Boundary Waters Trips

For Campers Entering Grades 8–10

These canoe adventures, are our most popular trips —perfect for excited, first-time campers as well as seasoned canoeists. Each group of between four and six campers is under the leadership of one Widji trail counselor.

Over the course of the trip a group may travel 60-140 miles through the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, learning and refining their paddling and camping skills along the way.

The YMCA of the North’s Camping Programs welcome all participants into our programming including transgender, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and other gender expansive campers. Campers who identify with one of these categories are always welcome to register for any of our single gender trips according to where they feel most comfortable. In addition, we are piloting three All Gender BWCAW Canoe sessions over the summer of 2021 to better serve this population of young people and offer all of our campers a trail experience that is less defined by gender. To learn more about Widji’s policies related to gender and trail groups, check out our General Summer Information Page.

6/12 – 6/25 | 14-days | Single Gender |$1,880
6/17 – 6/25 | 9-days | Single Gender |$985
6/17 – 7/02 | 16-days | All Gender |$2,150 – This session reserved for campers entering grades 9-12.
6/28 – 7/09 | 12-days | Single Gender |$1,615 
7/12 – 7/23 | 12-days | All Gender & Single Gender|$1,615
7/19 – 7/30 | 12-days | Single Gender |$1,615
7/26 – 8/06 | 12-days | Single Gender |$1,615
8/02 – 8/13 | 12-days | All Gender & Single Gender |$1,615
8/09 – 8/20 | 12-days | Single Gender |$1,615
8/16 – 8/24 | 9-days | Single Gender |$985