Apostle Islands Kayaking
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.
Trips offered: 5 days & 4 nights only
$650 Total Fee
– $125 Non-refundable Deposit. Registration must be completed & deposit paid by February 20, 2017 (11:59PM)
= $525 Balance Due by June 12, 2017 (11:59PM)
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.neic.org/Event.aspx?id=3028. IMPORTANT: This link will take you to the main trek registration page. You will see it is for all treks, and for June 25-August 5 (all 6 weeks of camp). But, as you complete the registration, you will be asked for your specific Week #…It is required to complete the registration, so know when you want to take your trek before beginning your registration.
WHEN REGISTERING, CHOOSE THE WEEK THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU:
Week 1: June 25-July 1
Week 2: July 2-8
Week 3: July 9-15
Week 4: July 16-22
Week 5: July 23-29
Week 6: July 30-Aug 5
Note: You will spend Sunday night in camp and depart for the put-in on Monday.