River Kayak

Dear River Kayaker,

We want to thank you for choosing the Luther Point River Kayak Trip.  There truly is an adventure waiting for you at Luther Point! Your faith will grow as you experience God’s beautiful creation with the summer staff and other youth who will join you on the water.  You will spend one day learning kayaking basics at camp, and then head out to spend 3 days and 2 nights kayaking the St. Croix River with trained and experienced guides.

While at Luther Point we want you to have a rustic, real wilderness experience while being sure you have the energy to enjoy camp. Meals on the trip are planned with the following in mind: weight limits for travel, ease of preparation over a campfire, nutritional value, and popularity of the food.  Some of the food is dehydrated and prepared with wilderness trips in mind.  Fresh milk is not available on the river but you will have plenty of water to drink.

In keeping with the camping spirit, we must show our respect for the land and others living around the camp. In order to do this, the camp staff has compiled a list of items you will need to bring with you and also a list of items to leave at home. (What To Bring List). Since space is limited in the kayaks, anything extra that you bring along will be left at camp.  Remember that you will be camping all week.  The counselors will help you pack-down to get ready for your adventure on Sunday after your arrival.  Meals will be outside.  All medications must be turned in to the Trip Medic.  Only medications in their original container with a doctor’s order will be accepted.  Camp will provide some over-the-counter medications (See Off-site Facts Sheet.)  The Trip Medic will have a special place for all medications to be stored.

There will be a certified lifeguard and a certified emergency responder on your trip.  All staff are trained in first aid and emergency procedures.  If the weather is severe, every effort will be made to get you off of the river and to shelter.  If you have any questions about this please call the camp office.

You will have an opportunity to purchase canteen items prior to your trip and after your return. You will not be able to receive mail while on the trip.  All mail will be given to you after you return to camp.