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Midwest Canoe Symposium
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Welcome to the Midwest Canoe Symposium! The MCS offers excellent instruction in a quiet water venue for people wishing to improve paddling and precise boat control skills. Courses are offered in all skill levels and are taught by ACA certified instructors. Student/instructor ratio is limited to 5 to 1. We are located in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and can provide info on activities such as hiking, biking, historic tours, shopping, etc. for non-paddling friends or spouses.

9/9/2016 to 9/11/2016
When: 9/9/2016
Where: Camp Butler
880 W Streetsboro Rd
Peninsula, Ohio  44264-9734
United States
Contact: Elaine Mravetz
330-321-5111

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SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION

Welcome to the Midwest Canoe Symposium!  The MCS offers excellent instruction in a quiet water venue for people wishing to improve paddling and precise boat control skills.  Courses are offered in all skill levels and are taught by ACA certified instructors.  Student/instructor ratio is limited to 5 to 1.  We are located in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and can provide info on activities such as hiking, biking, historic tours, shopping, etc. for non-paddling friends or spouses upon request.

*Special topics sessions are offered Fri. a.m. and Sat. p.m., with FreeStyle class sessions held Fri. p.m., Sat. a.m., and Sun. a.m.  New offerings this year include Canoe Poling and Qigong,, which incorporates breathing, stretching, and fluid movements to rejuvenate muscles and improve movement fluidity.

**National Interpretive Freestyle Championships held Sat. the 12th at 6:15 P.M.!

REGISTRATION:  Select classes and any meals desired on the Registration form, and mail it, the waiver, medical form, and payment to Elaine (at address on registration form).  Confirmation, maps, and agenda will be sent upon receipt of registration.  Please note that a site admission fee is required for all participants whether or not you sleep on site.  (A fixed expense charged by BSA for use of the camp)  Late registration fee after August 25; registration deadline is September 1.

LODGING:  NOTE:  The Butler dorm has twin XL mattresses.  Bring your own bed linens, pillow, and towels.  Full shower and bath facilities are available in the dorm.  Sleeping accommodations are one large men’s dorm room and one large women’s dorm room on a space available basis.   No pets are allowed at camp. Tent sites are also available.  If you want a list of area motels, please indicate on the registration form.   Note:  Camp is open September 10,Thursday p.m. for camping or dorm for an additional $15 for that night.  No meal service available on Thurs. p.m. or Fri. a.m.

MEALS:  We offer full meal options (home cooked, buffet style) at the Dorm/ Conference Center.  Please bring utensils, cup, glasses, plate, and bowl to keep paper waste to a minimum.  Sinks for dishwashing are in the Conference Center kitchen.

CLOTHING:  September is usually very pleasant in Ohio, and can be warm during the day.  Evenings are usually cool, and lake effect showers are always possible but not usual.  Please come prepared for any weather.  We paddle unless it is storming.

GEAR/EQUIPMENT:  Bring a canoe, paddles, PFD (to be worn at all times when on water), and kneeling pad.  Instructors will teach you in the canoe that you bring.  We need to know asap if you need to rent a boat, PFD, paddle, and / or kneeling pad.

For any questions, please contact Bob and Elaine Mravetz at: 330-239-1725330-239-1725 (H) or 330-321-5111330-321-5111 (cell), or e-mail at:  rmravet@uakron.edu


Interpretive FreeStyle Competition Notification and Entry Forms

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration must be submitted no later than August 15th, 2016

ENTRY PROCEDURES:

a. Fill out one copy of the Registration Form.  Return to

Molly Gurien,

315 Estates Drive,

Athens, Ohio, 45701,

by August 15, 2016 with the entry fee ($20 per person).

This is the only form required prior to the actual competition.

b. Fill out the Judging Form.  List your turns or other maneuvers in order on the entry form. Make 10 copies of the judging form.

c. Fill out the Announcer’s Information Form.

Music:  If you are using a CD, clearly mark your name and the appropriate track number on the front cover.

If you are using other than an original artist’s CD, please use only CD-R format.

PLEASE NOTE:  MP3, DVD, or CD/RW will not operate on the sound system.

Please place your music in a “zip lock” plastic bag with your name on it.

Turn in your music with the Judging and Announcer’s forms to the judge coordinator by 10am on the day of the competition.


INFORMATION & REQUIRED FORMS: (links)

1. Competition Update

2. Interpretive FreeStyle Competition

3. Competition Registration Form

4. Judging Form (to be submitted on the day of competition)

5. Announcer Information Form (to be submitted on the day of competition)

If you have any questions regarding any of these forms or procedures, please feel free to call Molly Gurien 740-707-6655740-707-6655; email: molly@freestylecanoeing.com

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