It is with a heavy heart that we must officially cancel the 2020 Rendezvous. It has become apparent that social distancing restrictions will not be lifted in time to hold the event. The Rendezvous is our main generator of income for the white water releases. We will be setting up a means of making donations if you would like to help us cover those expenses this year. This was to be a special event this year. It is the 30th annual Rendezvous and on the 50th anniversary of the Benscreek Canoe Club’s founding.
Please note: due to liability issues, we are asking visitors to refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages to Greenhouse Park. We have beer and wine for sale. As usual we have a great selection of good beer: which we will post after much thought and tastings. 🙂 And folks, profit from beer and wine sales go to paying for releases. Please buy from us.
This is our schedule: The release for the Rendezvous will be on FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. FRIDAY RELEASE BEGAN AT 11 AM, AND HIT THE CANYON AT 2 PM. Saturday/Sunday releases are normal releases beginning at 7 AM and hitting the canyon put-in by 10 am.
Friday: We will have a downriver sprint race on Friday evening from Carpenter’s Park to Greenhouse Park (class II+). Registration at Carpenter’s Park from 5:30 to 6:15. Cost $20 (which includes a Stonycreek Rendezvous t-shirt). Race starts at 6:30 PM. See our Race Page for more info.
Music: Dave Distefano and the West Hills All Stars 8 PM to 11 PM
Note: due to liability issues, if the Ferndale gauge is 5 feet or over, the race will be cancelled.
Saturday: We will have a SUP clinic most of the day at Greenhouse Park.
There will be a Freestyle Rodeo at Greenhouse Park. Registration at 2 PM. Rodeo starts at 3 PM (after the SUP race). See our SUP Race & Demo Page for more info.
There will be a basket raffle with all sorts of great boating and outdoor gear Saturday evening (we even have a Jackson kayak and an Astral Norge PFD). Raffle tickets will be sold from 4 till 7. Be sure to get your raffle tickets under the main pavilion or at the front gate. Also: Ian Smith from Surf SUP will be premiering this year’s First Waves film at the first intermission of the evening.
Music: Thorn Bush 4 PM to 7 PM and Colebrook Road from 8 PM to 11 PM
Cleanup and Paddle.
Throughout the weekend we will have ongoing play in our Whitewater Park; opportunities to paddle the Stony Canyon on releases from the Quemahoning Reservoir, music Friday and Saturday evening; boating vendors on hand to replace any broken gear; and food vendors to fuel our guests (the Crow’s Nest is serving breakfast Saturday morning at their bar, just up the road from Greenhouse Park). The Boy Scouts will be selling firewood. And a gear raffle Saturday evening.
COSTS : (from 2017, hopefully we can keep it the same)
Festival Entrance for the entire weekend : $10.00 Per person
Please note that this event is to raise money to promote the Stonycreek and to pay for releases from Quemahoning Reservoir. Donations are always welcome.
Camping for entire weekend : $10.00 Per person
Please note: if you are arriving Thursday to camp, we will have to ask an additional $5 person to cover our extra costs to rent the park on Thursday for campers.
The site is open to camping during the Rendezvous. Please remember that this is a family event. Dogs were welcome (but please keep them on a leash and clean up after your friends).
And we would like to thank our campers for being great guests. You help make our event a great success.