Teen Programs

TEVA: Ages 13-15

TEVA – Two week session
Ages: 13 – 15 (Entering 8th and 9th grade)

Camp Jorn’s TEVA program offers older campers increased independence and responsibility, with some of the familiarity and routine of traditional summer camp. The TEVA program is for 13-15 year old’s to challenge themselves in their CJ experience.  Campers will live in CJ’s Yurt Village. It is set slightly apart from the main camp area and offers living space and a bathhouse. TEVA Campers follow a Main Camp schedule supplemented with challenging teen activities. Campers will eat many meals in our Dining Hall, but have the option to cook some of their meals at Yurt Village. The group will participate in traditional camp classes for one week and spend the other week participating in teen programming culminating in a short off-camp adventure trip. Teen-only evening programs, bonding time through low or high ropes, and an adventure trip are highlights of the TEVA experience. With a co-ed group of participants, campers will operate as a single unit for some meals and activities, and as individual Yurts for others. TEVA campers will have an experience to grow through outdoor adventure, teamwork and group living.

Trip Description: Canoeing Trip
TEVA I: Canoeing Trip- Group A. Flambeau &  Group B. Upper Manitowish
TEVA II: Canoeing Trip- Group A. Flambeau &  Group B. Upper Manitowish
TEVA III: Canoeing Trip- Group A. Flambeau &  Group B. Upper Manitowish

The highlight of the session is a beginner level 4 day, 3 night canoe trip  (weather permitting). TEVA campers learn the basics of paddling and wilderness living at Camp Jorn while gaining skills in teamwork, trust, and communication. On the trip, participants practice their canoeing/backpacking skills, enjoy the Northwoods scenery, and learn introductory camping and leave no trace skills.

Trip Level: Beginner

Trip Packing List

SESSION DATES AGE RATES AVAILABILITY
TEVA 1 June 20-July 3 13-15 or entering 8th & 9th grade

Rate A: $1,550

Rate B: $1,395

Rate C: $1,240

Registration opens 12/1/20
TEVA 2 July 11-23 13-15 or entering 8th & 9th grade

Rate A: $1,550

Rate B: $1,395

Rate C: $1,240

Registration opens 12/1/20
 TEVA 3 July 25-August 6 13-15 or entering 8th & 9th grade

Rate A: $1,550

Rate B: $1,395

Rate C: $1,240

Registration opens 12/1/20
         
Leader In Training (LIT) Program: Ages 15-16

***NEW LIT – Two week session
Ages: 15-16 (Entering grade 10)

Through hands-on training and group initiatives, the Camp Jorn’s LIT program focuses on cooperation, self-discovery, and leadership skills. Throughout the LIT program campers engage in activities and discussions about types of leadership, communication styles and methods, service work, team-building and other leadership skills while still participating in camp activities. Campers live in platform tents and follow a semi traditional camp schedule while participating in a 4 -5 day wilderness trip. 

Trip Description:

LIT I: Sylvania Canoeing Trip

LIT II: Sylvania Canoeing Trip

Trip Level: Intermediate

Trip Packing List

SESSION DATES AGE RATES AVAILABILITY
LIT 1 July 11-July 23 15-16 or entering 10th grade

Rate A: $1,675

Rate B: $1,500

Rate C: $1,340

Registration opens 12/1/20
LIT 2 July 25-Aug 6 15-16 or entering 10th grade

Rate A: $1,675

Rate B: $1,500

Rate C: $1,340

Registration opens 12/1/20
Counselor In Training (CIT) Program: Ages 16-17

Counselor In Training

Ages: 16 – 17 (Entering 11th & 12th grade)

Living in camper cabins as well as our platform tents, campers develop a code of conduct for their group living experience, as well as spend time on Jorn’s low ropes challenge course to solidify the group experience. The highlight of the session is a beginner level six-day-five-night trip. On the trip, participants learn how to serve others and practice their leadership skills. C.I.T.s are also an integral part of the counseling team, and spend time in peer group discussions sharing cabin experiences, addressing concerns, and developing skills on how to transition to the role of cabin counselor. 

Trip Description: The highlight of the session for our CIT’s is an intermediate level six day, five night canoe trip on the Namekagon River. The Namekagon River is located near Hayward, WI and is a part of the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. On the trip, CIT’s will extend their knowledge about backcountry canoeing and learning how to be an effect counselor on a trip, all while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Northern Wisconsin.

Trip Level: Intermediate

Trip Packing List

SESSION   DATES AGE RATES AVAILABILITY
CIT   July 18-August 6 16-17 or Entering 11-12th grade

Rate A: $1,675

Rate B: $1,575

Rate C: $1,475

Registration opens 12/1/20

 

NEW!! OUTPOST PROGRAM: Ages 12-15

Camp Jorn’s Outpost program offers older campers the chance to challenge themselves with extended wilderness camping experiences. Removed from the distractions of technology, campers build resilience while gaining skills in teamwork, trust, and communication.

The heart of the session is a beginner-intermediate level 4 day, 3 night overnight camping trip. Outpost campers begin their journey at Camp Jorn learning basic wilderness living skills and “leave no trace” principles. On the trip, participants practice these skills while backpacking, canoeing or rock climbing and whitewater rafting in a variety of pristine wilderness areas.

Time at Camp Jorn- What will their time at camp look like?

The time spent at Camp allows the group to begin to form and prepare for their time on the trail. They will have two full days of structured time in preparation for departure on the third full day. The first days of this session are spent at Camp Jorn getting to know groupmates, learning to operate tents and other camping gear ,and practicing trip specific skills (canoeing, backpacking). On the third day, they pack up and head off on their adventure.

Outpost Meals- What does meal time look like?

Whether you’re portaging through swampy terrain, paddling whitewater rapids, or hiking mountainous trails, you’re going to get hungry. So providing high-nutrition, high-energy meals is a vital part of the Outpost experience. All of our trips are carefully planned and provisioned for the unique demands of each destination, duration, activity and itinerary. On the trail, Outpost campers learn to prepare tasty nutritious meals over a campfire or stove wherever they find themselves. And, while the hike or paddle may be challenging, a satisfying meal makes everything right. And everything tastes better on the trail.

Trip Descriptions:

Outpost 1: Pictured Rocks- Backpacking Trip 6/20-6/26

On the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks offers miles of beaches, 100 miles of trails, towering sandstone cliffs, and the serenity of pristine wilderness. In addition to the Pictured Rocks, the lakeshore also offers, nearly five miles of enormous sand dunes, and several waterfalls and lighthouses We’ll explore over 20 miles of this rugged terrain at a relaxed pace that allows everyone to become comfortable with the world of backpacking

Outpost 2: Lake Superior Trail 6/27-7/3

A 310-mile long hiking trail in northeastern Minnesota, The Superior Hiking Trail follows the rocky ridges overlooking Lake Superior traveling through forests of birch, aspen, pine, fir, and cedar.  Outpost campers will spend four days and three nights hiking the trail as it snakes along the ridgeline above Lake Superior. The trail offers spectacular views of Lake Superior and the Porcupine Mountains, along with adventurous hikes up rocky ridges, through deep forest, and past spectacular waterfalls. We’ll explore over 20 miles of this rugged terrain at a relaxed pace that allows everyone to become comfortable with the world of backpacking

Outpost 3: Rock and Raft 8/8-8/14

This action packed trip features two whitewater raft experiences, rock climbing and a zip line tour. We will Raft the class II-IV Peshtigo river, the longest continuous stretch of whitewater in the Midwest. Then we’ll move onto bigger boats for the massive class IV rapids of the Menominee: The biggest whitewater in the Midwest. When we are not on the water, we’ll be climbing the walls of the Iron Mountain range. Professional climbing guides provide the safety, you provide the courage and tenacity. With numerous routes to choose from, this challenge is suitable for all skill levels. Finally we will Zip through the trees on a five zip-line canopy tour.

Trip Packing List

SESSION   DATES AGE RATES AVAILABILITY
Outpost 1: Pictured Rocks Backpacking Trip   June 20-June 26 12-15 years Old (Co-ed)

Rate A: $900

Rate B: $825

Rate C: $745

Registration Open Now! Limited to first 8 registrants
Outpost 2: Lake Superior Trail Backpacking Trip   June 27-July 3 12-15 years Old (Co-ed)

Rate A: $875

Rate B: $800

Rate C: $720

Registration Open Now! Limited to first 8 registrants
Outpost 3: Rock and Raft   August 8-14 12-15 years Old (Co-ed)

Rate A: $1115

Rate B: $1040

Rate C: $940

Registration Open Now! Limited to first 8 registrants