Whether you don't know which way to hold a paddle or you're expert at reading rapids, Waukeela offers canoeing adventures that will challenge and enthrall girls of all ages.
First-time canoeists begin their paddling career by learning about the different parts of the canoe and paddle, and how to sit and stay balanced while getting in and out. While still on land or standing in shallow water, girls then receive instruction on the four basic strokes of canoeing. Soon they're paddling out onto Crystal Lake, where they practice the forward, draw, cross draw and pry strokes. Further confidence and expertise is gained through participation in fun obstacle courses, relay races and excursions to different parts of the Lake.
All campers over the age of 10 get to participate in a one-day flat water canoe trip to a nearby river or lake, and additional day trips and overnight flat water trips are options for the girls later in the session. Most girls over the age of 12 go on to learn how to run rapids in Waukeela's whitewater canoe program
Click below to learn more about each activity taught at Waukeela:
|Kayaking ||Outdoor Living Skills|
|Syncronized Swimming ||Film/Photography|
|Archery||Artist in Residence|
|Field Sports||Arts & Crafts|
|Zip Line||Giant Swing|
|Leap of Faith||Dangling Duo|