It is very rare for teenagers to have the opportunity to share adventures and physical challenges in a coed (all gender) group. On a Northwaters coed canoe trip, everyone is on equal footing. Placing group needs before individual needs provides the perfect setting for young people to learn, laugh, trust, support and understand. Coed trips are led by a team of 2 leaders who use a series of proven designs to foster individual empowerment and growth while developing a strong camp community, freeing participants from pressures to be anyone other than their true selves.
Northwaters coed program grew out of a desire to share with all genders the same spirit of the wilderness that its brother camp, Langskib, afforded only young men. Northwaters offers a unique blend of canoe tripping, adventure and personal growth for young people to share in a supportive family environment. Working together to meet the challenges of a backcountry expedition helps adolescents learn to communicate effectively and depend on one another in an atmosphere of respect, understanding and friendship.