Canoe and Kayak Trips - CKW YMCA

Canoe and Kayak Trips


Canoe trips have been a tradition at Wabanaki for many years. Trips offer a challenge and a great sense of accomplishment. Trip lengths depend on the age of the cabin. Our youngest campers go on overnight lake trips on our sites around camp, and Rangers and Pioneers are out for 3 - 5 days.



Each session, one boys' and one girls' cabin go on a sea kayaking trip on Georgian Bay. Like canoe trips, only qualified, experienced individuals lead our kayaking trips.

These trips are not optional for campers, and are an important part of the cabin schedule. Goals of our out trips include: cooperation, sharing, problem solving, meeting personal challenges and group goal achievement.

Every camper at Wab participates in a highly supervised, safe adventure trip. Younger campers canoe to one of the camp sites on our lake, while older campers trip on a variety of routes that we have used for many years. Depending on the age of the cabin group, our campers are on the water for 2, 3, or 4 nights in areas such as Algonquin Park, or the Moon, Mattawa, French, or Magnetewan Rivers. The second oldest cabins (1 boys' cabin, 1 girls' cabin) will sea kayak on Georgian Bay.

The trip routes are well known to our counsellors who are trained and experienced in all aspects of out-tripping. All trips are lead by lifeguard-qualified staff and we use the most modern equipment without compromising the rustic adventure of the tripping experience.

(Interested in a longer trip? Check out the Voyageur Extended Tripping Program for Girls and Boys 13 - 15)