It was 1984 when I first paddled in the Schoodic area. This trip really changed my life. It was that experience that got me interested in sea kayaks and it was only a couple years later I acted on that by building my first kayak. The waters around Schoodic Point and Frenchman Bay are spectacular for kayaking. They are sheltered enough to be fun for all abilities yet exposed enough to be fun for all abilities. There is something for everyone and it is a real pleasure to be able to introduce other kayakers to this beautiful area.
We are offering discounted pricing for early registration. Since we have some early expenses required to make this event happen, getting some people signing up early will help us plan a better event.
This year the retreat is September 20th through 26th. Once again we will be based out of the great facilities at the Schoodic Institute. We have activities for non-paddlers, and trips suitable for anyone with the smallest amount of experience in sea kayaks to the most experienced. We all eat together and the sense of community at the end of the week lobster dinner is one of the best parts of the whole event for me.
Check out this page for more information about the Retreat.