Bisco Canoe Trip in 1967

Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo canoe trips are ingrained in TSC history and are a part of camp life. Each summer we welcome campers new and returning for summers full of excitement, adventure and friendship. 

There is one thing I should warn you about before you decide to get serious about canoeing. You must consider the possibility of becoming totally and incurably hooked on it. – Path of The Paddle by Bill Mason

Long Trip season is here and we couldn’t be more excited about the adventures that TSC campers and staff will be enjoying this summer. This summer we will be sending out a record number of long trips with routes travelling through Bisco, Ishpatina, Quetico, Kipawa, Temagami, Killarney, and beyond. As we approach another summer filled with canoe trips, we love to look back at some TSC history through stories, photos and plaques. Seeing those candid trip moments from years ago is inspiring for those who will be setting out on their own journey.

The photos you’ll see below have been kindly donated to the TSC archives by Viiu, Wapomeo alumni. These photos are from a 14-day canoe trip in Biscotasing, Ontario in 1967. Green and orange canoes take on the Spanish River, campers and staff bushwack through untouched land and trippers catch some fish on Ramsey Lake; moments like these are a glimpse into canoe trip happiness. The uniqueness of a canoe trip gives campers and staff the opportunity of a blissful escape from city life and into a back-to-basics mentality that urges everyone to find their inner tripper and enjoy all the greatness that a canoe and the great Canadian wilderness has to offer.

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