The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a federally protected wilderness area located in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border. It is a land of lakes and forests. The Boundary Waters Adventure will be a 7 day wilderness canoe and camping trip. We will pack up all of our supplies for the week and head out into the wilderness. We will paddle from lake to lake. Between lakes we will portage (carry) all of our gear along established portages (trails). The scenery and solitude are amazing. Wildlife sightings may include loons (for sure!), bald eagles, moose, black bears, frogs, owls . . . and wolves howling! This is truly a life changing week.
The canoe trip is outfitted and led by staff from the Northern Lakes Canoe Base, a camp belonging to the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Council. On our sightseeing days, options include hiking on the North Country National Scenic Trail, visiting Split Rock Lighthouse on the shore of Lake Superior, visiting an historic iron mine and nuclear research lab, hunting for fossils at an iron mine or hunting for agates on the shore of Lake Superior, and visiting the city of Duluth…there are lots of opportunities for fun in Minnesota! We will fly from Virginia to Minnesota, then travel by van for the Minnesota portion of the trip. There will be at least one pre-trip planning event at Camp Sacajawea before we go.
Participants may attend as individuals only.
Who: C, S, A (girls ages 13 and up)
Date: Saturday, July 19 – Saturday, August 2, 2014
Place: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ely, MN
Fee: $1,000/girl (est.) (Fee includes round-trip airfare, most likely from Roanoke, guided canoe trip, canoeing and camping gear, packs, and entrance fees into attractions we visit on free days.)
Min/Max: 6 girls max. (Group sizes into Boundary Waters are limited by federal laws to protect the wilderness. If there is enough interest in this trip, we can form a second crew — we will all travel together but canoe in different groups.)
Patch Included: no
Registration Opens: January 10
Registration Closes: June 2014
Scholarship Deadline: May 2014
To Register: Adelaide Lee, 434-665-8514 or Adelaide9193@gmail.com
Questions: Adelaide Lee, 434-665-8514 or Adelaide9193@gmail.com
Note: Parents/guardians will be responsible for drop-off/pick-up at the airport. Participants will need to bring money for food on travel days (the exact number of meals will be announced), souvenirs, and other personal purchases. One additional adult leader is needed for this trip. If you are interested, please contact Adelaide Lee.