How the Boundary Waters Can Change Your Life

Riveredge hosts adventure trips every summer.  This year, we still have some spots open for our Boundary Waters Canoe trip.   Join us (but make sure to register by June 23rd)!  Not only will you have a great time, meet new friends, learn more about yourself and all you are capable of, it may also just inspire your future choices.  Here’s how it did just that for one young person, Elizabeth Garret.

“The Riveredge Nature Journeys Questers program is a fantastic way to discover the unknown world of nature and wildlife. The trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) had an unexpected impact on my life. The first year I attended a Questers trip, I had minimal experience with the outdoors. It was my first long camping trip, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. While there, I discovered a whole new side of myself that I had no idea existed – a passion for the environment. I found a new love and appreciation for the serenity and peacefulness of nature. On one of the last days I remember thinking to myself how amazing it would be to work at on outfitter in the BWCA for a summer or two. Little did I realize that exact opportunity opened itself up to me. I recently accepted a job working at an outfitter for this summer.

I also didn’t realize that this single trip would inspire me to look at colleges with an environmental emphasis. I now attend Northland College, which is an environmental liberal arts college, studying Environmental Geosciences. I am also leading a camping trip for new students next fall and becoming certified as a Wilderness First Responder. Riveredge and all of its programs can open many doors. For me, it changed the whole direction of my life. It has taught me life lessons that cannot be found in a classroom or in a textbook. I would recommend to anyone to take advantage of the wonderful leaders and opportunities the Questers offer. The experience will change your life.”

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