Wabun Foundation – Mission

Our Mission:

Transforming lives through wilderness experiences

Our Vision:

Wabun foundation seeks to:

  • Continue the longstanding Camp Wabun tradition of experiential and structured learning by paddling the waterways of Northern Canada by canoe and fostering the self-discovery inherent in such travel.
  • Cultivate respect for and stewardship of the Earth’s natural resources.
  • Honor and promote travel in traditional ways through the historic territories of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai people.
  • Empower confidence, resilience, perseverance, teamwork, and leadership.
  • Provide opportunities to leave the distractions of technology behind and educate about the benefits derived from the rewards of hard work, peer fellowship, and incredible beauty.
  • Create meaningful, lasting relationships and connections across generations and diverse communities.
  • Be steadfast in our commitment to inclusive programming.
  • Make wilderness experiences more accessible through scholarship, financial support, and expanded opportunities.
We Value:
  • Educational programming which fosters a deep connection between humans and nature.
  • Stewardship and sustainability demonstrated through low-impact wilderness practices, land acknowledgement, and respect for the environment.
  • Preserving our relationships within and among caring communities through advancing empathy, trust, patience, and good will.
  • Sharing these values through promoting inclusion and access to wilderness for all people.
How You Can Help:

Your tax-deductible donations can be used to support camper scholarships, operations, repair and maintenance, training, and capital improvements. This is a change from past donations to the Red Canoe Foundation, which were limited to scholarships.

While scholarships remain a priority, we are excited for the opportunity to more broadly support the sustainability of Camp Wabun in direct ways. This also gives members of our Wabun community additional opportunities to direct their support for the camp. If you would like to discuss these opportunities, or if you have questions in general, please contact Phoebe Knowles, our executive director, at 917-345-6784 or phoebe.knowles@wabun.org.