Canoe Trips

For Campers Entering Grades 7–12

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.

BWCAW Intro to Canoe

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

5-day Sessions - $550

June 23-27
July 23-27
August 16-20

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BWCAW Canoe 

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 trail guides work with campers to develop new skills as they enjoy a six or nine day wilderness canoe trip in the Boundary Waters 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. 

Entering Grades 7-10 - 8-days
June 20-27 | $800
June 29 - July 6 | $955
July 12-19 | $955
July 29 - August 5 | $955
August 7-14 | $955
August 16-23 | $955

Entering Grades 8-10 - 10-days
August 16-25 | $1,230

Entering Grades 8-10 - 11-days
June 29 - July 9 | $1,350
July 23 - August 2 | $1,350

Entering Grades 11-12 - 11-days
July 23 - August 2 | $1,350

For a Longer Adventure

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!

Entering Grades 9-12
June 23 - July 6 | 14-days, $1,720
July 12-27 | 16-days, $1,940
July 23 - August 5 | 14-days, $1,720
August 7-20 | 14-days, $1,720

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BWCAW with Paddle Build

Entering Grades 9-12
For some 14 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 plane, Spokeshave, and shaving horse. They then use their new paddle on trail. All materials
and tools provided.

June 23 - July 6 | 14-days, $1,760
July 12-27 | 16-days, $2,000
July 23 - August 5 | 14-days, $1,760

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Quetico Canoe

Entering Grades 10-12
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. 

June 20 - July 9 | 20-days, $2,440
July 12 - August 2 | 22-days, $2,650

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