Williwaw has been creating unique adventures for young adults since 1999. Our expeditions are designed to provide a safe and meaningful wilderness experience that balance challenging adventure and exploration with fun. We spend time developing outdoor skills, but also focus on the group experience and personal growth.
Expeditions are carefully planned to assure safety and quality, progressively challenge and allow for success. By stepping up to challenges, students develop confidence, self-reliance and a sense of personal responsibility.
Wilderness travel, paddling and sailing are the core components to our expeditions, and students leave with a solid foundation of skills so that they can pursue and become competent in these activities in the future.
With the guidance of their instructors, students accept more responsibility as the expedition progresses and take ownership of their trip. Whether serving as leader of the day, navigator, or planning and cooking meals, students are directly involved with the daily operations and success of the expedition.
Living and working with a group is an important skill that is naturally developed in the wilderness or at sea. Students learn the importance of relying on each other and the responsibility of being a part of a group. A key part to maintaining a positive group experience is our evening meeting, where we gather to discuss our successes and achievements, address any problems, and talk about our plan for the next day.