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Wilderness Orientation: North Channel Sea Kayaking and Climbing II

  • August 21, 2016–August 28, 2016
  • Off campus

On this trip, students will embark together on a self-supported sea kayak paddle through the historic North Channel. Along the way students will camp on granite islands and peninsulas, climb and rappel a rock face that drops 60 feet to the water below and gain the skills needed to safely travel and live out of their kayak for a week. Most students even learn the "Eskimo role"! Passport or equivalent is required.

Passport or equivalent is required.

  • Available spots: 19
  • Cost: $495

Experience level

  • Wilderness experience

    Two out of five for wilderness experience required
  • Water activities

    Relatively high amount of water activities planned
  • Fitness intensity

    Two out of five fitness intensity expected

What students are saying about this trip:

“An amazing time with new friends in the wilderness.”

“I loved learning about the outdoors and meeting new people!”

“I absolutely loved seeing the northern lights, and also discovering a canyon/valley of sorts on one of the islands.”


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Aug. 21 – Trip Orientation and Teambuilding
Aug. 22 – Trip departs for North Channel of Ontario; Road Trip; Camp in Serpent Bay
Aug. 23 – Paddle School and 8 Mile Open Water Paddle near the Turnbull Islands; Island Camping, Rock Jumping
Aug. 24 – 6 Mile Open Water Paddle through the Whalesback Channel; Island Exploration and Rock Jumping
Aug. 25 – Rock Climbing and Rappelling on a 60’ face that drops into the North Channel; Solo Experience
Aug. 26 – 12 Mile Open Water Paddle on Lake Huron
Aug. 27 – 8 Mile Open Water Paddle to the Benjamin Islands
Aug. 28 – Sunrise Paddle; Return to Calvin College by 7:00PM


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