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Vast & Wild: Crossing the James Bay by Canoe

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 Bay Trip: 34 years of Canoeing the Harricana River to the James Bay

By: Chris Wolfe I remember being thirteen, standing on the dock at Langskib as darkness fell. There in the distance we saw the lights of ...


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