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Becoming Voyageurs

The landscape around us has changed. Almost overnight, it seems as we have entered a different world. Where once we paddled amongst tea stained, shallow, and still lakes, now before us stretches vast water, stretching straight west to east, with towering cliffs 300 feet tall at least, towering on either side. The choked and mysterious…

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Phase Change

Every year the beautiful lake at Homeplace turns from a summer-time escape from the heat into a frozen winter playground. The ice forms first around the edges, then spreads out towards the middle of the lake. As this happens, you can hear the “tinkle tinkle” sound of the first small ice crystals freezing into place…

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A Bold Audacious Goal: The Grand Portage

Nine miles of sweat, grime, grit and finally, glory. Outward Bound is hard – by design. But that doesn’t mean throwing students to the wolves and hoping for the best. A big part of course is learning to set goals and then working toward them. Grind through struggles, persist through the uncertainties, celebrate successes and…