in. Membership is not required for all activities although it is encouraged.
Go to the membership page to join. Thanks.

When can I reserve/pay?

The Website automatically enables each payment button as each activity approaches (as noted below each button).
  • For rolling, payments can be made December–April.
  • For camping, payments are enabled about 10 days in advance of the trip (except for the Fall West trip). This is to cut down on cancellations and people double-booking by mistake (as well as avoid confusion with payments for overlapping trips).
  • For the Fall West payments are enabled on September 1st since this is the only trip that sells out and we want to give folks a chance to make other arrangements once we fill up.
  • Please try and reserve a few days early. If we don't get enough reservations before the cancellation deadline we'll cancel some of our sites to avoid losing money.

Will it be crowded or noisy?

Short answer—Yes. Paddlers' are notoriously cheap. We try to make it convenient and inexpensive for folks by crowding as close as the campground allows. If you need extra space; or like it real quiet you might consider splurging on a private site (but not too far away, we like to socialize with our friends).

Cancellations:

Once we've paid the park, given them the list of campers, or the campground cancellation deadline has past (varies for each campground, usually ranges from 1-day up to 1-week), refunds are not given. You can however sell your spot to someone else.

How much do we charge—who gets the money?

The Merrimack Valley Paddlers is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of New Hampshire. We generally run things on a break-even basis except for a few things clearly identified as for fund raising (ie, tshirt sales, calendars, raffles, etc.).
  • Pool Rolling and Camping prices are set depending upon the facility charge. Rolling is an average of the cost of all the pools; camping varies depending upon the campground. For the last three fiscal years the MVP has averaged yearly receipts of $4,140 with yearly expenses of $4160 for camping and rolling (an average loss of $20/year, which BTW, also includes credit-card processing fees.)
  • For rafting, shuttle fees, etc, we charge exactly what the the outfitter charges us (the MVP eats the credit-card processing expenses).
  • Equipment rental receipts are plowed back into the gear in the form of equipment maintenance, upgrades, and replacement.
  • Special events (ie, P'Cat Drawdown, New Years Day, etc) the club pays for facilities and food and puts out a donation jar. Our members have proven very generous in the past; most years the donation jar receipts exceed the cost of the event.

Other activities either don't cost anything, or are done on a shared cost/expense basis (ie, Low Country Boil). Jeff loves to point out we operate under the Common Adventure Model. Membership fees pay the small admin expenses such as the web site.

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+  Winter Rolling Sessions

Rolling Session Payments

Release forms are now required by all pools (Sorry...):

All rolling participants must sign the ACA and/or YMCA Liability Release (click here).

To pay for rolling sessions fill in options then add to your shopping cart.

  Session Type:
  Paddler's Name: Note: If you are paying for multiple
people
, please add-to-cart separate
times listing each name at left.
  Paddler's EMail Address:                Please do not just add-quantity.
  Activity
  Boat Type:
 
   
 

+  Camping [Spring West River Release—May 5–7]

Camping [Spring West River Release—May 5–7]

  Cost: $18/Person/Full Weekend (Friday–Monday);   No single night rate in Jamaica State Park.
 
  One reservation per vehicle please!  We have to plan parking and tenting space.  Thanks!
 
  Number of People

(If you don't see the required combination of adults and kids
please "buy" multiple times so it adds up to your needs.)
  Which Nights
  Site Type/Sleeping Arrancements
  Campers' Names
  Auto Plate Number State
 
   
    (Button auto-enables Apr 1–30.)
 

+  Summer Rapid River Trip

No trip yet planned. (Jeff's not going.) If you want to organize a group speak up and we'll see about making reservations.

+  Summer Forks Family Trip [Camping/Rafting/Shuttle]

Rafting, Shredder, & Duckie Usage [New] Please Read!!!.

  For rafting, shredder, or duckie seats on club-supplied boats, you must sign the ACA Event Liability Release Form.
  and pay the $5 insurance. Only AFTER that is done will you be added to the list.

  Shredder/slice/duckie users will have to provide transport for those boats to/from The Forks.

Raft, Shredder, Etc, Reservation [Family Forks Weekend—Aug 9–11]

Rafting, etc, is free; however liability insurance is now costing us $5/person/weekend. Fill out the
below and pay the insurance fee[s] to reserve raft or other inflatable slots.

Max of THREE raft passengers unless you talk to Scott first.
 
Cost: $5/Person.   (Use "add to cart" for multiple people.)
 
This reserves you a spot on a club boat ONLY.   You must still pay you own shuttle, camping fees, etc.
 
All rafting, shredder etc, paddlers on club boats must sign the ACA Liability Release (click here).
   
  MVP Sponsor (ie, Member) Name:
  MVP Sponsor EMail Address:    
  Choose preferred craft:
  Pick which days:
  Raft/Shredder Rider Names:
(For multiple raft passengers, list all names, then "add to cart" multiple times.)

   
    (Button auto-enables Aug 1–7.)
    Rafting/Shredder/Duckie Reservations Close Wednesday Night!
We need time to plan raft rentals and assign guides.
 

Shuttle [Webb's Dead River Shuttle]—Saturday August 10

  Shuttle starts loading at 8am. Departure usually around 9am.
 
  General Cost: $15/Boat+$5/Person   Use "add to cart" for multiple shuttle tickets.
 
  Select Shuttle Type
  First Paddler Name:
  Paddler EMail Address:              
  Other Paddlers Names
(For multiple raft passengers, please list names, then "add to cart" multiple times.)

   
    (Button auto-enables Aug 1–7.)
    Shuttle Ticket Sales End Wednesday Night. (Kim needs time to find drivers.)
After that buy them at Webb's if they have space left.
 

Adult Cabin Bunk [One bed in shared cabin—Aug 9–11]

  We only have one cabin with a couple beds available.   Talk to Skip if you're interested..
 

Adult Camping [Forks Family Step-Up Weekend—Aug 9–11]

  We'll be staying at Webb's as usual (sites 7,8,9,10).
 
  Cost: $13.50/Person/Night (Thursday–Monday);   Use "add to cart" for multiple people.
 
  Select Which Nights
This price is for ONE person!
  Your Name:
  Your EMail Address:              
  Other Campers' Names
(For multiple people, please list names, then "add to cart" multiple times.)

  Auto Plate Number Auto State
 
   
    (Button auto-enables Aug 1–11.)
  

Reservations are closed—Please pay the campground directly.

Child/Youth Camping (Age 13 and under)

  Cost: $7/Each Child/Night (Thursday–Monday);   Use "add to cart" for multiple kids.
 
  Select Which Nights
Price is for ONE child!
  Parent/Guardian/Responsible
Adult Name:
  Parent's (etc) EMail Address:               
  Child/Youth Names
(For multiple kids, please list names, then "add to cart" multiple times.)

   
    (Button auto-enables Aug 1–11.)
 

+  Camping/Low Country Boil [Fall West River Release—Sep 20–22]

Low Country Boil [Fall West Fest—Saturday Sep 22]

  We're doing another Low Country Boil again this year!

  Click here to participate. All are welcome!!!   (Click here for 2018 info, or 2017).

Campground Rules Require Changes This Year [IMPORTANT!]

Because of the way Vermont State Parks has changed the rules, group reservations are no longer allowed.

Instead many MVP club members have made individual reservations on behalf of the club. (The club fronted all the
money.)

When the call for people to make reservations went out last fall almost 20 club members pitched in; each spending
several hours on the phone attempting to call into the VT State Parks Reservation System. They were very
successful and ended with more sites then normally needed by club members. The side-effect is this reduces
space available to other members of the paddling community. This is unfortunate, but not our choice.

Additionally, all camp sites are reserved Friday–Monday so there will be no issues with people getting kicked off
sites on Sunday. Plus more lean-to sites were reserved this year. Both of these changes means costs will be
higher this year then last.

So this year, just reserve and pay as normal. However the site you'll be staying on will not be in the club's name,
instead it will officially belong to whichever club member reserved it.

The distinction is important as you'll have to tell the park who you're staying with when you arrive.

You'll be notified a few days before the weekend whom you are sharing a site with.

Camping [Fall West River Release—Sep 21–22]

 Vermont State Park Rules do not allow the reselling of camp sites.

 Due to this camping is limited to individuals who have previously participated in MVP
 activities. (ie, Camping (including the West last year), Sessions, Dead Family Trip, etc.)

 Membership is not required.

  Cost: $22/Person/Full Weekend (Friday–Monday)
 
  One reservation per vehicle please! It will be crowded and we have
  to plan parking and tenting space. Thanks!
 
  Each MVP Member is allowed to make reservations for ONE SINGLE non-member guest. For
  exceptions send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
 
Number of People
  Which Nights
  Site Type/Sleeping Arrancements
  Other Camper's Name (besides yourself)
  Auto Plate Number Auto State
 
   
    (Button auto-enables Sep 1–20.)
  

Reservations are closed—Please pay the campground directly.

Fall West Child/Youth Camping

 
  Cost: $9/Each Child/Weekend (Flat rate entire weekend);   Use "add to cart" for multiple kids.
 
  Note: I'm not sure the age limit, still have to call the park. For now lets assume it's under 18.
 
  Select Number of Young Campers
  Select Which Nights
  Parent/Guardian/Responsible
Adult Name:
  Parent's (etc) EMail Address:               
  Child/Youth Names
(For multiple kids, please list names, then "add to cart" multiple times.)

   
    (Button auto-enables Sep 1–20.)
 
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