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Adult Wilderness COURSES

Moving Water Skills Weekend
aGEs 18+

Our Moving Water Skills Weekend is an opportunity for those who want to learn how to paddle and navigate drop and pool rivers. This program will begin at our Camp Norland basecamp where we will complete an intro to moving water skills and river features. We will then head to Thistle Lake before entering the Lower Temagami River. As we travel you will be taught everything you need to know to safely enjoy a river experience. You will develop skills including how to read a river, perform rescue techniques, safely swim through rapids and execute tandem canoe maneuvers. This extended weekend is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, grow your confidence and discover the joy of paddling moving water!
 

Dates: June 13-16, 2024

Location: Lower Temagami River, ON

(Beginning and ending at Camp Norland in Verner, ON)

 

Cost: $295

 

Arrival: Between 3:00–3:30 PM (program begins at 4:00 PM)

Departure: After 2:00 PM

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WOmen's canoe trip
AGEs 18+

Our Women’s Trip is led by women for women and is open to all ages and experience levels.  This trip will be rooted in spiritual growth and community sharing. On your trip, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, challenge yourself and experience God in the natural beauty of the wilderness. Whether you are feeling adventurous, burnt out, in need of restoration or are hungry for community, then this trip is for you! Gear is available to borrow and no experience is required. This is your chance, so register NOW to join us on an adventure to help you thrive!

Session 1: August 3–7, 2024

Session 2: August 21–25, 2024

Location: Temagami Area, ON

(Beginning and ending at Camp Norland in Verner, ON)

Cost: $405

Arrival: 10:00–10:30 AM (program begins at 11:00 AM)

Departure: Between 10:00–10:30 AM

Men's Canoe Trip
aGEs 18+

Our Men’s Trip is an opportunity for guys to step away from the busyness and complexities of life by giving themselves the gift of an adventure. On this trip you will paddle remote lakes, cook food over a fire and portage rugged trails. You will have time to reflect on your season of life, engage in meaningful conversation, and deepen your relationship with God. You will get wet, muddy, and most likely sweaty. You will laugh, be challenged and feel accomplished. We are confident you will head home feeling refreshed and renewed. Join us for a life-giving adventure this summer!
 

Session 1: August 3–7, 2024

Session 2: August 21–25, 2024

Location: Temagami Area, ON

(Beginning and ending at Camp Norland in Verner, ON)

 

Cost: $405

 

Arrival: 10:00–10:30 AM (program begins at 11:00 AM)

Departure: Between 10:00–10:30 AM

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far north: missinaibi
aGEs 18+ | summer 2025

Imagine this: A bucket list far north wilderness canoe adventure on an iconic northern Ontario river. Drop and pool rapids flowing into gravel flats, epic fishing, untouched wilderness...fresh water meeting salt water, canoeing into James Bay. A train ride on the Polar Bear Express back into civilization. All of this in God's pristine wilderness with a group of people committed to stepping outside their comfort zone to learn and grow together.

wilderness leadership expedition (WLE)
AGEs 18+

The Wilderness Leadership Expedition (WLE) is our cornerstone wilderness course. WLE is designed for people who are serious about their faith and want to explore leadership, community, and service through the challenges and risks of the wilderness classroom. During WLE you will travel through some incredibly beautiful yet challenging northern wilderness. Spiritual disciplines, wilderness solitude, and opportunities to lead are all core to this program. Within a community of peers, you will spend time thinking about God’s work of restoration, your personal direction, and intentional community living. WLE will let you explore how you can use your gifts, education, passions, career, and choices to make a Kingdom impact. Come join us on this life-changing wilderness adventure!

This course is an immersion into wilderness leadership. During this expedition, you will learn valuable interpersonal skills and become a valued member of a purposeful and intentional community. You can expect to gain experience with backpacking, flatwater canoeing, map and compass navigation, shelter building, campcraft, Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, risk management, and backcountry meal preparation. These technical program elements are paired with intentional reflective components, leading to new learning, transferable insights, and significant life growth.

Dates: May 10–31, 2024

Location: Temagami Area, ON

Cost: $1980

Arrival and departure info will be emailed to participants closer to the program's start date.

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SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Are you looking to send your child or even register yourself for a transformational wilderness experience but are held back by financial resources? Contact info@coldwatercanada.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities or complete a sponsorship application HERE.

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