In its fifth year, the Hudson Valley Paddlesport Symposium remains the Tri-State Area’s premier paddling education event, attracting broader interest and growing attendance each year.   To grow their skills, committed Kayak or Stand Up Paddlers choose between 2 or 3-day Pro Tracks and work with some of the best coaches and instructors in the US.  The international instructor/coach roster includes top talents from both the and American Canoe Association and British Canoeing. Our Pro -Track Series features a high coach-to-participant ratio, where paddlers will work in small groups with others at similar skill levels to maximize their learning and growth.

Event Details

Prime Paddlesports organizes the biannual Hudson Valley Paddlesports Symposium based out of New York State Parks’ Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Cold Spring, NY.  This event is for any water enthusiasts who have an interest in developing as kayakers or stand up paddlers, or may be interested in other paddlecraft to get out and enjoy the river.

Participants will paddle Hudson River water venues between
Croton and Beacon, NY over the of the event with talented,
skilled, and dedicated instructors who want to share their passion
for watersports.

In addition to the fantastic learning opportunities, event participation includes free American Canoe Association Memberships, great gear giveaways and raffles, and inclusion in a unique camaraderie found within the paddling community. We hope that you will choose to be a part of the event.

The last symposium was in 2018.  Check back for 2020 dates.


Please email us at  indicating which program(s) you would like to register for.   We will need your name, address, cell phone number, and selection(s) to prepare your invoice.  Full prepayment is required. Refunds are issued if a program does not run.