Camping & Program Assistant
- Whitewater Rafting – Spend the day rafting down the wild Wolf River!
- Horse Ranch – One of the only camp run Ranch in the Midwest.
- Climbing Wall – Climb Mt. Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan!
HIGH ADVENTURE TREK PROGRAMS
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan High Adventure Base offers ten different adventures for your troop. Whether you are interested in taking in the vistas on foot at one of our four backpacking destinations, paddling through the cool water on our kayaking or canoe treks, or relaxing on sailboats in Lake Superior, there is sure to be a trek for that!
- New in 2013: Ice Age Trail
- Porcupine Mountain Wilderness Area Hiking
- Pictured Rocks Backpacking
- Isle Royale Backpacking
- New in 2013: Boundary Waters Canoeing
- New in 2013: Manitowish River Canoeing
- Flambeau River Canoeing
- Sylvania Wilderness Fishing
- Apostle Islands Kayaking
- Lake Superior Sailing
Trek Requirements, General Information and Registration:
Age Requirements: Minimum age for ALL treks is 13, unless specified otherwise. Recommended rank of at least 1st class for camping experience and basic skills.
Medical Requirements: Each participant must present a BSA Physical with Section A,B,C, and D filled out/approved by a physician, as per BSA requirements. Section D is specific to High Adventure Treks; please have the physician use the National High Adventure Base details most closely related to your trek.
Leadership Requirement: Each unit must provide at least one adult leader, your Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan trek leader can be the second required by BSA policy. Unguided units, or special case treks, must provide at least two adult leaders. Certain treks may require the splitting of the group for overnight camping, so they will require at least 2 leaders for each sub-group.
Transportation: Unit’s responsibility (we will gladly transport gear). We may be able to make local arrangements for participant transportation – but it is subject to availability (there is additional fee of $30-$75 per person, depending on destination: $150 minimum).
Backcountry Trek Leaders: We send a staff trek leader on each trek we send out, excluding sailing treks. The trek leader can count as the second adult for a trek, providing that the group is not required to split campsites during the trek.
Provided: Equipment, food, and pre-trek skill training and gear shakedown at camp.
Fees: Separate from Traditional Camping at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation. See program pages for specific costs.
Registration: Online registration is required for Scouts and Leaders. Troops must register online by February 1st or March 16th:
* February 1st is the deadline for Isle Royale, Apostle Islands, Pictured Rocks, and Boundary Waters
* March 16th is the deadline for Flambeau, Manitowish, Sylvania, Porcupine Mountains, Ice Age Trail, and Lake Superior Sailing
Pay the balance by May 25th. After that, “add-ons” must pay in full. The earlier the registration is completed, the better the chance that the necessary permits will be acquired. The Park and Forest Services permitting systems are ‘first come, first served’ and we have had treks lose out because of late registration.
If you are new to the program or trekking please contact the HiAdv Coordinator prior to registration to ensure that you have the best trek for your unit!NOTE: A large portion of our Trek gear was recently updated to better serve your group’s equipment needs NOTE: If you are interested in partaking in a High Adventure Trek but your unit is not able or not interested this year, let the Coordinator know or speak with other units about setting up a provisional trek.