Canoe Trips

For Campers Entering Grades 7–12

2017 information will be available in November.

We offer canoe trips for a variety of skill levels. Our trips progress in difficulty, giving campers new challenges year after year. Start with trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, then move on to Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park.

Campers can expect to:

  • Travel an average of 7–12 miles a day
  • Develop team building, paddling and portaging skills
  • Cook over a fire or camp stove
  • Learn about strengths and limits
  • Relax, make friends and share stories at night

Financial assistance is available.

BWCA - 5 Day Intro

Entering Grades 7-8
This is a great opportunity to experience the Menogyn Magic for the first time. Campers will spend one night at Menogyn, and will then go on a 2 night canoe trip in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Everyone will have fun learning how to paddle, portage, and set up camp.

BWCA - 8-11 Days 

Entering Grades 7-12
Campers placed with others of similar age.

An incredible adventure for teens! Regardless of skill level or previous canoeing experience, Menogyn counselors work with campers to develop new skills as they enjoy six or nine day wilderness canoe trips in the Boundary Water Canoe Area. Traveling in a small group, campers will paddle and portage 4-12 miles per day and will camp at designated BWCA camp sites. Note: Campers entering 7th grade are only eligible for 5 or 8 day sessions. 

BWCA - 14-16 Days

Entering Grades 9-12
With 11-13 days on trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, campers can experience longer routes and have time to further develop their wilderness canoeing and camping skills. There is also more time to create lasting friendships and have fun!

BWCA with Paddle Building

Entering Grades 9-12
For some 16 and 16 day sessions, campers can build their own canoe paddle. Groups stay an extra day in camp before going out on trail. Our skilled canoe master instructs campers in crafting a solid wood paddle. Campers learn how to use a hand place, spoke-share, and shaving horse. They then use their new paddle on trail. Material and tools provided. 

Quetico -19-22 Days

Campers deepen their expedition canoeing skills as they paddle and portage for 16-19 days through the beautiful lakes and rivers of Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. The Quetico is more remote and more challenging than the BWCA - a perfect opportunity for experienced campers.

Quetico campers must bring a valid passport or passport card.