It is very rare for teenagers to have the opportunity to share adventures and physical challenges in an all gender group. On a Northwaters 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. All-gendered 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.