UP Canoe Trip

A Whole New BLC Experience

This year at BLC, we are excited to offer for the first time: A Wilderness Canoeing/Camping Trip! We have been blessed to build a new relationship with the owners of Michigan Vacation Village on Manistique Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. For many years, the camp staff has dreamed of being able to offer an "Adventure Camp" experience in addition to the more traditional resident camps. Thanks to this new partnership, we are able to offer an absolutely incredible opportunity: 4 days of canoeing and wilderness camping on the beautiful, undeveloped Manistique River. We will leave BLC on Sunday, June 24th and travel by van to Michigan Vacation Village where we will overnight before beginning our journey down the river on Monday morning. Each night we will make camp on the river bank at designated camp sites where we will setup tents, cook out together and enjoy the beauty of this untouched wilderness. In addition to the camping adventure, BLC staff will lead campers in interacting with the Living God through both small group Bible Study as well as guided personal Spiritual Disciplines throughout the course of the week. This camp experience is currently only being offered for high school students and is limited to the first 10 registrants- spaces will fill up fast, so don't delay in reserving your spot today!

Canoe Route

Leave At Home:

  • Cell Phones/tablets/smart watches (all personal electronic devices)
  • knives
  • all food/beverages will be provided by BLC

Packing List:

Required Items:

  • Comfortable clothes for traveling up and back from the U.P.
  • Shoes/sandals that can get wet and dry quickly
  • 2-3 pairs of shorts for during the canoe trip
  • Long pants/longsleeve shirts (1-2 each)
  • Sweatshirt/jacket (1)
  • T-shirts (5-7)
  • Pajamas
  • Rain gear (waterproof)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle (2)
  • Sun/mosquito protection
  • Laundry bag
  • Towels
  • Swimsuit (no bikinis)
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Extra batteries
  • Backpack
  • Bible, notebook, writing utensils, book
  • Any prescription medication in ORIGINAL PACKAGING
    • an RN will be accompanying the group as part of the staff

Optional Items:

  • Hat 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Hammock 
  • Fishing gear (1 pole max- must purchase and bring Michigan Fishing License)
    • Purchase Online: http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx
  • Camera/binoculars

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