All day-trips are $50/day, and are scheduled to run 9 am – 3 pm.
July 6 – Voyageur Canoeing on the Minnesota River
Join us in one of our signature 35′ Montreal Canoes! Amnicon guides will teach songs and lead games to help everyone paddle in time together. It’s a fun, team-building experience working together like that. You’ll encounter Cedar Ave, 35E, and 62 like you’ve never traveled them before…traveling under the bridges instead of over them. We’ll paddle through Fort Snelling State Park and meet up with the Mississippi River to see the confluence of the two largest rivers in the area- a sacred place, rich with history and full of stories. Throughout the day, we’ll make time to clean up trash and leave the river more beautiful than we found it.
July 20 – Adventure on the Lower St Croix
If you’re looking to be awed by Nature, look no further than the Lower St Croix. It flows through a heavily wooded, steep-sided valley with occasional sandstone and limestone bluffs. Dozens of islands, winding side channels and shaded backwaters offer opportunities for quiet exploration. Wonder and delight are easy to come by in this beautiful place. Appreciation and joy are infused into every experience as you get the chance to gather safely in-person and dig deep into life with other mindful people. Don’t miss out!
August 3 – Cannon River Exploration
Everyone loves the Cannon! It’s everything you want in a day-trip. You’ll have fun, make memories, learn new skills, and deepen friendships. The Cannon is generally an easy flowing river with a few riffles, making it suitable for beginning paddlers. It’s also abundant with wildlife and undeveloped natural beauty, making it enjoyable for experienced canoeists as well.
Fun Fact: It was named “La Riviere aux Canots” (“The River of Canoes”) by the Voyageurs (French fur traders) who witnessed the Dakota people canoeing up the riverway to their bison hunting grounds.
Join us for one or all of these upcoming trips!
March 26-28 ~ Introduction to Winter Camping ($150)
Did you know it’s possible to build a fire even in snow? Did you know it’s possible to stay warm enough at night even when temperatures get down below freezing? It is! And we can teach you how! If you’re curious about winter camping, this trip will be a great way to learn the skills in a safe setting. We’ll be camping out on Amnicon’s 700 acres, laughing around the campfire, gazing at the stars, and snowshoeing on Amnicon’s trails. Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is a little bit easier when you know you’re doing it under the instruction of experienced guides, and in a group of supportive friends. Come join us!
May 7-9 ~ Wilderness Safety Certification Weekend ($400)
Not a camping trip, but a wilderness training event all the same! Join us for three days in the Twin City area to earn certifications in Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness Water Safety. If you do a lot of wilderness travel, or are just interested in learning these life-saving skills, come join us! It’s challenging, but it’s worth it. Learn more & sign up here.
August 19-22 ~ Grownups Glamping ($400)
Glamour-Camping is a great way to enjoy the beautiful and adventurous side of nature…without compromising on style! We’ll spend our days hiking and canoeing near Amnicon, enjoy gourmet meals complete with beer & wine pairings, and get to end each day by sleeping in a real bed! It’s a rich experience that you don’t want to miss.
October 1-3 ~ Fall Colors Canoe Trip ($150)
The crisp fall air, the stunning colors in the trees…there’s just something extra special about autumn. We’ll spend three days (two nights) canoeing and camping along the Namekagon Scenic Riverway. It’s an incredibly beautiful flat-water river, with crystal-clear waters and abundant wildlife, that you’re sure to fall in love with. Please come!
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! It is possible to reduce the risk of COVID transmission to an acceptable level.
The safest way to gather in-person is using a multi-layered approach to personal protection. We will be wearing cloth face coverings, practicing physical distancing as much as possible, and doing all group activities in an outdoor setting. Camps surveyed in 2020 who practiced all three of these preventive measures did not have any COVID transmission incidents.
Who can come?
Participants must be at least 21 years old and in reasonably good health. Participants with medical conditions must be able to manage their own care without assistance. Most Voyageur Club trips are not handicap accessible. For overnight trips away from base camp, we may require participants to get a health form signed by a licensed medical professional.
What do I need to bring?
What will the spiritual component of the trip be like?
We are a Lutheran-affiliated camp, so there will be a spiritual side to this adventure!
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 humans in the group.