Wilderness Discovery

Welcome to the Wilderness!

Our Wilderness Discovery program is great for younger, novice campers. Campers will spend the whole week at Amnicon with their primary base being Adizokan Village. Here they will sleep in platform tents, have meals cooked on a fire, and stay a short walk from our beach on Lake Superior.

Group Size: 3-10 people

Ages: 9-12

Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights

Cost: $2800/group

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about the trip

Days will consist of swimming in the Amnicon River and Lake Superior, going on hikes on our property, and plenty of games! We will even go on a short canoe trip on the Amnicon River and spend a night camping at our Outpost Campsite.

This trip is a great way to experience nature and get to know the possibilities it holds. There is plenty of adventure out there, all you have to do is go discover it!

Trip overview

You’ll spend two days exploring and enjoying all that Amnicon has to offer: Clay Mountain, our sandy beach on Lake Superior, the Amnicon River, an eagles’ nest, and so much more! There will be time for group games, campfires, cooking over the fire, swimming, story-telling, and working on nature/art projects. Then you’ll canoe up the Amnicon River and spend one night camping in tents at our canoe-in-only campsite.

You end your trip by sleeping under the stars on the beach. Campers will also engage in meaningful conversations and team-building activities that will deepen their relationships with each other, develop their understanding of themselves, and broaden their appreciation for the natural world.   

Frequently Asked Questions

What COVID precautions are you taking?

Amnicon Adventures are remarkably amenable to COVID precautions. You won’t interact with anyone outside your group, and all group activities will take place outdoors. We encourage all of our staff and campers to get vaccinated and to follow CDC guidelines in case of known exposure. 

Amnicon has successfully run wilderness trips throughout the pandemic with ZERO known instances of COVID transmission on our site. 

Who can come on a Wilderness Discovery trip?

Trip participants must be:

  • At least 9 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 swim 25 yards and tread water for 30 seconds while wearing a USCG certified Personal Floatation Device (life jacket)
  • 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 info@amnicon.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 will be at least 19 years old, and 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. 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. 

Where are we staying?

Your whole adventure will happen at Amnicon’s base camp! You’ll spend your nights sleeping on a real bed in a large canvas wall-tent that’s built up on a wooden platform at Amnicon’s seasonal retreat facility, Adizokan Village. You’ll spend your days exploring Amnicon’s beach, hiking trails, rivers, and forest. You’ll love it here!

Click here to learn more about what Adizokan Village is like! 

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