True North Treks - Young Adult Cancer Survivors Canoeing Trek in the Beautiful Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota


Young Adult Cancer Survivors Only Treks

In 2018 True North Treks is offering both canoeing and backpacking treks for young adult participants. Apply soon so you can reserve a spot!

Canoeing Trek in the Beautiful Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota 
The Boundary Waters Wilderness of northern Minnesota provides ample opportunity for the sights, sounds and smells of forests and lakes while paddling and portaging through the sparkling and pure lakes that make up the expansive labyrinth of the remote wilderness area.

Shared experiences empowered by nature and mindful meditation. Recalibrate, rejuvenate and reconnect to life. Get ready to explore the beauty of the wilderness, take a closer look at the person you’ve become since your cancer diagnosis, and meet other young adult cancer survivors who know what it’s like to hear the words, “You have cancer”. At True North Treks (TNT) we bring young adult cancer survivors together in outdoor settings away from medical clinics and doctors’ offices. The natural world can be a place of stillness and healing, and offers a chance to gain perspective by getting away from the everyday stresses of life back home. Following the guiding metaphor of the North Star, TNT gives young adult cancer survivors tools to find their own “true north” through connecting with the outdoor world, connecting with other young adults with cancer, and connecting with oneself through practicing mindfulness meditation & yoga. We believe this is good medicine that contributes to a rich and fulfilling life and new normal once treatment ends.

TNT is offering a unique and exciting canoeing experience in the spectacular and pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of northern Minnesota. Participate with other young adult cancer survivors in this once in a lifetime experience where we will be paddling and portaging the splendor of the BWCAW lakes, rivers, and streams. This trek will provide ample opportunity for participants to connect with nature, take refreshing dips in the lakes, and help replenish spirits through training in mindfulness meditation and yoga. The sights, sounds and smells of the forests and lakes await as we will paddle and portage the sparkling and pure lakes that make up the expansive labyrinth of this remote wilderness area. We look forward to sharing this Minnesota experience with you!


  • Aug 12: Fly into Duluth, MN
  • Aug 13-17: Boundary Waters
  • Aug 17: Drive to Duluth, MN
  • Aug 18: Fly Home