The overall trip is strenuous with a norm of 6 to 8 hours of paddling per day (could be more or less) as well as hauling canoes in and out of water, camp set up and tear down, meal preparation, etc.
Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with your Group Leader and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in. We'll review your gear and you'll have time late this afternoon to pick up any missing camping or fishing supplies. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures including contact numbers for key staff, and answer any questions you may have. While the canoe skill level rating for this program is “beginner” with no canoeing or camping experience necessary, it is physically demanding and involves canoeing an average of 25 miles per day, an average of 6-8 hours. We will also be hauling canoes in/out of water, setting up/tearing down camp, and helping to prepare meals. The small group (no more than 12) will provide an in-depth canoeing experience in the pristine wilderness of the Yukon River. Each day’s canoeing adventure will be determined by river conditions, group interests, and serendipitous opportunities for viewing wildlife, fishing, etc. We have no set times or curfews! We prepare our campsite at the end of our day, enjoying the pristine wilderness, and have free time for exploring, fishing, etc. We will experience the activities described, though not necessarily on the days indicated in order to allow us the freedom of adventure. Please be aware that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
At the hotel
Presentation: The Mighty Yukon Territory. "Yukon” means “great river” and is aptly named! It runs more than 1,850 miles (3,000km) from its source in lakes south of Whitehorse to the Bering Sea. Native cultures.