A gift to Wolf Ridge is a gift to the youth who will lead us into the future. You will provide them with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to grow into informed citizens with the commitment to act together for a quality environment.
We welcome donations at any level, from planned giving to one time gifts.
Wolf Ridge’s ability to enrich the lives of thousands of students and adults has been sustained by individuals who have made gifts of all sizes since our first students arrived in 1971. With your generosity, you can ensure students will continue to have life-changing experiences outdoors and create a positive impact on our environment for generations to come.
Executive Director Peter Smerud would be happy to talk at your convenience. Leave a message at 218-353-7414, ext. 108, or email to set up a conversation.
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By contributing to Wolf Ridge’s endowment, you can help ensure the long-term stewardship of 2000 acres of land and the excellence of an environmental education program that serves more the 14,000 young people and teachers each year.
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The details in these documents spell out details of Wolf Ridge’s history, goals, and influence.
Wolf Ridge has been dreaming of land on Lake Superior for years and has designed a thoughtful approach for use of the land and lake. Thanks to a generous landowner, Wolf Ridge has added 65 acres of land and more than 1,600 feet of shoreline on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, to its menu of attractions and tools for learning. Nothing like this exists elsewhere.
A small road will get people into the edge of the land. Students will walk on paths to camping spaces or a small classroom building with limited kitchen facilities. Wolf Ridge faculty are developing a new curriculum to teach about the largest of the Great Lakes and the critical importance of its contents. Students will learn essential concepts and important values while experiencing spectacular sunrises and sunsets, starry skies, and crashing waves, all from one of the most inspirational viewing platforms in America.
Add this new land to the existing 2,000 acres of forest, farm, and garden, climbing walls, ropes courses, wetlands, lakes, and streams on the Wolf Ridge campus, and it becomes clear that Wolf Ridge now has the raw materials to build a facility in the vanguard of environmental education and teaching in the United States.
Construction costs to make this dream a reality are $1,522,943.
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…and it’s not just made up of people who have been to Wolf Ridge as kids and are now giving back as adults. It includes people from all over the world who believe in our cause; getting young people outdoors to learn about and be inspired to care for the environment.
Wolf Ridge is a one-of-a-kind facility that especially appeals to kids. It instills commitment, motivation, and skills in children in a setting that includes the nearby Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. A generation’s worth of heartfelt letters and comments from parents and chaperones who decades earlier attended as middle-schoolers tells us the Wolf Ridge experience is cherished for a lifetime.