Qajaq TC (a.k.a. Michigan Training Camp) is a truly unique traditional paddlers gathering. 

The first event was in August of 2002 and, from the start, we have been affiliated with Qajaq USA.

One can rightfully state this is a full immersion event. There is no access by road, so start paddling! Our spectacular venue creates a truly intimate atmosphere. You will be among sixty (60) individuals representing a broad range of skills who want to do one thing — share and gain experience.

What makes us different? We’re small, which allows us to remain completely flexible. Everyone teaches—everyone learns. We focus on each other and make sure EVERYONE has a fabulous time.

We have a tremendous group of mentors supporting our event who are passionate about paddling and love nothing more than to share their skills with others. It’s a diverse group offering a full range of experience. We have expedition paddlers, ropes enthusiasts, surfers, rollers, sippers, stirrers and shakers (you’ve got to attend camp to fully appreciate).

We offer on-land workshops on Friday, on-water coaching throughout the day starting on Friday, ropes gymnastics, harpoon hands-on skills training . . . and there is no limit to the information exchange that takes place by way of informal discussions from the time people arrive until the last car leaves the parking lot on Sunday.

Over the years we’ve been fortunate to have participants as young as thirteen who, very typically, demonstrate skills that are more advanced than most of our adult attendees. Some of these young people have evolved to become our mentors. To further encourage this kind of enthusiasm, we are pleased to announce a special ‘scholarship’ program that provides three complimentary registrations for teenagers (ages 13 to 17). It’s important to note that we do not offer a special kids program, nor do we intend to. We are requiring that the parent has been a past attendee who already understands the unique nature of our event. This will be available as a first-come, first-served opportunity and participants must be accompanied by a responsible parent or legal guardian.

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Comments from the Qajaq USA Greenland Forum . . .

“Food, folks, and location could not be better!!!!!! “

“I’m still amazed at the total quality of the weekend”

“You are to be commended on your hospitality, friendliness and openness in accepting new members to the kayaking community.”

“The “TC” is close and informal and feels more like a gathering of good friends than a “typical symposium”. The people, location and the food are wonderful.”

“Anyone who has interest in greenlandic kayaks, skills and equipment would thoroughly enjoy what this camp has to offer.