Wolf Ridge

Organic Farming Camps


Entering grades 8-9

The Wolf Ridge Organic Farm is a working farm where campers learn to care for the land. They cultivate and harvest vegetables while learning what it means to live a healthy life and the importance of taking care of the earth. As they experience the power of community and a shared work ethic, they become interdependent, confident, socially-responsible young leaders.  While there is a focus on farming, campers will also have a well-rounded camp experience participating in activities like arts and crafts, swimming, boating, playing sports and games, and making lifelong friends.  The Wolf Ridge Farm Camp is a profound experience that sows the seeds of responsibility, respect, community and stewardship. Campers reap the rewards for a lifetime.

 

Organic farm camp activities

Farm, Feast and Fire

Develop leadership skills, responsibility and self-esteem as you explore, harvest and cook at the new Wolf Ridge Organic Farm.  Join your fellow teen farmers as you learn about growing vegetables, cook farm-fresh meals together, swim, canoe, climb rocks, hike, play whiffle-ball, study soil arthropods, build a solar food dryer and go on an overnight campout.  This camp is sure to show teach teens the skills needed to work together to manage a working farm in the future.

Discover and explore the natural world

  • Wolf Ridge Organic Farm
  • Insects & pollinators
  • Round River Community Farm
  • Animal care
  • Soil ecology

Meet personal challenges and grow as a leader

  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure ropes
  • Leadership roles while at the farm
  • Harvesting vegetables for all of Wolf Ridge

Make lifelong friends

  • One night campout
  • All-camp games
  • Harvesting, processing and sharing meals prepared by the group
  • Campfire and s’mores

Express individuality

  • Choose farm community role for the week
  • Individual projects and interests throughout the week

Build outdoor skills

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Design, construct and building skills
  • Community development

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 satisfy their appetites in the Fireplace Dining Room. Here, they’ll enjoy the range of delicious menu options including local, freshly harvested foods from the Wolf Ridge organic farm.

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.

After a week full of friendship, fun, and teamwork, on Friday night Wolf Ridge will hold a community celebration dinner and campfire for all campers. 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.

Our kitchen staff regularly works with participants to meet allergy and dietary concerns. Requests for special dietary concerns must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance of arrival for planning purposes. Click on “Resources” (top menu, to the right) for more information.  Vegetarians can indicate their preference when completing camp registration.

Dates

August 6 – 12, 2017

 

Costs and Financial Assistance

 

$580

We accept credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover and 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

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!

Already signed up?

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