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Camp: Where the Carefully Planned Meets the Completely Unexpected


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
June 26, 2015

Claire exploring Iceland I first came to Wolf Ridge three years ago as a counselor. I was halfway through college and decided that I would take a summer “off” from traditional jobs and internships, which I had previously spent my summers doing. My plan was to work at a canoe outfitter or a camp. I […]

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Meet Our Counselors


Posted By Jenny Bushmaker
June 22, 2015

When you bring your child to camp, you’re looking to enrich their life with new adventures, skills, friendships and fun. And for many, camp is about finding your passion. In addition to a passion for working with children, here are some of the things 2015 camp counselors tell us fire them up each day.   “I am really into protecting wildlife […]

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How I Got to Wolf Ridge From Wales


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
June 17, 2015

Hello everyone! My name is Jack Bradley. I’m from Wales in the UK and I am lucky enough to be in my second year at Wolf Ridge. The first time I came was in 2011 and I was hired as an Assistant Trip Leader whereas this time I have been hired as the Director of […]

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Sharing Stories


Posted By David Butcher
April 27, 2015

This morning I went for my first paddle in a canoe on Wolf Lake for the season. Every year I look forward to the first paddle after the spring thaw and the ice goes off the lake, and this year I wasn’t disappointed. The temperature was brisk with the promise of warmer temperatures to come, […]

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Summer Camp: “10,080 Minutes: a week’s worth of moments away from the normal pressures of life”*


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
July 30, 2014

by Jenn Gingery, Director of Camp Health Services The problems of our times vary widely. With global issues, childhood obesity, and the amount of time kids spend looking at a screen, the next generation has a lot to deal with.  “The average American child spends 270 minutes watching television, 82 minutes on the phone, 27 […]

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Camp Updates: Friendships


Posted By Jenny Bushmaker
July 15, 2014

It has been said that friendships forged at summer camp can be some of the best relationships children have, giving more insight into themselves – and the bigger world.  Camp friendships have a strong hold on children. Not only do they meet new people who set the tone for the friendships they make later in […]

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Camp Updates: Get Ready is Here!


Posted By Jenny Bushmaker
July 1, 2014

Temperatures are high and spirits are even higher as we enter for our second week of camp. On Sunday Wolf Ridge staff welcomed a busload of campers from Anderson United Community School, Olson Middle School and the Hmong International Academy, all attending through a partnership with a program called “Get Ready.”   “Get Ready is an […]

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Camp Updates: Off to a Great Start


Posted By Jenny Bushmaker
June 23, 2014

The Campers are finally here!  After  10 months of waiting and 2 weeks of staff training, the 2014 summer camp season has started off with a bang (and silly costumes.)   Campers arrived safely on Sunday and were introduced to their fellow campmates and counselors. That evening we had our opening campfire with traditional camp […]

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The Case for Summer Camp – Now More Important Than Ever…


Posted By Jenny Bushmaker
March 19, 2012

  Experiencing Lake Superior First Hand! There is something magical about a summer camp experience. Each and every camp in the world is different. Not merely because of geography or location, but because of the traditions and people who have touched the camp. Every camp has hidden treasures of history and traditions that give it […]

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