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WCHA 45th Anniversary Assembly
Courting Canoes
Paul Smith's College, NY

Photo by Greg Nolan

Poster of two people canoeing in a vintage courting canoe on a river. The man is paddling and the woman is using a parasol to keep the sun off.

Join us for
The 45th Anniversary Assembly of the
Wooden Canoe Heritage Association
and the
Adirondack Canoe Symposium

July 16 - 21, 2024

Paul Smith's College of the Adirondacks

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All of the Info!


When and Where

Tuesday afternoon, July 16, through Sunday morning, July 21, 2024.

Paul Smith's College campus in Paul Smiths NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Park, 12 miles NW of Saranac Lake.


Pre-Registration Period

Monday April 29, 2024 to Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Question? 603-323-8992 (WCHA Office),

Early Arrival

To arrange Monday night accomodations, please call or email (above).


$30 booth fee, if paid with pre-registration, $40 booth fee, if paid at Assembly.


On-Site Check-In (to get your meal tickets and room keys)

Tues: 2:00 - 7:00pm

Wed-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sat: 9:00am - noon

For check-in at other times, follow signs on campus for after-hours registration.



In full if we are notified before June 25, 2024.


Registration Fee (for adults 18 and over)

$20/day or $80 for the whole event.


Simple college fare in the Student Center dining hall. Meals for adults and children over 12 are:

Breakfast - $9.00, Lunch - $16.00, Dinner - $23.00. Children 12 and under eat free!

These prices are for pre-registered participants. If you do not pre-register you must pay cash at the door, prices may vary, and there may be limited meal availability.

Full meal plan is $215 for age 13 and over (save $9).


College dormitories. All beds are single beds (twin XL).

Bring your own bedding.

Packing suggestions: Twin XL sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, pillow(s), mattress pad, towels, soap & shampoo, laundry soap, reading lamp and fan.

Kitchen facilities do NOT include utensils, pans, etc. Laundry room in each dorm.

Kids on the floor, under age 16, no charge.

No pets allowed in buildings.

Rooms will be filled primarily on first-come/first-served basis, and by availability of requested accommodations. If you have not pre-registered, on-site requests for residence rooms are subject to availability.


  • Franklin or Essex - Near the water, closest to The Green. Each room has two beds and a private bath. NOT air-conditioned. No kitchen facilities… $120 per room per night. (2 night minimum.)

  • Blum - Right on the water, a few minutes’ walk to The Green. A renovated home with 10 rooms. Every 2 rooms share one bath. NOT air-conditioned. Kitchen facilities in building. Room with one bed… $90/night   Room with 2 beds… $110/night. (2 night minimum.)

  • Lakeside - Near the water. NOT air-conditioned. Traditional dorm style, 2 beds per room, with bathrooms down the hall. Kitchen facilities in building... $100 per room per night.

  • Lower St. Regis - Further from the water. Suite style dorms. Each bedroom has one single bed. Single occupancy per bedroom only. Each suite has four bedrooms, full kitchen, and two bathrooms. AIR CONDITIONED... $75 per single room per night.

Tent Camping

  • A limited number of rustic tent sites, outhouse facilities only, at the PSC Alumni Campground. Tents only. No self-contained vehicles. Shower facilities at PSC gym (hours of availability TBA). You MUST pre-register to stay in the Alumni Campground - no walk-ins during the event... $10/night for a tent site, $20/night for a lean-to

RV Camping -

  • There will be a parking lot available for self-contained camping vehicles. No hook-ups available. Shower facilities at PSC gym (hours of availability TBA).  $20/night

Things to Remember

  • If you plan on paddling, please remember to bring your PFD.

  • The WCHA store will be open!

  • Remember to bring donations for both the auction and the raffle!

Need more Information?

Info for WCHA event: Contact the WCHA office by phone... 603-323-8992, or by email...

Info for ACS event: Contact Molly by email...


Here's a link to the draft version of the presentations for this year!

2019 paddle making workshjop at Annual Assembly
Image by David M. Chambers


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