What to Expect
Arrive in the afternoon to get settled in, enjoy our sandy beach on Lake Superior, and get to know the other humans on the trip! After a gourmet supper, we’ll gather around the campfire to share our stories and see how God’s story is still playing out in our lives.
Canoe Day! After a gourmet breakfast prepared for you over a fire, we’ll embark on our adventure for the day – Paddling on the Amnicon River! The Amnicon River is beautiful and peaceful, and absolutely TEEMING with wildlife. We’ll do a picnic lunch along the river, and come back to camp in the afternoon. After a delicious dinner, we’ll watch the sun set over Lake Superior while we sit beside a campfire.
Hiking Day! After an amazing breakfast, we’ll drive to one of the many state parks in the area. Lunch will be served picnic style and there will be plenty of time to explore the park and enjoy beautiful views and the many waterfalls nearby. After a delicious dinner, we’ll watch the sun set over Lake Superior while we sit beside a campfire.
We’ll have a little bit of time after breakfast for one last hike around Camp Amnicon’s gorgeous lakefront and riverside before saying goodbye to our fellow adventurers and heading home.
frequently asked questions
What COVID precautions are you taking?
We’ve carefully considered the recommendations of the CDC, the American Camps Association (our accrediting organization), and the WI Dept of Health regarding camps & retreat facilities. Overall what we’ve been reading is very encouraging! Apparently the way we operate (with small groups staying outdoors in remote locations) is a very safe way to operate.
The riskiest time for COVID transmissision is when people are sharing an enclosed space with people they don’t typically live with. We’ll be doing all activities outdoors, and wearing cloth face coverings anytime we need to share an enclosed space (such as in vehicles). Sleeping accomodations are large and well-venitalated. People sharing a sleeping space are able to sleep physically distanced.
Who can come?
Participants must be at least 21 years of age on the first day of the trip and be in reasonably good health. Participants with medical conditions must be able to manage their own care without assistance. Sleeping accommodations are not handicap accessible.
What do I need to bring?
What will the spiritual component of the trip be like?
We are a Lutheran camp, so there will be a spiritual side to this adventure! We’ll start and end every day with a brief devotion we like to call First & Last Words. First Word usually consists of 15-20 minutes of reading a short story or poem, and then discussing it as a a group. Last Word is a little bit longer, as we gather around the campfire in the evening. Everyone in the group will have the opportunity to share a story from their own life, and then hear and discuss a story from the Bible.
All spiritual elements of this trip are designed to bring people closer to each other and closer to God. Do you have doubts, struggles, questions? Good! This is a safe place to share those and talk about them openly. Have you walked with God for a long time? Good! Please share that too, and be ready to learn from the life experiences of the other women on the trip.
Where are we staying?
Adizokan Village is our seasonal retreat facility tucked back in the woods on a hill overlooking Lake Superior. You’ll be sleeping on a real bed in a sturdy canvas tent that’s built up on a wooden platform. There’s a picnic shelter and campfire ring for gathering spaces. There are outhouses at Adizokan Village, and flushing toilets and showers back at the main camp, which is just a 10-15 minute walk away.