Northwest Chapter Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Events
The Northwest Chapter's two main events are the annual Spring Rendezvous and the annual Fall Meet. These are occasions for wooden canoe owners and enthusiasts to gather at one location in the Pacific Northwest and experience a full weekend immersed (usually not literally!) in everything related to wooden canoes. While the size of the Spring Rendezvous has increased since beginning in 1995, the Fall Meet remains the largest and, for many, the most important function of the Chapter. For some pictures of past spring and fall meets see the Past Events page.  Also check out the current Newsletter (pdf format) detailing past events and canoe related articles.















Spring Meet
Camp Bishop,
1476 W. Lost Lake Rd,
Shelton, WA May 9-12 2019

Directions: Camp Bishop, 1476 West Lost Lake Rd, Shelton WA
  • From 1-5, take exit 104 to Hwy 8 and 101, west to Shelton.
  • Take first exit to Shelton, Hwy 3. Go 1.5 miles to first stoplight.
  • Turn left to Acadia Rd, then left to Lake Boulevard, (becoming
  • Cloquallum Rd), go for about 9 miles.
  • Turn right to West Lost Lake Rd about 1-2 miles. Camp at road-end.
Rollin Thurlow will be joining us this year as our very special guests at Camp Bishop.


Agenda
Thursday
All Day:  Work around the camp - socializing and meals as fate delivers

Friday:
  • Dawn Patrol
  • Breakfast: everyone on their own.
  • Thurlows arrive sometime during the morning.
  • Lunch: Everyone on their own
                Guest Hosts: Janet and Vern
  • 3:00  Meet the Canoes - Beach and Dock
  • Dinner:  Everyone on their own
                Guest Hosts: Mary and Joe
  • 7:00:  Around the Northwoods Canoe Shop with Rollin Thurlow - Main Lodge
  • 8:30:  Activities Updates (canoe camps, preservation projects, etc.)
 
Saturday:

  • Dawn Patrol
  • Breakfast: Everyone on their own.
               Guest Hosts: Ginger and Michael
  • Thurlows arrive sometime during the morning.
  • 9:00:  Book Club - Main Lodge
  • 10:00: Metal Casting with Bill Paine - Main Lodge
  • 11:30:  Lunch: Everyone on their own
                Guest Hosts: Colleen and Claude
  • 1:00:  Group Photo Shoot and Ultra Competitive Regatta
  • NOT!  But there will be prizes.
  • 3:30:  Morris Canoes - Construction and Restoration with Rollin Thurlow - Main Lodge
  • 5:30:  Dinner:  Annual Salmon BBQ and Pot Luck - Dining Hall
                Guest Hosts: Joan and Steve
  • 7:00:  NW Chapter Auction - Dining Hall
Sunday:

  • Dawn Patrol
  • Breakfast: Everyone on their own.
                Guest Hosts: Geoffrey
  • Guests depart for SeaTac early morning.  Sue Parker
  • Camp clean-up