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Birchwood Wilderness Camp

  • Program Address:

    12586 Gunflint Trail, Slip 85
    Grand Marais, MN 55604, U.S.A.

    Tel:
    Phone: 218-256-7164
  • Winter Address:

    12586 Gunflint Trail, Slip 85
    Grand Marais, MN 55604, U.S.A.

Directors: Ashley Bredemus and Victor Pilon

A small (by design) summer camp for boys in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota. While many summer camps house a few hundred campers at once, we only accept between 35 and 45 campers (boys ages 7-17) per session. At Birchwood, we keep our enrollment small and our campus screen-free so we can focus on the things we value most: connection, self-discovery, and a sense of shared purpose. Each week, campers gets to select a wilderness trip to go on, ranging from 3 to 5 days. All trips have two qualified Birchwood counselors and four to seven boys of similar age or experience.

Between adventures, campers live in cabins of six boys and two counselors. Each day campers sign up for the in-camp activities they want to do. This is done individually (not as a cabin) so that boys have a chance to socialize with campers of all ages outside their cabin.

Four- Week Sessions:
Session 1 - JUNE 14 - JULY 11
Session 2 - JULY 12 - AUGUST 8

Two-Week Sessions:
Session 3 - JUNE 14 - JUNE 27
Session 4 - JUNE 28 - JULY 11
Session 5 - JULY 12 - JULY 25
Session 6 - JULY 26 - AUGUST 8

  • Accreditation:
    ACA
  • Camp size:
    46
  • Directors:
    Ashley Bredemus and Victor Pilon
  • Founded:
    1968
  • Gender:
    Boys
  • Maximum age:
    17
  • Minimum age:
    7
  • Nearest city:
    Duluth, MN
  • Season opens:
    June 14, 2021
  • Season closes:
    August 8, 2021

Activities

  • 3-5 day canoe trips
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Backpacking
  • Archery
  • Riflery
  • Arts and crafts
  • Backcountry cooking
  • 250 ft waterslide
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Gaga Pit
  • Sauna and swim
  • River swing
  • Land swing
  • Hiking
  • Wilderness skills
  • Guitar
  • Yoga and meditation


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