Student Outdoor Adventure Retreat: Northshore Splorin

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Finland State Park

Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Each day your day filled with a different adventure. On this trip, you will go rock climbing, Stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, splorin' and more! All of the activities and instruction will be beginner friendly.  Prepare to be moderately active for 6 hours per day

2 Guides/12 Participants

This trip was formerly known as Adventure Duluth, after a few years of making changes we wanted to update the name to better reflect the trip and the location... welcome Northshore Splorin'.

The northshore of Lake Superior is an outdoor persons dream. You can do it all... hiking, backpacking, biking, climbing, swimming, paddling, ect. During this trip we will pack in as much adventure as possible. We will basecamp out of Finland State Park located along the Baptism River about 6 miles upstream from the Lake Superior Shores of Tettegouche State Park. You will hike to waterfalls, swim in Lake Superior, rock climb some of the towering bluffs, and do some splorin' of the surrounding area. This trip packs in beginner friendly samples of many of the northshore adventures. Each day you will hike to a different location and activity, there may be a short car ride to get you to the trailhead. Each evening you will return to camp for a delicious meal and down time around the fire. Before exhaustion sets in from the daily adventure, you may want to press your guides for info about college life at St. Scholastica. If you can't decide between one single activity or you want a very beginner friendly trip, sign up to do some Northshore Splorin'.

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Northshore Splorin' - Faith Based - Tettegouche State Park

Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

This variation of Northshore Splorin' will be similar in terms of activity level and skills, however, we will also be exploring our faith.

3 Guides/11 Participants

A new SOAR option for 2017 is a collaboration between Campus Ministry and Outdoor Pursuit. During this adventure, you will engage in a variety of outdoor activities. Hiking through the forest to waterfalls, jumping into the refreshing water of Lake Superior, and climbing the cliffs overlooking the Northshore is just a sample of what you could experience.  Our basecamp for this trip will be Tettegouche State Park, which is located along the shore of Lake Superior at the mouth of the Baptism River.  Throughout this adventure, we will reflect on and explore your spirituality and the connection between faith and nature. During the trip, you will have time for individual reflection, and together as a community, we will engage in conversations about life's big questions. Sign up today and get ready to dive into adventure and spiritual exploration.

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