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!

We offer both in-camp day trips (that are designed to compliment your stay at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan) or adventures outside of the normal camp program. We’re also proud to be a Nationally Accredited Trek Camp.

Needs/Wants List for Trek Camp

Costs and Fees

Fees vary per trek and are listed below (under the list of programs). For multi-day treks, all Trek Balances are due by May 18th, 2015. For in-camp high-adventures, your troop can pay at the Welcome Center any time up to the date of your outing.

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.

IN-CAMP High ADVENTURES

Use MyKaJaWan to let us know about your interest in any or all of these three in-camp High Adventures:

multi-Day HIGH ADVENTURE TREK PROGRAMS

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Trip Total Fee (per person) Deposit Deposit Due By Notes
Apostle Islands Kayaking  $610 $100  February 15
Boundary Waters Canoeing  $520 $100 February 15 Nine Total Days needed for this trek!
Isle Royale Backpacking  $520 $100  February 15
Flambeau Flowage Canoeing  $390 $75 March 15
Ice Age Trail Backpacking $330 $75 March 15
Lake Superior Sailing $525 $100 March 15 3 Day Trip
Lake Superior Sailing  $565 $100 March 15 4 day Trip
Manitowish River Canoeing  $390 $75 March 15
Porcupine Mountain Wilderness Area Backpacking  $390 $75 March 15
Upper Peninsula Cycling TBA TBA TBA More details coming soon.
Wisconsin Headwaters Canoeing  $415 $75 March 15

Please note that all Trek Balances are due by May 18th, 2015.

How to Register

Interested in planning a Trek? Download the High Adventure Trek Planning Guide.
Click Here to go to 2015 MSR High Adventure Trek Registrations page.

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.

General Information

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!

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).

CONTACT INFORMATION

High Adventure Director
Barrett Wood
barrettwood@comcast.net

Reservation Director
Jim Neubaum
847-748-9154
James.Neubaum@scouting.org

Camping & Program Assistant 
Debi Geiger
camping129@neic.org

Support Us

Running our high-quality High Adventure program requires a constant supply of new supplies and equipment. Check out our needs list and to see how you can help.

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