This year’s Adventure Camp is an exciting excursion in the region of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Quetico Provincial Park. (An all park region of lakes and islands situated along the International Border of Minnesota and Ontario, Canada.) The planned route is approximately 50 miles canoeing through beautiful, pristine waters, portaging around breath-taking views and vistas of falls and rapids, navigating and exploring various lakes on the Canadian side of these border lakes and also into Quetico. Quetico, which is paddle only, is a million acre park with 600 lakes. Quetico is known to have the best pictographs in North America. Three pictograph sites (labeled as Indian Paintings on area maps) are along the planned route, with one site in Quetico. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico are the most extensive canoe regions remaining in the world.
The base camp is situated in this boundary region on Saganaga (Sag) Lake, Ontario, at a wilderness island resort, which will be hosted by brethren who live there. Campers will be transported via motor boat(s) to/from their base camp for lodging on the entry and exit days. Saganaga Lake is approximately 20 miles by 20 miles with 300 islands. A famous TV commercial filmed on Sag in the 1980s coined this area with its theme song, “Land of the Sky Blue Waters.” This region is rich in history and was part of the legendary French-Canadian Voyageur route of the late 1700s and 1800s. Having never been logged, much of the area remains as pure and untouched as it was in that era. This region of clear, granite-bottom lakes is also known as “The Land of the Drinking Water Lakes,” The motto for camping in this area is, “Leave no trace”
This all park region of lakes and islands is situated along the International Border of Minnesota and Ontario, Canada.
Arrival Date : Friday, July 26, 2019 (not later than 1:00 pm).
Departure Date: Monday, August 5, 2019 (not later than noon/departing Minneapolis (MSP) Airport not later than 3pm).
Orientation meetings will be held Friday afternoon and Saturday evening.
Friday and Saturday, July 26 – 27 – lodge with local brethren
Sunday, July 28 – Charter bus transport will depart from Somerset WI to the launch at Sag Lake (US side of lake) Views of the north shore of Lake Superior, Laurentian Divide (all waters flow north to Hudson Bay); Crossing the US/Canada International border via the 5-mile boat transport to base camp at Red Pine Island. Lodge at base camp. Canoe trip Monday-Friday over four lakes and six rapids, Aurora Borealis, Island Camping, Swimming, Evening camp fires, Indigenous Northwoods wildlife including: Bald eagles, Loons, Moose, World-class fishing, many falls and rapids including the spectacular Silver Falls in Quetico.
What airport do staff & campers fly into and out of?
Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
4300 Glumack Drive St. Paul, Minnesota 55111
Note: For those driving to this camp – details will be announced of when and where to arrive/depart from upon acceptance.
Staff: To be considered for staff positions applicants must be 21 years of age or older. Staff members selected must have the ability to hike mountain passes with heavy loads, as well as perform other adventurous activities such as whitewater rafting (class III-IV rapids). They must also be apt to teach, and have a love for working with teens and young adults.
Camper: Campers ages 13-20 may apply. Applicants selected must have the ability to hike mountain passes with heavy loads, as well as perform other adventurous activities such as whitewater rafting. No special training or knowledge is needed with regard to whitewater rafting. Preferential acceptance will be given to those age 15 and up. If there is room available, we will consider younger applicants.
Required Documents and Permits
Applicant will be responsible for acquiring the following. BOTH are required to attend LYP Adventure Camp 2019.
- Passport or Passport Card
- Remote Area Border Crossing Permit (RABC) *
* A special permit is required to access this remote International Boundary region. A RABC Permit is offered to US or Canadian citizens by submitting a short application form six to eight weeks prior to travel to the region. The fee is $30.00 (CAD) / One permit per person. Note: No fee for the permit for individuals aged 17 and younger. Once a RABC permit is obtained, participants are able to cross the border via water on an honor system.
|Application Fee||Tuition Fee|
|Campers (Ages 13-20)||$5.00||$350.00|
|Staff (Ages 21+)||$5.00||$250.00|
Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application.
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019.
Tuition fees are due in-full no later than May 31, 2019.
How to Pay
We now accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit http://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp and pay your fees online with your debit or credit card. You may also call Jenny Penman at (980) 254-0132 or fax your card details to (704) 844-1978.
If you prefer to pay by check or money order, mail it made payable to Living Youth Programs to: Living Youth PRograms, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.
How to Apply
Visit https://camp.livingyouth.org to register for camp. If you require assistance registering online or need a blank paper application, contact Jenny Penman by email ([email protected]) or phone (980) 254-0132.
Send Applications To
Living Youth Programs, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227 Or fax to: (704) 844-1978. Please do not send applications or payments to the camp director as this will delay processing.
Cancellation / Refund Policy
All refunds for cancellations are given at the sole discretion of the camp director on a case-by-case basis. In general, once you have been accepted to camp, and the registration period has closed (whichever comes last) no refunds will be given.
Questions regarding camp should be directed to Michael Kreyer (Camp Director):
Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to Jenny Penman at: