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Entering grades 4 – 5

Campers will enjoy learning & building friendships in a nurturing, fun environment. Activities are geared perfectly toward younger, first time campers. Discoverers spend their week at Wolf Ridge investigating the habitats and signs of animals, creating art out of nature, exploring wetlands for frogs and toads, canoeing and swimming with friends and challenging themselves on the adventure ropes course.  One highlight of the week is an all-day adventure on the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm. Campers will explore planting and harvesting as they prepare a lunch of homemade pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven.

 

discoverers activities

We believe in nurturing the curiosity, growth and independent spirit of each camper every year that they attend. This year Discoverers will…

Discover and explore the natural world

  • Animal signs
  • ”Toad’-ally awesome amphibians
  • Earthworks
  • All day farm adventures

Meet personal challenges and grow as a leader

  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure ropes

Make lifelong friends

  • All-camp games
  • Campfire and s’mores

Express their individuality

  • Traditional crafts & skills
  • Choose Your Own Adventure day

Build outdoor skills

  • Canoeing

Housing and Meals

A place to kick back and relax

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 the 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.

Fuel for your imagination

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

Learn more about our dining hall.

Dates

June 23 – 29, 2019
July 7 – 13, 2019
July 14 – 20, 2019
July 21 – 27, 2019
July 28 – August 3, 2019
August 4 – 10, 2019
August 11 – 17, 2019

Costs and Financial Assistance

$626

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.

Local Discount

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.

Resources: Get Ready for Camp!

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Packing lists and more can be found in Resources “For Summer Campers.”