Canoe Camps

Paddle Wilderness Lakes and Streams

For over a century St. Croix campers have paddled some of the most gorgeous waterways in North America. It’s a tradition we carry on to this day.

Our Frontiers campers learn the basics of canoe tripping before they spend two nights camping on the Lower St. Croix River; for most of those campers it is their first time traveling by canoe. Our Voyageur campers review paddling skills at Camp, then head north to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with their St. Croix counselor. There they take part in a five day wilderness expedition with logistics and guiding facilitated by our sister camp, YMCA Camp Menogyn.

Our wilderness canoeing focused Leadership Development Program, titled Explorers, brings campers deeper still into the


Ages 12-14

Fee: $675

One week session
June 25-30
July 2-7 | $600*
July 9-14
July 30-August 4


*During the week of July 2 – 7 our Rockers, Randonneurs, Frontiers, and First Makes will share cabins. Campers can expect to enjoy all the best that camp has to offer as well as spend at least 3 hours a day in their skill ar ea of choice. Rather than overnights, the week’s capstones will be full day trips to climb at Taylor’s Falls, ride the Gandy Dancer, or take to Lake St. Croix by canoe or sailboat.


Ages 13-15

Fee: $1,300

Two week session
In partnership with YMCA Camp Menogyn.

July 9-21
July 23-August 4