The Friends of Wilderness Canoe Base support the camp’s ministries by loving God and loving kids (of all ages!), growing the Wilderness community, and passing on Wilderness tradition.

Who is a Friend of Wilderness Canoe Base? Well, we think that everyone who has ever set foot at WCB is a “friend” of Wilderness. Yes, that means you are a part of this!

What we are asking folks to do is to join together and become more actively engaged as “portage partners” if you will. Help us keep this important network of people connected with each other by coming to events and inviting WCB friends, or maybe even helping organize one!

While we realize it’s not often possible to make the trip up the Gunflint Trail, we are hoping that these events will help connect people to Fishhook and Dominion Island and all that’s currently going on at camp. There are so many ways to visit and be engaged!

Upcoming Friends of Wilderness Events

Sundays through August 13, 2017 – Summer Worship @ WCB -10 AM with brunch following. All are welcome!

45th Annual Women’s Wilderness Adventure, August 24 through August 27, 2017: click here for more information!

WCB Men’s Retreat, February 1 – February 4, 2018: more information coming soon

If you’d like to be involved in Friends of Wilderness, any of the events above, or if you have ideas for others…please let us know! For now, email Nate Berkas at: if you’d like to be more involved or have further questions! 


Past Events

  • Saturday, Oct. 9 – 60th Anniversary & Giant Paddle – @ Easter Lutheran Church, Eagan
  • 60th Anniversary Rendezvous at Wilderness Canoe Base – August 17-21, 2016,
  • November 2nd – Square Dance!  7 pm @ Minneapolis Eagles Club
  • Men’s Retreat – Jan. 2016 @ Wilderness Canoe Base
  • Sunday, Jan 31 – Soup & Snow Party – French Creek Park  – 3:00 – 7:00 PM