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Summer Camps


We believe in nurturing the curiosity, growth, and independent spirit of each camper, every year that they attend.

We have camps ranging from a half-week overnight camp or day camp for youngsters to three-week wilderness adventures family camp, one to two-week adventure camps, and wilderness trips for older campers, and everything in between!

Youth Camps By Date

Youth Camps By Age

DAYCAMP

OVERNIGHT CAMP

OVERNIGHT CAMP

OVERNIGHT CAMP

OVERNIGHT CAMP

OVERNIGHT CAMP

OVERNIGHT CAMP

Overnight Camp

Day Camp

July 5-8 | Hummingbirds

Day Camp

July 5-8 | Rangers & Sprouts
Aug 17-20 | Summer Sampler 

Day Camp

July 5-8 | Pioneers
Aug 17-20 | Summer Sampler

 

Overnight Camp

5 Weeks Offered | Discoverers
July 24-30 | Eco-Artists 

Overnight Camp

5 Weeks Offered | Voyageurs
July 10-16 | Angling to Archery
July 31-Aug 6 | Rock the Ridge Leadership Camp

Wilderness Expedition

August 14-20 | BWCA Canoe

Overnight Camp

4 Weeks Offered | Adventurers
July 17-23 | Rock Climbing
Aug 7-13 | Farm, Feast & Fire

 

Wilderness Camp

July 10-23 | Isle Royale Backpack
July 17-30 | BWCA Canoe 

Overnight Camp

July 10-23 | Freshwater Ecology
July 10-16 | Ornithology

 

Wilderness Trips

July 3-23 | BWCA Grand Portage

July 3-16 | Apostle Islands Sea Kayak

July 31 – August 13 | Jr. Naturalist Quetico Canoe

August 7-13 | Superior Service Learning

August 7-20 | Jr. Naturalist Apostle Islands Kayak

 

Family Camps and Trips

Details coming soon

Love vacationing as a family? How about something that combines an outdoorsy experience with a warm meal, a place to rest your head, and many different activities for you and yours? All you need to pack is your sense of adventure and an excitement to learn. 

Find lodging, cost and registration information here.

Half-Week

July 6-10
August 17-21

Full Week

July 17-23
July 31 – August 6

For families ready to take the next step in outdoor adventuring

There’s exploring the trails near your house. Then there’s exploring the great outdoors in a setting you can’t find anywhere else. From the Boundary Waters to the Apostle Islands, our Wilderness Trips provide adventure for families who love to be outdoors together.

Request more information.

Adult Programming

Beginner Bird Banding Course

June 24 – July 1, 2022

The seven-day introductory courses are designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary to participate in monitoring and research programs involving bird banding. A summary of the course appears below. For further details, see the Institute for Bird Populations website or contact instructor Danielle Kaschube.

 

Advanced Bird Banding Course

July 3-7, 2022

The advanced classes are designed to help participants to fine-tune the banding skills they already possess and to advance their comprehension of molt strategies and ability to recognize molts limits and plumages on birds in hand. Classes are very individualized and the rate of progression will be dependent upon the skill level of the participants. There will be a concentration on details of feather morphology, plumages, and molt limits. A summary of the course appears below. For further details, see the Institute for Bird Populations website or contact instructor Danielle Kaschube.