Family Canoe Trips

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Canoe Trips Available DatesJun 19 - Aug 20, 2023


$15003 night package, 4 person minimum

$16004 night package, 4 person minimum

$17005 night package, 4 person minimum


Adventurous Christians

Canoe Trip arrivals are Monday or Tuesday with departures Friday or Saturday. To learn more about what dates are available, contact Lina. For a more thorough breakdown of our pricing, check out our Family Trip Rates. 

Registration for Family Canoe Trips will open in late fall of 2022.

FAMILY Canoe Trips

AC specializes in guided Canoe trips and Wilderness experiences that encourage campers to take a next step in Christian faith.

Family Canoe Trips are great for families of 4-8 who are ready for a wilderness adventure together. Family canoe trips create memories that can also teach. Going on an adventure as a family puts you in a place to see new things in each other and, together, learn new things from God.  Sharing the fun, work and discovery together will be a lifelong point of connection.

Once you arrive at AC you will meet your trail guide who will be with you through your whole adventure. Your guide will help you learn the skills and use the gear needed to travel in the backcountry.  AC Guides also facilitate and help your group process the spiritual and community aspects of the experience. This summer, we are ensuring a safe and healthy canoe trip experience.

Please note: our camp operates within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness located within the Superior National Forest.  As a BWCAW Cooperator, this business is an equal opportunity service provider.

Please note: All members of the family must be immediate family to be considered for the family group rate. If you are interested in a group canoe trip, find more information here

Trip Overview

AC trip itineraries have time set aside for learning skills, bible study and enjoying time in God’s creation. Most trips start with one night at camp and then 3-4 nights out in the BWCAW. However, we want to work with you to meet the needs of your group so let us know if you want to make adjustments. 

Arrival to AC

Groups arrive at camp in the afternoon and are met by their trail guide. The group goes through orientation including an overview of canoeing skills, packing gear, and learning Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. After dinner there is time for more group bonding and preparing before bed.

Depart for the Trail 

The next morning, after breakfast, groups get dropped off at their BWCAW entry point to begin their journey.

On Trail

On a normal day on trail groups will cover 6-12 miles, cross multiple lakes and portages and prepare meals over the fire before curling up in their tent to go to bed. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to encounter challenges, practice stewardship of God’s creation and learn wilderness skills. Canoe groups work as a team to lift canoes, carry packs, set up tents, collect firewood, cook food, wash dishes and accomplish other activities needed to live outdoors. Each day your trail guide will lead devotions and quiet time will be set aside for Bible reading and journaling.

Back At Camp

At the end of a trip, groups will be picked up and return  to camp. Groups will clean up equipment, take a sauna, and eat a celebratory meal before heading home.


4-Night Package (5 days)

o    Day 1: Arrival at AC at 2:00pm – Canoe Orientation, Packing, Dinner, Devotions

o    Day 2: Breakfast, Departure for canoe trip, BWCAW

o    Day 3: BWCAW

o    Day 4: BWCAW

o    Day 5: Morning pickup from BWCAW, equipment check-in, sauna, celebration meal. 

Depart around 1:00 pm

5-Night Package (6 days)

o    Day 1: Arrival at AC at 2:00pm – Canoe Orientation, Packing, Dinner, Devotions

o    Day 2: Breakfast, Departure for canoe trip, BWCAW

o    Day 3: BWCAW

o    Day 4: BWCAW

o    Day 5: BWCAW

o    Day 6:Morning pickup from BWCAW, equipment check-in, sauna, celebration banquet meal. 

Depart around 1:00pm


Your first night of your trip will be spent on our site to get a good night’s sleep before you head out on trail the next morning. You’ll stay in one of the locations below.

Portage Haus

The newest building at Adventurous Christians is the Portage Haus. It sleeps up to 40, is a year-round cabin, and has a large common meeting space. It is heated by an outdoor wood boiler for in-floor heat.


Built in 2012, the Bunkhouse is a comfortable housing option at AC. This space sleeps 13, is heated by a propane heater, and is very close to our outhouses and main lodge.


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If you are interested in booking a trip with Adventurous Christians, please contact Lina.

Lina Swanson
Guest Service Director
Adventurous Christians
Email Lina

things to think about before you call

  1. Tell us about your family We want to get to know you!
  2. What dates are you interested in?
  3. About how many people will be attending?
  4. Are there any special needs in your group that we should know about? (Special diets, physical needs, etc.)