Highlights of Summer 2022

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Our 71st season was another great time for campers who explored the Boundary Waters, continued generations-old traditions, and made friendships to last a lifetime. Here are a few highlights:

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Fishing success plentiful

Angling counselors combined with boys who love to cast made the competition to be on the bass and northern plaques especially tight. Boys casting wacky worms near shady, steep, and rocky shorelines along the U.S./Canadian border found success.

Cabins neared capacity

Robust enrollment resulted in every boys’ cabin being used this summer except for cabin 5. The foot traffic on the hill widened old paths and created a few new ones, rousing Charlie “Turbo” Erdmann to, “take a couple guys and move some rocks.” Charlie and company removed underbrush and rocks to create a new hangout area between the powerhead and basketball court as well as a new watercraft storage spot by the swim area.

Continued vintage traditions while forming new ones

In addition to hosting classics like the WELK Radio Show, Bean Auction, Cardboard Boat Regatta, and CV Olympics, creative counselors presented the music festival CV Stock for the first time in five years and spiced up wilderness “boot camp” skills training, culminating with Commando.

Wilderness adventures abound

39 overnight trips went out, including hiking Isle Royale, sea kayaking Apostle Islands, and three trips to the Grand Portage. “Campers maintained a high interest in hiking trips,” noted Trip Director Dylan Jackson, compelling him to organize five trips along the Superior Hiking Trail. Whisperings of 2023 Quetico trips and a hiking expedition out West permeated the peninsula.

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Campers meet sled dogs

Staff members Kyle Emmans and Bryan Halverson spend their summers paddling and their winters guiding groups across frozen lakes for Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge. They know all 65 of their coworkers, Canadian Eskimo dogs, by name and were happy to introduce them to our campers.

Beachfront receives makeover

Last fall, we removed the beyond-repair crib dock from the swim area which gave us an opporunity for a renovation. During pre-camp, counselors raked sand and created terraces from the sauna down to the water. We capped it off with a new dock that arrived in August– just in time for next summer!

Hard-working and energetic summer staff make Camp awesome

A blend of new and returning counselors made 2022 a success. Counselors are the worker bees of Camp Voyageur and wear many hats. Our staff brought unique experiences and skill sets together to create Camp magic once again.

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Thanks to all who were a part!

2023 enrollment is now open. Check out our Dates & Rates!