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Event Dates

September 11-15, 2019 

This trip is for caregivers (anyone who defines their professional or personal role as such) to experience a wilderness canoe trip where "caring" contributions while camping and canoeing have a real and immediate reward.

Ric at Churchill River Canoe Canoe Outfitters, Ashlyn of The Lost Girl's Guide to Finding the World and Ron from the Birch Bark Guild are collaborating to offer this great opportunity.

Successful applicants will receive a bursary that reduces the retail costs of this trip to a cost recovery rate. This is our way of recognizing, celebrating and promoting wellness for those who care for so many others within our communities.

This trip is an opportunity to spend time in true wilderness and reconnect with nature and the other individuals on the trip. Everyone is responsible for helping out in a variety of ways including but not limited to loading canoes, portaging gear around rapids, setting up camp, cooking meals, cleaning up afterwards, filtering water, collecting firewood and preparing and maintaining the campfire. It will be a wonderful and fun trip with everyone collaboratively participating and enjoying the wilderness locations we'll be camping and paddling in.

Trip Details

 Day 1
We'll start day 1 by travelling north to Missinipe, Saskatchewan. Travel to and from Missinipe is at your own discretion, but we encourage car pooling and can chat beforehand about travelling together.

From there, we'll hop in a float plane with our canoes and fly out to a location on the Churchill River. We'll land and set up camp. We'll also practice canoe rescue techniques to make sure everyone is comfortable in the water and prepared in the event a rescue is necessary while on the trip. (Yup, this does mean you'll have to swim at least once while out on the trip but we promise it's a lot of fun and a great learning experience!)

Days 2-4
We'll spend 3 full days on the water, paddling and portaging through some of the most scenic and remote wilderness in the country in a particularly stunning season with autumn colours surrounding us.

There will be opportunities to swim in the water, relax on sand beaches and view bald eagles, pelicans, black bears, moose, beavers and any other wildlife we'll be fortunate to see. We'll have relaxing shore lunches and (lots of!) snack breaks and endless opportunities to enjoy the scenery as we continue our adventure enjoying the rivers.

Day 5
We'll paddle back to Missinipe where we'll load up all our gear and start our journey back home.

Retail cost of trip: $1900
Your cost: $700, however as this is an estimated cost-recovery price, the final price may vary

Rental equipment can be arranged for those who require gear.

Verification of a spot on this trip is at the discretion of the trip guides pending the successful receipt of additional information, completed medical and release forms, and agreement to a deposit payment.

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About Us


Churchill River Canoe Outfitters (CRCO) is located in Missinipe, Saskatchewan in the heart of the magnificent Canadian shield. For over 50 years they have been assisting paddlers and offering complete canoe outfitting services for novice and experienced canoeist. They also rent cabins steps from the waters of the Churchill River, perfectly located for staging northern Saskatchewan river adventures!

RON SCHLAMP of the Birch Bark Guild:

Ron spent his formative years wandering the countryside in southern Saskatchewan following the spring run off and creeks to see where the water would take him. He eventually moved from Regina to Christopher Lake to be in close proximity and to paddle the many waterways of Northern Saskatchewan. Although canoe tripping is his primary passion he also enjoys wilderness expeditions like kayaking in Baja, hiking the west coast, and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. When not out in nature he works in a residential treatment facility with youth. He maintains a Wilderness First Responder Certification with Wilderness Medical Associates, a Paddle Canada Instructor Certification, a Wilderness Education Association Instructor Status & Certified Outdoor Leader Certification and is fluent with the Leave No Trace curriculum. Ron has also presented at the Association for Experiential Education Model for Best Practice’s Conference, attained his adventure based programming accreditation from the Council on Accreditation for Child and Family Services for his work place, and managed the therapeutic camping program within his current professional role. He loves to share his passion for the wilderness expedition experience with his wife and two young children as well as others

ASHLYN GEORGE from The Lost Girl's Guide to Finding the World

Ashlyn George is a multi-award winning travel writer, photographer, content creator and speaker from Saskatoon, Canada. She is a go-to travel and adventure expert in Saskatchewan and has also travelled to 60 countries on 7 continents - all before the age of 30. A storyteller and adrenaline junkie in pursuit of excitement, adventures include activities like scaling mountains over 6000m while encountering avalanches and erupting volcanoes. Ashlyn loves to chat all things outdoors and travel, feel free to connect with her @thelostgirlsguide