Boundary Waters Adventure
BOUNDARY WATERS ADVENTURE
Since 1922, our partners at YMCA Camp Menogyn have led canoeing excursions in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area along the Canadian border in Northeastern Minnesota. With the exception of a satellite phone carried by the trip leader; phones, tablets, computers and anything electronic is safely stored at camp. Our group will instead utilize the original form of social media - sitting around a campfire and talking to each other!
While learning to do things such as setting up base camp, cooking outside and learning to navigate a canoe, teens learn to work together as a team. Before the paddles hit the water, teens spend time getting to know the members of their group through teambuilding activities, route planning and meal preparation.
Trip 1: July 3rd-8th
Trip 2: July 24th-29th
Transportation: Campers are transported to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota by Camp Leif Ericson Staff in a YMCA vehicle.
Supervision: 2 Camp Leif Ericson Staff accompany campers on the trip. They are also joined by a Camp Menogyn Staff to lead the canoe trek.
Communication: Camp Menogyn staff have a satellite phone to contact base camp or emergency services in the event of an emergency on the trek
Equipment: A specific packing list will be provided in the weeks leading up to the trip. Campers are able to borrow various supplies and equipment if needed.
*If you're interested in receiving financial aid, please follow the provided link to apply.