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Wilderness Trips

If you are craving a challenging, high-adventure experience where you’ll be called on to make important decisions, navigate your path, and lead others, then a GSNWGL Wilderness Trip is the experience you have been looking for.

Our Wilderness Trips are about adventure, fun, excitement, and freedom. They allow you to explore the beauty of nature, learn valuable wilderness skills, and bond with a group of adventure seekers like yourself. You’ll have stories to tell after exploring Lake Superior’s U.S. shores, traipsing through bogs, marshes, waterfalls, river valleys, and seeing just how bright the stars really are away from civilization. You are ready for this and we’re ready for you.

We offer three types of Wilderness Trips: backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking-each with their own unique progression. On our trips, you’ll build a campfire, learn leave-no-trace camping, and be taught true, wilderness survival skills! Though we cannot offer every level of every program each summer we promise there is something exciting for every girl!

*All wilderness tripping supplies are provided.

The 2018 Camp Guide is online now! Registration is open!

Wilderness Trips

Backpacking

Level One: Ice Age Trail Backpacking

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $470
Offered: June 17-29

Spend three to five days out on the trail exploring the Ice Age Trail.

* No experience necessary
* Sleep in platform Tents


Level Two: Pictured Rocks Backpacking

Grades: 6-9
Cost: $520
Offered: July 8-20

Spend four to seven days out on the trail exploring beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore.

* Prerequisite: Completed level one Wilderness Trip
* Sleep in platform Tents


Level Three: Porcupine Mountains Backpacking

Grades: 7-10
Cost: $565
Offered: August 5-17

Spend six to nine days on the trail exploring the Porcupine Mountains.

* Prerequisite: Completed level two Wilderness Trip
* Sleep in platform Tents


Offered in the Future

Level Four: Superior Hiking Trail 2019
Level Five: Isle Royale National Park 2020

Canoeing

Level One: Upper Wisconsin River Canoe

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $470
Offered: July 22 – August 3

Spend three to five days on the water canoeing the Upper Wisconsin River.

* No experience necessary
* Sleep in platform Tents


Level Two: Michigamme River Canoe

Grades: 6-9
Cost: $520
Offered: August 5-17

Spend four to seven days on the water paddling down the Michigamme River in the Upper Peninsula.

* Prerequisite: Completed level one Wilderness Trip
* Sleep in platform Tents


Level Three: Manitowish Waters Canoe

Grades: 7-10
Cost: $565
Offered: July 8-20

Spend six to nine days on the water paddling the Manitowish Waters.

* Prerequisite: Completed level two Wilderness Trip
* Sleep in platform Tents


Offered in the Future

Level Four: Boundary Waters Canoe Area 2019
Level Five: Quetico Canoe area 2020

Kayaking

Level One: Manitowish River Kayak

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $470
Offered: August 5-17

Spend three to five days on the waters of the northern lowland forest of the Manitowish River.

* No Experience Necessary
* Sleep in platform Tents


Level Two: Chippewa Flowage Kayak

Grades: 6-9
Cost: $520
Offered: June 17-29

Spend four to seven days out on the Chippewa Flowage kayaking around the open lakes and streams.

* Prerequisite: A Level one Wilderness Trip
* Sleep in platform Tents


Level Four: Apostle Islands Kayak

Grades: 8-12
Cost: $670
Offered: July 22 – August 3

Spend 8 to 12 days on the waters of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

* Prerequisite: A level three Wilderness Trip
* Sleep in platform Tents


Offered in the Future

Level Three: Namekagon Kayak 2019
Level Five: Kayak Superior 2019

 

Wilderness Trip Information and More!

Closer to camp we'll publish everything you need for an amazing time at camp!

2018 Wilderness Trips

Camp Health History Form

Wilderness Trip Phyiscal Exam Form