Wilderness Trips


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.

Whitewater Rafting

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.