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Greenland Kayaking Events

Looking to Learn those Skinny Stick Skills?

Check out this list of Greenlandic Paddling Events:

South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayaking Symposium

June 8 - 10, 2018

Twanoh State Park, Belfair, WA

This is the Pacific Northwest's premier event devoted to traditional kayaking skills and culture. SSTIKS is held in June every year in Twanoh State Park on the beautiful Hood Canal in Washington. It is a family-friendly event featuring some of the best mentors in Greenland-style kayaking.

Greenland composite kayak
Hudson River Greenland Kayak Festival

Hudson River Greenland Kayak Festival

June 21 - 24, 2018

Croton-Point Park, Croton on the Hudson, NY

This year the Hudson River Greenland Festival will be celebrating its 11th year! The festival attracts participants of all levels as well as talented and renowned mentors from many different regions, including Greenland. They strive to pass along traditional kayaking skills in a "Pay it Forward" teaching.



August 23 - 26, 2018

Camp Lookout Lower Herring Lake, Frankfort, MI

This is a "full immersion event": there is no access by road, so start paddling! The spectacular venue creates a truly intimate atmosphere. You will be among sixty individuals representing a broad range of skills. QajaqTC is about many things. Sometimes you may choose to watch and listen, engage in 1:1 mentoring, or dive into the heat of competition or classes.


Greenland Roll
Skin-on-Frame Kayak

The Traditional Paddlers Gathering

September 13 - 16, 2018

Parker Scout Reservation, North Long Lake, Merrifield, MN

The Gathering is a "casual get together of like minded paddlers", but in truth, it's much more than that. Not only does it offer on and off water classes devoted to traditional skills, knowledge and play, there are beautiful Minnesota sunsets and bonfires, warm water and cool nights to be enjoyed by all.


The 30th Annual Delmarva Paddlers Retreat

October 4 - 7, 2018

Camp Arrowhead, 35143 Homestead Way, Lewes DE

 This mentor rich event has a great student teacher ratio, often one on one. You're guaranteed to learn something new, improve your paddling skills, make new friends and have fun. All this in a rustic camp-style setting on the scenic shores of Rehoboth Bay, Delaware, USA. Plus 3 meals a day of good country cooking.


Traditional Inuit Paddler
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