Hello all. My name is Mason Halstrom and I will be either your guide or your son's guide this summer, and I couldn't be more excited! Les Voyageurs has been an important part of my life and it is now my honor to pass on my passion and experience to the next generation of participants.

A little bit about myself. I graduated from Cathedral high school in 2016 and am a current sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Unfortunately this means that I am currently in Indiana and won't be able to meet all of you for another few weeks. I am studying science on a pre-med track. This will be my fourth trip through Les Voyageurs. I participated the summer after my sophomore year of high school and again the following year on a far north trip. Last year I had the privilege of guiding for the first time.

I encourage all of you to sign up to receive these blog posts via email as I will be posting them regularly over the course of our preparations, as well as updating the calendar and posting photos. I am always available to contact by phone at 320-266-4038 and by email at mhalstro@nd.edu if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks and once again I'm eager to meet you all and get rolling with our preparations.