All Mi-A-Kon-Da campers are given the option to participate in an overnight or extended canoe trip while at camp. Tripping offers campers a unique opportunity to experience life in the outdoors and to get hands-on learning experiences in the environment that surrounds them.
Campers from 7-10 years old receive their first introduction to tripping with an overnight canoe trip on the lake. Campers 11 years and up choose their desired tripping experience, anywhere from an overnight up to a 6-day canoe trip. Mi-A-Kon-Da’s location provides convenient access to many historic canoe routes such as the Magnetawan River, and Island Lake. Each trip is selected based on camper choice, length of stay and canoe tripping experience.
Through the canoe tripping program, campers develop leadership skills and receive instruction in areas such as navigation, campsite setup, food preparation, portaging and respect for the outdoors. The lakes and rivers of the Canadian Shield provide an outdoor classroom where these future leaders practice their skills and develop memories that will last a lifetime.
The Mi-A-Kon-Da Canoe Tripping program adheres to a ‘No Trace Camping’ policy.