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.

BWCA - 5 Day Intro

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.

Fee: $530

Sessions:

June 24-28
July 24-28
August 17-21

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 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.

Note: Campers entering 7th grade are only eligible for 5 or 8 day sessions.

Sessions:

Grades 7-10 | 8 days

June 21-28 - $770
June 30-July 7 - $920
July 13-20 - $920
July 30-August 6 - $920
August 8-15 - $920
August 17-24 - $920

Grades 8-10 | 10 -11 days

August 17-26 - $1,180
June 30-July 10 - $1,295
July 24-August 3 - $1,295

Grades 11-12 | 11 days

July 24-August 3 - $1,295

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!

Sessions:

June 24-July 7 (14 days) - $1,650
July 13-28 (16 days) - $1,870
July 214-August 6 (14 days) - $1,650
August 8-21 (14 days) - $1,650

BWCA with Paddle Building

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.

Sessions: 

June 24-July 7 (14 days) - $1,695
July 13-28 (16 days) - $1,925
July 24-August 6 (14 days) - $1,695

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. 

Sessions:

June 21-July 10 (20 days) - $2,350
July 13-August 3 (22 days) - $2,550