Youth Wilderness Trip - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Fontana Park, Buchanan County

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Ages 14-18

Cost $590/person - Deposit of $100 due with this registration.

Participants will explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness – the most vast wilderness in the lower 48 states and home to loon, moose, wolves, and black bear-  in northeast Minnesota. If you have a bit of canoeing experience and the strength and spirit to explore, this trip may be for you! . You will paddle across wilderness lakes, portage canoes and packs, fish for fun and food, read maps and use a compasses, live in tents without leaving a trace, cook meals in wilderness areas, and learn about the ecology of this magnificent area. Tents, backpacks, canoes, cooking gear, food, and transportation from Fontana Interpretive Nature Center are all provided. (Maximum of 6 youth to attend)

Youth interested in this trip are asked to submit a 2-3 paragraph explanation of why they are interested, what they think they might gain, and what they think "wilderness" means to Sondra Cabell at Participant selection will be made by May 1, and deposits for those not selected among the 6 participants will be reimbursed in full.

Stipends and scholarships are available to help offset costs.

  • Chris Holt Scholarship – Iowa Conservation Education Coalition click scholarships
  • Iowa Assoc of Naturalists – under Programs tab ($100 amounts while available)·        
  • Friends of Fontana Park – 2 @ $250 - Available to who those who participated in our Upper Iowa Canoe Trips
  • Benton County Conservation Foundation 2 @ $250 available
  • Joe Olson Scholarship - 1 @ $250
  • Red Cedar Chapter of Isaac Walton League - 2 @$250

To Register

Register Online

Limited amount of spaces are available. Please register soon!
Deposit only - balance due upon selection. Must include youth writting - see info for details


Youth Wilderness Trip - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness


Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019


Leaves from Fontana Interpretive Nature Center
1883 125th St
Hazleton, IA 50641
Sondra Cabell 319-636-2617
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Children - $100.00