Chris Hipgrave Presentation

GLSKS is proud to present Chris Hipgrave and his presentation of the Antarctic Peninsula for 2018! Antarctic Peninsula Trip: In 2016 Chris undertook an adventure of a lifetime, literally. When he was a boy growing up in the UK, he had a front row seat at the Telly...

GLSKS 2017 Wrap Up

GREAT LAKES SEA KAYAK SYMPOSIUM community. learning. adventure. "This place will change your life" Well, you all really did it. Thanks you so much for making our first experiment a success. I am very excited to practice and implement all that I learned at the Great...

Live Music at GLSKS

GLSKS is pleased to welcome singer Lisa Mary to perform on Saturday, July 22 in Grand Marais! Lisa is a talented young singer who is starting to make a name for herself. Check out her bio on her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/lisamarymusic/ or on her...

GLSKS Course Announcement!

Keith Wikle will be leading an expedition course at the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. Often when leading day trips for the GLSKS, it comes up in discussions with students that they have never camped out of their kayak or planned a trip.  An expedition is one of the...

History of the GLSKS Pasty Dinner

At the inception of the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium over 25 years ago, the organizers were set with the task of not only providing beautiful scenery and top notch instruction, but also with the challenge of feeding sometimes hundreds of participants visiting the...

Message from Trey on the Transition

Thanks Bill and Downwind Sports for all your great work on this event. We will do our best to continue the amazing legacy of the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. Wow, I did not expect to be here this week! Super excited and a bit overwhelmed (kind of like learning to...