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Entering grades 8 – 9

The Adventurers 1 or 2-week programs are designed for participants to foster an appreciation for the environment and build a sense of community through memorable wilderness and in-camp experiences.

We believe in nurturing the curiosity, growth and independent spirit of each camper, every year that they attend. Adventurer camps and trips provide opportunities for each person to discover and explore the natural world, meet personal challenges, grow as a leader, make lifelong friends, build outdoor skills and express their individuality.

 

adventurer program options - 1 or 2 weeks

1-week Adventurers

The 1-week program was created for those campers with a high interest in developing their outdoor adventure and recreation skills.  Campers will challenge themselves on the adventure ropes course and rock wall, develop important team-building skills while preparing for a canoe trip in the Superior National Forest. This year Adventurers will…

Discover and explore the natural world

  • Wilderness lessons on birds, plants and freshwater ecology

Meet personal challenges and grow as a leader

  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure ropes

Make lifelong friends

  • All-camp games
  • Color wars
  • Campfire and s’mores

Express their individuality

  • Traditional skills & crafts
  • Choose Your Own Adventure day

Build outdoor skills

  • Canoeing
  • Leave no trace skills
  • Orienteering
  • Superior National Forest canoe trip

 

2-week BWCAW

Seven days of camp fun along with 7 days of canoeing into the heart of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. Enjoy activities like rock climbing, adventure ropes and campfires.  Get ready for your trip by learning how to predict the weather and making your own traditional canoe paddle to use on your adventure.  The 7-day canoe adventure treks across the lakes and forests of the BWCAW before campers return to the Ridge with great stories to share.  Specific activities this year include:

Discover and explore the natural world

  • 7-Day BWCAW overnight canoe trip
  • Wilderness lessons on birds, plants and freshwater ecology
  • Weather forecasting
  • Astronomy
  • Bird banding

Meet personal challenges and grow as a leader

  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure ropes
  • Team building games

Make lifelong friends

  • All-camp games
  • Color wars
  • Campfire and s’mores

Express their individuality

  • Canoe paddle making
  • Choose Your Own Adventure day

Build outdoor skills

  • Canoe skills & safety
  • Leave No Trace
  • Navigation
  • Orienteering

 

2-week Isle Royale backpack

Enjoy a week of Wolf Ridge camp fun learning how to rock climbing, traversing the ropes course, practicing survival skills and preparing for  7-days of hiking the trails on the biggest island on the biggest freshwater lake in the world, Isle Royale National Park. Campers will travel by ferry to Isle Royale, where they will likely encounter moose, travel through old growth forests and share amazing views of Lake Superior with new friends. The Ferry and National Park fees are included in the program cost. In-camp and on-trail activities include:

Discover and explore the natural world

  • 7-Day Isle Royale backpacking trip
  • Wilderness lessons on natural history
  • Weather forecasting
  • Astronomy
  • Plants & wild edibles
  • Grand Portage National Monument exploration
  • Bird banding

Meet personal challenges and grow as a leader

  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure ropes
  • Team building games

Make lifelong friends

  • All-camp games
  • Color wars
  • Campfire and s’mores

Express their individuality

  • Traditional crafts & skills
  • Choose Your Own Adventure day

Build outdoor skills

  • Canoe skills & safety
  • Leave No Trace
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor survival

Housing and Meals

A place to kick back and relax.

Campers will be housed in our East Dorm. Each room features its own bathroom and shower, bunks beds, and camper gear cubbies. Camp staff also live in the dorm, with one counselor per room. There are cozy gathering spaces for game playing during down time, plus a grass field just out the door. Kids and staff gather at the near-by campfire ring before meals to sing songs, share stories of their adventures, and learn what the next part of the day will bring. The East Dorm is perfect place to grow the deep, closely knit community that makes camp so special.

While on trail, campers sleep in single-sex tents.  Wolf Ridge uses 2, 4, and 6 person backcountry tents.

 

Fuel for your imagination.

Whether they’re coming in from a long day outside or getting ready for the day, campers will satisfy their appetites in the Fireplace Dining Room. Food Service Director Chris O’Brien and his staff go above and beyond to produce a choice driven, healthy, hearty meal while creating a sense of community here at Wolf Ridge. Most of our produce is from the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm while meats and other products are sourced as locally as possible.  From-scratch vegan, vegetarian and meat options are offered at each and every meal.

On trail, campers eat delicious, high-energy foods to fuel their wilderness exploration. Backcountry meals include burritos, alpine pasta, hearty soups, fry bread, pancakes, and oatmeal, with many other possibilities. Special dietary considerations can usually be accommodated.

Our kitchen staff regularly works with participants to meet allergy and dietary concerns. Daily vegan dishes are inherently free of any animal product, including dairy, and are most often gluten free as well. Individuals with common food allergy and sensitivities, including to dairy or peanuts, will find good, healthy food at each meal that addresses their needs. Our Dining Hall is nut free. Please note dietary requests, concerns, and preferences when completing camp registration materials.

After a week full of friendship, fun, and teamwork, on Friday night Wolf Ridge will hold a community celebration dinner and campfire. Campers will gather in the Fireplace Dining Room to enjoy a family-style meal served by the camp directors while celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of their community members.

“It’s about quality. It’s about passion. It’s about good food done well.” – Chris O’Brien

Learn more about our dining hall.

Dates

1-week Adventurers

July 15 – 21, 2018
July 22 – 28, 2018
July 29 – August 4, 2018
August 5 – 11, 2018

 

2-week BWCAW
July 8 – 21, 2018

 

2-week Isle Royale
July 15 – 28, 2018

Costs and Financial Assistance

 

1-week Adventurers
$595

 

2-week BWCAW
$1350

 

2-week Isle Royale
$1375

 

We accept credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) as well as checks.

 

Financial Assistance

We are happy to partner with a variety of organizations that are interested in helping you attend Wolf Ridge. Available to those who qualify. You can find details in Resources “For Summer Campers.”

 

Bring a Friend Discount

Returning campers, when you invite a new camper to Wolf Ridge, you & your friend each get $50 off your camp fee. To take advantage of this special offer, both fill out and mail us “Bring a Friend” forms. You find can this in Resources “For Summer Campers.”

 

Sibling Discount

Available for multiple campers from the same household (must all be residents of the same household address). Call 218-353-7414 Monday-Friday between 8 and 4:30 for details.

Resources: Get Ready for Camp!

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Packing lists and more can be found in Resources “For Summer Campers.”