2024 Apostle Islands Kayak Adventure!

July 18-21, 2024

Project Success is partnering once again with Wilderness Inquiry to provide an outdoor adventure that is accessible for current MPS 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with physical, health, developmental, social and cognitive needs.  This trip is designed to help students who might require extra support to access and enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

This 4-day adventure takes us to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the South Shore of Lake Superior. Students will experience a series of sea kayaking and land-based day trips from Wilderness Inquiry’s Little Sand Bay Base Camp. These trips could include the beautiful Mawikwe Sea Caves, Bark Bay Slough, or the shipwrecks of Red Cliff Bay.

Sample Itinerary & Packing List

2024 Apostle Island Kayak Adventure!
July 18-21, 2024

Open to MPS middle school students with special needs.

Space is limited and may fill up before the May 3rd registration deadline!



Questions? Email Senior Program Manager of Expeditions, Jenny Batten, at jennyb@projectsuccess.org

Trip Cost

The cost of the trip is $500.  Need-based discounts are available for up to $450 of the trip cost.  We ask that if you do have the funds to cover your trip, that you pay the full amount.  However, Project Success wants to ensure that we include all students who really want to go, regardless of cost.  If you are not able to pay the full $500, we appreciate that you pay what you can toward your trip fee.  Your contribution will help us to continue bringing young people on outdoor adventures each year and to serve a larger community of students.

Trip Meeting

There will be a meeting in June for all students who have a confirmed spot on the trip and their parent/guardian(s).  At the meeting we will go over important trip details and the packing list. You will receive and email to inform you of the date, time and location of the meeting.

About Wilderness Inquiry  

Since 1978, Wilderness Inquiry has created inclusive outdoor experiences providing an opportunity for participants to explore the natural world while making outdoor spaces accessible to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Through the medium of outdoor adventure travel, they inspire personal growth, enhanced awareness of the environment and community integration. Their trained and skilled staff will provide support for students so they can learn and practice outdoor skills and social skills needed to have safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences.

What are the sleeping accommodations at Base Camp?

Our group will sleep in tents that are set up on platforms and are accessible by steps and ramps.  Tents are separated by gender.  If you have any questions regarding tent/sleeping arrangements, please call us at (612) 874-1277.

What if my student needs a PCA or more one-on-one assistance?

In the online registration, there is a space to tell us how much personal assistance your student will need.  Please be as detailed as possible in describing the support your student requires.

What do we bring?

Click here for the packing list! We will talk about packing at the meeting in June.  Call Project Success with any questions.  Wilderness Inquiry and Project Success have extras of many things that you can borrow!

Questions? Email Senior Program Manager of Expeditions, Jenny Batten, at jennyb@projectsuccess.org

Check out some photos from previous summer’s Apostle Island Trips!