Archive for the ‘Parent Reflections’ Category

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 »

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

May 7, 2010

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 the unknown, not knowing where camp will be until evening comes. I missed the nomadic life I lived as a cowboy. So I packed some belongings and traveled to Mongolia for three weeks.read more »

Parent Comments and Reflections from Summer 2007

March 11, 2009

We picked up our son in Ottawa yesterday all worried about how the weather had affected his stay at camp and the first words out of his mouth were “I wish I was staying longer”. On our 2 hour ride back home he did not stop talking and when we arrived I realized that he had not one complaint, not even… read more »

Parent Comments and Reflections From Summer 2008

March 11, 2009

My daughter arrived home this morning and she is positively on cloud nine.  This was such a great experience for her.  Each year she feels stronger and more confident.  It is a feeling I hope she can hold on to throughout the year. I just wanted to thank you, her leaders and your staff.   She loved Laura and Lucy,… read more »