The Namekagon-St. Croix river is the first multiple night trip in our progression. For campers who have been at North Star and taken a previous trip, the Nam-St. Croix is a great next step and lets campers put to use the skills they’ve already learned. For younger campers, this excursion still provides a great first experience paddling and camping. Campers who have finished 5th grade will take this trip, a three day/two night paddle. Campers will encounter a few smaller rapids on the Namekagon-St. Croix. There is also a wide variety of wildlife that campers may spot on the river. Groups stay at remote campsites that have water and out house toilets.
From trip to trip, you can see how our progression starts to work. Campers work their way up the ladder of the trips that we offer. We start campers off at camp teaching them canoeing skills and wilderness knowledge as all campers must take these activities before going out on their first trip. Each is an appropriate entry level trip for campers of their age who have been taught the skills to be in the outdoors. As campers return to North Star, they go on new trips that have added challenges which keeps the tripping experience exciting and rewarding