Camp Rates and Schedule

Session Dates and Rates

Laketrails runs wilderness trips from May thru September

You can either register for Laketrails Base Camp online, by clicking the register links below,
or by downloading and filling out the appropriate pdf forms located here.

2020 Laketrails Schedule:

Memorial Day Work Weekend* May 22-25 Cancelled
Session 1 – FULL June 21-29 Cancelled
Session 2 June 30-July 8 Cancelled
Session 2F (Fishing Trip)** June 30-July 8 Cancelled
Session 3 July 10-18 Cancelled
Session 4 – FULL July 19-27 Cancelled
Women’s Way Canoe Trip**** July 19-25 Cancelled
Session 5 (middle school) July 29-Aug. 6 Cancelled
Session 6 Aug. 9-17 Cancelled
LOW Artists’ Retreat*** Sept. 10-13 Cancelled

* Memorial Day Work Weekend is a chance for Laketrails friends, both old and new, to spend time at camp helping to get the island ready for the summer. Join in the camaraderie while lending a hand to your favorite wilderness youth camp. Bring a pair of work gloves and comfortable clothing. You can even bring a friend! First-timers are also welcome! There are no fees for the weekend, but please register early so that meals can be planned.

** Laketrails is pleased to offer a special Fishing Trip during Session 2 for teens who love to fish! Campers wishing to sharpen their angling skills should register for this special session, but will share in the usual Laketrails experience with other campers at Base Camp. Laketrails Guides will lead the trip and be accompanied by Jeff Birchem who will teach campers how to locate good fishing habitat, the best kind of lures to use, how to clean fish, and even how to cook them. Jeff spent 25 years working and patrolling the NW Angle area of Lake of the Woods as a MN DNR Conservation Officer. Since retiring in 2013 he has been involved with numerous outdoor adventures getting students involved with all facets of our natural resources.

*** Laketrails is once again working with Kim Hruba of Red Shoes Writing Solutions to offer our 7th annual Lake of the Woods Artists’ Retreat. Come, enjoy the wide variety of artists and join us for this relaxing weekend! Fees for the weekend: $250-$300. For more information go to

**** The Laketrails Women’s Way Canoe Trip is just that–a canoe trip for women! Join us for a week of paddling and exploring Lake of the Woods and sharing campfires with other adventurous women. Fees are $500 per person. Click here for more information.

Download Forms and Information

Session Fees (Includes bus transportation):

Sessions 1 and 3 – 6 ………………$780 per session

Session 2 ……………………………….$570

Womenʼs Way Canoe Trip (for women only) fees are $500.

Deposit Information

All Sessions require a non-refundable $100.00 deposit to secure your reservation.

  • Early Enrollment Discount
    Register and pay in full before February 28, and deduct $50 from your fee.
  • Sibling Discount
    If you have more than one child coming to Laketrails this summer, the first pays the regular fee. After that, deduct $50 from your fee for the second, third, or fourth child. (If you have more than four – give us a call!)


Age Requirements:

Sessions 1-4 and Session 6 are open to all teens, age 13-18. Session 5 is for Middle School youth only (those who have completed grades 6-8).


Our wish is that no one will be prevented from coming to Laketrails because of the cost. Our campership program provides both partial and full financial support based on need for those wishing to attend Laketrails. Copies of the policy and application form are available here. (link to Campership Policy & Application)

Special Sessions:

  • Middle School Session
    To better meet the needs of younger campers, Laketrails offers a session for youth currently in grades 6, 7, or 8. The program format is similar to our other sessions, but enrollment is limited to youth in these grades.