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Summer and winter camp at Wolf Ridge means adventures outdoors with friends. Camp experiences help us discover who we are and build a community that will be with us for years to come.

Sing Your Way Through the Cold!


Posted By Luciana Ranelli
February 13, 2020

Heel, toe, and over we go, And over we go, And over we go. And this is how he did it… My summer camp memories came flooding back recently in […]

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A Day at Summer Camp


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
April 26, 2018

Every day at Wolf Ridge Summer Camp is unique in its own way. With that in mind, here’s a tour through what one of those days might look like.   […]

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Why Wilderness Trips Matter


Posted By David Butcher
April 11, 2018

When the weather starts to warm up and as signs of spring arrive, it is inevitable that I’ll start thinking about getting out on a wilderness trip during the summer. […]

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What do kids learn at camp?


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
March 29, 2018

As the Summer Youth & Family Program Director at Wolf Ridge, I get the privilege of talking to many parents each year. One of the biggest things I have learned […]

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Wolf Ridge Trips and Our Public Lands


Posted By David Butcher
March 14, 2018

I often think back to an unforgettable moment on a Wolf Ridge wilderness canoeing trip I guided a few years back. It was the last night of our trip and […]

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6 TIPS TO PICK A SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM FOR YOUR CHILD


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
February 28, 2018

Summers are magical. School’s out, the days are long, and free time abounds. Yet after a month or so, boredom sets in and kids start gravitating toward the couch, glued […]

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Crazy Cold and Crazy People


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 12, 2018

What is the craziest thing that you can imagine doing? Think about it for a minute, this post can wait. What if I told you that I was offered the […]

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Trekking through the Quetico – with Pirates


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
August 4, 2016

  “Do you know what’s a really small number?” trip leader David prompted. “Eeeeeight,” the group groaned as I stepped into the water, guiding the canoe ashore. I unclipped the […]

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Camp America: How I ended up at Wolf Ridge


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
August 1, 2016

Before I start it’s best that I tell you about my life prior to Wolf Ridge and how working in a summer camp is completely different to anything I have ever done before. I’m currently 19 and studying Business Management and International Business at a university in England. “Business Management? What in the world are you doing at Wolf Ridge?”

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A Positive “Curse”


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
July 26, 2016

During my 8th grade year at Murray Middle School, my earth science teacher, Mr. Chase, had this dream of teaching a summer science program. Some fellow students and I became subjects […]

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My Journey to Wolf Ridge


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
July 18, 2016

I came to Wolf Ridge for the first time on a whim four summers ago, and I haven’t left since….

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The End of Summer


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
August 19, 2015

Summer 2015 at Wolf Ridge is slowly coming to an end. A few of the trees are already starting to shift to their autumn hues. With every passing day we […]

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Starlight Paddle in the Apostle Islands


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
August 17, 2015

It was 1:00 am on Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands. I awoke to the beeping sound of my watch alarm, and I reluctantly slid out of my sleeping bag […]

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Camp Traditions: All Camp Games


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
August 5, 2015

Every Friday afternoon, I get to wear one of my favorite articles of clothing—my rainbow tutu. In fact, we’ve gotten to the point in the summer where everyone can tell […]

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Windbound!


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
August 2, 2015

Our first Apostle Island sea kayaking trip of the season began with a gorgeous paddle in some sandstone sea caves near Meyer’s Beach. The sun was shining, the water was […]

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A Story About Our Stories…


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
July 30, 2015

I recently enjoyed a conversation with a Wolf Ridge assistant trip leader who was planning a Trees and Keys trail lesson for the Isle Royale backpacking trip leaving this week. […]

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A Sweet, Soggy Finish


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
July 24, 2015

It was our last morning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. About half of us woke up at dawn to paddle out into the lake and watch the sunrise. […]

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Wolf Ridge Summer Traditions: Campfire


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
July 21, 2015

We are roughly halfway through the summer now, which seems impossible! Even though time has been flying, it’s been really rewarding to see how well our team has really come together […]

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On Growing Up at Wolf Ridge


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
July 17, 2015

Wolf Ridge Summer Camp through the years I suppose one could call me a “seasoned Ridgey.” I have spent a great deal of time at Wolf Ridge while growing up. […]

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The Joys of Wilderness Trip Planning


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
July 15, 2015

I am finally beginning to dive right into planning my first trip! In a few days, I will be embarking on a seven-day adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area […]

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