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 July 14-18, 2021

"This place will change your life"




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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!
Check in begins at 6:00 pm in the Community Center
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.
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) Tripping and Backcountry Cooking
5) Destination Trips
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.
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.
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