Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Trips

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To the wilderness and back again: Challenge yourself to a wilderness adventure with your whole troop or a couple friends!

Domestic Outdoors
About the Trip

Up for a challenge this summer? Then take off on a multi-day canoeing adventure through one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the country.

Your adventure begins with learning to paddle, portage, and sleep in a backcountry tent. You will then test these skills with a three-, five-, seven- or 10-day canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Experience the great outdoors on water and reach your potential in ways you never thought you could on this high adventure experience.

Where You Go

Ely, MN, USA

What to Know

We welcome participants from all skill and interest levels. No previous canoeing 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 volunteer medical professional.

Adult Leaders/Advisors must accompany girls.

You don’t have to complete an application form for this event. Just contact the event sponsor to sign up. Remember to notify your council that you are traveling on a Getaway.

The Dates

June - August

Must be 12–18 years old at the time of the event.

What to Bring

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

Rain gear (pants and jacket no ponchos)

Sturdy hiking boots. (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.Insulated boots, rubber boots, or any boot that holds water will be very uncomfortable.)

Once accepted, a detailed list of equipment and clothing will be sent.

Personal clothing

The Cost

Please contact us for current pricing!

You will need to finance round-trip travel to and from Ely, Minnesota. (Closest airports are Hibbing, MN or Duluth, MN), and bring some spending money.

Contact Information

Melissa Garza
Outdoor Program Manager
Phone: 320-252-2952