Code of Conduct

The North Brooklyn Boat Club is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to safe recreational boating on and ecological restoration of New York City’s waterways.

To support an enjoyable and safe experience for all, members, volunteers, and participants in the Boat Club’s programs are expected to follow the Club’s Code of Conduct:

Respect for Participants

  • Show courtesy, respect and cooperation for all participants at meetings, events, and boathouse activities, as well as outside activities where you may be representing yourself as a member of the Boat Club
  • Differences of opinion and lively debate are encouraged; however, personal attacks of any kind will not be tolerated
  • Refrain from discriminatory or harassing behavior including that based on a person’s cultural heritage, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other personal attribute
  • Sexual harassment or unwanted advances of any kind will not be tolerated


  • The Club’s written and agreed upon safety protocols, as periodically updated, will be followed at all times

Trip Participation and Cancellation

  • Members are expected to attend all trips they register for. Any member who realizes it will be impossible to attend a paddle is expected to contact the trip leader, even at the last minute, to cancel.
  • Members who do not show up for trips and do not let the trip leader know risk losing sign-up privileges.

Respect for Property

  • Follow boathouse guidelines for the use of all shared equipment
  • Ensure all shared and private property is secured at all times
  • Do not cause or allow theft or vandalism to individual or boathouse property