Apostle Island Kayak Adventures

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Experience breathtaking views from the seat of your kayak and the front door of your tent

Ages 15-18 Domestic Outdoors
About the Trip

You will get the opportunity to experience the jewels of Lake Superior along windswept beaches, cliffs, and sea caves. This is a place where water meets land and sky, and past meets present.

Join together with 9 other girls to explore one of the most beautiful areas of northern Wisconsin. Once you arrive in Wisconsin, you will spend time at Camp Black Hawk working on your paddling, outdoor skills, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. Spend up to 7 days paddling around the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. While paddling through sea caves, visiting lighthouses, and cooking over an open fire, you will also create a stewardship journal as you meet with park rangers and outdoor leaders during the day and camp along the lakeshore at night. Once you have completed your Northern Wisconsin journey, you will use that journal when you return home as you educate others in how to be responsible stewards of land and water.

Where You Go

Elton, WI

What to Know

You must have basic outdoor skills.

Be able to pass a 10-minute deep water swimming abilities check.

Be comfortable in deep water, have an interest in the outdoors, enjoy being adventurous, and be able to work in a team environment.

The Dates

July 6 - 18, 2014; $1200

Plan to arrive July 7, between 11:00am and 4:00pm. Depart July 18 between 9:00am and 1:00pm.

Girls must be 15-17 at the time of the event

What to Bring

Lightweight packable sleeping bag

Rain gear

Water shoes

Dry bags

A more detailed list will be sent upon program acceptance.

The Cost


A $250 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not an additional fee.)

You will need to finance your round-trip transportation to this event. If you are traveling by plane or bus, you will go to Green Bay, Wisconsin. If you are traveling by car, you will go directly to Elton, Wisconsin.

Spending money

Download Application Forms
Destinations Girl Application 2014 PDF Destinations Girl Application 2014 DOC
Contact Information

Kim Rathsack
Camp Black Hawk Director
(608) 237-1146 or (800) 236-2710, ext. 1146
Fax (608) 276-9160