YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow offers adventure trip camps including rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and caving adventures! Teens can safely go beyond their backyard and experience adventure trip camps of a lifetime! Participants will become students of the wilderness, addressing YMCA values, developing an appreciation and respect for the environment, learning specific outdoor skills, improving teamwork and leadership skills, building self-confidence, creating friendships and having an outrageous time. All expeditions are thoroughly planned and led by experienced staff with advanced safety certifications. Experience is not necessary for most adventure trip camps. Register early; trips are limited in size and fill quickly. Typical Teen Trip arrival is at 1:30pm on the first day and pick-up is at 7:00pm on the last day. All trips include food, permits and camping fees, special equipment (climbing, canoeing/kayaking, backpacking and camping), transportation, professional staff and fun.
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Devil’s Lake Rock Climbing & Caving (ages 12-15)
June 18-23, 2017
Experience the excitement of rock climbing at one of the premier climbing areas in the Midwest. No climbing experience is required. Participants will start the week by getting down and dirty crawling through a guided cave. We will then set up camp at Devil’s Lake on Monday evening and then spend the next four days climbing and rappelling mixed with hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and just plain having fun. This trip is guaranteed to make everyone feel good about their accomplishments. On Belay! This trip is lead by the Camp Director. (13 participant max)
Flambeau River Paddle (ages 13-16)
June 11-16, 2017
Considered one of the finest river trips in the Midwest, the Flambeau offers a unique combination of quiet paddling and safe yet heart-pounding whitewater. We will spend two days at Camp practicing on our lake and down a local river. Then it’s off to the Flambeau River State Forest for three nights of camping. Hold ON we’re Paddling ON! (10 participant max)
Sea Kayaking Adventure (ages 14-17)
July 30 – August 4, 2017
This trip is the best way to explore and experience the peace and solitude, pristine beaches and natural rhythms of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Beginners ready for a physical challenge are welcome. This trip is guided with the help of Dive Point Scuba. Participant check in time is 10:30 am on Sunday. Paddle on! (13 participant max)
Porcupine Mountains Backpacking (ages 13-16)
July 16-21, 2017
Spend six days hiking through towering forests, viewing breathtaking summits and relaxing among the many rivers and lakes of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park along Lake Superior in Upper Michigan. Hikers will spend a few hours at Camp Glacier Hollow team building and packing up then we hit the road hiking. Load’em up!
(10 participant max)