Winter Weekend in the BWCAW – January 13-16, 2017

WinterWeekendDogsJoin the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness for a weekend of dogsledding, snowshoeing, and sledding in the BWCAW. Based out of YMCA Camp Menogyn on the Gunflint Trail, the Winter Weekend provides a great opportunity for individuals and families to get outside and enjoy the unique landscape of the Boundary Waters in winter.


Winter Weekend attendees stay in shared, heated cabins at YMCA Camp Menogyn. Cabins are furnished with bunk beds and have access to indoor restrooms, however, attendees will be responsible for providing their own bedding. Meals will be prepared by camp staff and are served family-style in Menogyn’s dining all.

Friends and Menogyn staff will lead half-day and full-day skiing and snowshoeing outings during the weekend. Families are also welcome to make their own adventure plans and are not required to participated in planned outings. If conditions are right for dogsledding, Menogyn staff will create a running schedule that individuals can sign-up on to get time in the sleds. Staff will give a brief introduction to the dogs, safety, etc.

Weekend fees include the cost of lodging, meals, and equipment. Menogyn and Friends merchandise will be available for purchase, independent of trip fees.
Adults (age 13+) – $195
Youth (age 6-12) – $100
Kids (under age 6) – FREE

All registration must be received by 7:00 PM on January 2, 2017. To register, download the registration form and return the completed document, by email to or USPS to 401 N 3rd Street, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Only 50 spots are available and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Payment is required at the time of registration.

For more information, please contact Cori Mattke at or 612-332-9630. Hope you will join us!