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Women's Canoe Trip

Dates: Aug 27-29

Cost: $400 (food included)

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

There will be a pre-trip meeting via Zoom.  After you register, you will receive an email when this will occur.  At the pre-trip meeting, you will meet your group and we will discuss clothing selection, food, packing techniques, meals and trip logistics. 

Food: We include food on our Deep Adventure trips.  Please let us know if you have any food allergies upon registration. All participants will take their turn helping their leaders cook breakfasts and suppers on the trips. You will need to bring your own lunch for day 1 and your own personal snacks for the trip.

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:

Aug 27: We will meet in Youth Farm Bible Camp (YFBC) at Rosthern, SK at 7 am and travel together to Devil’s Lake put-in (about 4 hours). Please pack a lunch for the drive from home. We will travel to Devil’s 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.
Aug 28: 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.

Aug 29:  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 6 pm.

 

Cost Includes:

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

  • Food from supper on Aug 27 to lunch on the 29th (you need to pack a lunch on the 27th)

  • 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 a trip 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. 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. 

COVID information:  All are welcome on our trips, as long as you are not currently sick with COVID. We respect everyone’s private health information and freedom of choice. We are outdoors for the duration of the trip; masking is not required but a personal choice. You are welcome to carpool in the van on certain trips where it is provided, but if you are more comfortable you can organize your own transportation. 

 

When you sign up for this trip, you are joining a trip cohort. You should be aware that you will be spending an extended amount of time and meals with your trip cohort and the potential risks associated with that.  If you become ill or know you have been exposed to COVID before the trip begins, we ask that you stay at home. On the day of the trip, you will need to be able to answer “no” to all these screening questions. If cancellation is required at the last minute, you will need to have trip cancellation insurance. This will protect yourself and Aha! Adventures. We will do our best to provide and encourage clean practices during food preparation and around camp