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NWL Articles

News & Blog Posts

Parenting with Intention (A work in progress)

What Have you been up to? Recently, a friend (and colleague) came to visit who I hadn’t seen in about 6 months.  We work together ...

Participant and Parent Testimonials

Your feedback is why our program has been continuously improving for over 40 years. If your daughter or son has been to our program and you ...

How to pack for a canoe trip

Now that the weather is warming up, our thoughts turn so easily to summer and preparing for our canoe adventures! Do you have everything you ...

Alumni News & Updates

We love hearing about what our alumni have been up to and their unique successes. Here is a glimpse into the amazing lives of Northwaters &...

Your brain, nature, and NWL

I recently attended a conference in Boston called Engaging 21st Century Minds: Using Brain Science, Technology, Nature And Collaboration For Deeper Learning While the title ...

Going North for the Summer

When I entered my 7th grade year I was a Girl Scout, a dog-lover, and an unpopular “teacher’s pet”. As the year progressed I ...

The Journey North

The pace and scope of my work has increased steadily over the past few weeks as I attempt to develop the velocity necessary to escape ...

Camp is the answer!

Although it may at first seem counter-intuitive, often the best thing we as parents can provide for our children is an enriching experience without us. ...

Vast & Wild: Crossing the James Bay by Canoe

At 3:30 am, we wake up. We are camped on the narrow bank of the Harricana River in northern Quebec, with the great opening of the ...

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The Need to be Known in Adolescence

What is it about the experiences at Northwaters & Langskib (NWL) that inspire young people to write comments like these on program evaluations: “It’s ...


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