Teen Kayak Camp
Kayak Camp incorporates outdoor skills and adventure travel in sea kayaking, wilderness survival, outdoor skills, leadership, and community building.
Our Mission; to empower youth to grow as outdoor enthusiasts, community members, and caretakers of the planet.
To help us get there we incorporate the following in to every day of the course
Activity & Physical Fitness - Exercise and skill building in the outdoors.
Knowledge - Map & compass, natural & cultural history, edible plants and experience with various outdoor recreation activities.
Teamwork - Living and learning together. Discussions. Pushing comfort zones, and mentoring others.
Reflection - Time at the end of day for checking in and discussion. Appreciation circle. Journaling. Solo time.
Structure & Culture - There is a big difference between 'just doing stuff' and creating a culture of growth. Daily tie-ins and group building activities. Positive communication experiences, inspirational stories, quotes, and sharing.
Sea Kayaking Skills, Safety, and Rescues
Kayak Camping Adventures within the Apostle Islands
Outdoor & Wilderness Survival Skills
Map & Compass Navigation
Natural & Cultural History of the Northwoods
Wilderness First Aid Training
Kayak Camp For Individuals Ages 14-16
Our mid-teens are some of the most formative years of our lives. It's the ideal time to learn and practice leadership and mentorship. Leadership is the ability to anticipate and act. Self-leadership pertains to ones ability to be self aware and make decisions that will have a healthy impact on their own lives.
Participants should be between the ages of 14-16 years old at the time of camp start, have a parent/guardians approval, and be medically self-sufficient. (No medications that counselors would need to administer, no allergies or medical issues that would preclude them from being safe in fairly strenuous outdoor environments, etc. Please contact us with questions.)
The Tentative Schedule
Day 1 - Meet at 9am
Introduction and move in to basecamp. Introduction to camping, kayak training, day trip paddle. Camp cooking.
Outdoor Skills and Survival. Knife use in woodscraft.
Traditional skills project and First Aid class
Navigation, paddling skills/day trip, and prep for overnight.
Final trip prep and leave for sea kayak camping trip
Kayak camping, camping cooking. Rescue scenarios, hiking, cultural and natural history.
Kayak camping trip returns in the afternoon. Debrief and relax. Final circle and head home.
2023 Dates: TBD (Camp runs Sunday noon through Saturday afternoon) Stay tuned for dates!
Regular Registration - 45 days or more prior: $725 with scholarships available.
Late Registration 45 days or less before camp start: 825+tax & fees. NO scholarships available for late registration.