JULY12-18, 2018 canoe expedition

JUne 25-29, 2018 sailing expedition

Training included

$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

“Our son, Andrew, went on what he called “the trip of a lifetime.” Andrew went with some teens from our church, along with three adult guides to canoe the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. At first I was a bit apprehensive because he was going to be in a remote area without access to electricity or running water. This trip was life-changing for Andrew. He discovered things about himself he didn’t know he had within. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone of any age, but especially to a teenager looking to explore nature and discover themselves.”
— Kristen Berryhill

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. 



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. 

DATES: JUne 25-29

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