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May 17, 2019

My name is Leah Pilkington and I’ve been involved with the Coldwater Canada team this past year as an intern. During my internship, I got to read How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge written by Clay Scroggins, and I’ve been invited to share some of my insights from th...

October 12, 2018

Dear friends,

As the leaves begin to change I am amazed that another summer has come and gone. Just over a month ago we were up at Camp Norland, surrounded by a team of 25 youth and young adults, who spent the summer in community, going after Jesus, serving and leadin...

March 14, 2018

Somewhere not too far from here people are trying to decide what to do with their summer. Maybe you or your kids are one of these people?

Recently we had the opportunity to share about Coldwater summer programs with a local youth group. We ended up giving the students t...

October 27, 2017

If you have found your way to our website you may wonder “What does Coldwater Canada do in the fall?” This is a valid and perfectly fair question. I mean, most of our programs are run in the summer, and you can’t really do canoe trips in Ontario’s winter. While summer...

September 22, 2017

One month ago the Coldwater Canada Summer Team was up at Camp Norland. We were fully immersed in our final wilderness programs of the summer. The camp property was looking amazing, and every one of our team members was owning their role. Service Team, made up of ten yo...

August 23, 2017

Without a doubt, we were created for relationship. While as Christians we are all part of one body, with Christ as the head, we can often feel disconnected from our Christian family, or only connected superficially (which can be worse!). Our fast paced Western culture...

July 24, 2017

If you’ve never been on a Coldwater Trip or are unfamiliar with the concept of portages, it’s the process of carrying one’s canoe and gear between two lakes. It seems like a simple concept, and in theory, it is. But every portage trail is different and may include mud,...

June 15, 2017

“I can’t do that.”

At Coldwater, we often hear those words from students entering their program or starting to learn wilderness skills. When told that they will be carrying a canoe over their head, on their own, while walking through the woods, we hear, “I can’t.” It’s...

May 5, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to sit still for two hours on the shores of Lake Rosseau, right on the border of the Muskoka Woods property. It was the fourth day of our seco


residential (a weeklong intensive learning experience) in the Arrow Leadership Program

and this...

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