Port Austin Kayak Symposium

The Port Austin Kayak Symposium is a small, friendly symposium with classes from the beautiful Port Austin Harbor beach and tours on Lake Huron for all skill levels.  The Symposium focuses on paddlers with day touring and touring kayaks.  Our instructors and coaches are hand selected to provide the students fun, safe classes to develop long term paddlers.


Port Austin Kayak Symposium 

Symposium Dates:  No Scheduled Dates for 2021

2022 PAKS dates will be announced Winter of 2021 

Optional  Add-on: Thursday Advanced Overnight Paddle or Thursday and Friday BCU 3 Star Training

Location:  Bird Creek Park, Port Austin, Michigan (Closest address is 184 Farrar Street)

Number of Participants:  Limited to 75 participants.

Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be given prior to May 1.  Refunds requested between May 1 and June 1 will be assessed a $50 fee.  There will be no refunds after June 1.

Pricing and Registration:

Full Symposium $250 Early Bird Pricing

Full Symposium $300 

Full Symposium $350 After June 1

Children 7 – 14 Years of Age $100 (Includes kayak and gear)

Meal for Non-Symposium Guest $15 Per Meal

Thursday Advanced Overnight Course $75

Plastic Kayak Rental with Gear $100

Fiberglass Kayak Rental with Gear $175

Single Day $200

More Information:

2018 Symposium Schedule (Subject to Change)


Classes (We will have 2020 descriptions up soon.)


Advanced Training


Things to Know