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Chicago Voyagers' 3rd Annual Boundary Waters Canoe Area BENEFIT Paddle
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Chicago Voyagers' 3rd Annual Boundary Waters Canoe Area BENEFIT Paddle

8/20/2016 to 8/27/2016
When: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: Departure Area from Chicago to be determined - Boundary Waters Canoe Area - Ely, MN
Chicago Voyagers
318 Elmwood Lane
Palatine, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Pamela Aliabadi

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The loons are calling! Get away and experience pure nature by day, and magnificent skies by night. Develop new relationships through the natural camaraderie of the team. And just disconnect – relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.



Of course you can! The BWCA Benefit Paddle is designed for adult paddlers with all levels of experience – our leaders will provide pre-trip training to ensure you are comfortable and ready. You only need a moderate level of fitness, a can-do attitude, and a few good friends to support your fundraising efforts.



Make it a team effort, or come solo! We can accommodate a group of up to 9 – with 2 CV BWCA trip leaders. Training, all gear, and transportation is provided. So, what are you waiting for? DO IT!


For more information or to

 sign up for the trip, visit our website at:  





August 20—27, 2016

It’s a WIN-WIN!


Learn from our experienced leaders:

- Wilderness navigation & weather reading

- Efficient portaging & site selection

- Enhanced canoeing skills

- Leave No Trace


Raise funds to support Chicago Voyagers’ outdoor adventure programs for at-risk youth!


- GIVE-GET Trip Fee

- Cost is $500 per person --

plus, your commitment to fundraising

a minimum of $500 to support CV youth

- Incentives for top fundraisers!


Chicago Voyagers is a 501(3)(3) non-profit organization.




Take the Challenge . . . It’s a WIN-WIN! 

ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME -- Pre-trip training provided!

Chicago Voyagers utilizes a Give-Get fee structure for this trip. The cost per paddler is $500 (this fee is only half of comparable guided BCWA trip rates of $995), plus your commitment to fundraising a minimum of $500 to directly support the low-income, at-risk youth served by Chicago Voyagers. The final group will be limited to 9 paddlers – trips are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The trip is 8 days – 6 days are spent on the water. Despite our rigorous canoeing (50+ miles) and portages (up to 20), you can expect plenty of time set aside for swimming, fishing, or simply relaxing!
• Sat. 8/20 – drive to Ely, Minnesota (overnight accommodations in Ely)
• Sun. 8/21 early morning – canoe entry at Lake One
• Fri. 8/26 – canoe pull-out on Moose Lake (overnight accommodations in Ely)
• Sat. 8/27 – drive back to Chicago

Included: Transportation from the Chicago area (we take two personal cars and provide a $100 rebate for drivers) and reservations in Ely for the nights of 8/20 and 8/26 are included, as is all group gear, canoes, food in the BWCA, and tents. Incentives for top fundraisers!

Extras: You will need to cover your own meals in Ely and along the drive, a fishing license if you desire one, and all personal gear. 

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