First Wilderness Adventures of 2022!

This morning, our first campers of the summer put canoes in the Seagull River and paddled off on their first trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Spirits were high and we could feel a sense of excitement in the air (and a drizzle of rain)!

Each cabin group is going on a two-night/three-day trip (returning Friday afternoon) together to bond as a cabin group. Read more about each cabin trip and follow their group throughout the wilderness via their satellite pings!


This trip is lead by Birchwood Wilderness Camp Counselors, Voldy aka Noah (left) and Ghost aka Ian (right).

The young Toules adventureres will be enjoying a scenic paddle into our very own Gulf and Romance lakes after hiking to the north end of Birchwood’s property. After enjoying a day of paddling, they will camp in our brand new canvas wall tent that sits permanently on Migizi Ridge, a twenty minute hike from camp. From there, they wil base camp!

Follow them on their adventure: (Birchwood 6)


This trip is lead by Birchwood Counselor, Danté aka Harlan (left) and co-counselor, Buggs aka Nicolás (right).

These boys are going to paddle into Seagull Lake. shop around for the perfect campsite, and base camp until Friday! During the days, they will see the many sights on Seagull and maybe even bump into another cabin group out there.

Follow them on their adventure: (Birchwood 2)


This trip is lead by co-counselors Gatsby aka Dylan (left) and Wiki aka John (right).

Raven and Bear cabins have united to paddle into the mighty Lake Saganaga for a fishing adventure! Wish them luck!

Follow them on their adventure here: (Birchwood 7)


These adventurers are led by co-counselors The Duke aka Wyatt (left) and Flash aka Dan (right)!

This group is headed to Seagull Lake to do a little bit of fishing and a little bit of rock climbing at the Little Palisades!

Follow them on their adventure here: (Birchwood 4)


Team Shang is led by co-counselors Nacho aka Jack (right) and Teddy aka Camilo (left)!

The Shang boys are paddling on Lake Saganaga to focus on fishing with a detour to Sag Falls to see the sights.

Follow them on their adventure here: (Birchwood 3)


Our senior leaders are guided by veteran counselor Kumu aka Robert for their very first trip together!

These gents are also focused on fishing the beautfiul Lake Saganaga but they’ve set their sights on Red Rock Bay, which is a serene chain of bays branching off of Saganaga. With any luck, these Senior Campers will even hit on portage on this trip into Red Rock Lake.

Follow them on their journey here: (Birchwood 1)

As our campers set their sights on adventure, let’s wish them calm waters and sunny skies! May the fish be biting and their paddles be swift!

Happy Trails,

Ashley, Director

  1. Chris Hogan says:

    Thanks Birchwood. Looks like fun times ahead for all. 🤙 Good times and good fishing to the Shang Cabin crew! 🎉🎣

  2. Christine Gallant says:

    Catch some big ones Shang cabin! Safe paddling!

  3. Tracy Chocol says:

    The campers have access to so many amazing trips! Kudos all around to Ashley & her team of Counselors.. Plus the updates for parents are truly remarkable, and much appreciated. Magical experiences and memories being made @ Birchwood. My camper, and I are eternally grateful. 🎣 🛶 🏕

  4. Lindsey says:

    Love all the updates!! So jealous of the cool weather the boys have, next year I’m coming to get out of the Florida heat🥵! Shout out to the Shang cabin, hope you get some big fish 🎣 😁

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