- The BCKC membership has people of all skill levels, from novices through advanced paddlers.
- The club offers coordinated trips throughout the year. A schedule is on-line and in the newsletter.
- The web site provides a forum for meeting with people for last minute, or "pick-up", trips. Many club trips are organized on the web site, because of the difficulty in predicting water levels in advance.
- Many trips are in the Greater Baltimore area, as well as frequent trips in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
- The club offers beginner kayak and canoe classes to members. Both are an excellent introduction to flat or white water paddling. Classes begin with the basic strokes, learning how to control the boat on flat water. These skills are then applied when learning the techniques for moving water. The classes are a lot of fun and a great way to try out the sport.
- The advanced white water class is for intermediate skilled people looking to try harder rivers with the guidance of experienced paddlers.
- A safety class provides knowledge that everyone can use.
- Traditionally a river-oriented first aid class is offered to add to the safety curriculum available.
- The club rents a pool in the winter so people can learn and practice their roll. Experienced club members help those new to the sport learn the technique of rolling.
- The meetings are a great place to check out the club and meet the people that are the BCKC. They are open to the public so you don’t have to be a member to check us out.
- River Clean Up – Every year the BCKC runs a river clean-up to improve our local resources.
- Donations – We donate money each year to several local environmental groups. We choose organizations with a specific interest in boating and rivers.
Low cost classes
· The club rents a pool in the winter so people can learn and practice their roll. Experienced club members help those new to the sport learn the technique of rolling.
Supporting the Environment
- An annual membership directory is mailed to all club members. Members have the option to include specific interest areas and contact information.
- A holiday party is held every year. This is a great time to relax, eat, socialize, and participate in the annual raffle to win great stuff.
- In the summer we have a picnic/grill out. The entertainment is provided by ‘Throw Rope Follies.’
Club outings are cooperative adventures among participants. The group is collectively responsible for conduct of the outing, and each individual is responsible for judging his or her qualifications and for his or her safety on the river. By participating in a club outing, you release the Club, its members, trip coordinators, and fellow paddlers from any and all damages resulting from any injuries due to any negligent act or omission or to any intentional act intended to promote your safety or well being