Canoe Trips

For Campers Entering Grades 7–12

We offer canoe trips for a variety of skill levels. Our trips progress in difficulty, giving campers new challenges year after year. Start with trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, then move on to Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park.

Campers can expect to:

  • Live and travel in a small community of 4-6 other campers
  • Travel an average of 6–12 miles a day
  • Develop wilderness skills like paddling, portaging, navigation, and campcraft
  • Learn about low-impact wilderness travel
  • Build connections and friendships with other campers
  • Challenge themselves under the supervision of our highly trained guides

Financial assistance is available.

Intro to Canoeing: Boundary Waters

Entering Grades 7-8
This is a great opportunity for younger campers to experience the Menogyn Magic for the first time. Campers will prepare for their trip in camp and then spend 2 nights and 3 days on trail exploring the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Everyone will have fun learning how to paddle, portage, and set up camp.

6-day Session - $695

June 21-26
June 28 - July 3
July 5-10
July 26-31
August 2-7 
August 9-14
August 16-21

Longer Boundary Waters Adventures

Entering Grades 8-12
An incredible adventure for teens! Regardless of skill level or previous canoeing experience, Menogyn trail guides work with campers to develop new skills as they enjoy a 9 night and 10 day wilderness canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. There is also more time to create lasting friendships and have fun!

13-day Session - $1,675
June 21 - July 3
June 28 - July 10
July 12-24
July 26 - August 7
August 2-14
August 9-21

We are also offering a fishing emphasis and trail cooking emphasis for the 13 day sessions.

Fishing Emphasis - $1,710
June 21 - July 3

Trail Cooking Emphasis - $1,710
July 26 – August 7 (girls)

Quetico Provincial Park Canoe

Entering Grades 10-12
Campers deepen their expedition canoeing skills and appreciation for our natural world as they paddle and portage through the beautiful lakes and rivers of Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park. The Quetico is more remote and more challenging than the BWCAW – a perfect opportunity for experienced campers. 

Quetico campers must bring a valid passport or passport card. 

20-day Sessions - $2680

July 5-24
July 26 - August 14

We are also offering a fishing emphasis for a 20 day session.

Fishing Emphasis - $2680
July 26 - August 14 


Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is an opportunity for teens to develop leadership skills with experience guides serving as mentors. We use the wilderness as our classroom as participants build communication skills and practice resiliency through challenging outdoor activities. Our canoeing expeditions provide an opportunity for teens from different economic, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds to develop the multi-cultural leadership and communication skills needed to be successful in an increasingly globalized world. Learn more. Email Kurt Simer 


Ages 12 - 15 | 6-days - $670

June 21-26 (boys)
June 28 - July 3 (boys)
July 26-31
August 2-7 (boys)