Wilderness Trips

Adventure Camping Experiences for Older Campers
6-Day Girls or Boys Pioneer Wilderness Trips
Manistee River Trail and North Country Trail
Entering Grades 8-10 in the Fall

Pioneer sessions expand your camping experience by going to beautiful locations within Michigan.

Trips may include backpacking, canoeing, swimming, and camping out under the stars. Previous camping experience is recommended.

You will create deep, meaningful friendships and grow spiritually by experiencing a week unplugged in God’s amazing creation.

Each Pioneer trip begins at Camp Roger where you will get to know each other through team-building exercises and on our high ropes course. Boys sleep in the rustic cabin and girls sleep in the Yurt.

Please note: Wilderness trip campers will likely be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results and/or a vaccine proof prior to going on trips. We will update as we provide new policies.

11-Day Co-Ed Voyager Wilderness Trips
7 Days at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan plus 4 Days at Camp Roger in Rockford, Michigan as a Voyager Counselor
Entering Grades 11 or 12 in the Fall or Recent High School Graduate

Camp Roger’s ultimate experience! Backpack along the breathtaking south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

While learning more about God, learning to lead, and building life-long friendships, we help you develop skills to become a Voyager counselor.

This is a physically demanding week of camping, hiking rugged trails, and taking a one-day guided kayaking (weather dependent) next to the majestic Pictured Rocks. Upon returning to Camp Roger, you will use your leadership training alongside current summer counselors for a 4-day session.

Voyager trips are a step up in intensity and destination. A co-ed environment provides an opportunity for staff to intentionally teach and role model Christ-like interactions between group members. Voyager campers will receive solid, tangible leadership training in the areas of leading games, behavior management, dealing with challenging campers, safety rules, and how to lead groups. This training will prepare them to serve alongside our camp counselors during a 4-Day Session when they return to camp.

Voyager campers will receive a letter from the tripping director prior to the trip providing an itinerary and a few more details. Check-in and pick-up times will be communicated prior to each session. 

Please note: Wilderness trip campers will likely be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results and/or a vaccine proof prior to going on trips. We will update as we provide new policies.


Frequently Asked Questions about Wilderness Trips


2021 Summer Camp Sessions
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