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July 12-14, 2019

Rutabaga's Door County Sea Kayak Symposium
Rowleys Bay Resort
Rowleys Bay, Door County, WI

We're excited to celebrate 16 years of the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium. Join us as we build a community of sea kayakers for a few days each summer. Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just beginning, the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium is a weekend of fun, growth and learning for everyone!

Classes - Quality on-water classes and land-based workshops that will help you develop and improve your sea kayaking skills. We offer a beginner track, women-only courses, and specialty courses at all levels.

Tours - Enjoy guided trips to the rocky coves, rugged cliffs, and sandy beaches of Door County. Whatever your skill level we have a tour for you. Paddle with a naturalist, glimpse a sunken shipwreck, decipher pictographs, spot lighthouses, ride the waves, and more. Discover the beauty of Door County and put your skills to use!

Community - Build community with other paddlers both on and off the water. Social happenings off the water include group meals, evening campfires & programs, free beer wagon, ice cream social (sponsored by Wilderness Systems), slide show, and an auction to benefit the Door County Land Trust.

Instructors - You'll love our experienced, fun and dedicated instructors who are passionate about helping you get to the next level. Come learn from the pros!

Family Friendly - Bring the whole family! We offer paddling classes for kids and guided tours for the entire family.

DCSKS Special!
We're offering a DCSKS long-sleeved hooded NRS Tech Shirt available for purchase for $39.95 (a $54.95 value). Both men's (in quarry) and women's (in orchid) options are available. The option to purchase the shirts when registering has passed, but there will be a limited number available at the Symposium for purchase while supplies last.

Our Vendor Partners
Find a list of our awesome vendors and sponsors here.

Stories & Photos
Check out photos and read participant stories from past Door County Sea Kayak Symposiums!

Presented by
Rutabaga Paddlesports
Madison, WI 53716

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"My biggest thrill... was sharing this experience with my 8-year-old granddaughter, who thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this paddling experience - from realizing her capabilities, paddling in waves and playing games to meeting new friends and working together with other kid paddlers to transport boats and gear."

"I feel like this weekend was made for me (a 45-year-old with extensive paddling time, but modest training.)"