About the location
For this exceptional challenge, we get to adventure right in our own back yard! Amnicon’s own site is the perfect spot for an introduction to winter camping. With over 600 acres of protected forests, a beautiful river, and a large beach on Lake Superior you won’t be disappointed. Plus, being on site means we have an excellent safety net. If the weather becomes unsafe, or if anyone becomes too cold, we can always head back to basecamp and warm up in the sauna. It’s the perfect way to try something new, while knowing you’re safe.
This trip is perfect for a long weekend!
On the first day of your trip we spend a good amount of time making sure everyone has what they’ll need and is ready for a cold weather adventure. As early as safely possible, we’ll use sleds and snowshoes to bring all our gear out to our campsite. We’ll learn how to set up tents in the snow, and sleep in them the first night. The next day we’ll spend much of our time constructing quincees, which are shelters made out of packed snow. The following day we’ll have a chance to explore the site, and follow the trails to some beautiful overlooks and other cool spots on Amnicon’s property. The last morning we’ll pack everything up and head back to basecamp. There will be a chance to shower and sauna before heading home in the afternoon.
By the end of the weekend, you’ll have made lasting memories, laughed at inside jokes around the fire, dug deep into life, and formed meaningful friendships. You don’t want to miss it!
frequently asked questions
Who can come on a this trip?
Trip participants must be:
- At least 14 years old on the first day of the trip,
- In reasonably good health,
- Able to lift and carry 30 pounds over a short distance,
- Able to walk half a mile over uneven terrain without assistance, AND
- Have a licensed medical practitioner sign a health form certifying that they are healthy enough to engage in the kinds of activities we’ll do on this trip.
Anyone with a chronic medical condition must:
- Be able to manage their own care without assistance,
- Bring all their own medications and supplies,
- Be willing and able to communicate with Amnicon staff if they’re not doing well,
- Have experience managing their condition during prolonged periods of increased stress & activity, AND
- Have not had any medical emergencies within the last year.
If you have questions about whether this trip will be a good fit for you, don’t hesitate to contact us! Call 715-364-2602, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button below.
What are the guides like?
Our wilderness guides are amazing, and you’ll love them. We send two highly trained individuals with each group. They have been chosen because they have demonstrated an impressive level of maturity, care of creation, and a desire to connect with and serve our campers. They will be certified in Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Water Safety, CPR, and have extensive training in wilderness skills, navigation, group management, and mental health first aid. We do our best to hire a diverse staff every year, and often hire staff from overseas! Amnicon does not discriminate in our hiring based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, country of origin, or religious affiliation.
What are the bathroom facilities like?
We’ll have a camp toilet available at the campsite in the style affectionately referred to as “Ranger Boxes”. It will be down a path, out of view of the campsite. It’s like sitting on a toilet seat without any walls. It might be a little weird your first time, but once you get used to it, the view is quite nice!
When is this trip available?
This trip is designed to fill a long weekend in December, January, or February. You can choose whether Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday works better for your group.