Enjoy the wonder and awe of Lake Superior and share your love for the outdoors with your grandchild on this camping exploration of Madeline Island in the Apostle Islands for the week. This field-based, backcountry, outdoor education program aims at creating a unique and unforgettable experience for grandparents and their 6th – 9th grade grandchild to explore the natural and cultural resources of the Apostle Islands while celebrating their connection with each other.
Uncover the history of the Ojibwe and French fur traders, identify woodland plants and wildlife, and hike trails overlooking Lake Superior’s spectacular aquamarine waters. Paddle the lagoon, walk the barrier beach, and swim in the world’s greatest freshwater lake. Come for an adventure, experience wonder, and depart with lifelong memories for your family.
Individual registration is required. Children participants must be entering into 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade the next school year. No previous experience is required. Participants must be able to walk on the beach and uneven ground. No strenuous hiking or lengthy walks of more than one mile are included in this program.
Camping will take place at backcountry, walk-in sites of a developed campground. All clothing and camping gear should be packed in duffel bags or large backpacks. Suitcases are not appropriate for this adventure. Northland will provide tents and cooking equipment. You will receive a packing list and program information two weeks prior to your trip.
Dates: July 9-13, 2018
Duration: 1 p.m. Monday – 3 p.m. Friday; 4 nights
Location: Madeline Island; LaPointe, WI
Program Type: bonding with your youngster; camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, history
Meals: breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (4)
Meal Options: vegetarian & gluten free options; specify at registration for dietary concerns
Price: $375 per person
Registration closes June 29 or when the session fills.