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.
Our mission is to develop, in young people, respect for self, community and the environment, through wilderness adventure and environmental education. We strive to build upon the Y's core values as part of our Camp Culture and Community Commitment.
Widjiwagan’s program focus is wilderness and teens. In the summer, we provide wilderness canoeing and backpacking trips throughout North America for teens ages 11–18. During the school year, our Outdoor Learning Program works with schools and groups to teach outdoor education, recreation and community building.