Sunday, July 14, 2024-August 2, 2024 (meets at Eagle’s Nest Camp)
For participants completing grades 8th through 11th grade in Spring 2024
Cost: $6,100 + return Airfare
Explore the pristine wilderness that has been shaped by glaciers, utilized by heroic paddlers, and inhabited by diverse plant and animal species. To do so, you will first hop in vans at camp and journey westward over the mountains and across Tennessee, towards the St Louis arch until you arrive at the mighty Mississippi. From there you will head north alongside the river to the meeting point of Lake Superior and the Canadian border, in Minnesota, where you will transition from the modern-day vehicle to the original water vessel: the canoe.
For the next 10 days, you will paddle with your group, engaging in both individual, partner, and communal experiences as you traverse the serene waters together. Over the course of the trip, you will learn about how these unique freshwater landscapes came to be; how the travelers before you planned and executed their own journeys through these routes; and how such perseverance, on a diversity of levels in both the past and the present, can be applied to life beyond the trip.