JULY12-18, 2018 canoe expedition
JUne 25-29, 2018 sailing expedition
$500 + $500 fundraising
Note: The Sailing Voyage is filled at this point. To be put on a wait list in case a spot opens up, email Bernie at Bernie@chicagovoyagers.org.
Boundary Waters Canoe Expedition
We will canoe the lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The BWCAW is a national treasure. It is the largest wilderness (1 million acres) in the central US. The area is home to moose, bears, loons, osprey, timber wolves, bald eagles, and deer. The woodlands include birch, spruce and pine trees. This is the Northwoods! Camping will be on the lake shores. This is a great opportunity for building teamwork and persistence skills while we paddle each day.
Each morning we pack up and travel to another camp site. All sites have a pit toilet. Physically, you will paddle for 6-12 miles a day and portage (carry) canoes and equipment for distances up to 2/3 mile. Our goal is to get into camp by mid-afternoon so everyone has down time before evening chores. This program is very challenging – youth will be challenged more than they ever have, both physically and mentally – resulting in potentially dramatic growth.
DATES: JULY 12-18
COST: $500 + $500 FUNDRAISING
Lake Michigan Sailing Expedition
We will take a 5 day voyage on our our Lake Michigan on our 26' Bristol sailboat. Learn how to sail and live aboard a sailboat. We sleep and eat on the boat. This is a great opportunity for building teamwork skills. We will find a protected place to dock or anchor each day while we also take shore leave to explore.