Luxury camping and canoeing trip in the Boundary Waters

August 8-12 Ely, Minnesota

Days: 5   |   Group size: 9   |   Price: $749 $699 earlybird until Feb 28   |   Lodging style: Luxury Camping


AWG and ZenFounder bring you an awesome Boundary Water canoe trip with your favorite geeks.

Embark on a luxurious portaging experience. We're headed to the boundary waters in Minnesota this summer for fun, adventure, relaxation, and great memories. 

Hook your future self up with a vaca :)

$749 $699 early bird all-inclusive – Only 7 tickets left


Our primary mode of transportation will be canoes!.

In fact, water is the only way to get around the boundary waters! Expect some moderate upper body activity, the opportunity for fishing, and very little hiking (unless you're carrying a canoe on your head). Add in some hammock time, delicious food, and backcountry camping, and you've got a recipe for a relaxing adventure.


Day 1 – Wed

  • Arrive at MSP by 1PM
  • Drive to Ely from MSP
  • Get personalized trip routing information from outfitter
  • Dinner in Ely
  • Stay overnight in rustic bunkhouses

Day 2 – Thurs

  • Early breakfast in Ely
  • Round up gear and set out for campsite 1
  • Motor boat tow to the MN-Canada border
  • Canoe up the Knife River
  • Lunch on the water
  • More canoeing (this is our big mileage day)
  • Set up camp
  • Dinner + campfire at campsite 1

Day 3 – Fri

  • Breakfast at camp
  • Round up gear and set out for campsite 2
  • Lunch on the water
  • Short hike to waterfall
  • Set up camp
  • Dinner + campfire at campsite 2

Day 4 – Sat

  • Breakfast at camp
  • Lunch on the water
  • Canoeing and fun
  • Dinner + campfire at campsite 3

Day 5 – Sun

  • Early AM breakfast
  • Short paddle to meet our motor boat tow
  • lunch in Ely
  • Drive back to MSP
  • Depart MSP no earlier than 5:30PM CST

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$749 $699 early bird all-inclusive – Only 7 tickets left

"Like most of us, I work from home. Working for yourself has a lot of advantages, but having a chance to chat with real people IRL on a regular basis is not one of them. Sitting around a campfire with real people disconnected from technology sounds very appealing." - Becky Davis (Becky Davis Design)

"Many of us in the technology industry are “in the flow,” seemingly 24/7. It’s critical to to get out from behind our devices, interact with others in actual conversation, and take time to process. With that time to reflect comes creativity and new ideas." - Chris Carfi (GoDaddy)

"I didn’t know what to expect going to Camp Press. What I promptly learned is that was the entire point of the event—doing the unexpected, pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, making new friends, having fun and serious conversations, and doing all of this without the normal technology that is always around us." - Brad Williams (Web Dev Studio)

Give yourself a well-deserved break... disconnect from the digital world with other geeks.

$749 $699 early bird all-inclusive – Only 7 tickets left