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Northwaters Wilderness Canoe Programs

  • Program Address:

    Island 1088
    Temagami, ON P0H 1C0, Canada

    Phone: 866-458-9974
    Fax: 518-962-8768
  • Winter Address:

    PO Box 205
    Westport, NY 12993, U.S.A.

Directors: C.G. Stephens, Jodi Browning and Michael Jarvis

Our wilderness canoe trips take us through some of the most beautiful country in the world, creating opportunities for all experience levels that focus on learning from the land and one another in a spirit that honors awareness, balance, and trust. We believe that when participants learn how to handle life on the trail, they become better equipped to handle life in general. Programs available for for girls (ages 11-17) and coed (ages 14-17) in separate 2 and 3.5 sessions.

2 week program: Girls ages 11-14

3.5 week sessions: Girls ages 12-17 and Co-Ed ages 14-17

Please visit our Langskib listing for our all boys programs.


What is your camp best known for?

Northwaters and Langskib is best known for providing developmentally appropriate adventures for boys and girls in North America's premier wilderness canoeing area. In addition to learning the 'hard skills' associated with backcountry travel (how to set up a tent, paddle and carry a canoe, leave no trace ethics) participants learn a myriad of 'soft skills' important in every facet of life (group process, conflict resolution, team building, etc.)

What is the best compliment you have received from a parent?

Anytime a parent shares with us that their child is more themselves since an adventure with us, we feel we have reached that participant.

What does a typical daily schedule look like?

Most of our days are spent canoeing. Depending on the age, experience and route, each day might include paddling, portaging and of course, wonderful meals cooked by the participants on trail!

What happens if a child gets sick?

All of our guides are experienced and trained in back country medicine so are equipped to handle illness and injury in the backcountry. If a participant needs further medical attention, our guides can reach us via satellite pager, and we can reach them in an emergency.

What percentage of the counselors returned from last year?

All of our canoe guides have grown up in our organization. It is not unusual for our guides to return for 5-10 years. Every summer our staff also adds younger trip assistants who graduate through our Leadership Program.

How can a camper stay connected with his/her parents?

Participants and parents can send each other letters via post when they are in base camp, or journal when they are in the field. Each session our directors send out emails and photographs to parents outlining their children's trip routes, leaders and time spent with us as basecamp. Parents are also welcome to attend our end of session celebratory barbecue at basecamp!

  • Accreditation:
  • Camp size:
  • Directors:
    C.G. Stephens, Jodi Browning and Michael Jarvis
  • Founded:
  • Gender:
    Coed and All Girls
  • Maximum age:
  • Minimum age:
  • Nearest city:
    North Bay, ON, Canada
  • Season opens:
    July 1, 2019
  • Season closes:
    August 11, 2019


  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Nature Studies
  • Group Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Wilderness
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Building

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