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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.

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Wilderness Trips

Backpacking

Level One: Ice Age Trail Backpacking

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $475
Offered: July 21 - August 2

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: $525
Offered: August 4 - 16

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 Four: Superior Hiking Trail 

Grades: 8-12
Cost: $675
Offered: July 7 - 19

Spend eight to twelve days on the trail exploring the Superior Hiking Trail.        

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


Offered in the Future

Level Three: Porcupine Mountains 2020
Level Five: Isle Royale National Park 2020

Canoeing

Level One: Upper Wisconsin River Canoe

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $475
Offered: July 7-19

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: $525
Offered: June 16 - 18

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: $570
Offered: August 4 - 16 

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

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


Level Four: Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Grades: 8-12
Cost: $675
Offered: July 21 - August 2 

Spend eight to twelve days paddling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota.

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

Kayaking

Level One: Manitowish River Kayak

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $475
Offered: July 21 - August 2

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: $525
Offered: August 4 - 16

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

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


Level Three: Namekagon River Kayak

Grades: 7-10
Cost: $570
Offered: June 16 - 28

Spend six to nine days on the water discovering the open vistas and grassy marsh of the Namekagon Flowage.

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


Level Five: Kayak Superior

Grades: 9-12
Cost: $740
Offered: June 30 - July 19

Spend fourteen to eighteen days on the water traveling the Canadian side of Lake Superior. 

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

Girls MUST have a US passport to attend. This program will be canceled by May 1 if we do not meet the minimum of four girls.

 

Wilderness Trip Information and More!

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

2019 Wilderness Trips

Camp Health History Form

Wilderness Trip Phyiscal Exam Form