Paddling Camp


HOSTED by Jersey girls

APRIL 26-28, 2019

Join NJDBC Jersey Girls for a dragon boat retreat weekend at the Fairview YMCA in Stillwater, NJ.

at 1035 Fairview Lake Road (NOT Lane), Stillwater, NJ 07875 (approx 1 hr from Lake Parsippany)

Offers new and experienced paddlers an opportunity to get a jump start on the 2018 season.

GENERAL INFO - Camp Roster

  • Instructor: Ellen Law

    • Co-COACH of 2006 Women's B US National Championship team, and 2007 TEAM USA Women's B team in Sydney, Silver medalists.

    • TEAM USA racer at every IDBF World Championships since 1999. Member of 2 IDBF NATIONS CUP Championships! Holder of 49 IDBF medals racing with TEAM USA

    • IDBF World Champion, 12 time US National Champion, 1 time Canadian National Champion



        • $350 per camper ($275 for NJDBC members)

        • includes 2 nights, 5 meals, 4 coached paddling sessions, 1-2 video reviews

        • Late signups accepted, but full payment required (or work it out with Sam/Amy).

        • Post in comments on registration form if you have any food allergies/dietary restrictions.

        • Includes access to all Y facilities during the entire time we are on site.

      • SATURDAY or SUNDAY ONLY OPTION w/no sleepover

        • $150 ($125 for NJDBC members) per day without overnight stay for Saturday (w/3 meals) or Sunday (w/2 meals).

        • Includes access to all Y facilities.


  • Amy's comment: " is a camp, this isn’t a resort, but it is truly a lovely place."

    • Paddling sessions held on mile long Fairview Lake.

    • 600 acres, adjacent to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, access to the Appalachian Trail, Delaware River

    • Our Housing @ Wickapeck Lodge, a converted farmhouse with 7 bedrooms, bathrooms/hot water showers on two floors located near camp entrance. A snack kitchen (refrigerator, stove, sink; no kitchen ware, no microwave), porch and living room should provide comfy common space. Each bedroom serve 6-10 campers with 3-5 built in double bunks per room. First 35 signups housed here. Overflow assigned to one of the secondary cabins.

    • Access to other facility play areas: hiking, climbing, volleyball, tennis and other stuff to get away from it all - with other paddlers!

    • WiFi access in cafeteria, very weak cell service anywhere else.

    • Fairview YMCA grounds is a vast recreational area with 4 separate cabin sites, and hosts several groups on any given weekend. We will not be the only group on site.

    • "Trading Post" or YMCA camp store - has general items for purchase, ie: bottled water, bug spray, sunscreen, ponchos, munchies.

    • Two dragon boats (20 paddlers) on site with paddles and pfds.


  • Area is very rural - NO CELL SERVICE. Your cell phone directions may not work. GPS will work.

  • DIRECTIONS - From Lake Parsippany 1 hour.

    • Rt 80 West, Exit 25 onto Rt 206 N, Left onto Fredon Springdale Rd, Left onto Rt 94South, Right onto Stillwater Rd, Left onto Pond Brook Rd, Left on Rt 521 S, Right onto Stillwater Rd, bear left onto Middleville Rd, Right onto Fairview Lake Rd, YMCA on left after approx 1.6 miles.

  • Once your GPS gets to to the address: 1035 Fairview Lake Road, Stillwater or Newton

    • Fairview Lake Road is a dead end.

    • Entrance to YMCA grounds will be on left. Our housing facility will be on Fairview Lake road about 100 feet past the entrance.

      • Continue past the entrance and park in lot next to our cabin on the right. Look for Sam in the cabin as she has the wrist band proving you passed the security check. [EACH CAMPER must call Samantha and give her your info ASAP. This facility requires EVERYONE passes their RAPTOR check as a means to work towards a safer environment]

  • Ever see the newer version of PARENT TRAP? Well, this is IT!

  • We have to 5 min walk across 2 baseball fields, tennis courts and a little hill to get to the cafeteria.



  • Info? camp @

  • This as an outdoor camping experience, in cabins instead of tents.

  • If you have work to do, there is internet service in one of the buildings, otherwise...forget the cell phone data plan! ZERO cell service. If you bring computer work with you...make sure you have everything you need loaded on the laptop.


    • We can always use a little local getaway once in a while!

    • To chill out and detach from the grind of the work week in a natural setting!