GREAT LAKES SEA KAYAK SYMPOSIUM

community. learning. adventure.

“This place will change your life”

July 18-22, 2018

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Our goal is not to guide you around Pictured Rocks (I think Uncle Ducky’s has that cornered), we want to provide you with the skills and humility…which is the power of self-knowledge… to do that yourself. Having said that, we may as well learn and discover those things paddling around Pictured Rocks!
 
WEDNESDAY
Check in begins at 5:00 pm in the Community Center 
THURSDAY
We will ALL play together in Grand Marais. We will be offering a variety of Boat Handling, Rescue and Leadership classes. This will help to get us acclimated with each other, ourselves, our gear and the environment.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
These days will be offered in 3 categories. Within each category you will have 3 levels of challenge available.
1) Half day local classes
2) Full day local Learning Trips

3) Full day Pictured Rocks Area Learning Trips

4) Expedition Course (overnight camping trip to Grand Island)

5) Tripping and Backcountry Cooking with Michael Gray Pre-registration required, register directly with Michael at [email protected]

NOTE: To participate on any of the Learning Trips you need to have played with us on Thursday, taken a half day rescue class Friday or have an appropriate American Canoe Association (ACA) or British Canoeing (BC) skills award.
SUNDAY
We will be offering half day classes to include One on One coaching session, Personal Video Analysis, SUP and Paddling for FUN.
Check out the great line up of coaches you will have the opportunity to work with.
 
 ALL WEEKEND

Relax and unwind with waterfront reflexology!

Fiona Fairty’s luxurious foot treatments combine the restorative benefits of reflexology with the whole-body relaxation that Reiki offers. Whether you need to unwind after a long day on the water, or if you just prefer relaxing while you stay on the shore, reflexology will be the perfect addition to your day at GLSKS. Spend half an hour in a comfortable, zero-gravity chair in the midst of the beautiful scenery of Grand Marais. Surrounded by nature you will feel the tiredness of the day melt away as your feet are expertly handled by a certified reflexologist. 

courses at sunset at great lakes sea kayak symposium