Wilderness Trips

Adventure Camping Experiences for Older Campers
6-Day Girls or Boys Pioneer Wilderness Trips
Michigan’s 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.

Pioneer campers will receive a letter from the tripping director prior to the trip providing an itinerary and a few more details.

11-Day Co-Ed Voyager Wilderness Trips
7 Days Backcountry Camping on North Manitou Island AND 4 Days at Camp Roger as a Voyager Counselor
Entering Grades 11 or 12 in the Fall or Recent High School Graduate

Camp Roger’s ultimate experience! Our backpacking trips are a blend of exploration, adventure, and leadership training.

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 hiking rugged trails and tent camping on North Manitou Island, located in Lake Michigan and northwest of Leland, Michigan. Upon returning to Camp Roger after your trip up north, you will use your leadership training alongside current summer counselors during a 4-day overnight camp session with 1st thru 5th graders.

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 Voyagers for their experience leading campers.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Wilderness Trips