teenage canoe camp in temagami, ontario, canada

The Need to be Known in Adolescence

teenage canoe camp in temagami, ontario, canada

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 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 ...

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 ...

Lake Temagami Water Inspires Me

By: Cynthia Knudsen In the time since Dave and I passed our paddles on to Jodi and CG, I had the privilege of participating in ...

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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