June 7-9, 2024
Camp Caribou, Winslow Maine
Proudly Sponsored By:
The Maine Wilderness Guides Organization is an association of Registered Maine Guides and Sporting Camp/Lodge owners who are committed to protecting the habitat in which we guide for our profession, our clients, and for the fish and game we pursue. Our membership is composed of a diverse selection of professional guides who are committed to providing safe, educational, and meaningful outdoor experiences for our guests. MWGO guides have made a commitment to maintain qualifications and standards higher than those required by the state. MWGO is the leading organization offering guide training and development opportunities for the professional guide and those preparing to take the Maine Guide exam.
The Maine Canoe Symposium encourages participants of all ages to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of North American canoeing heritage and to develop canoeing and related skills through educational workshops, presentations, and hands-on instruction.
Whether you're just getting started or are a veteran paddler, The Maine Canoe Symposium offers a variety of programming to meet all skill levels.
We provide the instruction, canoes, paddles, PFDs, and anything else you need to get out on the water.
The weekend incorporates the wide range of workshops on various paddling techniques, including basic recreational, competitive, freestyle, and whitewater, as well as traditional canoe tripping and poling.
In addition to our on-water program, we also feature land-based workshops and presentations across a wide range of related topics. Past workshops have included topics such as First-Aid, Paddle Making, Predicting and Understanding Weather, Painting and Photography, Maine History, Knot Tying and Tarp Setup, Fly Fishing, and Open-Fire Cooking, to name a few.
The Maine Canoe Symposium also offers a companion children's program which includes kid-friendly activites, like low-ropes and paracute games to canoe safety and even paddling their own canoe!
At the Maine Canoe Symposium you can receive individualized instruction from an amazing group of Registered Maine Guides, Canadian paddlesport professionals, and seasoned canoe enthusiasts.
Canoeing for Fitness
Map and Compass
No need to print your own schedule, we always have plenty of printed schedules and maps on-hand on the day of the event.
The Maine Canoe Symposium is proud to partner with the Camp Caribou for Boys to offer a beautiful and emersive program.
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