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Wilderness Orientation: North Channel  Sea Kayaking and Climbing

  • August 18, 2021–August 25, 2021
  • Off campus

Students will embark on a self-supported sea kayak through the North Channel. This trip includes camping on granite islands and peninsulas, climbing and rappelling, and gaining skills to live out of a kayak for a week.

Login to your status page to secure your spot! These trips are open to admitted students. If you need help accessing your status page to secure your spot, you may contact your admissions counselor—they are happy to help!

Passport or equivalent is required.

  • Total available spots: 24
  • Cost: $575

Experience level recommended

  • Wilderness experience

    Level three our of five of wilderness experience needed
  • Water activities

    Relatively high amount of water activities planned
  • Fitness intensity

    Level three our of five for fitness intensity

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.”


Lucas Balk


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




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  • North Channel
  • Spragge
  • North Shore, ON
  • ON P0R 1K0


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