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Today is March 18, 2018

Traditional Qajaqers of the South (TRAQS)
TRAQS 2018 will take place March 15-18, 2018. We will return to the beautiful waterfront and fantastic orange tinged breezes at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center in Lake Placid, Florida. We have some great additions to last year's very successful event. The fantastic Alison Sigethy will join us as a guest mentor and the terrific James Manke and Greg Stamer will return as well . Ben Fontenot will also return to lead our paddle making class and Kathy Altum will reprise her role leading the Yoga class. We will have access to even more on-campus motel rooms at this year's event. The motel style rooms have 2 queen size beds or a queen and two full size beds along with a private bathroom. A Keurig coffee maker is also available in many of the rooms, so bring along your own special flavor of k-cups. Nestled down by the lake are 6 quaint cabins equipped with a double bed, several bunk beds and a private bath. At dusk this area is lit with string lights that give a Key West flavor along with a bonfire pit in the center. You can see pictures of the motel rooms and cabins here. Finally we are again offering an "extended" TRAQS experience. This includes Thursday night March 15 lodging, three additional meals and personalized mentoring Friday morning.

Qajaq USA Event
When: March 15 - 18, 2018
Where: Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center
Lake Placid, Florida 

Qajaq Camp
Qajaq Camp is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of traditional paddling. The camp is dedicated to passing on the skills of local traditional paddlers to each other, be that rolling, harpooning, paddling or building a qajaq. We believe that everyone has something to share so each of us are teachers and learners. Traditional paddling in the mid-west USA continues to grow in support and passion. For many years the Traditional Paddler’s Gathering has provided a great venue at the end of each season for traditional paddlers to get together and share their knowledge and passions. In 2014, in response to the continued growth in Traditional Paddling, a few local paddlers decided to hold an event at the beginning of the paddling season and so Qajaq Camp was born. In 2018, the event is being held for a fifth year. Start your paddling season at Qajaq Camp and end it at the Traditional Paddlers Gathering for a perfect season of Greenland Paddling.

Qajaq USA Event
When: May 17 - 20, 2018
Where: Hok SI La Regional park, MN
Lake City, MN, United States
Contact: Please email Christopher Crowhurst or call 952-428-9141

Traditional Inuit Paddlers of the Southeast (TIPS)
Whether you are just curious about, a novice or an expert traditional paddler you will enjoy helping celebrate our fifth annual TIPS event. Paddle making, strokes, rescues, of course rolling, ropes, and even a little kayak choreography will all be a part of the weekend. The expert and exciting mentors joining us this year will be Greg Stamer, Henry Romer, Don Beale and Dubside. Come rested because you will return home exhilarated but tired.

When: May 18 - 20, 2018
Where: Camp Fellowship
Waterloo, S.C. 

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