Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Qajaq Camp?
Qajaq Camp is held about an hours drive south east of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in the Hok Si La Regional Park. A group campsite plus some other smaller sites are reserved, also a large dinning hall for the communal meals and evenings activities. Unlike in previous years there is no ability to bring campers or trailers to sleep in. If you don’t want to tent camp, there are cabins that you can rent but you must do that by personally contacting the camp (contact details are on their website) and arranging your own sleeping accommodations (the cost of the tent camping will not be refunded in these circumstances due to already incurred costs).
What are the accommodations?
This is a tent camping event. You need to supply your own tent and sleeping equipment. Your registration fee included the cost of the tent site for the event. Being early in the season the weather is very unpredictable. We have experienced everything from warm sunny days to cold torrential rain. There is ample flat camping sites to accommodate everyone. There are warm showers on site (bring quarters to operate them). Rest rooms are provided at the camp ground, and there is fresh (drinkable) running water available. There is a large dinning hall in the center of the camp which we use for meals and evening activities. There is a large fire pit and firewood provided for the evenings. You are only allowed to drive your car in twice into camp, once to unload at the beginning and once at the end to load up and leave. The kayaks will remain overnight near the beach.
What food should I bring?
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner are provided. Please contact Lynette to discuss suitable food. Cutlery and crockery is provided for meals. Please bring your own cup/mug.
What gear should I bring?
The water will be cold and you should expect to get wet, especially if you plan on taking part in rolling training. Dry-suits or thick wet-suits are recommended. PFD’s are required. Neoprene or similar head gear is recommended. Nose plugs and ear plugs are advisable. Obviously bring a kayak and paddle……
What skills do I need to come?
None – we welcome everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned veteran paddlers, everyone has something to learn and something to share.
Attending camp this year will be several people who are immune compromised, as a result we are being especially diligent about their safety. During on-site registration we will require everyone to show either proof of complete vaccination protocol (including a minimum one booster) or test negative using either and antigen or a PCR test no more than 24 hours prior to the event. If you are going to use an at-home antigen test, take a timestamped photograph of the negative result (most cellphones can do this) and bring it with you.