Summer 2021 - Youth Trip

Our annual English Lutheran youth trip is a great way to bring us together when separated by so much this past year. And what better way than spending time immersed in spectacular scenery and listening to God speak through His creation?! Our goal is to have a fun and positive shared experience for all.

Preliminary Itinerary: June 3 - June 7
Thursday, June 3 – Leave English Lutheran Church early afternoon – drive to the campground near our starting location Friday, June 4 – Monday, June 7 – Get an early start backpacking either on the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota on the North Shore of Lake Superior or in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, on the South Shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The destination and route will be determined once the headcount is established. But with either location, the plan would be to select a route that allows for picturesque views, the quiet of nature, and a rewarding challenge that is doable by all involved. Return home the evening of Monday, June 7

Ability level
No prior backpacking experience is needed. Just a great attitude and a willingness to learn new skills.

Open to youth in Grades 6-12.

ELC is lucky to have several adults that are experienced outdoor adventurers and who will make this trip a ton of fun. Maybe they will also throw in a surprise ice cream stop, smuggle s'mores fixings for over the campfire, and for sure lots of great memories. Safety and any appropriate CoVID precautions, of course, will always be a top priority.

The trip cost will be kept to a minimum. Between shared gear, rental, food, park fees, and transportation, the expense is anticipated to be less than $100 per person. ELC has also set aside some funds to help with the trip costs, and if needed, we can fundraise. The final cost will be determined after we know who wants to go. We will work hard to make sure finances are not a concern for all students that want to go.

We are always happy to answer any questions. Please call or email Pastor Jeff at 715-273-4617 or


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