A Message From Julia, Counselor and Former Camper
Sometimes campers have their best camp memories on wilderness trips. There is something about experiencing nature by sleeping in a tent, hiking through the woods or paddling down a river with friends. Campers that are 11 years of age and older have the opportunity to go on a three-day Biking, Canoeing, Outpost/Hiking or Backpacking Trip while at camp. When campers sign up for a trip, they learn how to pack out for the trip by picking meals and packing all of the necessary tripping gear. On trips campers set up their campsite, cook meals over a fire, eat lunch in scenic settings and see a variety of wildlife such as beavers, bald eagles, deer, loons and raccoons.
Past 3-Day Trips
- Biking in Itasca or Savannah State Park
- Canoeing down the St. Louis, Pine or Crow Wing River or at Kathio State Park or Schoolcraft State Park
- Backpacking or Outpost/Hiking Trips in State Parks around Minnesota
- Backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail (this trip isn’t offered every year and requires pre-registration)
Past Day Trips
- Canoeing to Tipi Island (Camp-owned Island)
- Canoeing to Big Island
- Biking the Paul Bunyan Trail
- Hiking the Camp Foley trails
Every camper goes on an overnight with their cabin to Camp Foley’s in-camp treehouses. Campers cook dinner and a special treat over the fire, play games and spend the night in a treehouse with their counselors and cabinmates. It’s an excellent way to experience the outdoors for the first time or the hundredth!