Adventure Camp Registration Closing!

As a reminder, registration for Adventure Camp 2019 is closing at the end of this month!  If you haven’t applied yet, it’s not too late to get your registration in.  See https://camp.livingyouth.org/camps/Adventure/ for more information, and to get started registering!

Adventure Camp 2019

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”

Location

This all park region of lakes and islands is situated along the International Border of Minnesota and Ontario, Canada.

Dates

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).

Activities

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.

Transportation

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.

Applicant Information

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.

  1. Passport or Passport Card
  2. 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.

Costs

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.

Deadlines

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 (jennypenman@livingyouth.org) 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??

Questions regarding camp should be directed to Michael Kreyer (Camp Director):
(715) 338-9290
mkreyer@lcg.org

Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to Jenny Penman at:
(980) 254-0132
jennypenman@livingyouth.org

LYP Adventure Camp Itinerary

Adventure camp represents the highlight of the summer for those who attend. A lot of preparation goes into the experience to ensure that everyone enjoys it to the maximum. We’re happy to be able to share the general itinerary with you all (a more detailed version will be sent to attendees). It’s sure to be an exciting and challenging year!

Trip Itinerary 2018

Adventure Camp 2018

Forming the spine of this wilderness are the mighty Elk Mountains which include six 14ers, among them the famous Bells. Noted for their deep red cliffs, colored by a mixture of sand and iron-rich mud, the twin peaks of Maroon Bells are considered to be the most photographed in the state. The sheer majestic presence of these iconic mountains is breathtaking! The jagged symmetry of the Maroon Bells, reflected in Maroon Lake, is a mountain scene you’ll never forget. Lush aspen groves, lofty peaks lined with perpetual snow, clear flowing streams, flower-speckled alpine meadows, and dark forests of spruce and fir ringed by granite peaks make this the arguably the top rated hike in Colorado. An abundance of wildlife, including moose, elk, and deer, thrive in these mountains. This will be the location for the LYC 2018 Adventure Camp.

During the 5 days we’ll spend in the backcountry, we’ll trek over four mountain passes (Maroon Pass, Frigid Air Pass, Trailrider Pass, and Buckskin Pass) exploring beautiful alpine lakes, magnificent fields of wildflowers, and amazing waterfalls! This strenuous but highly scenic backbacking experience provides spectacular views and high elevation hiking. With over 8000 feet of elevation gain this hike is not to be taken lightly so be sure to come prepared – but with great views of the most beautiful wilderness area in Colorado, every step will be well worth it!

Location

The 283 square mile Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness lies within the White River and Gunnison National Forests, just south of Aspen.

Dates

ArrivalDate : Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (not later than 1:00 pm).

Departure Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 (not later than noon/departing Denver International Airport not later than 3pm).

Activities

Orientation meetings will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. We will be doing some day hiking during the day on Wednesday and put-in on Thursday morning. The backcountry portion of the trip will last 5 days. On Tuesday and Wednesday following the hike we will clean and inventory equipment, go shopping, and spend a half-day on the Colorado River which offers some of the class III-IV rapids including The Wall, Tombstone, Man Eater, Superstition and many more!

Transportation

What airport do staff & campers fly into and out of?
Denver International Airport (DIA)
8500 Pena Blvd.
Denver, CO 80249
Phone: (303) 342-2000
www.flydenver.com

Note: The distance from DIA to Aspen, Colorado is 183 miles – Via: I–70; CO – 82. (Driving time is approximately 3 hours and 28 minutes without traffic – but plan on 4 hours and 15 minutes with high/moderate summer traffic)

There will be a $25 round trip fee pickup/drop-off fee for those flying.

Note: For those driving to this camp – details will be announced of when and where to arrive/depart from upon acceptance (this is yet to be determined – but will be near Aspen, Colorado).

Applicant Information

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.

Mini Campers: N/A

Costs

Application Fee Tuition Fee
Campers (Ages 13-20) $5.00 $450.00
Staff (Ages 21+) $5.00 $350.00

Airport Transportation is $25 roundtrip or $12.50 one way per person.

Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application.

Deadlines

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2018.

Tuition fees are due in-full no later than April 30, 2018.

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 (jennypenman@livingyouth.org) 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??

Questions regarding camp should be directed to Sheldon Monson (Camp Director):
(715) 441-6081
smonson@lcg.org

Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to Jenny Penman at:
(980) 254-0132
jennypenman@livingyouth.org