Information for 2022 dates and rates coming soon. Please check back.

No Experience Required

Participants in the BOLD & GOLD program do not need to have any prior experience in camping or canoeing. All that is needed is a desire to participate and an interest in trying something new.

Summer 2022 Schedule

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All trips are run by either Camp Ihduhapi, Camp Menogyn, Camp Widjiwagan or Camp St. Croix.

Canoeing trips operated by Camp St. Croix and Camp Ihduhapi canoe on the St. Croix River. Trips operated by Camp Widjiwagan and Camp Menogyn canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Tier 1 - ages 12-14

6-day Canoe Session

Tier 2 - ages 13-15

9-day Canoe Session

11-day Canoe Session

12-day Canoe Session

13-day Canoe & Climb Session

Tier 3 - ages 14-17

16-day Canoe Session

19-day Canoe Session


Coming soon!

Registration Forms

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Additional paperwork will be available in January.

Boy and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development Program (BOLD & GOLD) Wilderness Intern

The YMCA's BOLD & GOLD program, operating at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan and YMCA Camp Menogyn, hires 16-18 year old Wilderness Interns. The Internship Program offers young leaders the opportunity to develop their wilderness, leadership, interpersonal and intercultural skills. Interns will participate in a 10 day training session where they will receive group management, experiential education and wilderness skills instruction. Following their training trip, Interns will spend a 12 day session working in conjunction with a Widji Trail Staff member to lead a 5-8 day long canoe trip for campers ages 12-15. Preference is given to BOLD & GOLD graduates but all are welcome to apply. Individuals interested in applying for this position need to complete an online application.

Internship Program Descriptions:

Applications must be received by March 19th
Please email Kurt Simer, BOLD & GOLD Director, with any questions.