A hero's journey begins here

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Wilderness Canoe Trips with Heart & Meaning

Canoe camping is just the beginning… at Northwaters and Langskib (NWL) we offer wilderness adventures designed to engage and empower young people at a given stage in adolescent development. Within the context of a fun and challenging canoe trip, we use proven techniques in community building, group process, Native philosophies and storytelling to create a pathway through adolescence. This approach makes us unique among wilderness adventure camps.

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One organization, two island basecamps Five Unique Programs

Northwaters Coed

ages 14-17

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Northwaters for Young Women

Ages 13-17

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Northern Lights for Girls

ages 11-14

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Excalibur for Boys

ages 10-12

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Langskib for Young Men

ages 10-17

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Teaching Young People To be with the land

…the water and the sky, how to be with one another, and ultimately how to be with themselves.

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