To hear the loons calling across the misty morning stillness of Lottit Lake brings a sense of peace and comfort—a nice start to a busy day at Eagle’s Cove. Before COVID NorthWind held children’s, teen’s and family camps during the summer and youth retreats in the spring and fall. Last summer we brought out one family bubble at a time for a day of activity, good food, and an encouraging bible devotional.
Many of our Indigenous friends grew up in northern reserves. For them, a respite from the city is like a trip back home. They can walk in silence down a trail or join a lively volleyball game. Eagle’s Cove provides opportunities to enjoy canoeing, swimming, fishing, archery, hiking and rock climbing, a challenging game of paintball or a quiet space for conversation as they work on a craft.
As winter sets in, we prepare for skating, hockey, ice fishing, and snow shoeing. The smell of campfire is in the air and someone is preparing tea for everyone. If there are elders around, you just might get a piece of bannock. Above all, a trip to Eagle’s Cove (50 km from Thunder Bay) offers another opportunity to know the One who created the land, the food and the laughter. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made[.]