Wilderness Trips

Challenge yourself on an unforgettable wilderness trip! Whether you love horseback riding, boating, backpacking, or biking, our unique wilderness trips give you the opportunity to build outdoor skills and have an awesome time with your new camp friends. Specific details about these trips such as dates and cost will be available at a later date. Financial aid is available!

Progressive Trip Program

Our progressive wilderness trip program consists of five levels that keep you coming back each summer to build on your skills in one of four areas: biking, backpacking, canoeing, or kayaking. What does the wilderness have in store for you?

Trip Progression Backpacking Canoeing Kayaking Biking
1st Level

  • No experience necessary
  • 3-5 days on trail
  • Grades 4-8
Sylvania Wilderness

July 6-18

Upper Wisconsin River

July 13-25

 

Manitowish River

June 15-27

Northern Highland State Forest

June 15-27

2nd Level

  • 1st level trip of any kind or camping experience recommended
  • 4-7 days on trail
  • Grades 5-9
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

July 20-August 1

Michigamme River

Planned for 2015

Chippewa Kayak

July 6-18

Nicolet State Forest

July 20-August 1

3rd Level

  • Must have attended a 2nd level trip of any kind
  • 6-9 days on trail
  • Grades 6-10
Porcupine Mountains State Forest

June 15-27

Manitowish Waters

July 27-August 8

Namekagon Flowage

July 27-August 8

Chequamegon National Forest

Planned for 2015

4th Level- Canadian-Red Suspenders

  • Must have attended a 3rd level trip of the same type
  • Red suspenders are a tradition in wilderness trips and are received at a campfire ceremony after completion of a 4th level. They represent maturity, ambition, and a mastery of tripping skills. Fellow campers look up to those who have completed these trips.
  • 8-12 days on trail
  • Grades 8-12
Superior Hiking Trail

July 27-August 8

Boundary Waters

Planned for 2015

Apostle Islands National Park

July 13-25

Bike Canadian
Northern Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula

July 27-August 8

5th Level

  • Must have attended at least one 4th level trip of any kind
  • Girls have fine-tuned all basic camping skills
  • 12-18 days on trail
  • Grades 9-12
Isle Royale National Park

July 6-25

Quetico Provincial Park

July 20-August 8

Kayak Superior
Canadian shore of Lake Superior

June 22-July 11

 

Bike Superior
Circle tour of Lake Superior; takes two summers to complete

Planned for 2015

Wild West

Grades: 8-12

Travel to North Dakota for an unforgettable experience in the Badlands backcountry! Spend a week at Theodore Roosevelt National Park hiking, horseback riding, sightseeing, and shopping. Pitch a tent under the stars and enjoy the rugged beauty of the “wild west!”