Engage with nature. Grow in faith. Share with one another.

Who Are We?

The Boundary Waters Experience (BWX) develops strong people, imaginative leaders, and healthy communities through our wilderness adventure programs.  BWX expeditions provide a safe place to share with one another, build strong community, engage with nature, explore faith, lead, and be empowered to make healthy life choices.

We offer the Faith Exploration Program and the Urban Leadership Program.

Every Trip is Unique

BWX Trail Guides help your group create intimate and trusting connections through the facilitation of unique group studies and conversations, sharing life stories, affirmation sessions, and high adventure, with space left open for appreciating the wilderness and having fun. We create an adventure route that fits your group, from the simplest trips to the most grand voyages.

Affordable & Easy

Our fully guided, equipped, and professionally led trips are less expensive than renting only equipment from outfitters.  We do all the preparation, including food, equipment, permits, adventure plan, and content development, so you can fully live into the experience.  Simply put, we provide everything you can think of as well as all of the things that you wouldn’t.


Our trips are proven to be safe, well-organized, and well-planned. All of our Trail Guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid, equipped with satellite phones, and have redundancy in their safety protocols.

We equip you with the safest and finest professional gear by: Winona, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Arc’Teryx, and Marmot. Just bring your own spirit of adventure!

Who Should Come?

Everyone.  We tailor trips for all ages and levels of experience.

  • All Christian traditions
  • Senior High Youth Groups
  • Junior High Youth Groups
  • Inner-city / Multi-Cultural Communities
  • At-Risk Groups
  • College Student Ministries
  • Missions Trip Teams
  • Men’s Groups
  • Women’s Groups
  • Family Trips
  • Parent & Children Trips
  • Growth Groups
  • Small Groups
  • Support Groups
  • Church Leadership Teams
  • Individual Campers