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Extended Canoe Trip - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) - Not Offered for 2021

Explore the most famous wilderness canoe location in the world, right outside our back door! Spend eight 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.

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.


The Grand Canoeing Adventure - Trip not offered for 2021

Returning for the second year is the extended canoeing trip! Join us a few days early and head out an exciting 8 day adventure. Throughout the trip, the group will have a chance to learn camping and navigation skills and decide where they would want to go. Join us on this awe-inspiring 8 day journey in the great Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Trip Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult - During this trip, we will canoe and portage (carry our canoes and packs over land) approximately 7-12 miles daily. This trip will most likely challenge and push you physically. Prior canoe and camping experience recommended but not required for this trip. However, we expect all trip members to come with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to achieving group goals. The aspect that sets this trip, apart is the length- eight days.

Number of Participants: 6 is the maximum number of participants for this trip to the BWCA.  Permits allow for 9 people total, this trip will have 3 guides.

Guides: Ethan, Faye. & Justin

Description:  We will be spending 8 days paddling through the serene Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This longer trip will give you the opportunity to develop your wilderness and leadership skills. You will also get to be involved in the planning of the exact route, so deciding how far, where we will go, and just how many waterfalls we should see. Throughout the first few days we will provide you with the tools and skills you need to make a trip run smoothly. But, fear not, if you need guidance we will be there to help and keep you safe. As the trip progresses, you as the participants will have the opportunity to lead and help with the decision making.

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 landscapes. Look out for waterfalls, hieroglyphs, and if we are lucky, 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 that have yet to be answered for yourself.

Want to know what the BWCA looks like? See what portaging looks like or what animals live in the BWCA check out this video: (Not all actions and facts are the way we do our trip).

Entry Point/Map: #25 Moose Lake


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