Interested in planning a Trek? Download the High Adventure Trek Planning Guide.
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Explore the Northwoods with our Nationally Accredited Trek Camp.
CLICK HERE to go to 2015 MSR High Adventure Trek Registrations page. NOTE: If you went on a trek in 2014, you will notice the registration process is set up differently for 2015. We hope it is more “user friendly”.
High Adventure Director
Camping & Program Assistant
Contact Debi if your unit has a different person as the trek coordinator. The registration link will be at http://www.neic.org/Camping/BoyScoutCampingNews, and will open on January 1, 2015. See below for each trek’s deposit (w/due dates) + balance = Total Fees.
REMEMBER: High Adventure Trek registrations, fees, and payments are NOT in any way part of those for the weekly Traditional Camp. Please keep all names, numbers, fees/payments separate. Adults receive the same trek program as scouts, so there are no adult discounts.
HIGH ADVENTURE TREK PROGRAMS
November 7, 2014: The individual “trek” links below will be updated with 2015 data as soon as possible.
2015 MSR High Adventure Treks – Deposits Due February 15, 2015
- Apostle Islands Kayaking – $100 Deposit + $510 Balance = $610 Total Fee
- Boundary Waters Canoeing – $100 Deposit + $420 Balance = $520 Total Fee
- Isle Royale Backpacking – $100 Deposit + $420 Balance = $520 Total Fee NOTE: NINE Total Days needed for this trek! Contact Jim Neubaum or Barrett Wood with questions.
2015 MSR High Adventure Treks – Deposits Due March 15, 2015
- Flambeau Flowage Canoeing – $75 Deposit + $315 Balance = $390 Total Fee
- Ice Age Trail Backpacking – $75 Deposit + $255 Balance = $330 Total Fee
- Lake Superior Sailing 3 Days – $100 Deposit + $425 = $525 Total Fee
- Lake Superior Sailing 4 Days – $100 Deposit + $465 = $565 Total Fee
- Manitowish River Canoeing – $75 Deposit + $315 Balance = $390 Total Fee
- Porcupine Mountain Wilderness Area Backpacking – $75 Deposit + $315 Balance = $390 Total Fee
- Wisconsin Headwaters Canoeing – $75 Deposit + $340 Balance = $415 Total Fee
All Trek Balances are due BY May 18th, 2015
IN-CAMP High ADVENTURES
Use the MyKaJaWan form to let us know about your interest in any or all of these three “In-camp High Adventures” (form will be available in 2015)
- Whitewater Rafting – Spend the day rafting down the wild Wolf River!
- Horse Ranch – One of the only camp-run Ranches in the Midwest.
- Climbing Wall – Climb Mt. Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan!
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan High Adventure Base offers nine different adventures for your troop or crew. 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!
(IMPORTANT: Lake Superior Sailing is one trek on the online registration page, but the number of days chosen for each scout & adult decides the total amount due).
Trek Requirements for Your Unit
Age Requirements: The minimum age for treks is 13 years old, unless noted (could be 14 years old). Recommended rank of at least First Class for camping experience and basic skills.
Medical Requirements: Each participant must present a BSA Annual Health form (valid through last day of trek). Parts A, B, & C must be filled out/approved by a physician. Please have your physician use the “National High Adventure Base” details listed in Part D that are most closely related to your trek.
Adult Leadership Requirement: Each unit must provide at least one adult leader per trek. Certain treks may require the splitting of the group for overnight camping, so they will require at least 2 leaders for each sub-group. The Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Trek Leader can act as the 2nd adult leader to meet this BSA “2 deep leadership” requirement, but only if needed. If you have any questions, contact the High AdventureTrek Coordinator or Volunteer Advisor.
Provided: Equipment, food, and pre-trek skill training and gear shakedown at camp
Transportation: Participant transportation from the starting/ending point is the unit’s responsibility. Local transportation arrangements are subject to availability. The cost will be based on the destination and number of riders. It will be calculated on an individual basis. Expect it to be $30-$70 per person.
Backcountry Trek Leaders: We send a staff trek leader on each trek, excluding sailing and kayaking treks. The trek leader can count as 1 adult for a trek.
If you are new to the program or trekking please contact the High Adventure Director prior to registration to ensure that you choose 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 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, or speak with other units about setting up a provisional trek with them (you must still abide by all deadlines).