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Youth Art Contest – Submissions


We are excited to announce our 50th anniversary youth art contest! Sigurd Olson used writing as his creative outlet in expressing his concerns for and love of the natural world. We believe creativity is at the heart of expressing our relationship with the natural world. We thought celebrating our 50th anniversary with art would be…  Read More


Camp Barksdale, Barksdale, Wisconsin 7220 State Highway 13, Washburn, WI

SOEI Youth Programs has partnered with Girl Scout USA’s and Trout Unlimited’s watershed STEM program STREAM Girls. This overnight camp program, located just outside of Washburn at Camp Barksdale, is for Cadette’s and Junior’s aimed to support girls in building confidence, learning about where they live through exploration of streams, rivers and the watershed, and,…  Read More

Girls Empowered Trails – Mt. Ashwabay

Girls Empowered Trails is for girls 10–13 years old interested in getting outside, working hard, playing hard, and learning what it means to be a confident steward of this Earth. For four days, we will base camp at Mt. Ashwabay where we will share stories of the area and make stories of our own! Each…  Read More


Girls Empowered Canoe – Sylvania Wilderness

Sylvania Wilderness Watersmeet, MI

Girls Empowered Canoe is for girls 10–17 years old interested in an experience in wilderness and water with their peers. For four days, we will travel family style through the Upper Peninsula’s Sylvania Wilderness, learning about ourselves and each other while taking in the pristine beauty found in the Ottawa National Forest. Sylvania Wilderness is…  Read More


Stewards of Tomorrow: Island Adventures

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Bayfield, WI

Stewards of Tomorrow: Island Adventures is for youth ages 13–17 who are interested in sailing, hiking, and beachcombing. We will be living aboard a tall sailing ship, Abbey Road, for five days, making stops to explore various island trails, forests and beaches throughout the area (always weather dictated and dependent). Join us for five days…  Read More


Stewards of Tomorrow: Sailing, Art, and the Islands – Lake Superior

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Bayfield, WI

How does art influence stewardship of a place? Does it? Participants will have the chance to find out as they get creative through experiences on Abbey Road, a sail boat, in the water, on the islands, and connecting with Lake Superior. Join us in this creative, relaxed, and adventurous five days! Stewards of Tomorrow: Sailing,…  Read More


Girls Empowered Backpacking – Stockton Island

Stockton Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Bayfield, WI

Girls Empowered Backpacking is for girls 13–15 years old interested in a five-day introductory wilderness and backpacking experience with peers. Our goal is to get to Stockton Island and is our number one choice. If this permit is not available when sites open up, our back-up plan is to hike beautiful North Country Trail, moving…  Read More


Girls Empowered Leadership and Adventure – Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Duluth, MN

Girls Empowered Leadership and Adventure is for girls 14–17 years old interested in a multi-day wilderness experience and building skills and confidence in leadership and outdoor travel. Participants should also have interest in continued work with SOEI Girls Empowered programs. We ask that our Girls Empowered Leadership and Adventure participants commit to helping us lead…  Read More