Kids & Youth

Flat Stanley hangin' out at Little Sand Bay
Flat Stanley hangin' out at Little Sand Bay

There are a lot of exciting things to do and places to explore at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore! You can visit a lighthouse and see how kids spent their summers on an island. You could hang out on a beautiful sandy beach, or paddle a kayak into sandstone caves. Later on you could camp under the stars while black bears smell your footprints on the beach... Remember to always keep safety in mind, have fun, and tell your friends and family about the coolest time you had at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore!


Learn more about the Lakeshore from home.

Can't join us in person? Planning your trip? Or maybe you want to reminisce about your visit? We have options for you!

  • Become a Junior Ranger: Work on a Junior Ranger Activity Book during your park visit or from home, and earn your Junior Ranger Badge!
  • Apostle Islands at Home Activities: Choose one of 10 different activities, including matching, word searchs, or a Superior Ad Lib.
  • Virtual Visits: Experience the park via our ever growing list of virtual experiences.

Activities to Do from Home

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    Northland students leading a carrying capacity game
    Northland students lead a carrying capacity game

    Apostle Islands School

    Apostle Islands School is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, and Northland College. Providing facilitated overnight wilderness camping on Stockton Island for middle school students. Students put away their electronic devices and instead engage in hands-on learning with Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Northland College students lead the programming with partnerships from the park staff and Friends of the Apostle Islands.


    Last updated: June 17, 2020

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