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Wilderness Trips for Grades 7-12


Take a few steps off the beaten path and explore remote wild rivers, lakes and forests with a Wolf Ridge naturalist-guide.  From the ancient forests of the Boundary Waters and the Quetico to the cobblestone and sand beaches of Lake Superior, Wolf Ridge takes you to truly amazing places.

Whether you are a newcomer to the ways of the woods or a seasoned wilderness traveler, these wilderness trips are tailored to adventurers looking to challenge themselves, build confidence, and develop life-long community and wilderness skills.

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Entering Grades 7-8

  • BWCAW 5-day Canoe – This introductory canoe trip focuses on building a foundation in backcountry skills and a connection to wild places. Two days in camp, five days on trail.
  • Superior Hiking Trail 5-day Backpack – Experience the freedom of exploring the great Northwoods with your own two feet. Two days in camp, five days on trail.

Entering Grades 8-9

  • Adventurers Northwoods 5-day Sea Kayak – This introductory sea kayaking trip will explore the rugged and beautiful bays and islands of Voyageurs National Park, while learning the basics of sea kayaking on the bigger waters of the park. Two days in camp, five days on trail.
  • 2-week Adventurers BWCAW Canoe – Seven days of camp fun along with seven days of canoeing into the heart of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. Seven days in camp, seven days on trail.
  • 2-week Adventurers Isle Royale Backpack – Hike across Isle Royale National Park, one of America’s truly unique landscapes. Seven days in camp, seven days on trail.

Entering Grades 10-12

  • Superior Service Learning – This program combines three key components: community service, hands-on learning and adventure while spending time at both at Wolf Ridge and backpacking for 5-days on the Superior Hiking Trail.
  • 2-week Jr. Naturalist Apostle Islands Kayak – Lake Superior is the theme of this action packed sea kayaking trip to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Six days in camp, eight days on trail.
  • 2-week Jr. Naturalist Quetico Canoe – Paddle canoes north into the ancient waters of Quetico Provincial Park. Six days in camp, eight days on trail.
  • Apostle Islands Sea Kayak Expedition – Wolf Ridge’s pinnacle sea kayaking trip for experienced campers. Three days in camp, eleven days on trail.
  • Boundary Waters Traverse Canoe Expedition – Wolf Ridge’s longest trip and a once in a lifetime wilderness trip for experienced campers. Four days in camp, seventeen days on trail.