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NWL Articles

News & Blog Posts

Navigating the Murky Waters of Adolescence

I am fortunate to have a view of both sides of the coin. I am both a mother and a camp professional. We play outside ...

Parent Testimonials

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 ...

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

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 ...

“The canoe trips I lead were stepping stones for the adventures that followed.”

Last year, life was getting a little too slow and too domesticated, I was missing the adventures I had leading canoe trips, the traveling into ...

Keeping It Simple

I was inspired recently by a lecture that I attended by Kim John Payne titled Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary power of Less to Raise ...

The World’s Canoe Camp

It was impossible to watch the Canada vs United States Hockey game  without reflecting on one’s citizenship.  I have the good fortune to be ...

New Years Day Paddle

January 1st 2010. My friend Bill Perkins wants to be the first one to paddle the Crystal River this year and this decade. So here we ...

Winter Greetings

Well, it’s finally happened.  Winter is here, and my thoughts now begin to shift from rivers and giant pine trees to cross country skiing ...

The Power of Wilderness Experiences for Teens, a Presentation

For three decades, Wadhams, NY resident C.G. Stephens has led young campers into the wilderness of northern Ontario as part of Northwaters and Langskib ...

Voyaging in the Les Chenaux Islands of Lake Huron

Recently,  I took a four day Voyageur Canoe camping trip with the senior class from the Leelanau School where I work.  In many ways it ...


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