YOUTH WILDERNESS PROGRAMS

 
 
CAIRN
AGES 12-13 / Entering grades 7 or 8

CAIRN is a wilderness experience for junior high students that want to get a taste of what wilderness living and backcountry exploration is all about.

 

CAIRN begins with fun-filled adventure challenge activities that will get you ready for five days of canoeing through beautiful Ontario wilderness.  On CAIRN, you will learn how to work with a group of peers, problem solve, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world around you. You will paddle remote lakes, portage over rugged trails, cook your own food and sleep under the stars! Come prepared to learn, grow, and have the adventure of a lifetime!

 

A “cairn” is a pile of rocks purposefully left behind for us to see which way the trail goes. Knowing how to recognize a dependable path and having the courage to take it is one of the biggest challenges for young believers.  Students will have time to read stories in the Bible and to journal their thoughts. Join us to explore all of this on CAIRN!

Date: 2020 Dates TBD

Location: Temagami Area, ON

*Sponsorships available! Email info@coldwatercanada.org to receive an application.

BEDROCK
AGES 8-10/11-13

BEDROCK is a week of intentional fun-filled adventure! Upon arriving at Camp Norland, participants will try all kinds of activities and will spend the week forming new friendships with their cabin. Everyone will have the opportunity to swim, sing at campfires, learn cool wilderness skills, canoe and play group games. They will also get to experience unique Coldwater activities including hiking, service, low ropes, orienteering, sauning, baking and a night out in a tent.

 

BEDROCK II is for older participants who are ready for more adventure! BEDROCK II participants will spend more time exploring the wilderness, paddling in a canoe and enjoying summer in Ontario. This is a great place to get a taste for tripping while still enjoying the joys of summer camp.

 

BEDROCK is the perfect opportunity to build a solid foundation for faith and character. If you are looking to make friendships, experience growth, get closer to God and have the best time of your summer, then BEDROCK is for you!

 

BEDROCK I (Ages 8-10)

Dates: 2020 Dates TBD

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON

 

BEDROCK II (Ages 11-13)

Date: 2020 Dates TBD

Location: Camp Norland in Verner, ON

 
GRIDIRON
AGEs 14-15 / entering grade 9 OR 10

GRIDIRON is old explorer’s word that means “a narrow passage leading to a larger path on a journey.” This trip is catered to students entering Grade 9 or 10, a foundational ‘narrow passage’ that sets a tone for the rest of highschool and beyond. GRIDIRON will help you navigate high school with confidence, a firm foundation, and a vision for your years ahead.  Be prepared to learn useful backcountry skills, form deep friendships, be challenged, and become spiritually prepared to have a greater impact.

 

Date: 2020 Dates TBD

Location: Temagami Area, ON

*Sponsorships available! Email info@coldwatercanada.org to receive an application.

 
COMPASS
AGES 15-18 /entering grades 11 or 12 or a recent grad 

COMPASS is a wilderness experience for high school students with a focus on leadership development and spiritual formation. This expedition takes place on the lakes around Temagami, ON and is for students who want to challenge themselves and deepen their faith.

On COMPASS you will face experiences that push you outside your comfort zone and draw out your unique gifts.  You will develop new friendships, have real opportunities to lead, and will hone wilderness skills. You will have time to journal, read the Bible, sit by the campfire, share stories, and swim in pristine waters. Join us for an experience that will let you explore beautiful Canadian wilderness, be shaped, and discover the direction that God has for you. Set your bearing on COMPASS this summer!

Date: 2020 Dates TBD

Location: Temagami Area, ON

 

*Sponsorships available! Email info@coldwatercanada.org to receive an application.

More programs to come!