Skills for life

Helping to build the canoes they use on trips (and become very proud of)

What will a camper come home with?

The obvious:

  • Camping: reading a compass and map, pitching a tent, building a fire, etc.
  • Cooking
  • Canoeing
  • Backpacking
  • Knowing how/what to pack

Building a simple shelf to fulfill a simple need

The not-so obvious

  • Lifelong friendships
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Self-reliance
  • Stronger self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Increased ability to plan ahead
  • Better sense of self
  • Knowledge of natural world
  • Appreciation for simplicity
  • Greater flexibility and improvisation skills
  • Increased responsibility
  • Better ability to contribute to a greener world
  • Better understanding and appreciation of different cultures
  • Success in conquering challenges
  • Memories, stories, and wisdom — they'll want to return for more!