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Extreme Teen Adventures (ages 12-14)

Extreme Teen Adventure Camps are the perfect introduction to the world of high adventure outdoor recreation in America’s great Northwoods. These camps are tailored for adventure seekers ages 12-14 and are designed to grow your camper’s character. Each has a specific intensity level and run in one week durations. Whether your camper is a first timer or they are ready for the most physically demanding camps, we have a program that is great for your kid. These camps are specialized adventure programs that fill up fast! You’ll want to register as early as possible to secure your spot.


As part of the St. Croix National Scenic Waterway, the Namekagon River is a canoeists dream. Paddling 35 miles of the river over 4 days, you will get a chance to experience a truly wild river. Quality campsites, opportunities for wildlife sightings, and excellent fishing make this one of the best canoe trips in the Midwest!
WEEK 2: June 19-24
Tier A: $749 | Tier B: $696 | Tier C: $645


Few rivers in the Midwest can be paddled as well as the Michigamme. Campers will get the chance to experience the unique adventures of camping on a river while enjoying gorgeous sunsets and unrivaled fishing opportunities.
WEEK 3: June 26-July 1
Tier A: $749 | Tier B: $696 | Tier C: $645


This experience highlights several key features of our adventure programs by providing sample experiences of whitewater rafting, fat biking, and overnight camping. This is great for getting a taste of what Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya has to offer in Extreme Teen Adventures.
WEEK 5: July 10-15
Tier A: $781 | Tier B: $724 | Tier C: $673


Do you wonder what it would be like to ride down a river like a pro? That’s just what this week is designed for! Professionally guided trips down nationally recognized whitewater rivers will quench your thirst for adventure.
WEEK 6: July 17-22
Tier A: $797 | Tier B: $739 | Tier C: $687


Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, forest, and shoreline await you at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, and sightseeing opportunities abound. The lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Lake Superior is the largest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great Lakes.
WEEK 9: August 7-12 
WEEK 10: August 14-19
Tier A: $822 | Tier B: $763 | Tier C: $709


Perfect for the beginning tripper. Three days and two nights of canoeing, portaging, swimming, and fishing in the semiremote Sylvania Wilderness of Upper Michigan prepares campers for future adventure trips and gives them memories only camp can provide!
WEEK 9: August 7-12
Tier A: $749 | Tier B: $696 | Tier C: $645


Campers will get to experience the thrills of mountain terrain backpacking and climbing the Iron Mountain and Porcupine Mountain regions. Campers will spend 3 nights camping in the backcountry and hiking to some of Upper Michigan’s most beautiful rock climbing destinations. They will learn the safety fundamentals of backpacking and climbing facilitated by our trained staff on beginner/less technical climbing routes.
WEEK 10:August 14-19
Tier A: $822 | Tier B: $763 | Tier C: $709


EXCURSION TRIPS (ages 14-17)

Excursion Trips are for our oldest and most seasoned campers. These trips are tailored for campers ages 14-17 and have a variety of intensity levels. Our experienced staff act as guides; facilitating high adventure with an emphasis on leadership and teamwork. These camps are two weeks in duration and offer a unique opportunity for campers to engage the wilderness like never before. These camps are specialized adventure programs that fill up fast! You will want to register as early as possible to secure your spot.


For ages 15-17 The quintessential trip of YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya. Nine days of paddling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, deeply rooted and celebrated traditions, and lifelong bonds only begin to describe the experience this trip brings to campers. Family and friends are invited to honor them upon return at camp.
WEEKS 7-8: July 24-August 5
Tier A: $1,500 | Tier B: $1,400 | Tier C: $1,300


For ages 14-17 Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Discover over 200 square miles of unparalleled solitude and adventure for backpackers as they hike ridges, valleys, and rocky shorelines. This trip is becoming a tradition at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya, including a celebratory banquet upon return.
WEEKS 2-3: June 19-July 1
Tier A: $1,400 | Tier B: $1,300 | Tier C: $1,200


For ages 15-17 Campers will get to explore the famous Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island on Lake Superior, Big Island Lake Wilderness, and cap it all off with a whitewater rafting trip down the Peshtigo River. Experienced campers will have a blast enjoying the constant adventure!
WEEKS 5-6: July 10-22
Tier A: $1,300 | Tier B: $1,200 | Tier C: $1,100


For ages 15-17 This is a custom-built adventure designed to gradually acclimatize Midwestern campers to high altitude environments then push them to new heights in Colorado’s backcountry. Adventurers on this trip will summit peaks in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and celebrate their accomplishments with a white water trip in Buena Vista.
WEEKS 2-3: June 19-July 1
Tier A: $1,750 | Tier B: $1,650 | Tier C: $1,550


FAMILY TRIPS (ages 8+)

New for 2022 Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya invites families to join us in the wilderness as we debut our Family Tripping Programs. Join your camper, along with other families, in the woods as our highly trained staff guide families through all aspects of a wilderness trip. Learn how to take your family off the beaten path to get closer to nature and each other. The cost is per person and includes all outfitting services; gear, food, transportation, permits and guides. You can opt to use your own vehicle/gear, more trip specific details are available online. Like all of our programs, scholarship assistance is available to help make these trips affordable for all families, please don’t hesitate to reach out for more info.


For ages 8 & up A great introduction to family camping trips. Camp staff will guide you and your family on a car camping tour of the ups and downs of Wisconsin. Go caving at the Ledgeview Nature Center and Cave of the Mounds, then climbing at Devil’s Lake and Necedah’s Pentenwell Bluff. Camping each night will be at family friendly campgrounds with plenty of trails, playgrounds, and fishing holes to explore as a family. All ages and abilities welcome; climbing for ages 8 and up. Camping gear provided by camp.
WEEK 7: July 24-29
Tier A: $509 | Tier B: $471 | Tier C: $432


For ages 8 & up Hike across the southern shore of Lake Superior with your family as you backpack the scenic Porcupine Mountains. Camp staff will provide instruction in lightweight backpacking and leave no trace techniques. Learn about gear selections, meal prep, route planning and how to poop in the woods.
WEEK 9: August 7-12
Tier A: $822 | Tier B: $763 | Tier C: $709

For ages 12 & up Join camp staff as they guide you and your family through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Spend your days paddling across crystal clear lakes, and portaging through pine forests as you experience the unique solitude of the wilderness. No canoe? No problem. Camp will provide all necessary gear for the trip. Space is limited to 8 persons per trip, so sign up fast. Minimum age is 12 years old.
WEEKS 5-6: July 10-22
Tier A: $1,500 | Tier B: $1,400 | Tier C: $1,300


For ages 8 & up Venture into the Sylvania Wilderness as you learn about multi-day canoe camping under the watchful eye of our trained staff. This is an entry-level canoe trip suitable for most family members. Bring your own canoe if you would like, or use one of camps. Be sure to charge your camera to record the beauty of this remote setting as you make lifelong memories with your family. Ages 8 and up.
WEEK 8: July 31-August 5
Tier A: $749 | Tier B: $696 | Tier C: $645

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