Wilderness Canoe Trip

Experience some of the most beautiful areas in Lake of the Woods, Ontario. Senior trippers with extensive camp, canoe, counselling and first-aid experience will lead campers on a variety of routes through many remote areas of Ontario's wilderness. Trips will vary in length and difficulty, according to age and experience, some will include remote travel and white water paddling.

Participants will camp overnight in tents, cook their meals by campfire and paddle from campsite to campsite each day.

  • Two Weeks (Explorer or Advanced): An opportunity for participants to learn and practice a variety of new skills. Depending on camper experience and skill level, trip routes will vary and include paddling in flat water, portaging to new areas, reading maps and navigating campsite selections. For campers 13 - 16 years of age.
  • Three Weeks (Pathfinders): Designed for those with previous canoe experience who are ready to expand their wilderness tripping skills. Canoe trip includes an introduction to white water paddling and a review of advanced flat water strokes as well as remote travel. For campers 15 - 16 years of age.
  • Four Weeks: Campers can expect to take more of a leadership role on this remote trip, will advance their skills in white water paddling, soloing a canoe and remote wilderness camping. Previous wilderness experience highly recommended. For campers 16 - 17 years of age.

Registration Now Open for Summer 2024

Voyageur and Serendipity Six-Week Canoe Trip

Six-week participants are selected by application only based on previous Camp Stephens Island and Wilderness experience. These young leaders will travel through remote northern areas accessible by paddle or plane only. Groups will learn intermediate white-water paddling manoeuvres, explore current issues facing Canada's Indigenous population and experience life within Northern Indigenous Communities. Campers will be fully involved in every aspect of the planning, implementation and completion of the trip. Campers must be a minimum of 16 years of age at application.

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The Parent Handbook and packing list will serve as your complete guide on everything Camp Stephens. Inside you will find information on camp policies, travel arrangements, health and wellness, program overviews, camp mail, food and nutrition, tips on preparing for camp and so much more!  

Wilderness Canoe Handbook       Packing List