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Northpoint Adventures

Tripping & Outdoor Adventure Program

Northpoint Adventures is Camp Nicolet’s wilderness tripping and outdoor adventure program.  Sign up for awesome experiences like rock climbing, whitewater rafting, wilderness backpacking trips, and canoe & kayaking trips!  Unless noted, trip costs are included in tuition.  Trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis; please choose your trip in Additional Options when completing the online Camper Application.  Campers may elect to participate in a wilderness trip separate from attending a camp session – please contact Jeremy Starz, Director of Operations, at or for more information.


2021 Trip & Program Offerings

Peshtigo River Whitewater Rafting – Beginner trip – Wed, June 23rd [1 day] – Session I – ages 14+ – $45 fee
*fee includes picnic lunch & professional rafting guides

Isle Royale Backpacking – Advanced trip – Sat, June 26th through Fri, July 2nd [7 days] – Session I – ages 14+ – included

Super Porkies Backpacking – Intermediate trip – Tues, July 6th through Fri, July 9th [4 days] – Session I – ages 13+ – included

Porcupine Mtns Backpacking – Beginner trip – Tues, July 13 through Thurs, July 15th [3 days] – ages 12+ – included
*trip offered primarily to campers staying through the midsummer changeover between Sessions I & II

Voyageurs Wilderness Canoe – Advanced trip – Wed, July 14th through Tues, July 20th [7 days] – ages 16+ – included
*trip offered primarily to campers staying through the midsummer changeover between Sessions I & II

Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking – Intermediate trip – Mon, July 12th through Fri, July 16th [5 days] – ages 13+ – $200 fee
*trip offered contingent on interest in Voyageurs Wilderness Canoe – fee covers professional kayak guides
*trip offered primarily to campers staying through the midsummer changeover between Sessions I & II

Sylvania Wilderness Canoe – Beginner trip – Tues, July 27th through Thurs, July 29th [3 days] – Session II – ages 11+ – included

Rocky Mountain Backpacking – Expert trip – Tues, Aug 10th through Tues, Aug 17th [8 days] – Postseason – ages 17+ – $1,750 fee
*trip offered to campers who have completed Isle Royale Backpacking and/or Voyageurs Wilderness Canoe
*fee includes airfare to/from Colorado from Camp Nicolet and meals/lodging at camp before & after trip

Download: Camp Nicolet – 2021 Program Calendar PDF


Trip Progression

Age 11 – Sylvania Wilderness Canoe   [Beginner trip]
Age 12 – Porcupine Mountains Backpacking   [Beginner trip]
Age 12 – Devil’s Lake Rock Climbing   [Beginner trip]
Age 13/14 – Pictured Rocks Backpacking   [Intermediate trip]
Age 13/14 – Super Porkies Backpacking   [Intermediate trip]
Age 13/14 – Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking   [Intermediate trip]
Age 14/15 – Peshtigo River Whitewater Rafting   [Beginner trip]
Age 14/15 – Isle Royale Backpacking   [Advanced trip]
Age 16 – Voyageurs Wilderness Canoe   [Advanced trip]
Age 17 – Rocky Mountain Backpacking   [Expert trip]


Charter Trips

Any of the trips listed above are available for private charter.  Contact Jeremy Starz, Director of Operations, at or for options, information, and pricing.


“Camp Nicolet is a tremendous gift, not just for our daughter, but for our whole family. It’s always nice to remind our daughter that her favorite time of year is the one month she doesn’t have a phone in her hands. Camp is a huge part of who our daughter is – for that we are thankful.” – Camp Parent

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