Wolf Ridge

Camp Rock Climbing

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    Taking a break after some hard climbing

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    Mastering belaying skills

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    Finding hand and foot holds on Mystical Mountain

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    Climbing at one of Wolf Ridge's indoor climbing walls

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    Getting near the top

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    Making upward progress

 Entering grades 8-9

The forests and shores of Lake Superior near Wolf Ridge are the home of some of the best rock climbing areas in the Midwest.  Camp Rock Climbing offers a week of exploring the world of rock climbing, starting with basic climbing techniques indoors and geology, moving towards more advanced skills like knot tying, anchor building, and the dynamics and challenges of climbing outdoor rock.  The week culminates with a 3 day camping and climbing trek to some of the more secluded crags in the surrounding area.

Experience the thrill of exploration along with the confidence and trust that comes from rock climbing.  Wolf Ridge provides all climbing equipment and no previous experience is required, just a hearty sense of adventure!


camp rock climbing activities

We believe in nurturing the curiosity, growth and independent spirit of each camper, every year that they attend. At Camp Rock Climbing…

Discover and explore the natural world

  • Geology

Meet personal challenges and grow as a leader

  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure ropes

Make lifelong friends

  • Overnight outdoor climbing & camping trip
  • All-camp games
  • Campfire and s’mores

Build outdoor skills

  • Rock climbing
  • Knot-tying
  • Anchor building
  • 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.


August 13 – 19, 2017

Costs and Financial Assistance



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.”