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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...

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...

January 9, 2017

A few nights ago we received another four or so inches of snow. The snow covered everything – driveways, rooftops, and trees. It was spectacular and looked like someone had scattered diamonds across the yard! But as you walked outside and felt the bitter embrace of a -...

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