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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • 4:00 PM–7:30 PM
  • 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 roll!" Passport or equivalent is required.

Passport or equivalent is required.

  • Available spots: 19
  • Cost: $525

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.”


Day 1 – Trip Orientation and Teambuilding
Day 2 – Trip departs for North Channel of Ontario; Road Trip; Camp in Serpent Bay
Day 3 – Paddle School and 8 Mile Open Water Paddle near the Turnbull Islands; Island Camping, Rock Jumping
Day 4 – 6 Mile Open Water Paddle through the Whalesback Channel; Island Exploration and Rock Jumping
Day 5 – Rock Climbing and Rappelling on a 60’ face that drops into the North Channel; Solo Experience
Day 6 – 12 Mile Open Water Paddle on Lake Huron
Day 7 – 8 Mile Open Water Paddle to the Benjamin Islands
Day 8 – Sunrise Paddle; Return to Calvin College by 7:00PM




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