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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.
North Channel, Ontario, Canada
North Channel, July 18-24 (After to PASSPORT II);
August 17-24 (Prior to PASSPORT III)
Available Spots: First round: 11
Second round: 19
"The most amazing and beneficial introduction to college life possible."
"This trip challenged me to the point of physical exhaustion without pushing me over the edge into extreme pain."
"A great way to get a feel of the atmosphere of Calvin in a smaller community setting."
|July 17||Team Orientation and Teambuilding.|
|July 18||Trip departs for North Channel of Ontario; Road Trip; Camp in Serpent Bay.|
|July 19||Paddle School and 8 mile open water paddle near the Turnbull Islands; Island Camping; Rock Jumping.|
|July 20||6 mile open water paddle through the Whalesback Channel; Island Exploration and Rock Jumping.|
|July 21||Rock Climbing and rappelling on a 60' face that drops into the North Channel; Solo Experience.|
|July 22||12 mile open water paddle on Lake Huron.|
|July 23||8 mile open water paddle to the Benjamin Islands|
|July 24||Sunrise paddle; 6pm Return to Calvin College.|
|August 17||Team Orientation and Teambuilding|
|August 18||Depart for North Channel of Ontario; Road Trip; Camp in Serpent Bay|
|August 19||Paddle school and 8 Mile open water paddle near the Turnbull Islands; Island camping; rock jumping.|
|Agust 20||6 mile open water paddle through the Whalesback Channel; Island Exploration and Rock Jumping.|
|August 21||Rock Climbing and rappelling on a 60' face that drops into the North Channel; Solo Experience.|
|August 22||12 mile open water paddle on Lake Huron.|
|August 23||8 mile open water paddle to the Benjamin Islands.|
|August 24||Sunrise Paddle; 6pm return to Calvin College.|