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Women's Canoe Trip

Dates: July 19-21, 2024

Cost: $475 (food included)

 

This is an introductory trip to learn canoeing and portaging skills with other women.  We will paddle into Barker Lake on the Churchill River system and stay 2 nights. This is a beginner trip to learn river skills and have a chance to relax with all the meals provided.  Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and learn new skills with a fun and supportive group in God’s creation.

The Deep Adventure Trips bring faith into the wilderness experience. This will include devotionals, prayer, testimonials and deep conversation around the fire. You do not have to have any faith background to participate or join the Deep Adventure trips.  It is good to hear everyone's story and learn from each other.

You will receive a detailed email with all the information needed for preparing and planning for your trip.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Ang at 306-212-0115 or email ang@yfbc.ca

Food: We include food on our Deep Adventure trips.  Please let us know if you have any food allergies upon registration.

 

Cancellation Policy:  A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to register. The balance is due 30 days before the trip start date. No refunds on or after this date.

Prerequisites: No experience necessary.  Guides can teach you what you need to know on your trip.  You should have an average fitness level. 

 

Itinerary:

July 19: We will meet in Youth Farm Bible Camp (YFBC) at Rosthern, SK at 8am and travel together to the Devil Lake put-in (about 4 hours).   To find us: https://www.yfbc.ca/contact  Please pack a lunch for the drive from home. We can also stop in La Ronge for a bite to eat on our way through if you wish to purchase something. We will travel to Devil Lake and put on the water after lunch.  From there, we will paddle to Barker Lake and find a great campsite to stay for 2 nights.

July 20: Enjoy the lake relaxing or learn some new skills.  Go fishing, paddling or just hang out in a hammock.  Enjoy deep conversation and laughter around the fire with the group. We will discuss how we encounter God through creation.

July 21:  We will enjoy our morning at camp and then paddle back to Devil Lake and take off in the early afternoon.  We will aim to be back in Rosthern around 6pm.

 

Cost Includes:

  • All canoe gear (canoes, paddles, pfd's)

  • Food from supper on July 19 to lunch on the 21 (you need to pack or purchase a lunch on the 19th)

  • Transportation from YFBC

  • Safety equipment (throwbags, first aid kit, emergency communication)

  • Group camping gear (tarp, axe, saw, fire box, etc.)

  • Group cooking equipment (pots, stoves, utensils, fuel)

  • Experienced and qualified guides

 

Transportation Details:

You will meet the group in Rosthern, SK.  From there transportation will be in a 15-passenger van.

 

Medical Form and Waiver:

In order to participate in this trip, you are required to sign an Adult Waiver or Youth Informed Consent. You will also need to fill out the online medical form.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND TRIP CANCELLATION: In rare cases, if you have an emergency and need to be evacuated from the trip, you will be responsible for any extra charges.  The quickest way to get off our remote trips is via floatplane or helicopter and if we contact these companies directly for the quickest service, you will be responsible for the expense.  To ensure that there are no surprises, we recommend that you get evacuation insurance.  An evacuation could be very costly in remote locations, so we recommend that you are covered through your credit card or another plan.  One option available is Tugo Insurance at:  https://www.tugo.com/en/travel-insurance/canadians/.  You may also want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance if for some reason (i.e. illness) you are unable to go on the trip.  If cancellation is required at the last minute, you will need to have trip cancellation insurance. This will protect yourself and Aha! Adventures and allow us to offer great trips into the future.

Women's Canoe Trip
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