Wilderness Inquiry Financial Aid Program


Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to make the outdoors accessible to everyone regardless of age, background, ability, or socioeconomic status.

Thanks to generous donations from trip alumni, parents, foundations, corporations, and other sponsors, we are able to provide financial aid to thousands of individuals and families who need it to participate. All financial aid is need based.

We offer financial aid for many domestic events. Payment plans are also available. Financial aid is not available for international trips.

Financial Aid for Organizations

We make every effort to provide financial assistance to organizations when needed. Click here for more information.

Financial Aid for Individuals

Applying for financial aid is easy. If you are an individual, simply complete this on-line application, or download and complete  which you can mail, fax, or email back to us. Once you submit the form we will review it and decide if we can honor your request, and at what level. You can register for a trip now regardless of whether or not you are pre-approved for financial aid but you will need to complete the financial aid application before we can provide you with financial assistance.

Instructions to register for a trip:

  1. Pick a trip you wish to go on.
  2. Click on REGISTER NOW and fill out the registration.
  3. In the payment section, indicate the amount that you can afford to pay.
  4. Indicate if you would prefer to pay in installments.
  5. People who receive financial assistance typically pay between 5% and 80% of the event fee, depending on their situation.

After receiving your registration form and your financial aid application, we will contact you to let you know whether you are confirmed for the trip. Thank you for your interest in Wilderness Inquiry! We look forward to having you join us.

Event Name2017 DatesFeeRegistration
Apostle Islands Family Paddle and Hike more» 6/22-6/25/17 $435
($215 Youth)
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Apostle Islands Kayak Island Camping more» 6/29-7/3/17 $595
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Apostle Islands Base Camp and Kayak Tour more» 6/30-7/3/17 $465
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Expedition more» 7/10-7/16/17 $945
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Boundary Waters Family Canoe and Hike more» 7/12-7/16/17 $595
($295 Youth)
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Apostle Islands Base Camp and Kayak Tour -- Women's more» 7/13-7/16/17 $465
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St. Croix Voyageur Family Canoe more» 7/21-7/23/17 $265
($135 Youth)
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St. Croix River Canoe -- Women's more» 7/28-7/30/17 $295
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Paddle Adventure more» 9/6-9/10/17 $745
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Fort Snelling State Park Family Overnight more» 9/9-9/10/17 $60
($30 Youth)
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