Wilderness tripping has long been a Camp Mishawaka tradition. Campers aged 12 and above that attend a 4 week session or longer are eligible to take an extended wilderness trip. Trips last from 3 to 7 days and take campers throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond.
Placement is determined on interest and skill. Campers need not have any specialized knowledge before coming to camp.
These trips include:
Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Canoe the vast area set aside for travel by non-motorized boats. Trips range in length from three to seven days and give participants a chance to challenge themselves and see beautiful unspoiled wilderness.
Isle Royale National Park
Situated in Lake Superior, Isle Royale is a backpackers haven. Rolling trails provide hikers with beautiful scenery and an opportunity to see moose in their natural habitat.
Superior Hiking Trail
This beautiful trail borders the shore of majestic Lake Superior. This trip offers an excellent introduction to backpacking and ranges in length from three to five days.
Lake Superior Sailing
Mishawaka hires a Coast Guard-certified captain and charters a 38-foot sloop to sail around the Apostle Island National Lakeshore. The hands-on trip offers big-water sailing for all levels of proficiency.
Regardless of their length of stay, campers 12 and older can take one day whitewater rafting trip on the St. Louis river. This trip is contracted through Minnesota Whitewater – they provide in raft as well as kayak guides.