Traditional Paddlers Retreat,18 - 20 May 2018.

How do I register?
    Under the registration pull down are three documents that are needed to register for TIPS --  the QUSA Waiver, the ACA waiver, the completed registration form.  For those in the paddle making workshop there is one additional form for measurements.  All these forms must be completed. Write  a check for the appropriate amount made out to TIPS.  Mail all 4 (or 5) of these documents to T. Symes (TIPS),    507 Craven St., Beaufort, SC 29902.   To download the forms, click on the "Download Button" in the upper right hand corner of the form page and print from your computer.
How do I choose what to work on at TIPS?
    You can read about much that will be offered on this web site.   But come with an open mind and a willingness to venture out.  It is very likely that more will be offered than you can master in this short time. So think about choosing one or two for your focus while being ready to try something new and interesting. If you already know a skill that you would like to work on, there is a space on the registration form to specify that so that the organizers can try to meet your needs.  If you are unfamiliar with Greenland rolls , you may acquaint yourself with them at  Please email us at traditional [email protected]  with any other questions or suggestions  you might have.
What are my stay options?  
   The S tandard Package for the weekend is Friday and Saturday night, with meals beginning in the dining room at dinner on Friday evening and ending with lunch on Sunday. Participants may check in beginning at 10 AM, but remember please that lunch is on your own.  The cost for that option, which includes lodging, 6 meals and instruction, is $285.
    The  Extended Weekend Package   is offered to those who want to arrive on Thursday, and is necessary for those participating in the pre-event workshop.  This includes the standard package plus one additional night of lodging, and two additional meals.  Thursday arrivals are invited to share a "dutch treat" dinner together that evening. Cost for the extended weekend package (3nights and 8 meals) is $350.  Breakfast on Friday morning will be "continental".  Sandwich makings will be provided for lunch on Friday. 
   Lodging is designed for three people to a room, thus will be assigned by gender.  We will try to accommodate roommate requests, but can offer no guarantees .  If such is important for you, make a note at the bottom of your registration form.
What do I Bring?
   PFD/life jacket (required at all times), paddling gear, water bottle, wet suit/dry suit/tuilik (whatever you have), VHF Radio if you have it, nose plugs, sunscreen, rain gear, yoga mat, insulated mug, insect repellent, clothesline to hang up wet gear, weather appropriate clothing, towels.  And bring along a musical instrument if you play and want to share your talents.
Thank you for your interest in TIPS 2018.  The information above hopefully answers your questions about registration.  But, if not, please e-mail us .