Qajaq Camp is a non-profit based in Minnesota, our mission is to organize kayak events with the purpose to preserve, study and promote the traditions and techniques of Greenland kayaking while seeking to further the appreciation and development of Greenland-style kayaking in the United States.
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 2020, the event is being held for a seventh year. Start your paddling season at Qajaq Camp and end it at the Traditional Paddlers Gathering for a perfect season of Greenland Paddling.
The camp is held at Hok Si La Regional park, this facilities includes a huge heated and air conditioned dinning hall for us to use for meals, plus our usual evening events, movies, games, kayak build competition and other shenanigans. The camping will be within feet of the fabulous sandy beach, and there are ample warm showers on site!
Coming soon 2020 Shirt designs by our very own Ethan Pope, the shirts below are the 2019 versions for a taste of things to come.
Registration Opens Soon
In 2020 we are sticking with the extended format of starting on Thursday so that Friday can be a full day. Those people who wish to can come to camp starting on Thursday afternoon so there will be two and half days of mentoring available. Details of mentors, training and the full schedule will be posted over the coming months as it becomes solidified. Our 2020 dates are May 14th – 17th. This year the event will cost $100 per person including the provided food , which this year will also include a basic breakfast, and camping fees, if you are not a member please consider joining Qajaq USA using this link.
This year we are planning to host a number of special guests stay tuned for an annoucnment soon!
In 2018 Qajaq Camp became a sanctioned event of Qajaq USA. If you are interested in learning more about all aspects of Greenland kayaking consider supporting Qajaq USA and Qaannat Katuffiat. Qajaq USA is a nonprofit membership organization that is officially recognized by Qaannat Kattuffiat (The Greenland Kayaking Association). Qajaq USA is committed to supporting Qaannat Kattuffiat and their efforts to preserve, study and promote the traditions and techniques of Greenland kayaking while seeking to further the appreciation and development of Greenland-style kayaking in the United States.