Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
June 24th - June 30th

Get prepared and stay informed by following the steps below!

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  • Review the information in the Pretrip Packet. There's nothing to complete, but there is plenty to read, so look over it as soon as you can.

  • Complete the Trip-planning Survey, with information about food preferences

  • Read, print, and complete the Health Form, and either:
    ・Scan the form into a digital file, and send to vlm@vlmcamps.org, with the subject "Health Form"
    ---OR---
    ・Send two copies by mail to 555 Vermilion Camp Rd, Cook, MN 55723

  • Deliver $155 payment in cash or check (written to All Saints Lutheran Church) - in an envelope marked "Canoe Trip" - to the church office.

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Highlights

  • Sleep under the stars, with a song in your heart and friends by your side
  • Stand where wooly mammoths once roamed and where bears, moose, loons, otters, and many other creatures continue to thrive
  • Explore some of the oldest rocks in the world
  • Paddle and portage along trade routes once used by Native Americans and French voyageurs
  • See God’s glory in the northern lights dancing across the sky
  • Develop a stronger relationship with your group and with the God of these wonders

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)

Whether you’ve worked with Voyageurs Canoe Country for years or you are considering a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for the first time, there have never been more options available to you. We have been working hard to create trip types that meet the interests, time frames and budgets of our guests. One thing hasn’t changed thoughβ€”the top-notch staff and service they provide. The BWCAW is a unique area located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota. Receding glaciers left behind rugged cliffs and crags, canyons, gentle hills, towering rock formations, rocky shores, sandy beaches and several thousand lakes and streams, interspersed with islands and surrounded by forest. Over 1 million acres in size, it extends nearly 150 miles along the International Boundary. The BWCAW contains over 1200 miles of canoe routes and over 2000 designated campsites. Wilderness offers freedom to those who wish to pursue an experience of expansive solitude, challenge and personal integration with nature. It allows visitors to canoe, portage and camp in the spirit of the French Voyageurs of 200 years ago. ~Excerpt from the Superior National Forest website