Wilderness Trip FAQs
Why should I come to camp this summer?
Camp Amnicon offers amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Our trips are high in adventure, discovery, and community building. By the end of the week, you will have learned new skills like how to steer a canoe or build a fire in the rain. You will also have a unique opportunity to build relationships with the people in your community. Being in the wilderness together, sharing experiences with each other, and overcoming obstacles as a team are some of the best ways to build lasting friendships and grow closer to God.
What if I’ve never been camping before?
That’s totally fine! LOTS of people who come to Amnicon have never been camping before. Each group gets sent with two experienced and highly trained guides. These guides will help you pack, do all the navigation, cook all the meals, take care of any first aid, and lead the Bible discussion time. They will also teach you anything you might need to know, like how to set up a tent or how to steer your canoe. You are in good hands!
How does registration work?
We have different options available for group registration and individual registration! Contact Us to discuss which trip option might be best for you, and which dates we have available.
What does a typical week at camp look like?
Your exact schedule will be determined by which trip you’re going on. You’ll get a more detailed schedule when you sign up. Typically, groups arrive between 2-4 pm on the first day. There’s time to meet your guides, go over some important health and safety information, eat dinner, and head down to our beach on Lake Superior for a fun campfire. You’ll spend your first night sleeping at Camp Amnicon. The next morning we’ll drive you out to the location of your wilderness adventure! Groups typically spend three or four nights traveling by foot or canoe from campsite to campsite. Each day there is time for intentional discussion, setting up and tearing down your campsite, cooking meals over a fire, swimming, and exploring your natural surroundings. It is so much fun! We’ll pick you up and drive you back to Camp Amnicon at the end of the week where you’ll have some returning chores, the chance to shower, and do an evaluation of the week before heading home.
I have some ideas for a customized wilderness adventure. How flexible are your programs?
We’d love to hear your ideas! We’re usually able to accommodate most group needs including large or small group sizes, longer or shorter trip lengths, incorporating special programmatic needs, special diets, you name it! We love being flexible to make your wilderness adventure experience everything you want it to be!
What if I can’t afford the full cost of a trip?
We never want money to be the reason why someone wouldn’t get to come to camp. We are happy to help your group fundraise, and we have camper scholarships available as well. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you need help!
What is all included in an Amnicon wilderness adventure?
Amnicon trips are all-inclusive! We send two highly trained wilderness guides with each group who will lead the discussion times, do the navigation, take care of any First Aid needs that arise, and teach you any camping skills you might need to know, like how to set up the tents! We also provide all the food, cooking equipment, and gear you might need. You are just responsible for bringing your clothes and sleeping bag, and we have loaners available if you need them.