North Country Rock-N-Wilderness

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To the wilderness and back again: Challenge yourself on this multi-sport adventure in the Northland!

Ages 12-14 Domestic Outdoors
About the Trip

Up for a challenge this summer? Picture yourself on a ropes course and scaling a rock wall, sea kayaking on a beautiful lake and then take off on a multi-day canoeing adventure through one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the country.

Your adventure starts by heading to the stunning North Shore of Lake Superior. With the encouragement of your fellow Girl Scouts, challenge yourself by natural rock face climbing and sea kayaking.  We will then travel to the Girl Scout Northern Lakes Canoe Base just north or Ely Minnesota.

After a day of training and preparing, you will paddle north in your canoe to Canada, where you will spend 12 days building leadership and outdoor skills that will last a lifetime. You and your small group will paddle, portage, and camp in Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Experience something few others ever will and reach your potential in ways you never thought you could on this high adventure experience.

Where You Go

Duluth, Minnesota

What to Know

We welcome any participants from all skill and interest levels.

No previous canoeing, kayaking, and climbing experience is necessary.

We look for an open mind and a positive attitude.

We include those with different physical and/or health restrictions.

We leave the final decision to our medical professional.

The Dates

12-Day Trip - $900
All trip participants must be between the ages of 12-15 years old at the start of the trip.
Sesson 1: July 5 – July 16, 2014
Day 1: Arrive in Duluth; Day 2-3: High Adventure, Rock Climbing, and Sea Kayaking; Day 5-11: Canoe Trip; Day 12: Depart from Duluth

15-Day Trip - $1050
All trip participants must be between the ages of 13-18 years old at the start of the trip.
Session 2: July 23 – August 6, 2014
Day 1: Arrive in Duluth; Day 2-3: High Adventure, Rock Climbing, and Sea Kayaking; Day 5-14: Canoe Trip; Day 15: Depart from Duluth

What to Bring

Lightweight sleeping bag in a stuff sack (Large flannel sleeping bags are discouraged because of size, weight, and difficulty drying.) Look for mummy-shaped sleeping bags made of synthetic material.

Rain gear (rain jacket and rain pants, no ponchos)

Sturdy hiking boots (Your feet will be wet much of the time on the canoe trip. A lightweight hiking or field boot is best. The purpose of the boot is to provide secure footing and ankle support during portages. Insulated boots, rubber boots, or any other boot that holds water will be very uncomfortable.)

Personal clothing (Once accepted, a detailed list of equipment and clothing will be provided.)

The Cost

A $100 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not in addition to it.)

You'll also need to finance:

Round-trip travel to and from Duluth, Minnesota Airport
Personal spending money

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

Melissa Garza
Outdoor Program Manager
Phone: 218-302-3183
Fax: 218-726-4715
mgarza@gslakesandpines.org