Student Outdoor Adventure Retreat: Canoes and Coaching


SOARvivor: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Do you have what it takes to be a SOARvivor? Come learn the skills to survive in the wilderness. Things like knots, canoeing, camping, and leadership. These skills are what can put you ahead in the nightly challenges and also put you on the first step to being an outdoor expert. These skills can be used to take your friends and family on a wilderness adventure or help you become a guide for OP, summer camps, or wilderness outfitters. Put your newly honed skills to the test each night when you battle against one another to see who is the true soarvivor on a 5 day trip into the Boundary Waters.

This trip is geared toward people who are interested in gaining the skills and knowledge to go on future trips, it also provides you with a chance to explore the most famous wilderness canoe location in the world!  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.

Trip Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

During this trip, you and your trip mates will travel 5-10 miles per day for a total of 30 - 40 miles. This trip will most likely challenge and push you physically. Prior canoe and camping experience recommended but not required for this trip. If you have what it takes to be part of a group which is determined to push themselves both physically and mentally to accomplish group goals, then sign up to be a part of this experience. Individual growth happens when a person faces a challenge; group growth happens when an individual(s) is/are challenged and the group steps up and finds success.

2 Guides/7 Participants

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