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 and learn how to predict the weather while preparing for a 3 day/2 night backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail. The Superior Hiking Trail includes 235 miles of scenic trail with cascading rivers, quiet forests and stunning views of Lake Superior, This year Adventurers will…
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:
Enjoy a week of Wolf Ridge camp fun while 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:
Campers will be housed in our Summit Lodge (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 Summit Lodge is perfect place to grow the deep, closely knit community that makes camp so special.
While on trail, campers sleep in single-gender tents. Wolf Ridge uses 2, 4, and 6 person backcountry tents.
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
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July 14 – 20, 2019 (FULL-WAITLIST)
July 21 – 27, 2019
July 28 – August 3, 2019
August 4 – 10, 2019 (FULL-WAITLIST)
July 7 – 20, 2019
2-week Isle Royale
July 14 – 27, 2019
2-week Isle Royale
We accept credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) as well as checks.
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.”
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.”
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.
Available for campers whose permanent residence is Lake or Cook County in Minnesota. To apply for this discount, please call the office at 218-353-7414 Monday-Friday between 8 and 4:30 pm.
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Packing lists and more can be found in Resources “For Summer Campers.”