Adult Trips

Whether you are paddling in the breathtaking wilderness of the Temagami region, or running rapids in remote lands of northern Canada, a Keewaydin Adult Trip is sure to refresh your spirit and expose you to the lost art of canoe tripping.

Our experienced trip leaders will guide you through untouched landscapes while helping you to master paddling and camping skills.

Note: This program is different from our “Club Trip” program that is more independent and self-designed and independent in nature.

Philosophy and Goals

Our philosophy is to offer trips for men and trips for women in the Keewaydin Way while  acknowledging that adults travel differently than teenagers within the “way.” The trips are one to two weeks in length, often beginning and ending on Devil’s Island in Lake Temagami for orientation and organization.  The shorter trips are for the less experienced canoe tripper who wants to see the Temagami area and experience a canoe trip the way their family and friends have.  The longer trips are for experienced canoe trippers and include river travel; these trips may be more physically challenging. All trips are single gender. Women are led by women and men are led by men.

The goal of any Adult Trip is for participants to connect with a Keewaydin they do not know personally or re-connect with the camp they attended.  It is a rare opportunity for adults to unplug, relax, work hard, and travel in the wilderness with a group of like-minded folks. The group will become a team, where each member is essential to the group’s success. Through teamwork, a section grows into a cohesive unit, setting and achieving goals together, rather than surviving solely on the strengths of individuals. We hope the trips will foster growth self-confidence, strength, leadership, and self-reliance.

In order to achieve the goals mentioned above, staff strive to help each participant learn:

  1.   Respect of oneself, others, and the environment
  2.   To improve and master canoeing skills
  3.   To camp for extended periods of time in a wilderness environment
  4.   Decision making for and with the group (vital to the success of the section)
  5.   Cooking and food preparation skills promoting self-sufficiency on trip and at home
  6.   Navigation skills
  7.   To care for and respect equipment
  8.   To recognize the accomplishments that occur over the course of the summer camp season

2017 Offerings

Women – Reserve Your Space! 

Temagami Flatwater Trip – July 31 to August 8
Relax while traveling the lakes of the Temagami region under the guidance of veteran Keewaydin staff. This trip is open to all abilities but will be strenuous at times.Participants should be able to lift 30 pounds, prepared for physical work and comfortable spending long periods of time on the water.

Wabikimi Provincial Park Trip – July 25 to August 7

Join Tracy Hoeger on a canoe trip in Wabikimi Provincial Park of western Ontario. Using the Evans Outpost Cabin as a base, participants will experience the wonders of Wabikimi’s waterways. Participants will arrive for and depart from the trip in Thunder Bay, Ontario. This trip is for experienced paddlers. Participants should be able to lift 30 pounds, prepared for physical work and comfortable spending long periods of time on the water.

Men – Reserve Your Space! 

Five Night Temagami Flatwater Trip – July 31 to August 8 
Relax while traveling the lakes of the Temagami region under the guidance of veteran Keewaydin staff. This trip is open to all abilities but will be strenuous at times. Participants should be able to lift 30 pounds, prepared for physical work and comfortable spending long periods of time on the water.
Otoskwin River Trip –  July 26 to August 6
Join us for a whitewater canoe trip on the glorious Otoskwin River of northern Ontario. Participants will fly into Thunder Bay, Ontario, where they will meet the group and travel to the put-in on the Otoskwin. After paddling the River to Lansdowne House participants will fly to Timmins, Ontario and arrange to travel home from there. This trip is for experienced paddlers. Participants should be able to lift 30 pounds, prepared for physical work and comfortable spending long periods of time on the water.

Questions? Connect with Director Bruce Ingersoll: 802-352-4247 or [email protected]