Wolf Ridge

Family Samplers – Winter

Remember what it was like as a kid, when you woke up to a thick blanket of fresh snow? A whole new world of possibilities opened up. Dog Sledding, snowshoeing, building snow forts, cross country skiing and a slew of other possibilities took your imagination captive.  Now, imagine having a winter camp with your family. Add in more like-minded families learning and playing in the snow together, hot chocolate and s’mores around a campfire, and star filled nights – what a great way to make memories that you’ll talk about for years to come.

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family camp activities

Wolf Ridge is a snow lover’s dream come true! With our cross-country ski trails, 18 miles of snowshoe trails and 2 frozen lakes – your family will experience an idyllic winter weekend.  This year you will have the opportunity for a one-of-a-kind dog sledding opportunity.  You can explore the forests of Wolf Ridge on snowshoes by morning, ice fishing on Wolf Lake in the afternoon, rock climbing in the evening before leisurely heading back to the M.A.C. Lodge to cozy up next to the fire with a good book and some hot cocoa!! Winter at Wolf Ridge will warm your heart!

Optional activities include:

  • cross country skiing
  • family snowshoeing
  • ice fishing
  • winter survival adventures
  • winter birding
  • adventure ropes
  • dog sledding
  • indoor rock climbing
  • astronomy
  • games
  • campfire
  • …and much more!

A mix of family and age-based activities


A place to kick back and relax

Margaret A. Cargill Lodge

Having a place to socialize with family and friends during down time is another important part of the Wolf Ridge experience. You’ll find outdoor and indoor gathering spaces at the M.A.C. Lodge, including the nearby campfire ring, open space for outdoor play, and patio deck. Indoors, there are two wood stoves and comfortable seating for reading and visiting. Perhaps you’ll want to take in the lodge balcony’s stunning views of the campus’s hills and cliff-lined lakes, enjoy the evening sunset from the nearby Sawmill Creek Overlook deck, or meet another family for board games in the indoor commons.


Each family will be lodged in a MAC Lodge suite. Each suite includes two bedrooms, a shared space with two sinks, and separate toilet and shower rooms. Those who want more privacy can close the sliding door to their individual bedroom. Each bedroom contains two bunkbeds and can sleep one to four people. Suites house a maximum of 8 family members.

Experience “Living Building Challenge” Design

MAC Lodge is one of only about 45 in the world built to meet Living Building Challenge standards. Residents will experience what it’s like to live comfortably at net zero for both water end energy. Learn more about how the MAC Lodge has already changed the landscape for sustainable building in the northern US!


Fuel for your imagination

We take great pride in creating delicious daily meals.  Whether coming in from a day spent outside or fueling up for the next adventure, everyone will find choices to satisfy their appetites in the Lake Superior Dining Room.

Our Food

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 dishes are available at each and every meal. Fresh fruit, veggies, and homemade breads are available all day, in addition to coffee and tea.

“It’s about quality. It’s about passion. It’s about good food done well.” – Chris O’Brien

Special Diets

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.

Dates and Costs

February 21-23, 2020
2 nights

Prices reflect one (1) suite per family and also include all food, lodging and activities for each family.

 2 people $800

3 people $900

4 people: $1200

5 people: $1500

6 people: $1600

7 people: $1700

8 people: $1800

We accept credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).
The balance of your camp fee is due by June 1st.

Deposit, Payment, and Cancellation Policy



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