Doesn’t this look like a group of happy, healthy, content youth doing what so many youth don’t do when they are in grade 7 or grade 8? These superstars are on Crab Lake in the newly created Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park.
The Canadian Canoe Museum was so fortunate to be able to take part in the Prince of Wales Public School’s Outers Club canoe trip back in June just before school finished for another year. Thanks to some very generous donors, the Canoe Museum has been able to significantly increase our capacity to work with groups like POW Outers Club by allowing us to purchase necessary equipment for outfitting a group of youth with proper canoe tripping gear. So in the end the Canoe Museum supplied with group with most of its backpacks, tents, sleeping pads, kitchen equipment, tarps, canoes, paddles and PFDs.
The Canoe Museum was also able to run the canoeing certification course for the students since we are Organizational Members with the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association.
The Canoe Museum’s CanoeKids camp programs are taking the gear out for another trip in a week and a half! We are running our pilot of a new program called CanoeKids Tripping Camp. This is an introducation to canoe tripping for youth ages 10-14 and it is running from Tuesday August 7th to Friday August 10th. The campers will venture further into Kawartha Highlands and they will be going into my favourite lake, Serpentine. These campers will work to get their ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1A certification, as well some may finish with their ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1 too! Stay tuned for a Blog about that trip after the 10th!!