Wilderness Trip FAQs

Our tagline, “be real, be challenged, be changed” says a lot about what an Amnicon trip accomplishes. Our goal is to support your ministry by sending kids home with

  • A strengthened sense of loving, Christian community among them

  • Better relationships with adult mentors from their community

  • A sense of confidence from having faced challenges together

  • Faith strengthened through thoughtful engagement

  • A sense of awe, appreciation, and care for God’s creation

Amnicon trips are priced per-group, rather than per-individual. This way, within the group-size limit, people can join or drop out right up to the last minute without affecting the total cost of the trip at all. Each trip option has a group-size limit, based on specific park rules and on Amnicon safety standards. Most trips have a group limit of 10, although some trips are bigger or smaller. With a full group, the average cost per camper of an Amnicon trip is $450. Read a full list of trips and prices.
We are committed to serving everyone, regardless of ability to pay, with a special focus on campers from low-income or at-risk environments. Thanks to generous donors, we’re able to offer ‘campership’ funding on an ‘as-needed’ basis. We encourage groups to find as much of their own funding as possible–and we’ll cover the rest. Feel free to contact us if you have questions about this. If you have the resources, consider supporting us to fund these scholarships!
Camp Amnicon provides exceptionally well-trained guides, gear, food, and a creative, discussion-based Bible study (or secular theme study). All you need to bring is a group of campers! Most campers bring their own clothes, sleeping bag, rain gear, etc. but we have loaners of all of these.
Groups can be as big as fourteen people (Voyageur Canoeing in Voyageurs National Park) and have been as small as two. We have programs and pricing designed especially for small groups. Some churches have found that bringing a small group is just the move they need to begin building up their youth group. On the other side, larger organizations may enjoy sending several simultaneous trips. Most trips are set up for a maximum of ten people. Within the group size limits set for each trip, you can choose to bring as many kids and/or adults as you like. Most groups bring at least one adult mentor to build relationships with kids, and intergenerational trips have been very successful in the past.
The typical Amnicon trip is 6 days and 5 nights long. Most trips run from Sunday-Friday or Monday-Saturday. Let us know if you’d like to consider other arrangements—we’re flexible!
Amnicon’s Bible study is designed to engage all learning types and areas of the brain with community experiences, creative expression, and open-ended discussion. Campers tell us that they appreciate being challenged to engage seriously in their faith. For non-religious groups, we offer a secular study that uses the same model to build character and community.
Camp Amnicon offers retreats for groups and individuals all year round, and an exciting wilderness-based family camp. We’d love to help you with any retreat or family ministry needs you have, too!
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