Outdoor Adventure Trips

for groups

Looking to choose your own adventure? No problem. Our experienced staff has the knowledge and passion to help you plan a memorable outdoor adventure trip for your youth group, church group, or family - filled with opportunities to be challenged, develop stronger relationships, and grow spiritually.

We offer a variety of single-activity and combination trips to meet your group's needs.




Rock Climbing in Wisconsin & Minnesota

Forest Springs' rock climbing trips in Wisconsin & Minnesota focus on providing people with safe challenges.

Our trained staff set all climbing routes and ensure participants feel safe, comfortable, and properly trained to climb. Whether you're planning a trip focused solely on rock climbing or incorporating rock climbing into a more dynamic adventure, we can help facilitate.

Rock Climbing Locations

Devil's Lake State Park | Baraboo, WI

Devil's Lake State Park is located near Wisconsin Dells in southcentral Wisconsin. The park has many small and medium-sized rock outcroppings that are great for both beginner and advanced climbers. There is also a beautiful lake and group campsites for overnight camping.

Interstate Park | St Croix Falls, WI & Taylors Falls, MN

Interstate Park is located on the St. Croix River at the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The park has campsites on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin side of the river.

Canoeing & Kayaking in Wisconsin

Northcentral Wisconsin offers some of the best waterways for canoeing and kayaking in the Midwest. Our canoe and kayak trips offer people of all skill sets an opportunity to escape from the busyness of life and experience the majestic rivers of the Northwoods.

Our trained, service-oriented trip leaders will equip you with most of the needed supplies and facilitate each excursion, allowing you to relax and fully take in God's creation.

Canoe & Kayak Locations

Flambeau River - river canoeing with whitewater sections

Canoeing enthusiasts from all over the country recognize the Flambeau River as one of the finest paddling rivers. Traveling down the river, paddlers will experience both serene, still waters, and challenging rapids. Campsites situated near the banks are accessible only by water, providing an ideal setting for great campfire conversations at night and peaceful opportunities for reflection.

Bois Brule River - whitewater kayaking

The Brule River flows 50 miles north into Lake Superior, providing paddlers with the thrill of 80-plus rapids. As one of the most secluded, navigable rivers in the state, the river provides an excellent opportunity for canoers and kayakers to get away For anglers, the river is also a popular trout stream with brown and brook trout frequently pulled from the many pools scattered throughout the river's length.

Turtle-Flambeau Flowage - lake canoeing

The Turtle Flambeau Scenic Wilderness Waters Area is comprised of nearly 14,300 acres of water. Undisturbed, wooded shorelines and islands offer the opportunity to boat, camp, fish and enjoy the outdoors in wild and rugged northern Wisconsin. Spread across 40,000 acres in Iron County, the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area offers 66 remote campsites accessible by water only.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore - Sea kayaking

Experience the unparalleled beauty of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore from a sea kayak! During your trip, you'll be able to explore beautiful sea caves, take in magnificent cliffs and rock features, and perhaps even paddle over one of the many shipwrecks in the area. Our expert staff ensure a safe and immersive journey, catering to all skill levels.

Backpacking in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Forest Springs offerings several backpacking options for your next adventure. Whether you are planning a trip focused solely on backpacking, or incorporating backpacking into a more dynamic adventure, we can help facilitate.

Backpacking Locations

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park | Michigan

Upper Michigan's Porcupine Mountain State Park has 63,000 acres of majestic forests, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful sandy beaches along Lake Superior. The remote interior of the park with its towering pines and hemlocks gives a sense of solitude which is uncommon in our lives today. There are 14 trails to choose from covering about 75 miles.

* This location does not allow groups over 10 people. Groups of more than ten will have to split into two parties, hiking and camping separately.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore/Superior Hiking Trail | Michigan

Located along the shores of Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks is about 270 miles northeast of Westboro WI and the Superior Hiking Trail is about 250 miles northwest of Westboro WI. Rock cliffs soar up to 200 feet above sand beaches, and beautiful waterfalls descend through dense forests.

* This location allows groups of up to 18 people. Larger groups will have to split into two parties, hiking and camping separately.

Whitewater Rafting in Wisconsin

Our well-trained trip staff will help lead you down the Wolf River, one of two National Scenic Rivers in Wisconsin. As the river then flows south past meadows and through high cliffs, you’ll experience the best whitewater rafting in the Midwest.

We will supply all the training and equipment you will need for this great whitewater rafting group adventure!

Whitewater Rafting Locations

The Wolf River

The famous Wolf River is located in the eastern part of Langlade County. This stretch of water is considered one of the best whitewater rivers in the Midwest! The Wolf goes from quiet, calm water in the northern section to complex rapids in the southern sections. North of Pearson is "calm", while south of Highway T is a steep gradient with rapids up to 3/4 mile in length. Rafting conditions depend on the water level and time of year.

Biking Trips in Wisconsin and Minnesota

We also offer guided biking trips. Our team can help you choose a location, set an appropriate distance and destination, and make sure all the details are cared for. Whether you're looking for a touring-style bike trip or something a bit more "off-the-road," our team will ensure that your bike trip will be an experience to remember.

Day Hiking Trip in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Whether you want to explore something close to your home base, or another location throughout the upper Midwest, our team of experts can help create a meaningful day hiking plan for you and your group. We offer guided hikes where we provide all the amenities you might need. Or we can coordinate with you to craft a day hiking event that meets your goals!

Day Hiking Trip Locations

The North Shore of Lake Superior

Many of our day hiking trips are based along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior. This area, with its myriads of trails and parks to explore, offers exciting excursions for all types of hikers!

Adventure Mystery Trips

Does your group love the element of surprise? Well, an Adventure Mystery Trip may be just what you've been looking for.

Forest Springs' Adventure Mystery Trips presents participants with challenges that must be completed in order to earn clues to their next adventure. It's truly an unforgettable experience.

During an Adventure Mystery Trip, a group may participate in any of the following activities:

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Challenge course
  • Service project(s)
  • Additional projects that will build teamwork and enhance the experience

Rentals & Outfitting

Choose your group's adventure(s). We'll take care of the rest.

We are ready to make your excursion impactful and memorable. Our trained, service-oriented staff works hard to ensure that your trip is affordable, safe, and successful - meeting your goals and objectives.

Each year, Forest Springs' trip leaders undergo three intense weeks of wilderness training, including First Responder certification and Swift Water Rescue training, as well as training in each trip setting.

What Does Forest Springs Provide?

  • Trip Leaders
  • Food & Cooking gear
  • Tents
  • Sleeping pads
  • First Aid
  • Canoes/Kayaks & Paddles
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)
  • Blue Barrels for Gear Storage
  • Housing while at Camp
  • Transportation to and from the River
  • Permits & Campsite Booking
  • Backpacks (as needed)
  • Extra Rental Equipment (if needed)
  • Climbing Equipment (as needed)
  • Climbing Instructor (as needed)

Group Responsibilities

  • Group transportation to Forest Springs
  • Additional transportation to backpacking sites
  • Health Forms
  • Physicians Authorization Form
  • Care and distribution of prescription medication
  • Required forms - including release forms, liability certificates, tax exempt certificates, etc.
  • Personal gear on the "What To Bring" list
  • Payment of park & campsite fees
  • Additional check/cash for meals on the road (as indicated in trip details)

Interested in Learning More?

Contact our Wilderness Ministries staff to learn more and book a trip.