L4 Whitewater Canoe Instructors Course!

by OMP Admin on December 31, 2015

DSCF4523R.J. Forth is looking for anyone interested in attending a L4 whitewater canoe Instructors course that he is co-teaching in March and April of 2016, which is also his co-teach for his Instructor Trainer Certification.

The dates for the course are:  March 18-20th for the Instructors development workshop and April 8-10th for the Instructor certification exam.  The course will be held on the St. Francis River.

If you are interested, please contact R.J. Forth at 417-629-3414 -or- Robert.Forth@dss.mo.gov


2016 – First Quarter Calendar!

by OMP Admin on December 6, 2015

***NOTE: These dates, times, and events are subject to change at any given time.  Please check this website for updates and further detailed posts.***

  • JANUARY FLOAT – Jan. 23rd (SATURDAY) • Flat Creek (39 Hwy to EE) • Meet at the 39 Hwy Putin at 10:00am • Contact for Tom Smith at 417-773-0688 for more info.
  • ROLL CLASSES (UPDATED) – Feb. 13th (SATURDAY) • Feb. 21st (SUNDAY) • Feb. 27th (SATURDAY) • Mar. 6th (SUNDAY) • Mar. 12th (SATURDAY) •  MANDATORY ROLL CLASS – FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE WHITEWATER CLINIC Mar. 20th (SUNDAY) – 1pm – 4pm! • Learn to roll your kayak in an indoor and heated pool , one-on-one with our trained and certified instructors • Cost is $5 per pool sessionGood Samaritan Boys Ranch near Brighton, MO – CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS! • 2pm – 4pm (1pm – 4pm for the MANDATORY ROLL CLASS) • Contact Jason Haskin at 417-379-2220 for more info.
  • FEBRUARY FLOAT – Feb. 6th (SATURDAY) • James River (Section TBA) • Contact Jason Haskin at 417-379-2220 for more info.
  • OMP WHITEWATER CLINIC – April 2nd-3rd (SATURDAY – SUNDAY) • ALL/MULTI-DAY EVENT! at Turner Bend in AR on the Mulberry River • MORE INFO COMING TO YOU SOON! **NOTE:  This location is subject to change IF the water levels are too high/low**

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OMP 2016 Calendars are on sale!

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We are proud to announce that our 2016 OMP Calendars are ready for purchase!  Each month features: Photos for each month’s from our photo contest winners, with descriptions OMP events (Member’s Meetings, Roll Clinics, Whitewater Clinic) Holidays General purpose dates (Daylight Savings Time, Starting Seasons, etc.) Lunar Events (Full and New Moons) We are selling […]

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OMP X-Mas Party at B2 Cafe!

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Membership Renewals!

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