BWCAW—Reflective Canoe Trip

Offered by Rev. Mary Ellen Ashcroft

In Person:
Sunday, September 12 – Friday, September 17

As we begin to open our doors again to in-person and onsite events, and before you register for this retreat, we ask you to review our updated EHoP Regathering Policy and Protocol FAQ.

Register Here

Suggested donation: $550, plus the additional cost of hotel lodging for arrival and departure (September 12 and 16) nights

*includes the cost of food, tents, canoes, fees; you are responsible for personal gear such as backpack, clothing, etc.


Join us as we explore a new venue for retreat offerings: the great outdoors!

We will arrive (location TBD) on Sunday afternoon to do a gear check, have supper together, and then head into the BWCAW early on Monday. We will make our way into a campsite, set up camp and then spend the next few days there—being silent, responding to questions, paddling to see what nature has to show us. We will come out of the BWCAW on Thursday. We’ll have supper and debrief together over a bonfire on a Lake Superior beach. Participants will head back on Friday.

Please note before registering: The Boundary Waters is a wilderness: besides paddling, we will be carrying gear and canoes, so you must be physically fit (i.e. able to hike or bike up hills without being exhausted.)  Also, on canoe trips weight is an issue because of canoe balance. 220 is maximum weight.