2014 Dates & Rates Announced

September 17, 2013

Thank you participants, parents and staff for an amazing 2013 season! We are pleased to announce our 2014 dates and rates. Invitations will be going out in early November, but if you’d like to secure your space for next summers trips, enrollment is open!

The Journey North

June 10, 2013

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 the gravitational pull of home and office and make my way to Temagami for the summer.  38 years of seasonal migration have done nothing to diminish the excitement of heading North.  Last weekend I helped… read more »

Camp is the answer!

April 8, 2013

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. At a recent Ontario Camping Association event, social worker and camp professional Joe Rich summed up what NWL families have been saying for close to 50 years- the answer to many parenting questions is camp!… read more »

2013 Living Room Tour Schedule

December 18, 2012

Northwaters wilderness camp coming to a town near you- UPDATED February 4th! Adventurous youth ages 10 to 17 and their parents are invited to meet directors and friends of NWL to learn about our canoe tripping programs in Temagami, Ontario, Canada. We’ll share what we’ve learned about empowering young people and balancing busy lives with simple living, adventure and fun. If… read more »

The Need to be Known in Adolescence

April 30, 2012

What is it about the experiences at Northwaters & Langskib (NWL) that inspire young people to write comments like these on program evaluations: “It’s the only place in the world where I feel myself” “I feel so at home here—like I know who I am and where I’m going” What’s happening during a 3 ½ week program that is missing… read more »

Parent Testimonials

May 3, 2011

What our first timers are saying about Northwaters and Langskib … “I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thanks to everyone for making Brendan’s Excalibur trip so wonderful.  He talked nonstop from the time I met him at the Airport till we pulled in the driveway at home 7 hours later (and then he started all over… read more »

The belief that simple living, hard work and risk changes lives.

September 10, 2010

A thousand or so days after the ball began to roll, CG and Jodi have now officially become the caretakers and owners of Northwaters and Langskib Wilderness Canoe Camps. Coincidentally this landmark event fell within weeks of our esteemed leader’s birthday, and thus his 35th anniversary on the islands. Below is a speech that was given in his honor at… read more »