Paddle, Pack, and Play: Dallas Downriver Club’s Exclusive Seminar Unveils Secrets of Camping from Canoe or Kayak

Paddle, Pack, and Play: Dallas Downriver Club's Exclusive Seminar Unveils Secrets of Camping from Canoe or Kayak

The Dallas Downriver Club (DDRC) is gearing up to host an exclusive seminar that promises to revolutionize your camping experience – and this time, it’s all about making the great outdoors your home while paddling down the river. Co-hosted by Mariner Sails, this free event titled “Camping out of your Canoe or Kayak” is set to take place on February 10th, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, offering an immersive insight into the art of river camping.

The DDRC, an institution in river exploration since 1976, has decided to share its wealth of experience with the community. Known for organizing 12 to 14 camping trips annually, half on the river and half in base camps near the river, the club has become a beacon for outdoor enthusiasts. The upcoming seminar, led by senior DDRC members Dale Harris and Bryan Jackson, promises to elevate camping enthusiasts’ skills to new heights.

Expertise Unleashed

Bryan Jackson, a camping aficionado with over 50 years of experience, has been an integral part of the DDRC for 25 years and currently serves as an officer. Having led an impressive 150 river camping trips, Bryan has cultivated a deep understanding of the intricacies of outdoor living. His vast knowledge extends beyond river camping, with numerous seminars hosted on leading such trips.

Dale Harris, another seasoned camper with more than 50 years of expertise, including 23 week-long trips, brings his invaluable experience to the seminar. Notably, seven of these trips were in the challenging Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area, showcasing Dale’s resilience and love for adventure. As one of the DDRC trip leaders, Dale is primed to share insider tips on river camping gleaned from his extensive outdoor journey.

Seminar Highlights

The seminar, slated to be held at Mariner Sails in Dallas, will delve into the nitty-gritty of camping out of your canoe or kayak. The duo will go beyond the basics, covering crucial aspects such as tents, sleeping bags, mattress pads, and specialized techniques tailored for water-based camping. Moreover, the seminar will include indispensable advice on optimizing space and efficiently packing your gear into the limited confines of a canoe or kayak.

RSVP Now! Limited Seats Available

To ensure a personalized and engaging experience, interested participants are encouraged to RSVP at Given the limited seating and parking availability at Mariner Sails, early confirmation is highly recommended.

Event Details

  • Date: February 10th, 2024
  • Time: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Location: Mariner Sails, 11110 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  • Directions: Located on I-35E between Royal Ln and Walnut Hill Ln on Merrell Rd. Note: I-35E in this section does not have an Access Rd on the east side – access is through Merrell Rd.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to unlock the secrets of camping mastery from the riverbank! For any queries, contact Dale at [email protected]. Join DDRC, Mariner Sails, and fellow outdoor enthusiasts for an unforgettable seminar that will have you paddling, packing, and playing like a seasoned pro!

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