The Laketrails Base Camp program on Oak Island, MN is designed with the teenage camper in mind.

Laketrails Base Camp has been providing wilderness canoeing and camping adventures for teens and middle school youth since 1952. The heart of our program includes a canoe trip through the Canadian waters of Lake of the Woods. Challenge yourself in the great outdoors while building friendships that last a lifetime. Join us at Laketrails for an adventure you’ll never forget!
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2015 Summer Programs

  • Teen Wilderness Canoeing
  • Middle School Session
  • Adult Canoe Trip

About Us

Wilderness canoeing adventures…

Challenge yourself in the great outdoors while building friendships that last a lifetime.

The heart of our program is a five to six day wilderness canoe trip geared to the experience level of the individual group. Campers have the opportunity to choose what type of trip they wish to take, and they become instrumental in planning and carrying out the trip. In the process they grow in understanding and appreciation of their own abilities, and learn how to work well with others to accomplish a common goal.
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Why should I go to Laketrails?

We provide you with the opportunity to live in the wilderness, make new friends and do many things you don’t usually, or can’t do at home.

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The Laketrails Program

The heart of the Laketrails wilderness program is a five to six day wilderness canoe trip geared to the experience level of the individual group.

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How to Register

Find out more about how to sign up or schedule a Laketrails Wilderness Session. Download forms and information or register online!

Register for a Laketrails Wilderness Adventure Today!

  • Testimonial

    My life changed when I set foot on Oak Island, and my story is not unique.

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    I left Laketrails as a whole new person. I gained so many skills, friends, and became empowered through facing the challenges of working with a team in the wilderness, and I am not unique. Everyone who comes through Laketrails is touched, by the beauty, by the people, by their own growth.

  • Testimonial

    Laketrails is a beautiful place full of energetic, creative people.

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    At Laketrails, some of us are lucky to be part of an amazing staff, working in an incredibly gorgeous area full of rainbows, vibrant sunsets, and surprises called Lake of the Woods.

  • Testimonial

    Creating these memories–the ones I will never forget–is what will continue to always call me back to Laketrails.

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    Like most camp sites I’ve been to in Lake of the Woods, I can close my eyes and instantly be back there. I can see the campsite with tents set up and a lit fire. ... As night comes I remember the beautiful stars and northern lights.