Summer Camp

Summer 2023 Registration is now open.

Wilderness trips are magic. They have the power to transform even the shyest camper into a confident leader, turns strangers into friends and barriers into successes.

Through Widjiwagan’s trip progression, campers gain confidence as they build skills. By living with other campers, they learn to work together and demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and equity.

At Y camps, our staff members are enthusiastic and well trained. They guide campers of all backgrounds through programming that builds character by creating a supportive environment that prioritizes camper health and well-being.

Camp Widjiwagan offers programming for teens, ages 11–18. Please visit our Camper Readiness page to learn more about Widjiwagan’s Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Canoe Trips

We offer canoe trips for a variety of skill levels. Our trips progress in difficulty, giving campers new challenges year after year.

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Backpacking Trips

Widji offers many backpacking trips throughout the country and into Canada.

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Boys Outdoor Leadership Development/Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is a week long session in northern Minnesota that teaches teens leadership skills. Campers need to have completed 6th grade and be between the ages of 12-18.

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Registration Process

We have been working to improve Widjiwagan Registration for summer 2023. Registration will again be conducted on a first come, first served basis in two stages. Registration will open for campers who receive an advanced trip invitation first followed by Open Registration for all new and returning campers. We are opening registration to new and returning campers at the same time this year in order to offer a more equitable experience. Be sure to read over our explanation of the process carefully and keep an eye on our Facebook page and your in-box for additional updates.

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