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Where Challenge Meets Preparation

Teen Wilderness is fun, but it's also challenging. This program instills a range of critical skills – from teamwork to self-reliance – with emphasis placed on leadership and accountability. And it is overseen by trusted, experienced trail guides to support and reinforce this learning.

The Teen Wilderness program has been carefully crafted to offer progressive challenges and growth opportunities for teens. Participants build upon their wilderness skills and take on greater leadership roles as they return to camp year after year.

By living and traveling with other participants across and through wild spaces, teens develop lifelong skills and respect for nature, for others, and for themselves.

All experience levels are welcome.

Teen Wilderness Options

Participants spend their time adventuring through the wilderness, working together to meet the rigorous challenges. Many trips are progression-based, so each is more challenging than the last. And they are only available through two amazing locations.

Camp Menogyn

Since 1922, Camp Menogyn has provided transformative small-group wilderness experiences. Only accessible by water, Camp Menogyn is uniquely situated on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on West Bearskin Lake.

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Camp Widjiwagan

Founded in 1929, Camp Widjiwagan has been providing transformative wilderness experiences for youth from the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

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Two young ladies at a climbing course

Making adventure more accessible

Everyone deserves access to programs and services that help them reach their full potential. That's why we offer need-based financial assistance to help people participate in our programs regardless of their income.

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