Northeast Illinois Council - Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan High Adventure Treks 2020

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Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan High Adventure Treks 2020 **SUSPENDED**

Event Details

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation is proud to be a Nationally Accredited High Adventure Base. Your Unit can take in the vistas on foot at one of our backpacking destinations, paddle through the cool water on one of our kayaking or canoe treks, or relax on sailboats in Lake Superior.  We'll also offer more provisional treks for the Youth in your called Individual Treks. See below for details. If you don’t see a trek that you like, contact the camp staff about a custom itinerary.

We also offer in-camp day trips (that are designed to compliment your stay at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan) or adventures outside of the regular camp program.

To receive information about Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan’s High Adventure Treks, troops must submit a MSR High Adventure Request Form-2020 with the appropriate fees (available Fall of 2019 in Attachments).  This is a non-refundable fee.  With its payment, you will receive the High Adventure Packet.  None of it will be applied toward registration fees or additional fees accrued during your trek, nor does it get your unit registered for the high adventure trek program.  Your trek contact (listed on this form) receives online registration information.  It is vital you contact Debi Geiger at the council office should someone else take over as your unit’s trek contact.


  • MINIMUM # IS 4 – There must be at least 2 adults and 2 youth on Unit and Provisional high adventure treks. There is a 4 Youth minimum for Specialty Treks.
  • BSA Health Form:  The pdf document previously provided is no longer valid. Go to "Attachments" for the link to the National web page.  Click on, "Are You Going Camping?" to complete Part A, B, and C.  Your physician must ALSO agree you are in good physical condition for a high adventure trek.  It must be valid throughout the whole trek.
  • BSA REGISTERED MEMBER – All trek participants must be registered with the BSA.  All adults must be current in Youth Protection Training (YPT) throughout the trek.
  • AGE REQUIREMENTS:  See the 2019 High Adventure Quick Information Guide for trek specific age requirements.

For more information about our High Adventure Program and specific unit and individual offerings (including fees), check out our MaKaJaWan High Adventure Page.  NOTE:  The trek fees have been updated for 2020.


High Adventure Trek Staff
Reservation Director, John Lillstrom:

Council Program Assistant (registration and payment questions)
Debi Geiger (info below)

When & Where
MSR Unit Treks
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
Saturday 06-13-2020 1:00 PM CT to
Saturday 08-08-2020 9:30 AM CT
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