Canoe Camp at Camp Vermilion
Completed Grades 5th & 6th - July 16 - 21
Completed Grades 7th & 8th - June 25 - 30
Completed Grades 9th - 12th - July 9 - 14
Here it is - a program designed to teach what you need to know to fully enjoy your canoeing and camping experience in Minnesota's northwoods!
Each day of Canoe Camp includes learning canoeing skills, such as the various canoe strokes and how to stern as well as how to portage and care for your canoe. Campers will also learn basic map reading and navigation skills. Overnight camping experiences during the week will teach campers how to set up a campsite and prepare your meals "on the trail", both over the fire and using a simple trail stove.
In addition to these intentional learning times, the week includes many favorite camp activities, such as games, campfire, swimming, and more!
The 5th and 6th grade program will be an introduction to canoeing and camping, and include an overnight experience at Camp Vermilion as well as day canoeing trips on Lake Vermilion.
The 7th and 8th grade program will go a bit deeper into canoeing and camping skills, and include an off-site, overnight canoe trip.
It is our hope that the skills taught during Canoe Camp will prepare our campers to experience and enjoy a week-long Canoe Country trip to the Boundary Waters once they reach High School.
The 9th through 12th grade program involves a three night trip to the Boundary Waters with two of our staff, including a trained Canoe Country guide.