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Schoodic Skills 2019

August 9 - August 11


Prudence At Ironbound By Nick Schade

8/9 – 8/11

Not to be confused with the upcoming Schoodic Retreat 2.0.
This event is the evil brainchild of Gerry spending too much time with Kelsey&Jonathan Oltz.  Sticking with the success of last year’s program, SS ’19 is an instructional focused on developing personal paddle skills for rough water.
Acadia Park and Mount Desert Island offer a shockingly magnificent backdrop to some of the east coast’s best rock gardening, island hopping and easy access to Sullivan Reversing Falls which is very much like a dynamic white water field in a salt water setting.
The Oltz’sbring a bucketful of youthful enthusiasm to paddles.  Their level of excitement is infectious (social disease) and their instructional approach is reassuringly supportive.  It’s an interesting contrast to Gerry’s charmingly surly persona.
The plan is to stay at Schoodic Woods campground which is definitely a best in class.  We are trying to secure a group site which worked out perfect last year.  Meals will supplied at the scenic Schoodic Institute.  We’ll take breakfasts and dinners there and be supplied with a bagged lunch to take paddling.  This is an really fun event in a truly fantastic setting that offers a wide variety of paddle adventures.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner to Intermediate Open Water Paddlers
Price:  TBD once we can lock in housing


August 9
August 11