Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

June 13 - June 26, 2022


Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 1st


Apostle Islands—home to 21 islands and 12 miles of preserved lake shore on Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin! The Apostle Islands are known for its collection of historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, a few old growth forests and natural animal habitats. The Woods Project is offering a special opportunity for 30 TWP students who show strong leadership skills, willingness to try new things (like sea kayaking!) and are ready for a spectacular adventure. The summer program is limited to students who have participated and excelled in at least one summer program with TWP. Our summer program will include 7 days of front country development including hiking, sea kayaking and leadership. We will also be completing a 6-night backcountry experience that will involve island hopping in your tandem sea kayak. This is sure to be a life-changing experience where you will build on past TWP skills and hone your leadership abilities through a new experience!


To be eligible to attend the Apostle Island Alumni Sea Kayaking Trip with The Woods Project, you must meet the following requirements:

·               Have successfully attended at least one summer program with TWP (current 12th graders are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to underclassmen/women)

·               Have a strong interest in leadership development

·               Have an open mind and be interested in exploring new ideas and places

·               Have demonstrated leadership skills in past TWP trips

·               Demonstrate a strong behavioral record in your classes

·               Be mature, responsible, and willing to work with others

·               Be in good physical shape and able to engage in strenuous physical activity

·               Proficiency in swimming is not required, but applicants must be comfortable with being on, near, or in water for several hours at a time


Application: The application consists of basic contact information, two short essay questions and a  recommendation form to be completed by TWP Volunteer or your school sponsor. Please work on your essay questions BEFORE you go to the next page to fill out the application. You can review the questions below. Be thoughtful in your answers, do not go over the word limits and work with your teachers to write a well-crafted response. Once you have written your essays, please proceed to the next page to complete the application.


Essay Question 1: Why do you want to attend The Woods Project's Apostle Islands Alumni Leadership Summer Program and what makes you a good fit? (400-600 words)

Essay Question 2: I am interested in further developing my leadership skills because: (200-400 words)


TWP Volunteer Leader or School Sponsor Recommendation: 

You must choose a TWP Volunteer Leader who has been on a trip with you or a School Sponsor to give a recommendation on your behavior record and character. You are responsible for sending the online recommendation form link to a School Sponsor or a TWP Volunteer Leader of your choice and you must ensure that they submit the completed recommendation form by March 1st. The link is below and will also be emailed to you once you complete this application form.

·       Recommendation Form:


Application due date: March 1st, 2022 (ALL pieces of your application must be submitted by this date, including the teacher recommendation). In addition, a $50 deposit, to The Woods Project, is required to secure a spot. Students will be informed of their acceptance status by March 7th. 

Questions? Contact Michael at or call (281) 910-2815.


Proceed to the next page once you are ready to complete the online application. 


Application Form

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Essay Questions

400-600 words

200-400 words