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Old 01-08-2017, 10:37 AM   #1
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2017 FreeStyle Canoeing Event Schedule

We are working on updates to the FreeStyle website. In the mean time, here is the schedule of events for the upcoming season.

June 2-4, 2017
Cooper's Lake Campground
Portersville/Slippery Rock PA

June 16-18, 2017
Pine Lake Camp
Westfield WI
Contact: Tracy Hunt

July 13-16, 2017
Paul Smiths College
Paul Smiths, NY
Contact: Robyn Lowenthal

September 8-10, 2017
Camp Butler
Peninsula, OH
Contact: Elaine Mravetz

October 13-15, 2017
Camp Ockanickon
Medford Lakes, NJ
Contact: Tim Burris

More information forthcoming at
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:57 AM   #2
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Friday June 16 – Sunday June 18, 2017
Pine Lake Camp, Westfield, Wisconsin

Welcome to the Wisconsin Canoe Symposium (WCS)! This is an enjoyable weekend where you can receive coaching in a quiet water setting from experienced, ACA-certified instructors who will assess your skills and lead you on the path to improvement at your own pace. The location is approximately 60 minutes north of Madison, Wisconsin.

Courses will be available for all skill levels in both solo and tandem open canoe, from Introductory through Freestyle. WCS also offers a “Creeking FreeStyle” course on a section of the nearby Mecan River.

The student-to-instructor ratio is limited to 5 to 1. Bring your own canoe, paddle, and PFD; rentals will be available on a very limited, first-come-first-served basis.

Arrive as early as Thursday evening and paddle through Sunday noon. Accommodations include motel style rooms, bunkhouses, and camping (with or without electric hookup). Pine Lake’s various camp activities such as archery and low ropes will be available to symposium participants and registered family and guests. Meals can be on your own, or are available throughout the event in the very sociable setting of the camp’s dining hall.

The Wisconsin Canoe Symposium is organized and hosted by ACA-Certified instructors Tracy Hunt and Paul Klonowski. For more information, contact Tracy at
or Paul at

For registration forms and general information, including the features of the camp and driving directions, refer to the FreeStyle Canoeing website:
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:44 AM   #3
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The Adirondack Canoe Symposium 2017

July 13 – 16

Paul Smith’s College

Paul Smith’s, NY

The Adirondack Canoe Symposium offers excellent instruction in a quiet water venue for people wishing to improve their paddling and boat control skills. Courses are offered for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced paddlers, in both solo and tandem canoe. Classes are based on Freestyle techniques, i.e., using body, boat and blade physics to add efficiency and ease to your paddling. The ACS is designed to be an enjoyable weekend, where you can receive coaching from experienced American Canoe Association Instructors, who will assess your skills and allow you to learn at your own pace. Non-paddling friends or spouses are encouraged to attend; we can provide info on activities such as hiking, biking, historic tours, shopping, etc.

The Adirondack Freestyle Symposium, organized by Tom MacKenzie, began in 1985 at Paul Smith’s College. For 2017, we have decided to go back to our origins and hold the ACS at Paul Smiths. Our event will take place concurrently with the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Assembly. We will have the opportunity to participate in some of their offerings, and they in ours.

Classes will be offered from Friday morning, July 14 through Sunday noon, July 17. On Thursday, July 13, we will offer optional paddling trips and other special classes on local rivers/lakes. Can’t arrive until Friday evening? No problem. You can still fit in more than enough instruction on Saturday and Sunday.

LODGING: There are several lodging options:

Paul Smith’s College Dorm – The Upper St. Regis Dorm offers “suite style” accommodations. Each air conditioned suite contains 4 single bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room and full kitchen.

RVs – there are hookups for RVs on the Paul Smith’s Campus.

Although it is highly recommended that participants stay on Campus, there are motels/hotels/cabins and campgrounds in the Lake Clear, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid area.

MEALS: Meals will be available at the Paul Smith’s Dining Hall. You can choose from a full meal plan or choose which meals you prefer. Since the Dorms have kitchens, preparing your own meals is an option.

GEAR/EQUIPMENT: Bring a canoe, paddles, PFD (to be worn at all times when on the water), and kneeling pad. Instructors will teach you in the canoe that you bring. If you need to rent a canoe, paddles, PFD and/or kneeling pad, please let us know ASAP, since rentals are limited and

EVENING ACTIVITIES: Evening activities may include a “chalk talk,” the Interpretive Freestyle Exhibition, music (bring your instrument), and a Candlelight Paddle on the lake. We can also participate in selected events sponsored by the WCHA.

The Adirondack Canoe Symposium is an event for paddlers of all ages, levels and tastes. Whether you are an experienced paddler, a beginner or just an enthusiastic fan, our event offers activities and classes for you. Our environment is non-competitive and strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of paddling. For more information, you can visit our website at, or contact Robyn at or 201-314-4462.
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