About our Club

Volunteer Organization

We offer high quality trips and classes to all levels of paddlers.  We are vigilant in Safety.  We have fun paddling the ocean, rivers, and lakes.  We are good stewards of our paddling environment.  We owe a great debt to our volunteer Board of Directors and our magnificent volunteer trip leaders.

You can help!  Please consider volunteering your time to assist other OOPS members with club activities, events, and opportunities throughout the year.


We value safety above all else.  Don't do anything that doesn't seem safe to you.  Within those constraints, please cooperate with your trip leader as much as possible. 

Please become familiar with our Activity and Wet Exit polices, found on our documentation page, before you head out (OOPS has limits on the number of participants on our trips, and requires that all participants be able to safely wet-exit and assist in their own rescue).

OOPS Listserve:  It is inappropriate to post anything directly critical of a club member to the Listserve. Any issues about any individual’s conduct should be directed to the board for appropriate action.


OOPS was founded in 1983 by two couples leading  trips each month and mailing out a calendar.  A print newsletter called The Gam was once a highlight of membership.  We incorporated as a nonprofit in 1997 and now have around 400 members.
    Find out more about our history here
    You can find most back-issues of the GAM here

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