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Missouri River Rendezvous 2017

Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 5

Camp Geiger, St. Joseph, MO

Join us for the second annual, Missouri River Rendezvous!  Share resources and information showcasing river-related art, education, recreation, research, stewardship and commerce along the Missouri River.  Join us for indoor and outdoor Missouri River presentations and activities plus a River Heroes banquet Saturday night!  

Click here to register and pay online.  

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What is the Missouri River Rendezvous?

The Missouri River Rendezvous is a gathering of Missouri River Action Teams (MoRATs), Community Organizations and people who identify as friends of the river coming together to learn and network with one another in a unique Missouri River community each year. 


What is the purpose?

To initiate a larger community of Missouri River Action Teams (MoRATs) and connect groups that have similar interests.  To provide resources and information.  To showcase river-related art, education, recreation, research, stewardship and commerce. 


What's happening?

  • a series of presentations by Missouri River activists, experts and river lovers.
  • shared resources and networking
  • area tours and guided hikes
  • demonstrations and activities in the park
  • campfire stories, songs, & social time
  • a River Heroes banquet
  • a 12-mile guided canoe trip Sunday morning
  • and a Big Muddy boatride (of course!)

Friday night Stories & Songs

We are happy to welcome back Ozark musician and storyteller Marideth Sisco who will perform Friday night around the campfire!  Check out one of our favorite pieces that she did called "Cleansing Missouri's Waters, Sharing Stories of it'sHistory and Admiring the Moon"  

Saturday night River Heroes Banquet

The Rendezvous will feature a River Heroes Banquet Saturday night, honoring one of our biggest river heroes, the great Scott Mansker!  There will be a catered dinner followed by a short River Heroes program.   

Sunday Canoe Trip

Sunday features an optional 12-mile guided canoe trip on a stretch of river most of us are not all that familiar with.  (Sign-up on our online registration form by Oct. 27th is required).  $15 includes the shuttle, canoe and lunch!  We will be putting in at the Nodaway Island boat ramp (mm462.2) – paddling 12 miles through the Worthwine Island CA and taking out at the French Bottoms boat access (mm450.4)

Check out the Full Itinerary here (we're continuing to update this - if you have trouble opening, please just email us)



$75 Full Registration - includes...

  • Friday Campfire Fun.  Music by Marideth Sisco and her Blackberry Winter band.
  • All Saturday meals and activities (morning presentations, afternoon boat ride/hike, River Heroes banquet)
  • Saturday lunch and catered dinner 
  • Sunday breakfast & snack

$30 Half Day Saturday Registration - you choose: 
attend the morning workshop sessions and lunch OR the evening banquet and dinner. 

*Kids under 12 will receive a reduced cost of $30 for the weekend.


Additional Opportunities -

  • $20 cabin per night at Camp Geiger OR your choice of nearby lodging.  FYI - cabins will be shared with other Rendezvous participants, but only 1 to a bunk bed.  It is possible you might share a room with one to other two people.
  • $15 guided canoe trip Sunday morning

Click here to register and pay online.  

New Deadline to Register:  Sunday, November 29 (midnight)



Camp Geiger
9525 County Road 388
St. Joseph, MO 64505

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