Camp Chippewa is a non-profit boys camp founded in 1935 in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Boys spend two, four, or eight technology-free weeks in the wilderness of Northern Minnesota and Canada. The camp is located on an isthmus between Cass and Buck Lake, in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. The camp program features activities including sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, soccer, tennis, climbing, riflery, archery, and fencing. Campers build confidence and mastery of these life-long sports, while simultaneously strengthening traits such as patience, resilience, and dedication. Camp Chippewa’s in-camp program is supplemented by an elite canoe tripping program. As campers return year after year, they embark on longer and longer canoe trips in the Canadian wilderness, culminating with a 21-day trip to Hudson Bay. On these trips, campers experience a coming-of-age as they build self-confidence, overcome challenges, achieve shared goals, and find the peace that comes with self-belief.
A dedicated and highly-trained staff support campers through homesickness and the challenges of coexisting in a new community. Campers leave more confident, resilient, and prepared to handle the challenges they face in school and beyond.