Kayaking in Memory of Storm Freeman
Storm Freeman, a courageous and adventurous woman and longtime member of Women Outdoors Mid-Atlantic, loved kayaking, birding and all things nature. Storm left us March 22, 2022, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer; she was 72.
Although Storm was a slight woman, only reaching 5 ft. 3 in., she would carry her long kayak on her head. No one had to help her load or unload her kayak, but she was happy to help others. Up until six months before her death, she would even kayak alone when she felt well enough.
Whether you knew Storm or not, join us as we honor her memory by going kayaking at Mason Neck, one of her favorite spots in Northern Virginia. More specific information will be in the automatic email you'll receive after registering. Join us for lunch first and then we'll launch.
Kayaks, single and tandem, are available to rent for $15/hour; canoes are available to rent for $20/hour.
If bringing your own boat, be sure and also bring your own PFD and safety whistle. There is a $3 launch fee if you bring your own boat.
PFDs are required for all paddlers and must be worn properly (not strapped on the deck of your kayak) throughout the entire trip.
UPDATE: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE WHEN WE REACH 10 PARTICIPANTS OR FRIDAY, JUNE 16 AT MIDNIGHT, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
his special event will initially be open only to members of Women Outdoors. If we have spaces available as the date gets closer, we will open up registration to non-members. If you are a non-member and would like to be put on the waiting list, please send an email to Midatlantic@womenoutdoors.org.
Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events as guests. On your third event, we'll ask you to join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors. You can also join right now by clicking on this Join Us link.
Registration is limited to 10 participants and will close on
Tuesday, June 13, Friday, June 16, whichever comes first. Please only register if you have kayaked a few times or more and know the basics.
Bring (if bringing your own boat):
- Safety whistle
- Personal flotation device (PFD) - required
- Cash ($10) for parking fee
- Brown bag lunch
- Snack for on the water and lots of water
- Sun hat
- Bug spray
- Waterproof bag if carrying your phone, camera or other valuables
- Binoculars (optional)
- Camera (optional)
Wear shoes/sandals that can get wet and a long sleeve shirt for sun protection. It might be a good idea to bring a change of dry clothes for the drive home in case you get wet.
Specific meeting location and inclement weather information. Your automatic confirmation email will provide the exact location where we will meet for the event. It will also provide information on possible cancellation if required by weather conditions such as rain and/or high winds. (Scroll all the way to the bottom of the email.)Please respect the trip leaders and other members and arrive on time - 12:00 p.m.
The automatic confirmation email is the only email you will receive about this event. There is A LOT of important information in that email about this event. Be sure and save it or print it out.
RSVP and Cancellation – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
Be sure to copy down the address and trip leader contact information from the confirmation email to bring with you as there might not be good cell service at the event location.
If you register but then are unable to attend, please cancel your registration. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances.
If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader (see your confirmation email for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting.
To Cancel: Go to your Registration List
- Click on this event in your list.
- Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
- At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
- Ignore the link to contact the administrator.