Participants ranged in age from 18 to 30, and came from all over the United States. Along with canoeing approximately fifty miles and camping in the wilderness, each young adult presented a sermonette or “trail talk,” and took part in group discussions. Rain and wind presented particular challenges this year, but that made setting up camp in a spectacular setting all the more satisfying.
This camp program was not canceled because its participants were all adults and because, even without pandemic restrictions, only small groups are permitted in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A number of young adults said this was one of the best experiences of their lives. Next year our Challenger West camp will be available and plans are underway for another Boundary Waters Adventure in 2022.