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Adult Wilderness COURSES

wilderness leadership expedition (WLE)
AGE 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 will also work through Coldwater’s philosophy of leadership. You can expect to gain experience with 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 18-June 4, 2022

Arrival: Between 2:00-2:45 pm

Depature: Between 10:00-10:30 am

Location: Temagami Area, ON

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

Cost: $1445

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WOmen's canoe trip
AGE 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 or burnt out, in need of inspiration or community, or you feel ready to encourage other women, this trip is for you! Gear is available to borrow, no experience is required. This is your chance, so register NOW to reserve your spot!


Date: August 13-17, 2022

Arrival: Between 2:00-2:45 pm

Departure: After 3:30 pm

Location: Temagami Area, ON

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

Trip Fee: $340

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aGE 18+ Co-ed

Imagine this: your phone is off. There are no meetings to attend, lunches to pack or emails to respond to. You are not looking at your fuel gauge, sitting in traffic or communicating via Zoom. You are out in the Temagami wilderness, fully present in the moment, engaged, being challenged and renewed on an adventure just for you. 

We believe it is just as important for adults to participate in experiences that refuel, recharge and inspire growth as it is for youth. This full length wilderness trip is for adults experiencing fatigue, in need of renewal or who are simply ready for an adventure. You can expect times of wilderness travel yet also periods of silence, solitude and rest. You will have a chance to connect with other adults and get to know people face to face. You will have the opportunity to receive biblical encouragement and sit beside the lake in actual silence. There will be many opportunities to learn wilderness skills, step out of your comfort zone and experience the beauty of God’s creation. We hope this trip will help refresh, renew and launch you into the season ahead. Sign up by yourself, with your spouse or bring a friend! Give yourself the gift of an adventure that you know you need! 
Dates: August 5–13, 2022


Arrival: Between 2:00-2:45 pm

Departure: Between 10:00 - 10:30 am

Location: Temagami Area, ON

Cost: $680

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Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking

Age 18+

This trip is for Coldwater people. If you have been on our Summer Team, are a “friend” or even supporter of Coldwater or consider yourself part of the Coldwater Canada community, then this trip is for you! This first ever Alumni & Friends backpacking trip will take place along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior on a trail known for its stunning views and picturesque sunsets. The trail traverses beaches, cliffs, coves and forests. This wilderness journey will be infused with restorative silence, meaningful conversation and life-giving challenge. If you are working another job yet are feeling the need for a restorative adventure, then this trip is for you. If you need a new wilderness experience to help you step back into that familiar growth zone, this trip is for you. If you need to connect with people who get you because, well, they are Coldwater people, then this is for you. Sign up by yourself, with a spouse or with a friend. Do you have a significant other that you have longed to introduce to Coldwater? Then register them too! Discounts available for engaged or married couples. 


We have limited spots available so if you hope to end your summer with an adventure, reserve your spot today!


Dates: August 29 - September 4, 2022


Arrival: Between 2:00–2:45 pm 

Departure: Between 10:00–10:30 am

Location: Lake Superior Provincial Park

Cost: $510

Arrival and departure are from Lake Superior Provincial Park. We will be in touch with registered participants with meeting locations and will connect the group to arrange carpooling.

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