Support APA with a year-end donation!

As we look back on a great paddling season and 10 years as an organization, we are so proud of what we've accomplished but know we have more work to do. We are counting on YOU to pitch in for the next 10 years.

Giving Tuesday, November 28
Campaign Kick-Off

··· Help us raise $50,000 ···

Get involved. Volunteer. Donate. Help us do more in 2024. Let's make some waves! Please give generously during our year-end giving campaign and fundraiser. Donate and earn some karma points between Nov 28 until Dec 31.

How we put your membership dollars to work.

Your donation will help support our efforts in these areas. Thank you for giving generously.

· 250+ APA members
· 2,400 paddlers in Packrafting Forum
· 3,200 forum posts
· 2,000 Newsletter subscribers
· 2,300 IG followers
· 3,300 Facebook followers)
· 750+ paddlers at RoundUp since 2013
· 9 National RoundUps events since 2013
· 5 Regional Chapter events since 2022

· 15+ access/stewardship issues addressed
· 35 participants on APA’s Access & Stewardship Town Hall re: Escalante River
· APA helped secure 8 miles of packrafting permit access on Grand Canyon
· Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) campaign to halt drilling, including:
· 2 custom-built Alpacka Rafts on 8 separate trips to ANWR for advocacy intel work
· Advocacy trip to DC with 100+ packrafter signatures against drilling in ANWR

· 5,000 PACKRAFT Safety Code cards shared with fellow paddlers
· 200+ Swiftwater Safety trainees
· 3 APA educational video releases
· 1,000 annual survey responses to learn more about packrafting community needs
· First-ever American Canoe Association Packraft Instructor endorsement 
· First-ever official packraft instructor curriculum/certification developed
· 25 official ACA packraft instructors

Check out the APA Year-End Raffle

As we look back on a great paddling season and 10 years as an organization, we are so proud of what we've accomplished but know we have more work to do. We are counting on YOU to help for the next 10 years.

Ticket sales will commence on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Only 80 tickets to be sold for the items directly below. Don't dally or you may miss your chance to get a ticket.  

Psst! Scroll right to see all the prizes in this section ➛

Alpacka Raft

Choose from these models: Gnarwhal or Wolverine, self-bailer or whitewater deck. Full whitewater rigging and paddle included. Yowzas! Only 80 tickets sold.

NRS Boater Safety Kit

Whether you're just getting started or you need to replace old gear - this is a great package for any paddler! Helmet, PFD, throw bag, oh my! Only 80 tickets sold.

Immersion Research Dry Suit

Pick out a dry suit of your choice and rock next paddling season in style. Men's or women's, subject to availability. One suit per winner. Only 80 tickets sold.

3-day Packraft Course

The lucky winner of this prize enjoys a 3-day packrafting course hosted by our awesome friends at Four Corners Guides in Mancos, CO. Choose from these courses: Learn to Packraft or Intermediate Packrafting.Only 80 tickets sold.

But wait, there's more!

Unlimited raffle tickets will be sold for the amazing prize bundles showcased below! Just $50 for a chance to win a whole lotta gear! Winners will be drawn at close of year-end giving campaign December 31, 2023 and will be notified after the New Year 2024. Good luck!

Prize Bundle: The Works

· Kokopelli Nirvana Self-Bailing Packraft & Poudre Adventure Paddle
· Immersion Research Dry Suit
· California Watersport Collective -  20% off course
· Hyperlite Mountain Gear 90L Pack
· RiverStation Packraft 55' Throw Bag
· $2980 value
· Unlimited tickets sold

Prize Bundle: Double Down

· MRS Tandem Barracuda Packraft
· TWO (2) Whiskey Fiberglass 4-Piece Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle (210cm)
· TWO (2) Garage Grown Gear $50 Gift Cards
· $2699 value
· Unlimited tickets sold

Prize Bundle: First Timer

· $250 Gift Card for rental at Backcountry Packrafts
· Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60L Backpack (grey) 
· One Unlimited Annual Membership to Backpacking Light Magazine
· $150 Gift Card to Bedrock Sandals
· $880 value
· Unlimited tickets sold

Thank you to our generous prize sponsors!
- Class V Sponsors -
- Class IV Sponsors -
- Class III Sponsors -
- Class II Sponsors -