Where: Little Sand Bay Campground
When: Friday, September 3 - Monday September 6
Who: All ISK club members
What: We have reserved the group campsite and surrounding campsites. We are able to have up to 22 people in the group camping. If necessary, cars will be moved to the parking lot, instead of kept beside tents.
Cost: $20/person staying in the ISK group camp*
- Members must register for this event by August 29th. This will help ensure we have the proper number of trip leaders.
- There will be no potluck this year.
- Designated leaders will lead day trips. We will ensure day trips for all levels will happen at least one of the days. As the weather does change quickly on Lake Superior, last minute decisions will be made by each trip leader. Please pay close attention to departure times.
- All other ISK trip guidelines apply.
- Participants are responsible for their own boat, (boat must have bulk heads, spray skirt, and full perimeter deck lines) gear, food, etc.
- The water will be cold!!! Dry suits are highly recommended, a wetsuit is required at a minimum.
*3 Registration Types:
1. Staying in the ISK group camp & paddling (active single or family membership is required for each paddler) $20/person
2. Guest: staying in ISK group camp & not paddling $20/person
3. Paddling with ISK (must be an active member), but NOT staying in the ISK group camp Free
Getting Your Own Site:
If you will be paddling with us, but are finding your own camping or lodging accommodations, you must still be an active member & register for the Rendezvous. No fee.
To get your own campsite, register with Township of Russell. https://townofrussell.org/little-sand-bay-recreation-area/
This is an ISK Level 4 Trip
An “ISK Level Four” day trip is the highest ISK trip level that you will experience in a non-coastal environment. Group expectations will be set by the leader for each paddle.
An “ISK Level Four” day trip raises the expected condition to:
- You may encounter waves that consistently break over the deck of your kayak.
These waves may cause instability.
- There may be scattered whitecaps present.
- Potential spots to stop to rest or get off the water could be up to three hours apart.
- These stopping places may present difficult landing spots.
- The trip duration could be up to six hours and cover up to 15 miles.
- You may experience heavy boat traffic that requires two-way communication with them.
- An emergency kit should be carried for unexpected extended or overnight stays.
- An example of a Level Four trip is a journey in the Apostle Islands.
The board requires all who plan on paddling on Lake Superior to perform a T-rescue outside, witnessed by a board member, both as the rescuer and the swimmer. Rescue will only count if you fully exit your boat. Rescue skill can be demonstrated before the trip dates on any club paddle--ask a board member to watch and take note.
Look for the following events to practice and prepare:
- Wednesday & Sunday club paddles
- Impromptu paddles as they are added to the forum
- Club trips
- Rescues can be demonstrated on Lake Superior before embarking, if necessary
If you would like to be a leader please contact Alida at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking for co-leaders who would like to work on their leadership skills!
Come with a willingness to have fun and learn from each other. The rendezvous offers all kayaking levels and abilities a time to come together and learn from each other. This is the true spirit of kayaking.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact Alida at email@example.com or any ISK board member. We welcome all to join us at our board meetings.