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Positive Energy Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Specialties Because too many of us spend more time indoors than outside, PEO provides beginner-friendly tours and instruction so people of all ages feel safe and have fun in the outdoors. Summer Tours, Programs and Field Trips: Tours for individuals, families and groups of up to 60 include summer sled dog kennel tours, kayaking, rock climbing, 12 passenger voyageur canoeing and draft horse wagon rides. PEO also offers summer day camps for grades K-8, overnight adventure camps for teens and a counselor in training (CIT) program. Summer Rentals: Portable climbing wall, kayaks and SUPs (Fredenberg/Island Lake lake use only--we do not rent kayaks for use on Lake Superior). Winter Tours, Programs and Field Trips: Tours for individuals, families and groups of up to 60 include dog sledding, draft horse sleigh rides, snowshoeing and ice climbing. PEO also offers winter day camps for grades K-8. Winter Rentals: Snowshoes, ice climbing boots, crampons and ice tools. After School Programs: PEO runs Adventure Club, an after school program combining outdoor education and free play in nature for grades K-5. The program is housed at Lowell Elementary School in Duluth, MN and other locations in the region. History Established in 2004. PEO, a Duluth-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit outdoor education program, was founded to provide people and animal powered exploration of the outdoors. Each year, PEO helps thousands of children and adults experience dog sledding, kayaking, rock climbing and more in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior. PEO's beginner-friendly tours offer Adventure with Purpose. Your participation provides crucial funding for PEO to provide life-changing outdoor adventure programs for over 500 under-served Twin Ports youth each year. The husband and wife team of Blake Cazier and Steph Love founded PEO to help people of all ages and abilities get outside. With more than 50 years of combined professional teaching and guiding experience, Blake, Steph and PEO's staff of professional outdoor educators are among the most experienced guides and instructors in the region. Each year, our team helps thousands of people feel safe and have fun while participating in outdoor activities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Spent two months planning a kayak trip with this outfitter. One week prior to our trip the owner e-mailed me and said that they were no longer available. Then no other correspondence. They left us with no possibilities of finding another operator due to the short notice. My kayaking partner and I had both spent substantial time and money in preparing for this trip. We were sorely let down and it was a ruined vacation. I would not recommend this operator.

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PEOutdoors, Owner at Positive Energy Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

As a small organization, we offer day trips, and the occasional overnight experience for dog sledding/winter camping. Unfortunately, this custom trip had to be cancelled two weeks prior to the trip due to an unforeseen staff emergency, which would have prevented the care of our 4 year old, kennel of 55 sled dogs and 4 draft horses, which was explained to our customer and his friend at the time. We would have enjoyed sharing our years of kayak trip leading experience, but a qualified staff person was not available, and the care of our child and animals was the priority. At the time of cancellation, the customer had not yet paid a deposit for the trip and had no financial loss.

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