Join us for a fun filled weekend of reminiscing about summer 2022. This weekend will include the 2022 Summer Camper Reunion and Gear Drive and the 2022 Arctic Film Fest. More information about both events is below.
2022 Summer Camper Reunion and Gear Drive!
This event is going to be a little bit different this year. Most activities will be outdoors at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi. Activities will include outdoor games, hiking and sledding if snow allows. Campers will be able to warm up with hot cocoa and snacks by a fire but we will not be offering a sit down meal as we have in past years.
Date: December 17, 2022
Location: 3425 Ihduhapi Road Loretto, MN 55357
Don’t forget to bring a sled and items that you are looking to donate to our gear drive!
Gear Drive Info
Each year we solicit new or gently used gear donations at our Summer Camper Reunion so that we can continue to offer necessary gear items to campers in need. Items that we are looking for include:
- Rain gear
- Wool Socks
- Hiking Boots
- Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping Pads
2022 Arctic Film Fest
Join the Widji Staff team and our 2022 Voyageur and Mountaineer campers for a screening of their trip slideshows. Slideshows are a long-standing tradition at Widji. Each Arctic group has the opportunity to submit a 15–20-minute slideshow featuring a selection of photos from their trip set to music. Groups will be on hand to answer questions about their experience after their viewing. Watch the entire event or specific groups that interest you!
Date: December 18, 2022
5:00pm- Shawn Cope & Nick Bates, Voyageur Canoe, Elk and Thelon Rivers
5:30pm- Emma Brophy & Maeve O’Meara, Voyageur Canoe, Thelon River
6:00pm- Michael Hartnett & Kieran Gallagher, Mountaineer Backpack, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
6:30pm- Helen Haddad & Sophie Klein, Mountaineer Backpack, Gates of the Arctic
7:00pm- Patrick Kerwin & Spencer WareJoncas, Voyageur Canoe, Coppermine River
7:30pm- Claire Lang-Ree & Audrey Jerome, Voyageur Canoe, Coppermine River