Immerse yourself in the Ontario wilderness, experiencing backcountry camping, and developing flatwater or whitewater canoeing skills. Cairn offers a variety of trips, depending on the skill level, experience, and age of the campers, as well as the camper’s desired level of challenge.
During their first day at Glen Mhor, trippers will learn some basic canoeing strokes on Echo Lake that they will need to use when they are out on the river. They will be taught how to set up a tent and tarp, learn how to use throw bags, and pack all of their personal belongings and trip gear into packs and barrels.
While they are out on trip for the week, campers are fully involved in paddling, portaging, cooking meals, and setting up campsites. Once they have arrived at their destination for the day, campers enjoy swimming, using tarps to transform their canoes into sailboats, exploring the site, playing games, and relaxing after a hard day of paddling.
This year, Cairn is partnering with the Duke of Edinburgh Award program to recognize the campers involved in our tripping program. The Duke of Ed Award is a non-competitive program for youth 14-25 that promotes well rounded individuals. The award celebrates and recognizes all the amazing things that young people do outside of the classroom, through physical recreation, skill building, volunteer service - and camping. Doing a canoe trip at Cairn is a great way to complete a section of the award and to get the most out of your camping experience! For more information visit www.dukeofed.org