Apostle Islands Kayaking is rapidly turning into one of our most popular treks.  Rich in sea caves, lighthouses, and spectacular shores, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (near Bayfield, Wisconsin) is a sea kayaker’s dream.  You’ll be led by an experienced guide into a pristine collection of islands and shorelines, featuring stunning geological formations – caverns, arches, and pillars – all uniquely accessible by kayakers. Carry your gear in your kayaks while you explore the deep blue waters of Lake Superior, then bed down under the big night sky on the sandy beaches of Gitche Gumee (Ojibwe for Lake Superior).

Minimum Age: 14 years; NO exceptions.

Group sizes: A group of 6 is recommended (more flexible for camping purposes). Groups of up to 20 can be accommodated depending on campsite availability, but your unit must provide 2-deep Adult Leadership for each sub-group (campsite, etc.).  We do not send camp staff on kayaking treks; you will have one guide from the kayaking out-rigger, but he/she does not count as 1 of your required adults.

Additional Requirement for Sailing and Kayaking (no exceptions): The troop must provide at least one adult leader with current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications.  This is a national policy for High Adventure treks.  For all other treks, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan SR provides guides with necessary qualifications.

2018 FEES

   $675 Total Fee 
 $125 Non-refundable Deposit.  Registration must be completed & deposit paid by February 19, 2018 (11:59 PM)*
$550 Balance Due by June 1, 2018 (11:59 PM)

*Contact us to see if it is still possible to book this trek.  Tell us your unit type & number (Troop 129 or Crew 129), and the week you want to attend (see below).

When registering, choose the week of your trek first, then its name with the type: Apostle Island Scout, Apostle Island Adult

2018 Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Summer Camp Dates

Week 1: June 24-30
Week 2: July 1-7
Week 3: July 8-14
Week 4: July 15-21
Week 5: July 22-28
Week 6: July 29-Aug 4 NOTE: All Week 6 trek spots are now filled.  Let us know if you need us to add a “Week 7” for your unit.