Wolf Ridge

Wildlife Camp


Entering grades 6-7

Do you love wildlife?  Have you dreamed of working with animals someday?  Learn about different kinds of Minnesota wildlife and their habitats.  Help with our on-going animal research projects, such as radio tracking, trail cameras, study plots, and bird banding.  Help take care of our education animals including feeding, training and cleaning.  Get to know more about local wildlife through outdoor activities, games and crafts.  You will get up close and personal with animals in this summer camp. 

wildlife camp activities

We believe in nurturing the curiosity, growth and independent spirit of each camper, every year that they attend. Wildlife Camp participants have opportunities to:

Discover and explore the natural world

  • Northern Minnesota wildlife ecology
  • Animal tracking
  • Bird banding
  • Wildlife research techniques

Meet personal challenges and grow as a leader

  • Responsibility of caring for animals
  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure ropes

Make lifelong friends

  • Teambuilding
  • All-camp games
  • Campfire and s’mores

Build outdoor skills

  • Animal tracking
  • Outdoor navigation skills – map and compass
  • Reading the landscape
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming

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 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

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.”