East Coast Paddlesports Symposium Registration

Registration has closed. On-site registration will begin at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 20.
  • Full-Weekend Registration: $285
  • Daily Registration: $145
Registration includes on-water classes, unlimited boat demos, social opportunities with top instructors, an event souvenir package, admission to the Charleston Outdoor Festival, and more.

After you register for the festival, look over the symposium schedule (PDF), and register for on-water master and basics classes online or by calling 843-795-4386.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

There will be a $30 non-refundable service charge per person for cancellations made on or before March 22, 2018. NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellations on or after March 23, 2018.

On-Site Accommodations

Registered participants of the East Coast Paddlesports Symposium are invited to stay overnight at The Campground at James Island County Park. All events are within easy walking distance of the campground. Participants may reserve campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. After registering for the symposium, call 843-795-4386 for rates and to reserve a campsite. Campsite reservations for festival participants may not be made online. Please register early to ensure access to classes and campsites.


Food vendors will be on site during the festival, but we encourage all registered participants to attend the Friday and Saturday night dinners. Preregistration for meals has closed, but limited tickets will be available for purchase at the Main Registration Tent or at Edisto Hall starting Friday.

  • Friday night dinner: $28 per person
  • Saturday night dinner: $28 per person

Friday Dinner

  • Pulled pork with buns
  • Chicken quarters
  • Vegetarian eggplant parmesan
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Coleslaw
  • Green beans
  • Baked beans
  • Banana pudding
  • Water, tea, lemonade

Saturday Dinner

  • Lowcountry Shrimp Boil (local shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage)
  • Garlic toast
  • Pimento cheese with crostini or crackers
  • Vegetarian entrée option: vegetarian sausage substitute
  • Banana Pudding, Fresh Berry Cobbler, Charleston Chews, or Strawberry Shortcake
  • Water, tea, lemonade