Delivering an amazing wilderness adventure takes exceptional planning, expert guidance and careful matching of trip demands to the age and experience level of each participant. So our Outpost program offers canoeing, backpacking and sea kayaking options in introductory, intermediate, advanced and expeditionary levels. Trip duration, travel distance and physical demands grow with every year of participation — with the Outpost camper growing right along with each new experience.
“What a great treat to see 12 advanced trips come in and learn about the trail experiences of each of them. They start at camp, go off on a well planned and executed long wilderness experience, and return to camp on the same day, 12 different groups. No one else does this!”
Camp Manito-wish YMCA secures permits with the following: Superior National Forest, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Ottawa National Forest, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario Crown Land, Custer National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, Pukaskwa National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska State Forest, and Tongass National Forest.