Student Outdoor Adventure Retreat: Early SOAR


Early SOAR: Sea Kayaking - Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Trip Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

During this trip, most of our paddling days will be approximately 3-4 miles. The long travel day will be approximately 12 miles, with stops on three different islands the long day is split-up with time to rest and refuel.

3 Guides/12 Participants

The Apostle Islands are located off the northern most point of Wisconsin. This pristine 22 island National Lakeshore on Lake Superior is host to world class kayaking. On this trip, you will explore sunken shipwrecks, beautiful sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, and sea caves that are only accessible to paddlers. During the day, you will paddle and explore all that the islands have to offer. At night you will catch some of the most extraordinary sunsets and moonrises, only on a well-planned trip out to the islands does one capture the pure serene beauty of these events. Each night will conclude with a campfire, games, and time to talk to your student guides. Sign up to paddle with us; you will make memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

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Early SOAR 2012 Sea Kayaking Video

Early SOAR: Canoeing - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Explore the most famous wilderness canoe location in the world, right outside our back door! Spend four days with us exploring the Canadian Shield country. Our guides will teach you all of the paddling and camping skills needed to travel through this one of a kind wilderness. Each day you will paddle across lakes and rivers surrounded by breathtaking landscape. Look out for waterfalls, hieroglyphs, and maybe even a moose. During the evening, you can wind down with camp games, great food, and get to know your trip mates. This would also be a great time to talk to the guides about what college is like as well as ask any questions you have not been able to ask yet. Meet new friends as you as your paddle silently guides you through the awe-inspiring depths this boreal forest region. Choose your level of challenge by deciding between two difficulty options.

Trip Difficulty: Moderate

On this trip, you will travel/paddle 3-7 miles per day for a total of 18 - 28 miles throughout the trip. In terms of wilderness skills and knowledge, this trip is beginner friendly; our guides will teach you everything to be successful. Physically this trip may not push all participants to their limits, but carrying gear and canoes along trails, over rocks, and around trees can be challenging. We work together as a group and we lift each other up and push beyond our limits.

2 Guides/7 Participants

Entry Point: #52 Brant Lake

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