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Grandparent/Grandchild Programs


What’s more rewarding than passing on your love of lifelong learning and being outdoors? Teaching a younger adventurer to love it too. Our Grand Summer Adventure is an inter-generational program designed for grandparents and their grandchildren (ages 6 – 11) to bond with the natural world and each other. Together, hone your outdoor skills while learning about the unique history and ecology of Minnesota’s beautiful northwoods.  Share your passion for learning and the outdoors with a grandchild and create memories with your grandchildren that will last a lifetime.

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    Become a member of 1750's voyageur brigade.

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    Share stories from your own heritage while learning traditional Ojibwe skills.

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    Sometimes, the best things happen just by spending an extended time together.

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    Must-have: Campfire with food on a stick!

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    Spend a day exploring Lake Superior's North Shore.

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    The pride found in meeting a challenge together....

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    Quiet walks in the woods....

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    See beauty all around through new eyes.

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    A mixture of outdoor adventures and time to relax.


activities

Grandparents want to spend time with their grandchildren – sharing family traditions, building relationship bonds, and passing on the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime to the youngest generation. Grandchildren want to spend time with their grandparents – having fun, doing cool activities, and discovering things about their grandparents they never knew before. Where can you participate in all of these terrific things take place?  At Wolf Ridge exploring and learning about Minnesota’s beautiful northwoods.

Please Note

These programs are for grandparents and their grandchildren aged 6-11 years (one or two children per grandparent) to participate in together. Most classes are outdoors and active, regardless of weather. Rugged trails include elevation changes of several hundred feet. Grandparents are responsible for grandchild supervision.

Housing and Meals

A place to kick back and relax.

Families will be housed in our M.A.C. Lodge. Each room sleeps up to eight family members, with bathrooms and showers in the rooms. A great room features plenty of room for games and windows that overlook the beauty of the northwoods forests. Each set of grandparents and grandchildren share a room. You will not be sharing with another family – just you and your grandchildren.

Fuel for your imagination.

We take great pride in our daily meals.  Whether families are coming in from a day spent outside, or getting ready for the day, everyone will find choices to satisfy their appetites in the Lake Superior Dining Room.

Chris O’Brien, our food service director, believes “we should all be fed well, every meal, every day.” From-scratch vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes are available at each and every meal. Vegan dishes are inherently free of any animal product, including dairy, and are most often gluten free as well. All dietary requests are addressed and often the menu is adjusted to reflect the needs and wants of our clients. Those with common food allergy and sensitivities, including to dairy or peanuts, will find good, healthy food that addresses their needs. Fresh fruit, veggies, and homemade breads are available all day, in addition to coffee and tea.

Chris and his staff go above and beyond to meet our guests needs and work hard 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 and our meats and other products are sourced as locally as possible. It’s about quality. It’s about passion. It’s about good food done well.

Learn more about our dining hall.

Dates

Grand Summer Adventure
August 5 – 9 , 2018

Costs

2 people in family (1 room)

$565

3 people in family (1 room)

$850

4 people in family (1 room)

$1125

5 people in family (1 room)

$1330

If you have more than 5 people in your family, please contact the office for pricing information.

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

Resources

Forms, Packing Lists and More

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