eStore   |   Donate   |   Join
Kiptopeke Sea Kayaking Symposium
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

9/15/2017 to 9/17/2017
When: Friday, September 15, 2017
Where: Kiptopeke State Park
Cape Charles, Virginia 
United States
Contact: Rick Wiebush

« Go to Upcoming Event List  


Kiptopeke Sea Kayaking Symposium


Dates: Sept 15 – 17, 2017


Location: Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles, VA


Contact: Cross Currents Sea Kayaking/Rick Wiebush  at


Classes, trips and related events for paddlers of all skill levels. There is nothing else like it in the mid-Atlantic region. There will be 10 – 12 classes to choose from each day including those for "newish" paddlers (e.g., Beyond the Basics), intermediate paddlers (e.g., Intro to Rougher Water, Intro to Surf) and more advanced sea kayakers (e.g., Survival in the Surf Zone, Advanced Rescue Scenarios, Open Water Skills, Wreckage in the Wave Train). From the state park, we have immediate access to both the calmer waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the rougher water of the Atlantic Ocean.


The instructors are some of the best!  They include Jen Kleck (L5), Brian Blankinship (L4), Tom Noffsinger (L4), Paula Hubbard (L4), Ed Schiller (L4, L3 IT), Greg Hollingsworth (L3), Chris Raab (L4 IT), Ashley Brown (L5), Ken Fandetti (L3), Jeff Atkins (L4), and Rick Wiebush (L4, L3 IT).

Most participants stay together in the spacious and comfortable (6 BR, 3 Bath) lodges at the state park. People say this is one of the things that makes the event so special, because it results in a strong sense of camaraderie and community.


Full course listings for the 2017 symposium are available on the Cross Currents website. We hope you can join us!!symposium


Cost: $450 includes all courses, three nights lodging and Saturday dinner.


ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

ACA on Facebook Follow the ACA on Twitter ACA on YouTube ACA Daily Water Blog
Follow us on Pinterest Connect on LinkedIn


Contact Us
ACA | Canoe-Kayak-SUP-Raft-Rescue
503 Sophia St. Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-907-4460
Contact Staff
Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal