Wolf Ridge

Wolf Ridge Sampler Weekends for Adults

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Experience for yourself why Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is so fun and memorable! Open to ages 18 and up.



  • Travel back to the time of the Voyageur as you paddle a Montreal canoe and visit an encampment typical of the 1750’s.
  • Seek out north woods wildlife and plant communities with an enthusiastic Wolf Ridge naturalist.
  • Hike to an overlook on the Superior Hiking Trail to take in breathtaking 360-degree views.
  • Rock climb on our indoor wall.
  • Meet other adults interested in the outdoors and outdoor recreation.
  • Campfire and S’Mores at an evening wine social, of course!


A place to kick back and relax

Margaret A. Cargill Lodge

The new Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge features stunning views of the campus’s hills, valleys, and cliff-lined lakes. In the common spaces, you’ll find comfortable couches and chairs to relax in, tables for socializing or game-playing, and a small kitchenette with sink, microwave, and refrigerator. Massive stone fireplaces with wood-burning pellet stoves grace two of the five shared areas – a perfect place to settle in and read a book during some quiet time. The outdoor deck overlooking the bird feeders behind the lodge is another favorite for enjoying some time in the sun between activities.


MAC Lodge sleeping accommodations are divided into suites. 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 bunk beds and can sleep one to four people. For adult programs, a maximum of 6 people share a suite.  If you choose to pay for a single bedroom, you will have a private sleeping space and will share a bathroom and shower with 1-3 suite-mates. Groups of four or may request to share a suite.

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 Cost


Wolf Ridge Adult Sampler September

September 25-27, 2020

  • Part of the Fabulous Fall Adult Workshops Weekend.
  • Two nights.
  • Program starts with 5:30 dinner on Friday and ends after Sunday Morning class.
  • $325  – Includes meals, lodging, instruction, and field trip transportation.


We accept credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).
Deposit, Payment, and Cancellation Policy


Need more information?

  • Send your question via “Contact Us”
  • Call 218-353-7414 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 8-4:30