Canadian Wilderness Canoe Camp Information Session
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 from 19:00 to 20:00 (PST)
Santa Monica, CA
Adventurous youth ages 10 to 17 and their parents are invited to meet the directors and friends of Northwaters & Langskib Wilderness Canoe Camp (NWL) to learn more about their canoe tripping programs in Temagami, Ontario, Canada. They will share what they've learned about empowering young people and balancing busy lives with simple living, adventure and fun.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
1238 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
February 12th 7:00 PM
Please invite anyone you know that might be interested in joining us!
RSVP to Cena Shaw at (866) 458-9974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fore more information on Northwaters & Langskbi, please visit: http:// www.northwaters.com
"Providing the time and experiences during adolescence for your child to be known, understood and honored for their unique gifts is essential to their journey into adulthood.
At NWL, we have developed a series of programs to meet the specific needs of young people at different stages of maturity and development. In the context of a wilderness canoe trip, small groups of eight or ten teenagers along with their trip leaders travel through some of the most rugged and remote areas of northern Ontario and Quebec learning about the land, each other and most importantly about themselves.
Spending 20 days with a group of peers, facing the same challenges and moving towards the same ultimate goal is only a small piece of the journey. Once young people complete the initial work of learning the basic skills required for physically getting form point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ (paddling, portaging, setting up and taking down camp) they have TIME to begin the more important work of getting to know one another and being known."
Jodi Browning - Director
"Every traditional society had rites of passage to help youths move through adolescence and into adulthood. Many of the same basic patterns and components are shared by a variety of cultures around the world. They include isolation from parents and familiar surroundings, a journey in the wilderness, physical challenges, periods of introspection, supportive adult mentors as guides, accepting new roles and responsibilities, rituals and ceremonies to mark the passage and celebrations upon return.
We realized that the wilderness canoe trip includes many of these basic patterns and components. Working with a cast of characters that included Jungian psychologists, Native spiritual leaders, corporate trainers and consultants, artists, educators, experts in primitive skills, storytelling and leadership, we have developed a series of programs to meet the specific needs of young people at different stages of maturity and development. The key to our success has been to use the wisdom of the ages to provide experiences that are relevant to young people and the world we share today."
C.G. Stephens - Director
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Northwaters & Langskib Wilderness Canoe Camp
We are committed to empowering young people to grow into the best version of themselves. We offer an authentic wilderness experience, which has earned us international recognition for the development of outstanding young leaders. We believe in teaching young people how to be with the land, the water and the sky, how to be with one another, and ultimately how to be with themselves.
At Northwaters we believe our canoe trips serve as an excellent metaphor for life's journey and represent an important rite of passage into adulthood. We find that young people return each summer because we represent a unique blend of adventure and personal growth in a highly supportive natural environment. We teach and role model responsibility, compassion, decision making, cooperation, resourcefulness, integrity, respect and common sense.