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Third Annual Alumni Wilderness Voyage June 12-19, 2009

May 06, 2009 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Alumni Wilderness Voyage CrewHol-Ry,

The Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc., and the Northern Tier National High Adventure Programs are sponsoring the Third Annual Alumni Wilderness Voyage from June 12 to 19, 2009. This is your opportunity to:
  • Re-Visit the canoe country in a Northern Tier "Crew"
  • Re-Connect with other former "Charlie Guides"
  • Re-Fresh your understanding of the Northern Tier canoeing program by experiencing it with a current Interpreter
Participants will be divided into normal sized Sommers crews of up to 8 participants, and will travel under the guidance of a current Northern Tier Interpreter for the entire voyage. This will give each participant the opportunity to experience the current Northern Tier program trip, to experience how current procedures differ from the past, and to re-live some of the experiences of past wilderness canoeing voyages.

Crew PhotoEligibility Requirements:

The Alumni Wilderness Voyage is an opportunity for members of the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association (SAA) or the Philmont Staff Association (PSA) - or a participating member's immediate family to be crew members on a 7-day canoe trip with a Northern Tier Interpreter. The Wilderness Voyage is open to 16 participants.

Wilderness Voyage Registration

Important:  The registration deadline is May 31st!

The cost for the Wilderness Voyage is $450 per person.  This fee includes: BWCAW camping fees, trail food, canoes, paddles, PFDs, packs, group equipment, on-base lodging and facilities use plus all of the on-base meals. Participants are responsible for their own personal gear and transportation to and from the Charles L. Sommers National High Adventure Base near Ely, Minnesota.

For further information or questions, contact Butch Diesslin at


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