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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
: 1 p.m. Monday – 3 p.m. Friday; 4 nights
: 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.

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  • Price: $375.00
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  • Cancellations made prior to thirty (30) days will result in a $150 cancellation fee, with the remainder refunded in the form of a check from Northland College.

    Cancellations after thirty (30) days receive no refund. However, at the discretion of the program coordinator, a refund may be offered in the following circumstances:

    • Short term illness or injury:
      If a short term illness or injury prevents the participant from attending the scheduled session, the participant may reschedule to another session of equal or lesser value, during the same summer season only, provided space is available. If the new session has a higher value than the original session, the participant must pay the difference in tuition. Refunds will not be provided for transferring into a session of lesser value. If a suitable session cannot be found no refund will be issued.
    • Long term illness or injury:
      Cancellations made after June 1 due to long term illness/injury must be accompanied by a doctor's note for a refunded by check minus a $100 cancellation fee.

    Cancellation by Northland College: Summer program sessions cancelled by Northland College will receive a full refund.

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