Canoe Camp

Ages 14-19

Aug. 6-11

Take a journey down the beautiful rivers of Northern Saskatchewan. A trip filled with adventure, challenges and opportunities to learn about and experience God’s love.

         

“I can’t believe this is Saskatchewan!”

What to expect

  • experience the breathtaking scenery of Northern Sask.
  • Encounter a plethora of wildlife (moose, bears, deer, bald eagles, mosquitos etc)
  • Make good and lasting friendships.
  • They will face challenges and enjoy adventure
  • They will learn about God’s character, His love and forgiveness and how much He desires a relationship with them.

Skills

  • Canoeing basics for still water, moving water and white water paddling.

  • Fire-making and outdoor cooking

  • Fishing and fish-filleting

  • Portaging (carrying the canoe across land)

  • Various camp skills (ropes, knots etc.)

Activities

  • Still water, moving water and white water canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Fire-building
  • Cooking over an open fire
  • Campfire
  • Chapel
  • Sharing times

Meals

We will be carrying and packing all food for the trip.  You can expect a variety of menu items like pancakes, taco salad, chile, mac and cheese, smokies, fresh fish and other gourmet camping foods.

Packing List

Gear/Equipment

  • Backpack with all personal gear inside (canoeing dry bags with shoulder straps work great) – backpacking packs work good as well
  •  Sleeping bag ( 0 -+10 degrees Celsius is ideal, warm but lightweight)
  •  Sleeping mat/pad (smaller is better)
  •  Bowl, spoon and cup (durable plastic is best , you don’t want it to break, good for warm meals)
  •  Waterbottle 1.5 litre is good size (Nalgene bottle’s work great)
  •  Towel
  •  Headlamp/flashlight (with some spare batteries)
  •  1 pair older shoes that are good to canoe and walk in (something that will not fall off and these will most likely get wet & muddy)
  •  1 pair of camp shoes(crocs, sandals etc.)
  •  Sunglasses/ sunhat sun protection (sunscreen, lip balm)
  •  garbage bags or dry bags to keep clothing and sleeping bag dry (double
  • garbage bags work great, couple spares are a good idea in case they get ripped)
  •  toiletries (toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush for girl, biodegradable soap, No deodorant please it attracts bears)
  •  lightweight bible, notebook, pen)
  •  mosquito spray
  •  personal medication ( please let camp know about any special medication)
  •  Fishing Rod (optional) with SMALL tackle. we will not bring tackle boxes- simplify and reduce
  •  camera (in dry bag) (optional) – we will be around water and there is potential of loss or damage
  •  Life Jacket/PFD – Optional

Clothing (not cotton if possible)

  •  Thermal layer/long underwear ( no cotton. Polyester, polypropylene, or merino wool are best)
    • – Top and bottom ( 1 pair is all you need)
  •  2 fleece top (long sleeve sweater, not cotton)
  •  Rain Jacket (rain pants optional)
  •  2 pair shorts (quickdrying, swim shorts work well)
  •  1 pair pants for around camp (not cotton)
  •  toque/beanie
  •  2-3 pairs wool socks
  •  3 tops (not cotton if possible, 1 long sleeve, 1 short sleeve, 1 tank top works well)
  •  Underwear
  •  Swimwear

What not to bring

  •  knives, multi tools, axes,
  •  Cellphone
  •  Ipod
  •  Scented Deodorant (attracts bears)

Camp Fees – $225