North Country Leadership Adventures

Test your leadership skills by exploring Minnesota and Wisconsin North Country. This 7 day back country backpacking adventure is designed for individuals, families, and classmates. You will navigate the challenges of the trail, as well as, field based learning projects around leadership and communication concepts that can be applied to every aspect of life.


Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin’s most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park’s charm. There is plenty to do; hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing, and swimming. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls State Park.

The Flambeau River is a wonderful place to spend the day canoeing and fishing. Musky, sturgeon, trout, walleye, bass and panfish can be caught from the river as well as the lakes in the forest.

The 60,000-acre Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is home to more than 87 miles of recreational trails, hundreds of waterfalls, 21 miles of pristine beaches, and many free-running rivers for fishing.

The Brule River is one of the best known rivers east of the Mississippi for Canoeing and Fishing. For over one hundred years, it has been known as an exceptional trout stream. The Brule River contains resident brook, brown and rainbow trout. Lake brown and rainbow (steelhead) trout along with Coho and Chinook salmon migrate up the Brule annually from Lake Superior.

Interstate State Park is a geological wonderland of potholes/kettles, these massive glacier rock formations came about from thousands of years of glacial ice and rock pushing through the landscape drilling polished holes into the bedrock. While at Interstate campers will have a opportunity to learn about top rope rock climbing, with some of the climbs reaching upwards to 80 feet.

Details for Leadership Adventure

Dates: August 2015
Duration: 7 days
Location: Copper Falls State Park Mellon, WI
Activity: Backpacking, Climbing
Gear: All gear provided outside of personal items
Cost: $1000.00 per person
Deposit: Non-refundable $500.00 due with application by March 30, 2015
Remaining Balance $500.00 due with all paperwork by May 31, 2015
Additional information:
Overall map of course, equipment needed by participant, travel and logistics during trip. See Trip Itinerary