THE FURNISHINGS ARE RUSTIC. THEN AGAIN,
YOU CAN’T BEAT THE VIEW.

Life on the trail is a life without frills. You embark on a journey that’s one part spectacular, one part spiritual and one (or more) parts physically and mentally demanding. There are many challenges — and even more rewards . Like marveling at sights few will ever see. Viewing wildlife in their natural habitat. Dishing up creative new cuisine . And taking the road far-less-traveled, if it was ever traveled at all. No, the experience isn’t exactly like a five-star hotel. But the 1,000,000-star sky has a way of making up for it.

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.

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Outpost in Action

THE BEST WAY TO SEE OUTPOST CAMPERS OUT THERE?
IN HERE.

Outpost expeditions are known for bringing back incredible video and images that match their incredible experiences. Follow the links below to learn more about our Outpost program and to see our photo and video libraries. Photos galleries are updated at the end of each trip, so be sure to check back!

Outpost Meals

THE NEXT RIDGE LOOKS A LOT LESS STEEP ON A FULL STOMACH.

Whether you’re portaging through swampy terrain or paddling through whitewater rapids, the challenges of the trail — both physical and mental — are numerous and constant. So providing high-nutrition, high-energy meals is a vital part of the Outpost experience. All of our trips are carefully planned and provisioned for the unique demands of each destination, duration, activity and itinerary. For shorter Outpost excursions, all necessary supplies are carried from the start; longer tips are resupplied at prearranged checkpoints. Meals are prepared by the Outpost campers at whatever outdoor locales they choose for camp and kitchen. So while the going may be rough, the chance to enjoy a hearty, satisfying meal overlooking an open fire and an incredible vista always has a way of making up for it.

Testimonials

We are so glad that we found out about Camp Manito-wish. It was definitely a life changing time for my daughter. She is definitely more confident and has high hopes for herself this year in school.
L. U.