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Boundary Waters Canoeing Expedition

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Explore the heartland with your team

Canoe Minnesota’s mystical Boundary Waters

Embark on a transformative four-day, three-night canoeing expedition through the mystical Boundary Waters of Minnesota, led by seasoned outdoor guides with robust business leadership backgrounds. Amidst the serene beauty of the wilderness, engage in meaningful discussions on teamwork, communication, and decision making, drawing parallels between the challenges of the wilderness and those of the corporate realm. With each stroke of the paddle, participants gain invaluable insights to apply in their professional lives, emerging from the journey as empowered leaders equipped with skills to navigate the complexities of business with confidence and poise.

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What's Included

  • Guided canoeing and camping
  • One on one mentorship sessions
  • Personal and team leadership assessments
  • Certified guides with technical expertise and business leadership experience
  • A guided journal to work through leadership theories and capture personal insights
  • Leadership discussions and lessons based on competencies participants choose
  • Follow-up accountability and implementation support after the adventure
  • Adventure Size 6 -10 Clients + 2 Guides
  • Leadership Topics Communication, Flow, Team Dynamics
  • Outdoor Activities Canoeing, Camping
  • Travel Fly to Duluth (3-hour drive) or Minneapolis (5.5 hour drive)
    Meet at Gunflint Lodge in Grand Marais, MN on morning of day one
    Finish by 3pm on final day
  • Experience Level None required. We will provide a fitness plan, all gear, and technical training with the canoes
  • One tent per person
  • All outdoor camping and cooking gear
  • All meals, snacks, and hydration
  • Canoe, paddle, and personal floatation device rentals
  • A detailed personal clothing and gear list with examples and how-to videos
  • A customizable fitness plan

At A Glance


4 days / 3 nights

Team Size

6-10 Clients
2 Guides




$20,000 - $30,000

Example Daily Agenda

  • Wake Up Yoga, coffee, and tea available
  • Breakfast Prepared by your guides
  • Training Team communication and planning
  • Engaged Learning Canoeing with discussions on the river
  • Lunch Relax and reflect
  • Engaged Learning 2 Canoeing with leadership training
  • Make Camp Relax, reflect, and setup camp for the evening
  • Dinner Meal prepared by your guides
  • Campfire Discussions Discuss our day, reflect on learning objectives, and enjoy the evening
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