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

2018 Offerings

Women – Reserve Your Space! 

Temagami Flatwater Trip (August 1 to August 9)
Travel the lakes of the Temagami region guided by veteran Keewaydin staff. This trip is open to all abilities but will be strenuous at times. Participants should be able to lift 30 pounds, be prepared for physical work and be comfortable spending long periods of time on the water. The group will paddle and portage according to the group’s abilities. Cost is $1,200.

The Trip In (August 12 – August 17)
This trip will coincide with the 125th Anniversary celebration. Arrive on the shore of Lake Temagami (Manitou Landing preferred) on August 12 by 5:00 p.m. and we will pick you up and bring you to Devil’s Island. This trip will re-trace the final days of the historic “Trip In” from Lake Temiskaming to Temagami. Paddle-In will be the first morning of 125th Anniversary Celebration (separate registration for that event). This trip is open to all abilities but will be strenuous at times. articipants should be able to lift 30 pounds, prepared for physical work and comfortable spending long periods of time on the water. The group will paddle and portage according to the group’s abilities. Cost is $800.

Winisk River – Webequi to Peawanuck (July 31 to August 17)
Meet your section in Thunder Bay and travel via canoe to arrive at Timmins by August 15. Travel to Temagami for your August 17 Paddle-In during the 125th Anniversary Celebration. Cost $5,000

Men – Reserve Your Space! 

Temagami Flatwater Trip-August 1 to August 9
Arrive on the shore of Lake Temagami (Manitou Landing preferred) on August 1 by 5:00 p.m. and we will pick you up and bring you to Devil’s Island. This trip is open to all abilities but will be strenuous at times. Participants should be able to lift 30 pounds, be prepared for physical work and be comfortable spending long periods of time on the water. The group will paddle and portage according to the group’s abilities. Cost is $1,200.

The Trip In-August 12 to August 17
This trip will coincide with the 125th Anniversary celebration. Arrive on the shore of Lake Temagami (Manitou Landing preferred) on August 12 by 5:00 p.m. and we will pick you up and bring you to Devil’s Island. This trip will re-trace the final days of the historic “Trip In” from Lake Temiskaming to Temagami. Paddle-In will be the first morning of 125th Anniversary Celebration (separate registration for that event). This trip is open to all abilities but will be strenuous at times. articipants should be able to lift 30 pounds, prepared for physical work and comfortable spending long periods of time on the water. The group will paddle and portage according to the group’s abilities. Cost is $800.

Hudson Bay-July 29 to August 17
Hudson Bay trippers will gather in Winnipeg on July 29 and fly to the God’s River community on August 1. The group will return to Winnipeg, from York Factory, on August 13, and then on to Temagami for those going back to Devil’s Island. The cost includes everything needed for a successful and fun Keewaydin canoe trip: travel to the put-in from Winnipeg and from York Factory back to Winnipeg, 3 meals a day, snacks, pots, pans, tents, canoes, paddles, life jackets, etc. plus experienced trip leaders. Estimated cost: TBD – around $6,500 -$7,500. This trip is for experienced canoe trippers, if you are wondering if that is you, give us a call – (802) 352-4709 or email: [email protected].

All adult trip registrations are separate from the 125th Anniversary Celebration, which requires a separate reservation, Sign-up Today!