Posts Tagged ‘canoe adventure’

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 »

“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 »

Meanwhile, back at the Mill – Winter 2010

February 3, 2010

We are having a great winter here at Northwaters and Langskib off season  headquarters. Everyone is healthy, summer camp enrollment is at record levels and a steady stream of visitors has made cheerful the dark days of November and December. New to the mill (and NWL) this winter is Jen Zahorchak.  Jen comes to us with many years of experience… read more »

New Years Day Paddle

January 12, 2010

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 are at Fishers Landing with winter boots and many layers of wool and polypropylene clothing. His little ford station wagon is not quite stuck in the snowbank. We unload his old aluminum canoe and… read more »