[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][fusion_text]This year has been bizarre and unprecedented to say the least. With all the stress & chaos that we’ve all been living through, it’s no wonder people are feeling anxious and isolated. More than anything, people are feeling the need to connect – connect to each other, connect with God, and connect with nature. On an Amnicon Adventure you can do exactly that. Our trips are valuable experiences where people get to have fun, grow personally, overcome obstacles, build deep relationships, and encounter God in the wilderness in unique and awe-inspiring ways.
And now…you can come on an Amnicon adventure without leaving the Twin Cities Metro Area! To reduce the risk of COVID exposure, we’ve found a safe way to bring the adventure to you. Pick from one of our four adventure options below. We’ll provide everything you need for the day so that you can have an awesome experience. You just get to show up and enjoy the adventure.[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”center” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]
River Heroes on the Crow River
The Crow River is a swift and flat-water river near Delano. Apart from one or two obstacles requiring a “lift-over”, this river provides a smooth ride for canoeists of any level, and passes through some truly beautiful natural areas with excellent birding opportunities. The river’s natural beauty is set against a stark backdrop of human influence. The water is not safe to drink unless it is heavily filtered, many bridges and highways are visible over and alongside the waterway, and large items are often left in the river by less careful travelers. The Crow is a great way to experience side-by-side the beauty of the wilderness and the impact of nearby towns and cities. Set out on the river equipped with the time and tools to make a difference for future wilderness explorers and have a positive influence on the river’s ecosystem by removing as much trash and pollution as possible with your group. Be a hero for the Crow River!
Estimated Length: 4-6 hours
Skill Level: Beginner +[/fusion_text]
Voyageur Canoeing on the Minnesota
Route: Cedar Landing to Lilydale Landing – 3 hours – each day will have a morning and an afternoon session.
Difficulty: Beginner, Ages 11+[/fusion_text]
Whitewater on the Sunrise River
Estimated Length – 6 hours
Skill Level: Intermediate[/fusion_text]
Outdoor Skills on Medicine Lake
Estimated Length: 2-6 hours depending on group preference[/fusion_text]
We’ve carefully considered the recommendations from the CDC, the American Camps Association (our accrediting organization), and the Health Dept. From what we’ve been reading, it seems that these day trips are one of the safest ways to connect with real human beings! We’re keeping group sizes small, engaging in all activities outdoors, and reducing the amount of shared equipment. We’re asking everyone to drive to and from the trip location separately, and campers will be screened upon arrival. All equipment will be sanitized between each group.
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It depends a little bit based on which trip you’re doing. Plan for this adventure to take up most of the day. You’ll meet your guides at the trail head in the morning to go over what expect before embarking on your adventure. The day will be filled with paddling, playing, eating lunch, and doing a Bible study. For river adventures, parents will drop their kids off upstream and pick them up downstream. If they’re interested, we can provide a spot for parents to wait for their kids while relaxing, connecting with other parents, and enjoying a bite to eat.
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Tues, July 28
Weds, July 29
Thurs, July 30
Tues, Aug 11
Weds, Aug 12
Thurs, Aug 13
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Your trip will come with two highly trained wilderness guides who will lead all aspects of the adventure, including navigation, teaching skills, leading Bible Study, and doing First Aid. Amnicon also provides all necessary gear including the canoe(s), paddles, and life jackets.
You’re just responsible for getting yourself to and from the trip!
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We’re asking $50/person/day.
As always, we never want money to be the reason why someone doesn’t get to experience one of our trips. If the cost is prohibitive, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We have some camper scholarships and discounts available.
[/toggle][toggle title=”Can individuals sign up too, or just groups?” open=”no”]We’re looking forward to offering open enroll wilderness day trips! Right now it’s just group registrations, but we’ll be publishing some open enroll date & trip options as soon as we can! If you are interested in signing up (either with a group, by yourself, or with a buddy) PLEASE let us know so that we can make it happen!