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Wilderness Orientation: Base Camp Adventure

  • August 2, 2019–August 7, 2019
  • Off campus

Held at Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya in Northern Michigan, this trip is designed for those who want to experience adventure but prefer a camp setting. Students will take on a high ropes course, paintballing, canoeing, tubing, and valuable reflection time.

  • Available spots: 24
  • Cost: $429

Experience level recommended

  • Wilderness experience

    Lowest level of wilderness experience needed
  • Water activities

    Level three our of five of water activities planned
  • Fitness intensity

    Two out of five rating for fitness intensity

What students are saying about this trip:

“Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya gave me confidence in myself, taught me how to love the people I live with, and encouraged me to live wholeheartedly and for my God.”

“It gave me peace, comfort, and confidence about starting Calvin this fall.”

“Our group was able to really bond through making campfires by the beach side, taking in the breathtaking view, and with small discussions while viewing God's creation.”


Day 1—Trip Orientation at Calvin College
Day 2—Team building, high ropes, and bike ride
Day 3—Worship service on the beach
Day 4—Canoe trip on White Pine River
Day 5—Waterfront and solo beach day
Day 6—Sailing and waterfront – return to Calvin 6 p.m.




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  • Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya
  • 8401 W. Thomas Pike
  • Shelby, Michigan
  • 49455


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