Wilderness Canoe Trip – Females (TF)
July 29 - August 11
Ages: 14-16, co-ed
A Journey of Discovery
Traveling by canoe in the wilderness is possibly the quintessential Canadian experience. For those who seek an exclusive tripping experience in one of the most pristine wilderness setting in Canada, look no further than this program! Young people who enjoy the natural world are sure to enjoy this program.
During this two-week session, participants prepare for the trip by planning their meals, learning safety procedures, practicing paddling skills and learning how to use a map and compass. They are taken to Killarney Provincial Park or Algonquin Provincial Park, where they will be canoe tripping for the next 9 days. Each trip provides at least one rest day to enjoy the natural beauty of the park, and its rich natural history.
All tripping staff have been qualified with both Lifeguarding and Canoe skills, and have partaken in a 4-day Wilderness Advanced First Aid Course. The trips are equipped with a Satellite phone and an extensive first aid kit to ensure safety while on trip. Once the campers have finished their journey in the wild, they return to camp for a day to unpack and unwind before saying goodbyes and heading home.
This program is a challenging trip due to the wilderness area of Killarney or Algonquin Park, and it is recommended that campers are in good shape, have been on at least one canoe tripping experience in the past, and are mentally and physically prepared to challenge themselves.
Our Canoe tripping program is intended to be a time for youth to develop their independence and confidence, while becoming a leader within their group. Learning to depend on each other, trippers come to recognize the importance and value of every team member.
“I want to thank Camp Kawartha for helping my daughter to grow with nature and its’ surroundings. She gained experiences from going on the Sr. Canoe Trip that could only be garnered from travelling the unbeaten path on trip, working with the other Sr. girls whilst portaging, canoeing, setting up camp and breaking it down. Everyone has a part to play!”
This wilderness canoe trip satifies the requirements for the qualifying expedition of the Bronze, Silver or Gold levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award