Calendar of Trips

We add trips to our schedule as they are requested. If you don’t see the trip you would like on our calendar you can register for the one you are interested in and we will add it to our calendar as long as our schedule permits. Trips are created on a first come, first serve basis so the further ahead you register the more options you have in trips and start time. Visit the Choosing a Trip page for guidance to help you decide which trip would be best for your group.

Outdoor activities are always subject to changes in weather. If there is just a light rain or passing shower we can go ahead with the trip. Incase of storms with heavy rains and/or lightning we will cancel the trip and notify you as far ahead as possible. Trip availability also depends on the river levels.

Key: Summer Camps | Guided TripsSelf-serve | Special Events | Paddling Classes | Custom Trips |

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Mon 15th Jul
to Fri 19th Jul
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Summer Adventure Camps are designed to engage campers with the outdoors through different on-water and on-land activities. In addition to time spent paddling canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, we hike different sections of trail along the Haw River throughout the week. Campers learn outdoor living skills such as orienteering, fire building, shelter-building, and flora/fauna identification. Strong emphasis is spent on developing teamwork and confidence as campers participate through games and exercises throughout the week.

Full-day Adventure Camp Fee:  $275/week per child

Full-day camps run 9am to 5pm. Drop off and Pick up location will be at our main office in Saxapahaw, (6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road)

Please feel free to call or email ( for any additional information about our camps, or register online if you feel you have enough information. Enrollment in a camp is on a first come, first served basis.

2019 Available Camp dates Include:


June 10th to June 14th       The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp  

June 24th to June 28th       The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp

July 1st to July 5th                 The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.           Full-day Adventure Camp

July 8th  to   July 12th          The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp 

July 15th  to    July 19th         The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp 

July 22nd to July 26th          The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.           Full-day Adventure Camp 

Sat 20th Jul
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Big Alamance Creek, upriver of its confluence with the Haw River, and the river itself, upriver of the dams at Altamahaw, Saxapahaw and Bynum, NC, are great places to search for and watch birds and wildlife, especially in the early evening hours. The banks are heavily forested along the shoreline, creating ideal habitat for barred owls, one of the largest of owls. It isn’t always easy to see barred owls at night, but it is very easy to hear them as they call to each other. Male and female barred owls have different and distinctive calls, so it’s easy to identify them, even when you can’t see them. Their loud, sometimes hysterical sounding hoots, along with the slapping of beaver tails, make paddling at night an uncommon adventure.

Fee: $40 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.

Sat 20th Jul
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Spirit Island in the Haw River is located just downriver from a dam and powerhouse
that in the early part of the twentieth century supplied electricity to a textile mill in
Swepsonville, NC. Today, the Island is remote, wild, peaceful and a wonderful place to
escape the stresses of an urban lifestyle.

We begin this canoe and/or kayak trip at the Swepsonville River Park Access paddling a short distance to spirit island and the puryear portage.  We will stop on the river just after the portage for a picnic lunch!Following lunch, our paddle will take us downriver to Saxapahaw. Because of the remote nature
of this stretch of river, birds and wildlife are easily seen. Volcanic rock outcrops along
the shoreline show evidence of an interesting geologic past. Guests are asked to bring a picnic style lunch packed in a waterproof container.  (no glass items please)

Fee: $45 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.