Quiet Adventures Society

The Quiet Adventures Society is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation. It was established at the Quiet Water Society in 1996 and has recently changed the name to reflect to breadth of quiet outdoor activities enjoyed by Michiganders and people throughout the Great Lakes Region and beyond.  

The specific objectives and purposes of this corporation are:

  • to educate the public and encourage participation in non-motorized, outdoor recreation;
  • to promote public concern and support environmental stewardship and conservation of natural resources of the Great Lakes region;
  • to plan and execute annual and special events for any or all of the purposes listed in this section.

Since 1996, this group of unpaid volunteers has organized and sponsored the Quiet Adventures Symposium (QAS), formerly known as Quiet Water Symposium (QWS), as its primary tool for achieving its mission. Our primary source of revenue is from Symposium ticket sales, sponsorships and exhibitor fees.  When funds permit, small grant funds are set aside to share with the outdoor community.