This year we are offering an in-person and an electronic version of our New Camper Orientation. The webinar and the in-person sessions will cover the same topics. These sessions are designed to help you or your camper prepare for a first Widji canoeing or backpacking trip. We will answer your questions about the food we eat, the gear you'll need to bring and what a typical day looks like as well as so much more! Information on accessing these sessions is listed below. 

New Camper Orientation Night

Our New Camper Orientation Night is Thursday, April 30 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Join us at the YMCA Center for Innovation and Development located on the first floor of the Sunrise Bank Headquarters at 2525 Wabash Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114.

New Camper Orientation Webinar

Our New Camper Orientation Webinar is Monday, May 4 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Follow the directions below to access the webinar:
To access by computer

  • Click Link: New Camper Orientation Webinar
  • When prompted, download and install "Skype for Business" if it is not already downloaded on your computer and run the program.
  • Once downloaded, click on the meeting link above and "continue as guest" to join the meeting.

To access by phone with video and voice capability

To access by phone with voice only

  • Call into the following phone number: 612-263-6779
  • When prompted for the conference ID #, enter: 260489947

Joining us from abroad? Please email your country location by 6pm on May 4 to receive special instructions on how to access the webinar.

Options for families who can't attend either session

Attending a New Camper Orientation session is by no means mandatory. Our website covers much of the same information. The Summer Information Guide and the various gear lists are particularly good resources. Please feel free to email us with questions that you aren't able to answer online or give us a call at 651-822-2267. We would love to talk to you!