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Canoe Camping Workshop

September 1 - 2, 2019

Join BMA on a magical overnight paddling trip to a pristine island situated near St. Louis in our Great Rivers Confluence Reach. This is designed to be an instructional trip in which participants will learn how to plan, prep and execute multi-day canoe or kayak camping trips. Not only will you have a great time on one of our classic overnight excursions, you’ll leave with the confidence to do it on your own next time! And just in time for beautiful fall weather, our favorite season for camping!

We will be exploring and paddling 30 river miles of the great Missouri River from St. Charles to Columbia Bottoms at the Confluence. You will have the opportunity to learn paddling and camping techniques from our experienced guiding staff. A wonderful menu will be prepared and meal preparation will be a team effort with instruction and assistance by our gourmet river chef.

Option 1 - Paddle with professional guide in our signature voyageur canoes (Capacity 8 paddlers per boat)

Option 2 - Contact us to bring your own canoe or kayak or rent a BMA boat and paddle along with our guides and voyageur canoe

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Sunday)

9:00 AM - Meet up at BMA Warehouse for orientation, camping & paddling workshop, packing and loading

Shuttle to St. Charles, MO Blanchette Landing boat ramp for put-in

Paddle to Pelican Island for camp

Day 2 (Monday)

Break Camp

Paddle to Sioux Passage Park to take out.

1:00 PM - Shuttle return to BMA HQ Warehouse for gear cleaning and unpacking

3:00 PM - Trip end

LOGISTICS

Meet-up is at BMA HQ Warehouse, located at 1120 Montrose (Entrance on LaSalle St.)

Bring personal gear for repacking into dry bags (Packing list will be provided as well as limited gear rental)

All food, snacks and beverages will be provided (Indicate dietary restrictions)

All kitchen and common camp gear provided

At meet-up, we will have a brief orientation and instruction, we will pack and load gear

Shuttle is provided in BMA Shuttle Van (Participant vehicles can be left in locked parking area at BMA warehouse)

Camp sites will be primitive without toilet facilities


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Fall Colors Expedition

October 18 - 20, 2019

Join BMA on a three-day, two-night Fall Colors Expedition. We will be exploring and paddling 70 river miles of the great Missouri River from Hermann to St. Charles. Experience the historic route of Lewis and Clark. Witness the majestic sites of bluffs, islands and river banks ablaze with the vibrant reds and oranges of fall. Enjoy cool evenings under the stars while dining on gourmet dinners around the campfire.

Option 1 - Paddle with professional guide in our signature voyageur canoes (Capacity 8 paddlers per boat)

Option 2 - Contact us to bring your own canoe or kayak or rent a BMA boat and paddle along with our guides and voyageur canoe

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Friday)

9:00 AM - Meet up at BMA Kanu House for packing and loading

Shuttle to Hermann, MO boat ramp for put in MO River Mile 99

Paddle to New Haven, MO for camp

Day 2 (Saturday)

Paddle to Washington, MO ramp, explore historic downtown

Paddle to Howell Island & make camp

Day 3 (Sunday)

Paddle to St. Charles Blanchette Landing

2:00 PM - Shuttle return to BMA HQ Warehouse for gear cleaning and unpacking

3:30 PM - Trip end

LOGISTICS

Meet-up is at BMA HQ Warehouse, located at 1120 Montrose (Entrance on LaSalle St.)

Bring personal gear for repacking into dry bags (Packing list will be provided as well as limited gear rental)

All food, snacks and beverages will be provided (Indicate dietary restrictions)

All kitchen and common camp gear provided

At meet-up, we will have a brief orientation and instruction, we will pack and load gear

Shuttle is provided in BMA Shuttle Van (Participant vehicles can be left in locked parking area at BMA warehouse)

Camp sites will be primitive without toilet facilities

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French Corridor Expedition

November 1 - 3, 2019

Join BMA’s Senior Guide Staff on the French Corridor Expedition from St. Louis down to Ste. Genevieve. Experience the river islands and historic places settled by the French in the 17th and 18th centuries while traveling in our signature hand-built Voyageur canoe. Enjoy a special gourmet menu of 18th-century French cuisine cooked over an open campfire.

This tour includes a stop at Fort de Chartres, where we’ll see soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans as portrayed by historical reenactors bartering supplies and buying goods. The trip will cover approximately 55 miles on the Mississippi River.

Option 1 - Paddle with professional guide in our signature voyageur canoes (Capacity 8 paddlers per boat)

Option 2 - Contact us to bring your own canoe or kayak or rent a BMA boat and paddle along with our guides and voyageur canoe

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Friday)

9:00 AM - Meet up at BMA Kanu House for packing and loading

Shuttle to St. Louis Arch landing boat ramp for put in UMRM River Mile 180

Paddle to Calico / Osborne Island for camp

Day 2 (Saturday)

Paddle to Fort De Chartres Island & make camp

Visit historic reenactment at the 18th Century French Fort.

Day 3 (Sunday)

Paddle to St. Genevieve Harbor for Take out UMRM 125

2:00 PM - Shuttle return to BMA HQ Warehouse for gear cleaning and unpacking

3:30 PM - Trip end

LOGISTICS

Meet-up is at BMA HQ Warehouse, located at 1120 Montrose (Entrance on LaSalle St.)

Bring personal gear for repacking into dry bags (Packing list will be provided as well as limited gear rental)

All food, snacks and beverages will be provided (Indicate dietary restrictions)

All kitchen and common camp gear provided

Shuttle is provided in BMA Shuttle Van (Participant vehicles can be left in locked parking area at BMA warehouse)

Camp sites will be primitive without toilet facilitie