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Wilderness Adventure Camp

FOR BOYS 9-18 • ELY, MINNESOTA • SINCE 1951

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Surrounded by woods, water and friends… in the here and now.

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Challenges Promote Growth

Good things happen when a boy leaves home for camp. He gains independence and finds his own voice. Camp Voyageur fills a summer with sports, adventure and exploring the Boundary Waters with friends.

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Community Builds Character

On our peninsula boys live together in small cabins, take care of their own gear and share chores. Sports and activities emphasize cooperation and character. On wilderness trips boys contribute to the good of the group by “pulling their own weight”.

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Wilderness Inspires Adventure

Camp Voyageur specializes in back country travel throughout the Boundary Waters, Quetico, Isle Royale, Apostle Islands and beyond. This wilderness inspires adventure that lasts a lifetime. The adventure starts at our dock.

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What is Camp Voyageur?

Confidence soars and friendships flourish at Camp Voyageur. Our creative and energetic staff lead favorite activites like CV’s Gong Show, the cardboard boat regatta, WELK radio show, and the CV Olympics watch videos. Boys get in shape playing sports as they prepare for progressively longer trips into the BWCAW and Superior National Forest, hiking Isle Royale, sea kayaking the Apostle Islands and traversing Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park. Campers have time to sail, windsurf, kayak, or water ski in addition to learning about archery, Ultimate Frisbee, and other sports. While some boys become Bushwackers and Big Men, others earn their name on mess hall plaques by catching the biggest fish or swimming to nearby islands. Campers enjoy day fishing trips, touring the Soudan Iron Mines that built America and visiting Ely’s International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center.

Our Family Mission

Today brother and sisters John, Deb and Vicky Erdmann champion the Voyageur mission of fostering the personal growth of each camper through group interaction in a wilderness setting.

Camp Voyageur meets American Camp Association accreditation standards. American Camp Association.