Pricing for DCSKS 2023

What's Included
Cancellation Policy
Boat & Gear Rentals

Weekend Pass (Friday, Saturday, half day Sunday): $470.00
2 Day Pass: $340.00
1 Day Pass: $175.00

Youth Weekend Pass (Friday, Saturday, half day Sunday): $235.00
Youth 2 Day Pass: $180.00
Youth 1 Day Pass: $95.00

First Time Attendee Store Credit
To help new participants gear up for the symposium, Rutabaga is offering a $100 in-store credit to participants attending the symposium for the first time. The credit must be used in-person at Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison, Wisconsin.

What's Included
Full weekend registration includes access to half-day and full-day classes and tours Friday and Saturday, and half-day only on Sunday, located throughout the Door peninsula. Registration also includes Friday dinner, Saturday dinner, and Sunday lunch, a DCSKS cotton T-shirt, Friday & Saturday evening social gatherings & presentations, free beer, and a sure to be good time! 1 or 2 day passes include everything listed above for the particular days a participant chooses.

Community meals are included for the day(s) you are registered for. For more information on meals please see meals & lodging.

You Provide
You provide your own gear (boat, skirt, PFD, paddle) or register for a Rental Package from us (see below), lodging/camping accommodations, and your own meals outside of the community meals.

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be given for cancellations made on or before June 7, 2023. After that date, a $100 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made on or after July 1, 2023.

Boat & Gear Rentals
There are limited boat rentals available for the event so all rentals are for the entire weekend.

Full Package
Includes kayak, spray skirt, paddle, and PFD
  • Weekend Rental: $175.00

Boat & Skirt Package
Includes kayak and spray skirt, does not include paddle or PFD
  • Weekend Rental: $150.00

Gear Rental
If you need to use a spray skirt, paddle or PFD for the weekend and are not renting a boat from us, the cost is $25 per item per day.

Optional Pre-Symposium Overnight
Join a small group for a pre-symposium introduction to overnight kayak camping. You'll learn the skills needed to spend a night living from your boat by paddling from Rowley's Bay to Newport State Park on Wednesday and returning Thursday. Be sure to register early, space is limited.

Cost: $150


"I feel like this weekend was made for me (a 45-year-old with extensive paddling time, but modest training.)"

"I stretched myself because I knew I was in a safe environment."