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.


Please note: Cabin placements will determine the eligibility for backpacking and sea kayaking trips. This will also determine which backpacking trip they will go on, impacting location and length. Cabin placement is finalized shortly prior to the start of each camp session.


Porcupine Mountains or Superior Hiking Trail

Entering 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2024

Campers entering 8th grade: Porcupine Mountains - 7 days

Campers entering 9th grade: Superior Hiking Trial - 9 days

Sea Kayaking:

Voyageurs National Park

Entering 9th grade in Fall 2024

Campers entering 9th grade: Voyageurs National Park - 9 days

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.