Backpacking and sea kayaking trip options are available as campers progress through the Summer Camp program. Because spaces are limited, these alternative trips are filled by a lottery of those that are requesting enrollment. There is no additional fee. If your camper goes on a backpacking or sea kayaking trip, they will not go on the traditional canoe trip.


Ice Age Trail or Porcupine Mountains

Entering 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2023

Campers entering 8th grade:
Ice Age Trail for 4-5 nights

Campers entering 9th and 10th grade:
Porcupine Mountains for 6-7 nights

Please note: 9th graders cabin placement will determine the length of their trip and whether they go to the Ice Age Trail or the Porcupine Mountains. Cabin placement is finalized just prior to the start of each camp session.

Sea Kayaking:

Voyageurs National Park

Entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2023

Campers entering 9th and 10th grade:
6-7 nights

The challenge of a Manito-wish trail experience is where many of the most impactful lessons of Camp are learned. To ensure your camper is physically and emotionally set up for success at Camp, please review our Wilderness Tripping Essential Eligibility Criteria.