Our Outpost program provides teenagers with progressive wilderness trips that range from Lake Superior and Rockies to Canada and Alaska. But the skills they hone and the confidence they gain will take them even further. Building character and instilling leadership qualities are as big a part of the journey as backpacking, sea kayaking and canoeing. And as challenges grow, so does the individual, gaining strengths and insights that will endure long after the trip is over.
“Every day he and his trip mates worked through challenges together. Every day they got closer....It was one of the best, and most formative, experiences he's ever had.”
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.