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 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 experienced leaders, embark on a 20-day canoe trip through the lakes and rivers surrounding our island base camp. No previous outdoor experience is 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 backcountry living and traveling through the unspoiled beauty of the region, this canoe camp teaches 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. They 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.