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Journey: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

EarlyBird Pricing
Dates
June 17-23 & July 15-21, 2023
Age
High School
Location
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Munising, MI
Speaker
Fort Staff
Cost
$600

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Journey: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

12 Campers, 3 Staff, 6 Nights, 30 Miles Backpacking the Trail

The trail changes people, you won’t come back the same!

Unplugging and being immersed in God’s creation for 6 nights with only the sound of footsteps on the trail and wildlife is an experience in itself. Add-in a community of campers and staff to share conversation and guide the group through God’s Word. It’s an unforgettable and impactful week!

Two Opportunities

Two different groups will tackle the journey in 2023 – find the right fit for you!

Trip 1

High School Freshman and Sophomores

June 17-23, 2023

12 spots available; co-ed

Trip 2

High School Juniors and Seniors

July 15-21, 2023

12 spots available; co-ed

Time to just hang out at the end of the day
Gain new skills
Smiles on the trail are contagious
Map your day’s adventure

First time on a Fort Journey?

We’ve got you covered.

Located along the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is miles of pristine beaches, deep green forests, dashing waterfalls, and coastline that could grace any postcard, it’s ideal for a genuine wilderness experience.

Campers will meet at Fort Wilderness for check-in and then head to the Lab site for a day of gear-prep, gear training, and team building.

Once we hit the trail all belongings and gear will be transported via backpack. Each night we will set up camp at primitive sites along the trail. No experience is required however being in general good physical shape is needed.

All meals will be prepared and served by Fort Staff – dehydrated food has never tasted so good! Plus, one special Fort signature meal prepared at the campsite.

Trained, experienced staff will guide the trip with both adventure and outfitting skills but also relationally as they lead conversations and daily devotions.

The Journey is sure to challenge campers physically and spiritually.

Fort provides all necessary equipment such as tents and packs. Your personal belongings and required items can be found on the packing list.

No experience required! We will teach basic backpacking skills and help you feel comfortable once we hit the trail. The packs could weigh as much as 50 lbs and the trail is moderately challenging so being in general good shape is needed. We hike five to eight miles a day.

This is an unplugged adventure! No phones allowed. (Trip leaders have phones for emergency purposes.)

We have high-quality four person tents that two – four people share.

Pit/vault toilets will be provided at all campsites we stay at. Showers will be available upon returning to camp the night before pick up. Be sure to review the Prep Guide for best practices.

A trained and certified emergency medical responder will travel with each trip. We will work with special conditions, allergies, or concerns on a case-by-case basis. Filling out the health form accurately and completely at registration is important so that we can serve you well.

Transportation

We welcome your family to drive your child up to Fort, take a tour, and meet your counselor. You may also utilize our transportation. It is available for our summer youth programs, with pickups on opening Saturday and drop-offs on closing Friday of camp. We use a coach bus and/or vans, all chaperoned by trained Fort Staff.

Cost: +$135 Round Trip / +$80 One Way

Food Allergy Note

For any food allergy, we want to help. The nature of the trip allows some flexibility with food – Please email at the same time of registration to be sure we can accommodate your needsContact the Adventure Program Manager, Gunnar Koehn at gunnarkoehn@fortwilderness.com

Basic Camp Schedule

Opening DayArrive at camp! 11:00 am
Meet your leaders and campmates
Prepare for the trip
Day 2-5On the trail!
Daily devotional led by the staff
Evening group activities and prayer
Last DayReturn packs and gear
Depart 10:00 am – See you next time!