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10th Annual Kiptoppeke Sea Kayak Symposium (non-CKC event)

Friday, September 23, 2022, 8:00 AM until Sunday, September 25, 2022, 5:00 PM
Kiptopeke State Park
Kiptopeke State Park
3540 Kiptopeke Dr
Cape Charles, VA  

Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

10th Annual Kiptopeke Sea Kayaking Symposium 
non CKC event

September  23 - 25, 2022
Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles, VA
Cost: $375; $350 if register and pay before June 19 (includes all classes and 1 dinner. Symposium housing is $60 per person/night)

The symposium is back bigger and better than ever in 2022.  We expect about 75 people and 15  coaches from 10-12 different states to attend. It will be three great days of sea kayak  training, events and comaradarie. Everywhere you go, all you'll see will be smiling people! 


There are about 10 rough water and calm water classes to choose from each day, with courses for all skill levels. We'll have the old favorites (e.g.  Intro to Surf, Intro to Rough(er) Water), along with several new courses each year.

Course descriptions: Click here to see the full listing and descriptions of the 2021 courses. The list of 2022 courses will be available mid-May 2022.

Registration will open on or about May 15, 2022: when that happens, click here to register for the symposium

Coaches:   Dale Wiliams, Todd Wright, Tom Noffsinger, Alison Sigethy, Ashley Brown, Ed Schiller, Ken Fandetti, Brian Blankinship,  Paula Hubbard, Rick Wiebush, Mike Cavanaugh, James Kesterson, Jeff Atkins.

Housing.  Most people will be staying in one of the five fantastic lodges at Kiptopeke State park. Each lodge has six bedrooms, three baths, a full kitchen and a really nice living area (vaulted ceiling, big windows, etc).  So we will be continuing the tradition of staying together during the symposium.This is one of the things that makes the  symposium so special. Instead of everyone going their individual ways after classes, they come back to the houses where they  can socialize, share meals and make new friends with paddlers from all over the East Coast.

Proof of vaccination will be required and masks while inside may also be required depending on the status of the virus in September.

There are several options for housing including camping at the state park, airbnb rentals, local motels, etc. You don't have to stay in the lodges.


Video (click here