BWCA Adventures

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Please note, we are continuing to accept BWCA adventure applications! Contact Jenny Batten with questions:

Students in the Boundary Waters with Project Success

Each summer, Project Success offers a very special seven-day canoe expedition to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for middle school students.
BWCA adventures are open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the following Project Success partner schools: Andersen, Anne Sullivan, Anwatin, Field, Folwell, Franklin, Jefferson, Marcy, Northeast, Olson, Sanford and Seward.

BWCA Adventures take everything students learn and practice in Project Success curriculum and in-class workshops at their school, and condense it into a seven-day summer experience. Students learn to work together to paddle and portage canoes, set up and break down camp, cook their own food and clean up without making an impact on the natural environment. They come home with a huge sense of accomplishment that has an amazing impact on their educational and personal growth.

Since 1998 we have partnered with a camp called Wilderness Canoe Base. Their generous “camperships” have allowed Project Success to introduce many more students to the Boundary Waters Wilderness than we ever thought possible! Their guides are well trained, experienced and, above all, they are committed to safety. Wilderness Canoe Base is located at the edge of the BWCA and provides a gorgeous location to start our journey.

2020 BWCA Adventure Info

Trips will take place June 10-16, 11-17, and 19-25, 2020.

Use our online application or download a PDF for the 2020 BWCA Adventures! Applications are due May 1, 2020.

Online Application

2020 BWCA Application, English

2020 BWCA Application, Spanish

What is the BWCA?

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) is a unique area located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota. Over 1 million acres in size, it extends nearly 150 miles along the International Boundary adjacent to Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park and is bordered on the west by Voyageurs National Park. The BWCA contains over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and over 2000 designated campsites. The Boundary Waters is a pristine, yet rugged wilderness. The lakes are cut from granite and surrounded in old pine growth. Click here for more information about the BWCA.


Contact Jenny Batten at Project Success:

or 612-874-1277