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Family Summer Camp

Love vacationing as a family? How about something that combines an outdoorsy experience with a warm meal, a place to rest your head and many different activities for you and yours? All you need to pack is your sense of adventure and an excitement to learn.

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family camp activities

Imagine this. You and your family are exploring Wolf Lake in a canoe by morning, investigating the geology of Marshall Mountain in the afternoon before leisurely heading back to the cozy East dorm for a little R & R in the evening, or perhaps a bit of rock-climbing on our indoor wall. And that’s just one possible day. Just think of what the rest of your week could be like.

Optional activities include:

  • Adventure ropes
  • Rock climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Ojibwe heritage
  • Voyageur life
  • Kayaking
  • Astronomy
  • Block printing
  • Canoeing
  • Games
  • Family picnic at Lake Superior
  • Campfire
  • Family folk dance
  • And much more!


A mix of family and age-based activities

  • Each morning, children and adults participate in age appropriate activities
  • Preschool aged children spend mornings with a naturalist who has both experience and a great love of working with young children
  • Older children spend time with a Wolf Ridge naturalist exploring and learning about the natural world
  • Adults have the option to participate in one of the many adventure or natural history classes taught each morning or they may choose to use that time to relax and read or take advantage of the many hiking trails and water recreation opportunities Wolf Ridge offers
  • Afternoons are spent participating in one of the many Wolf Ridge activity options with family members

Housing and Meals

A place to kick back and relax.

Having a place to socialize with camp friends during down time is another important part of the Wolf Ridge experience. You’ll find outdoor gathering spaces at both the East Dorm and the Village, including campfire rings with outdoor seating, an area for lawn games, kid’s play space, and picnic tables. Perhaps you’ll want to enjoy the evening sunset from a nearby deck, or meet another family for board games in the camp’s dedicated indoor day room.

Housing for July 2 – 8, 2017 session

Families will be housed in our traditional home, the East Dorm. Each room sleeps up to eight, with bathrooms and showers inside the rooms. A common ‘great room’ features plenty of room for games and windows overlook the beauty of the northwoods forests. Learn more about the East Dorm.

Housing for July 30 – August 5, 2017 and August 6 – 12, 2017 sessions

We’re pleased to announce the temporary Family Camp housing – deluxe RV trailers custom made for Wolf Ridge . They will be used during the later summer sessions while we renovate the dorm. Your family will have their own ‘home away from home’ in Wolf Ridge Village this summer. Each ‘dorm room’ is a top-of-the-line new RV. Your family will have a sofa, generous open area, cabinets, wardrobes, dinette, full size bathroom with a shower and tub, and electric service that is hard-wired into the grid. Each sleeps up to eight people; one queen bed in a private room, two bunked beds, and two singles. Laundry and internet are near-by. These brand new RV units are being specially made for Wolf Ridge’s summer use. See a 360-degree view of here.  (Note that our floor plan is slightly different that shown in the link – see diagram below.)

In summer of 2018, family camps will move into their new permanent home in the updated West Dorm.

Fuel for your imagination.

We take great pride in our daily meals.  Whether families are coming in from a day spent outside, or getting ready for the day, everyone will find choices to satisfy their appetites in the Lake Superior Dining Room.

Chris O’Brien, our food service director, believes “we should all be fed well, every meal, every day.” From-scratch vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes are available at each and every meal. Vegan dishes are inherently free of any animal product, including dairy, and are most often gluten free as well. All dietary requests are addressed and often the menu is adjusted to reflect the needs and wants of our clients. Those with common food allergy and sensitivities, including to dairy or peanuts, will find good, healthy food that addresses their needs. Fresh fruit, veggies, and homemade breads are available all day, in addition to coffee and tea.

Chris and his staff go above and beyond to meet our guests needs and work hard 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 and our meats and other products are sourced as locally as possible. It’s about quality. It’s about passion. It’s about good food done well.

Learn more about our dining hall.


July 2 – 8, 2017
July 30 – August 5, 2017
August 6 – 12, 2017


Starting in 2016, we simplified the pricing structure to make it easier for families to determine the cost.  The costs listed are the costs for your entire family for 1 full week of camp, everything included.  There are no extra costs.


2 people in family (1 room)


3 people in family (1 room)


4 people in family (1 room)


5 people in family (1 room)


6 people in family (1 room)


7 people in family (1 room)


8 people in family (1 room)



We accept credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) as well as checks.


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