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AGES 21+

RLC Canoe Design/Build Retreat 

Saturday, July 7 - Friday, July 20 2018

Handcraft a cedar-strip canoe from start to finish while staying and dining at the Eileen Rockefeller House, or "RockE" on Round Lake Campus in the Adirondack Park.


Mornings will be spent in Weecote Barn with Trevor Tait assembling the form, laying strips, sanding, fiberglassing and varnishing the finished product. In addition to making one or more canoes as a group, each participant will make their own paddle. Afternoons are open: half-day canoe trips in the surrounding area with Trevor, enjoying the porch, lake and/or hiking trails on campus, or self-guided explorations of the historic Olympic village of Lake Placid. Evenings are shared together around farm-to-table meals with stunning views of Cascade Pass.

Limit 14 overnight participants.


Rates include all meals and drinks, activities, and lodging. Finished canoes available at cost to interested participants (by lottery if necessary).

Private Room, Shared Bath:
$1,800 full package / person


Shared Room, Shared Bath (double occupancy for couple or friends):

$3,200 full package / covers two people. May choose from one full or two twin beds.


Note: Instruction only for 12 half days, including lunches, available at $600 per person.

Registration ends July 1, 2018

Full payment is due at time of booking 
Ages 21+ only

For questions about programming and schedule, please contact: Trevor Tait at


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