Expedition for Foster Kids

4 teen age girls in foster care and 4 adult volunteer mentors are heading on a week-long canoe expedition into the Boundary Water Canoe Area of MN this summer for a professional style wilderness life changing experience.  I was a professional backcountry wilderness instructor for 13 years and have been blessed to watch lives deeply impacted by the challenges and leadership opportunities during such an expedition.   I, along with 3 other adult mentors are volunteering our time to plan and lead this expedition for these youth in foster care.  These teens are part of a foster program in Minneapolis called Family Alternatives.  We are insured and have emergency support but need appropriate gear and food rations.  
Costs Include:
Camping Gear (some gear has been donated)
Adequate Outdoor Clothing
Canoe/Paddle/PDF Rentals
First Aid Kit
6-days of food rations for 8-people
Leadership Journals
Hired shuttle to and from BWCA boat launch

We will email out success stories post expedition! 

Thank you for your support!
  • Maria Runge 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Curtis Ellington  
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • MJ Simmons 
    • $20 
    • 39 mos
  • Luke Weisberg 
    • $54 
    • 39 mos
  • Craig McLaughlin 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
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Nicole Sundari Blaser 
Crested Butte, CO
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