Our young women’s trip is a 3 ½-week canoe camp that helps equip girls with the tools they need to be strong woman in our culture- women who embrace femininity, adventure, integrity, challenge and community. Northwaters is a place to discover and celebrate our unique gifts. It’s an opportunity to realize our full potential. It’s an experience that will empower girls to understand who they are and what type of woman they want to be.
Sections of 8 to 10 young women, with two of our most experienced female leaders, embark on a 20-day canoe trip through the lakes and rivers surrounding our island base camp. No previous outdoors experience necessary.
With no fuel for judgment, concerns about appearance or the formation of cliques, young women can peel off the layers of societal norms and expectations. Working together to meet the challenges of wilderness living and traveling through the unspoiled beauty of the region, this canoe camp teaches the girls how to live without accessories and how to be their true selves. They learn to embrace each other’s differences, honour their individuality and discover their own gifts. The girls learn to support one another, trust one another and how to build a strong, healthy community- lessons that are often difficult to learn at school.