MVP Activity Payment Page
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.

+  Winter Rolling Sessions

Rolling Session Payments

Note: These are last year's prices. We've been planning on raising rates slightly since we lost a little money last year;  but this being the MVP we haven't gotten around to it yet. So until we do you're getting a deal.

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

Camping [Summer Rapid River Release—Jul 13–16]

  We'll be staying at Clear Stream since the State Park [was] closed for construction. (So no shuttle either.)
 
  Cost: $12/Person/Night (Thursday–Monday);   Use "add to cart" for multiple people.
 
  If you plan on bring children please let Skip know and we'll add a second button with a child rate.  Thanks!
 
  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 July 1–20.)
 

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

Raft, Shredder, Etc, Reservation [Family Forks Weekend—Aug 12–13]

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 Jeff 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, please list names, then "add to cart" multiple times.)

   
    (Button auto-enables Aug 1–10.)
 

Shuttle [Webb's Dead River Shuttle]—Saturday August 12

  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 1–10.)
 

Adult Camping [Forks Family Step-Up Weekend—Aug 10–13]

  We'll be staying at Webb's as usual (sites 4,5,6,7,8,9).
 
  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 1–10.)

Reservations are closed—Please pay the campground directly.

Child/Youth Camping

 
  Cost: $7/Each Child/Night (Thursday–Monday);   Use "add to cart" for multiple kids.
 
  Note: I'm not sure the age limit, still have to call Webbs. For now lets assume it's under 18.
 
  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 1–10.)
 

+  Camping/Low Country Boil [Fall West River Release—Sep 22–25]

Low Country Boil [Fall West Fest—Saturday Sep 23]

  We're doing another Low Country Boil again this year! All are welcome!!!
  Click here to participate. All are welcome!
 
 

Camping [Fall West River Release—Sep 23–26]

Camping Almost Sold Out - Reservations On Hold Until We Calculate Available Space.

Send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to be put on the waitlist.

  Cost: $18/Person/Full Weekend (Friday–Monday)
  (No single night rate in Jamaica State Park)
 
  One reservation per vehicle please! It will be crowded and we have
  to plan parking and tenting space. Thanks!
 
  Number of People
  Which Nights
  Site Type/Sleeping Arrancements
  Campers' Names
  Auto Plate Number Auto State
 
   
    (Button auto-enables Sep 1–30.)
 

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 1–30.)
 
Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 October 2017 )