32nd Annual Delmarva Paddler Retreat
Save the Date:
 Oct 8- 11, 2020

As of this writing, Delmarva Paddlers Retreat 2020 is still on and we are making plans. Because of the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19, we will not be flying in any guests this year and we will likely NOT be doing the live auction. Other than that we are still planning our usual fare of instruction and activities. Mike is working with Jeff Adkins about some training opportunities this year in both traditional Greenland and ACA. More to come on all of those plans.


Camp Arrowhead has cancelled their youth camp activities for this summer. They are still open to small manageable groups (we qualify). They do not know what their requirements for physical distancing and disinfecting will be by October and that could bear on how we proceed. We are keeping in regular contact with them.

We are moving the opening of Registration to July 15th to give us more time. 


Hope too see everyone in October, stay safe.


Another successful Delmarva is behind us.

Thank you all.

Where do we start? 8 gorgeous kayaks were built and launched. The workshops were exceptional. The on water classes were well received. The weather wasn’t perfect but was very workable. Susan Conrad was spotted several times having too much fun. Sign up for her newsletter and let her know we want her to return next year to tell us about her latest adventure.

Mike Hamilton keeps coming up with new ideas, we can't wait till next year. 

Have you seen Peter's Videos?

What if the kayak build was reality TV? Peter and friends have the answer!

And for good measure here's Peter's video tribute to Delmarva 2019

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Special Guest Susan Conrad,

a confused woman and who can't make that final commitment to go with Greenland.

We're going to have to help her out.

Click the image to hear her tell about it.

Accomplished paddler and writer Susan Conrad will be our Special Guest this year. A ‘Women Who Paddle Ambassador’, among many other paddling achievements she has paddled the Inside Passage and written a book about it. She’ll be our presenter Friday night, ‘Get Outside, Find Your Inside’. She wants to learn the Greenland paddle. We think she’s coming to the right place. We will have copies of her book on hand for purchase as a fundraiser for Delmarva. 

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2018 Delmarva Paddlers Retreat


Just a little reflection on the 30th Annual Delmarva. Peter couldn't make it but with a lot of help from his friends he still put this together.

Go to our Peter's Delmarvalous Videos page and see some more of Peter's Videos.


2018 Delmarva Builders Forum


We had some of the skin on frame kayak builders in the world at Delmarva last year. Anders Thygesen-Norway, Svend Ulstrup-Denmark, Peter Strand-Georgia, Vernon Douchette-New Foundland, and Harvey Golden-Washington.


Go to our Peter's Delmarvalous Videos page and see some more of Peter's Videos


Need some motivation to sign up, click on the image above.

Go to our Peter's Delmarvalous Videos page and see some more of Peter's Videos

Delmarva Paddlers Retreat 2018 is over and it was one of the best and from the feedback so far it looks like that was pretty much a unanimous consensus.

Well Done Mike and the rest of the Team!

Delmarva Paddler's Retreat

Lewes Delaware

Columbus Day Weekend

Info: info@delmarvapaddlersretreat.org