Frequently Asked Questions

Registration opens April 1st.

QajaqTC 2022 registration is $350.
Registration includes accommodations, meals, instruction, and access to camp facilities (toilets/showers).
QajaqTC provides all meals, beginning with dinner on Thursday and concluding with lunch on Sunday. Our beloved chef, Michael Gray, is not available this year, so food service will be provided by Camp Lookout. Meals will be served family-style and consist of nutritious, fresh food (think oatmeal, granola, yogurt, veggie and hummus wraps, soups, etc.). Omnivores/vegetarians/vegans will all find something tasty. If you have special dietary needs, please specify on your registration form.

Absolutely!  Bring what gear you do have, and you can borrow what you need!   Qajaq USA has fleet gear that we will have on-site for you to use for the weekend.  The minimum requirement is that you bring your own PFD (life jacket). Throughout  the weeknd you are welcome to try different pieces of gear in our fleet, however, if you do need to borrow any gear for the full weekend, please email us in advanced so that we can be sure to make appropriate arrangements..

Absolutely!  We are here to help!  We will break it down so you can learn multiple ways to roll your boat.  Typically, you will be comfortable rolling by the end of the weekend. Also note that instruction is not limited to rolling. Learn to throw a harpoon, practice your rescues, perfect your forward stroke, and play on the Greenland Ropes!

We max out at 65 people total.

No.  Registration includes either tent or cabin.  Should you choose a a tent, you will be responsible for bringing your own tent.  Know that the tent campground is on the other side of a sand dune and a bit of a hike uphill from the dock.  Plan your tent size/type and associated gear accordingly.

We utilize Camp Lookout for our accommodations.  Camp is located between an inland lake and Lake Michigan.  There are a lot of hills, stairs, sand, and dunes in camp.  Plan and pack accordingly.  Check out our photo gallery for camp photos! For the itinerary, please see our What to Expect page.

Yes.  There is a shower house and bathrooms on-site. (Both have individual stalls).

The first shuttle is at approximately 3 pm.  Please refer to the Arrival and Parking for further details.

Please refer to the Packing List link Don’t forget your auction or raffle donations!

We accept any and all donated items for our auction/raffle.  Items do not need to be kayaking related.   We use the proceeds from the auction/raffle to bring in guest mentors and fund our Youth Scholarship, as well as to help keep costs low for our event.  We have had donations of books, handmade crafts, pottery, gear, metal sculptures, beer/wine, clothing, qajaqs — you name it, we’ve probably had it.  Should you have any questions, feel free to email us!

Qajaq TC usually orders a few extras. If it’s still before the event please email us and we can see if we have what you need and hold it for you. Alternatively, you can take your chances and ask if we have any extras when you get to camp.

COVID-19 Policy

QTC is a very communal event. We eat our meals together in the dining hall. We work one-on-one with mentors on the water — often literally hand-to-hand. We enjoy entertainment together in the Lodge (Greenland ropes demos and participation, Silent and Live Auction). Cabins are shared, as are bathroom facilities. Please also see our COVID Policies for 2022.

In 2022, QajaqTC camp attendance will require proof of full vaccination and/or a negative COVID test within 3 days of the start of camp. The viral COVID test can be performed at a testing site or at home and can be a Rapid, PCR, or Antigen test. Proof will include a photo of A) your vaccination card (or if you are outside the US other proof of vaccination) showing that you have received your second vaccine at least two weeks prior to the start of camp, B) the document from a valid testing site stating a negative result, or C) a photo of your face next to your negative home test. You may upload the photo of your vaccination card as part of your registration or may email it to qajaqtc@gmail.com any time before camp starts. You may send/show us your proof of a negative test up to three days before camp starts. If you are unable to send your test results in advance, please notify us via email and we will be prepared to check your documentation on arrival. If you are experiencing any Covid like symptoms, such as fever, please refrain from attending in consideration of the well-being of other attendees.

IMPORTANT: If you do not produce proof of vaccination or a negative test result, you will not be admitted to Camp and no refund will be provided.

Once at camp, you will not be required to wear a mask unless mandated by the local, state, or federal government (though you certainly may, and no one will give you grief over it). Hand sanitizer will be available at various locations, and sanitizing wipes will be provided so that smooth-surfaced communal gear can be wiped down before use. A large bucket of sanitizing solution will be available for sanitizing neoprene gear between uses.

Due to the nature of our event, we are taking COVID precautions seriously, and we expect cooperation from all attendees.

The cabins at Camp Lookout are well ventilated, with all four walls having large screened “windows” that do not close. There are not enough cabins at Camp Lookout for folks to have their own. However, we can — to some extent — arrange to have you share a cabin with people with whom you are comfortable. There is a place on the registration form for you to identify cabin mates. We will let you know ASAP if we can accommodate your request.

If you would like to ensure private accommodations, you may also choose to bring your own tent and sleep in what we call “tent city”. This is a large space between two dunes along the path to Lake Michigan. It is a bit of an up-and-down hike from the docks. Space in tent city is limited, so if you think you’d like this option, please register early!

If you have been exposed to COVID or have COVID and cannot attend camp, please email qajaqtc@gmail.com and let us know. We thank you for your decision not to attend and put others at risk and will provide a refund.