Introduction to Fishing from Canoes/Kayaks Weekend

Introduction to Fishing from Canoes/Kayaks Weekend

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The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

200 Breakneck Road

Haverstraw, NY 10927

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Come join us for a weekend of learning how to fish from a canoe/kayak. It's helpful to have some experience, but not necessary. Fun times!

About this event

Whether you are an experienced fisher or someone who is just beginning, you are welcome to join us for a weekend of learning how to fish from a canoe/kayak. Previous fishing experience would be helpful, but it is not necessary. You should bring your own fishing equipment and lures. We will hold workshops how to use different lures to target different kinds of fish.


Advance registration is mandatory. In the past, this event has completely sold out. Your registration is not complete until full payment is received. An information sheet will be sent to all paid registered participants with your confirmation email.


  • Camp: $135 Members / $175 Non-Members
  • Saturday Day: $25 Members / $65 Non-Members (Day rate does not include any meals or overnight accommodations)

    Rate includes 2 nights accommodation Sat dinner, 2 breakfasts (Sat & Sun), and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Trail lunches may be purchased separately at the camp. Optional Friday dinner is available as an add-on with registration. Meals purchased on arrival at camp may be subject to a 20% surcharge.

Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members.

Become an AMC Member and receive a discounted rate.


We will stay in Beaver Brook shelters Each Beaver Brook shelter will accommodate two 2-person backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Secure bearbox is available for food storage. Modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets are nearby. Camping equipment may be borrowed (free!) on a first come first served basis.

Check in at the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for optional dinner. Check-out time is Sunday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm.


The camp is easily accessible by public transportation from Sloatsburg, NY station. Email the camp office to reserve a pickup or dropoff shuttle in advance at

The camp is about 45 minutes drive from NYC with these Driving Directions to CHOC. The gate to the camp is on Lake Welch Parkway at the intersection of Pine Meadow Road. (41.217869, -74.106021). Drive up to the camp office to check-in and unload your gear. Then park in the big field.

We encourage carpooling, but do not arrange it.

What to Bring

Bring sheets and pillow case or sleeping bag, tent, towels, yoga/hiking/swimming/paddling gear, sunscreen, bug spray, headlamp, hat, water bottle, and personal toiletries. If camping, bring your tent, sleeping pad and sleeping pad. If you need to borrow camping gear, contact the event leader. Sheets and towels may be rented from the camp. BYO Adult Beverages and snacks to share.

Join AMC for a Member Discounts

You can join AMC for only $40! To receive the members discount on this trip and enjoy all the other AMC Membership benefits just click HERE. Your membership dues are partially tax deductible.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

Read more about the Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center before you go.

Read more about this program on the AMC website.

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