Expedition Champlain

July 30–August 6, 2023
Ages 13–16
12 participants maximum, 2 trip leaders
Standard tuition: $1,475

An 8-day rowing expedition on Lake Champlain! Each day, participants will work as a crew to row to the next destination and camp for the night. At night, we will set up camp, cook and clean together, and learn new wilderness skills, navigation, rowing techniques, and more.  

We will be rowing in 32′ pilot gigs (built right here, at the Museum!), which are large traditional open-water rowing boats crewed by 6 rowers and a coxswain (captain). Teamwork and a positive attitude are essential on this expedition as we must communicate and work together to successfully power these boats. This expedition is perfect for you if you’re looking to “pull hard” this summer, explore the lake, become a skilled rower, learn wilderness skills, and find a true team of friends.

Browse through photos of past rowing expeditions below.

The Outdoor Expedition Experience

This is a full-time outdoor experience that runs for multiple days. Expedition Champlain takes place rain or shine. In the event of high winds or lightning our group will stay on shore, otherwise each day we will work as a team as we travel by water and camp outside each night. We practice low-impact camping and there is little to no running water or bathroom access along the way. We live outside for the entirety of the expedition, sleeping in tents, preparing meals, and exploring. Each expedition member has to pitch in and work with your crew to set up camp, cook, clean up, break down camp, and rally each other along the way. 

We ask that all participants come prepared for this unique experience, our expeditions can be physically and mentally challenging but the rewards of overcoming those challenges together are worth it. Expeditions on Lake Champlain are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at expeditions@lcmm.org