Length: Eight days (seven nights)
Difficulty LevelModerate
Ages: 13-19, 20-25 years

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Example Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre by 5:00 p.m. After preliminary introductions with staff and facilitators, a hot evening meal will be served in the longhouse. After dinner, we will all gather around the campfire at the teepee encampment for a camp opening with games, stories, camaraderie, and music.

Day 2-7: All these days will evolve fluidly out of the relationships that occur, with no set itinerary, and will encompass various activities and experiences designed to support rites of passage into adulthood; self-awareness; responsibility; leadership potential and skills; and awareness in the natural world and surrounding relationships. Experiences could include: various nature-based games and interactive activities; nature or medicine walks; a river rafting excursion; nature and wellness ceremonies with a First Nations elder; wildlife viewing opportunities; plant life and ecology learning experiences; communication skills activities; solo time for self-reflection; rites of passage activities; and group and team-building games and activities. Every night we will cap the day in a traditional sharing circle around the campfire, with more activities, stories, and music, all geared towards nature-based, community-, and self-awareness. The teepees will be our accommodation, with boys and girls in separate teepees.

Day 8: After one final breakfast together, we part ways until next time.

BASE FEE (not including donation): Contact us for prices

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Base fee includes: certified guides and experienced youth and environmental camp facilitators; all meals; PFDs and wet/rain gear for the river; all group gear and supplies for at camp; all non-ceremonial activity costs; all taxes; all necessary permits; seven nights Wilderness Centre accommodation, based on double occupancy; and trailhead and river transportation. Group and family discounts are available.

Note: All wellness ceremonies are by offering or donation only, and are not included in the listed base fee (see more about offerings and donations here).

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