Outdoor Adventures

As part of our Expeditions programs, Outdoor Adventures expose diverse opportunities to nature settings for students. Supervised trips are purposefully planned based on students’ interests, availability and need and include:

  • Outdoor Adventure Field Trips – PS works with teachers and principals to plan and coordinate outdoor adventure field trips to local state parks.
  • Overnight Summer Trips – PS offers overnight trips to the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness in June and July for middle school students, and a trip to the Apostle Islands for students who require extra support to access and enjoy outdoor recreational activities.
  • Additional Programs – Students and families should stay tuned to Project Success and school communications for additional opportunities each year.

Winter Adventure! *

*OFFERED TO: Anwatin, Franklin, Northeast, Olson & MPS Online Students, Staff & Families
Saturday, January 20, 2024  – 10:00AM to 2:00PM


Come celebrate Minnesota’s beautiful winter outdoors with Project Success, the Loppet and Friends of the Boundary Waters! Anwatin, Franklin, Northeast, Olson and MPS Online middle school students, families and teachers/school staff are welcome to join us at Theodore Wirth Park for FREE outdoor fun winter activities, hot chocolate and s’mores! Click here for more information and to register!


Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure

The 2023 Boundary Waters Canoe Adventures took place in June and July this summer, with 220 Minneapolis public school middle school students participating in these week-long outdoor adventures. This was the largest group of students Project Success has taken to the BWCA since we started our canoe trips in 1998! Thank you to all of the students who joined us for these trips, our amazing partners and guides at Wilderness Canoe Base, and our fantastic Project Success volunteer and staff BWCA Leaders!

Click here for a recap and photos from our 2023 Summer Outdoor Adventures!

We look forward to our 2024 Boundary Waters Canoe Adventures next summer.  Check back in January 2024 for more information and trip dates with registration expected to open in February 2024.

Apostle Islands Kayak Adventure!

July 20-23, 2023

Project Success partnered with Wilderness Inquiry to bring 11 Minneapolis middle school students on a 4-day adventure to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the South Shore of Lake Superior. Students experienced a series of sea kayaking and land-based day trips from Wilderness Inquiry’s Little Sand Bay Base Camp including the beautiful Mawikwe Sea Caves. This trip was designed to help students who might require extra support to access and enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Click here for a recap and photos from our 2023 Summer Outdoor Adventures!

These are links suggested by Project Success and/or suggested by our fantastic partners. Enjoy virtual exploration as well as a few ideas to maximize your joy in the outdoors!

Questions about Project Success Outdoor Adventures programming? Reach out to Senior Program Manager Jenny Batten.