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PostPosted: January 14th, 2017, 11:25 am 

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2017 FreeStyle Canoeing Event Schedule
01-08-2017, 10:33 AM
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

PostPosted: January 30th, 2017, 12:06 pm 

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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:

PostPosted: March 14th, 2017, 3:47 pm 

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We are currently experiencing difficulties with the FreeStyle Canoeing Webpage. Below is preliminary information for the Midwest Canoe Symposium.Until the webpage is updated, please contact the organizers directly for additional information.

Midwest Canoe Symposium
September 8-10, 2017
Camp Butler
880 W. Streetsboro Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264-9734
Questions? contact Elaine Mravetz at or 330-321-5111


Please join us for our premier fall event, the Midwest Canoe Symposium, September 8 – 10, 2017. MCS is held at Camp Butler in Peninsula, Ohio, nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near major freeways, 9 miles north of Akron and 23 miles south of Cleveland.

The MCS offers excellent instruction in a quiet water venue for people wishing to improve paddling efficiency and fun through precise boat control skills. Courses are offered in all skill levels and are taught by ACA certified instructors. Student/instructor ratio is limited to 5 to 1. Nearby hiking, biking, historic tours, shopping, etc. for non-paddling friends or spouses is available.
"When I think of the Midwest Canoe Symposium, I think of the time of the year, the mist and fall scenery that is part of camp and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the food, the music makers, the fun and friendship and family friendly, the affordability of MCS."
Class Offerings: Freestyle classes in solo and tandem, additional Special Topics seminars and clinics including:
• Heeling and Kneeling 101
• Touring Technique
• Forward Stroke Clinic
• Going Straight Backwards
• Moving In Your Boat
• Kids' Classes
Additional classes may include
• ACA Instructor Updates
• Possible scenic river trip on the Cuyahoga River
• Other paddlesport classes
Additional Activities:
• Interpretive FreeStyle Canoeing Exhibition (Sat., Sept. 9 at 6:15 p.m.),
• Evening Candlelight Paddle,
• FreeStyle Pickers (jam session with great musicians—bring a musical instrument and join in!
• For non-paddling friends, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers biking, scenic hiking, the Cuyahoga Valley Historic Rail, and there are a plethora of local attractions and shopping in nearby Akron and Cleveland areas.
Registration: Preregistration is required with early registration discount. Camp open for early arrivals starting Thursday afternoon. Limited boat /gear rentals available.
Lodging: Atwood Lodge sleeps 22 in 2 bunk rooms on site (BYOL) on a space available basis. Full shower and bath facilities are available in the dorm. Tent option available on site (BYOT). No pets are allowed at camp. Additional lodging available at several nearby motels at event rates.

Meals include vegetables fresh from the Mravetz's garden. The Midwest Symposium is well known for it's home style cooking, and definitely serves the best vegetarian meal options of all our canoeing events.
Meals: Full meal options (home cooked, buffet style) offered on site at Atwood Lodge with plentiful vegetarian choices.

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