Wolf Ridge is the kind of place where living things can change before your eyes. Things like trees, animals, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Things like you. Because at Wolf Ridge, learning is the greatest adventure there is.

Lodging and Meals

Summit Lodge – A Place to Kick Back and Relax

Campers will be housed in our Summit Lodge. Each room features its own bathroom and shower, bunks beds, and camper gear cubbies. Camp staff also live in the dorm, with one counselor per room. There are cozy gathering spaces for game playing during downtime, plus a grass field just out the door. Kids and staff gather at the nearby campfire ring before meals to sing songs, share stories of their adventures, and learn what the next part of the day will bring. The Summit Lodge is the perfect place to grow the deep, closely-knit community that makes camp so special.


Fuel for Your Imagination

Our Food

“It’s about quality. It’s about passion. It’s about good food done well.” – Chris O’Brien

Whether they’re coming in from a long day outside or getting ready for the day, campers will satisfy their appetites in the Fireplace Dining Room. 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 options are offered at each and every meal.

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 allergies 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.

Community Dinner

After a week full of friendship, fun, and teamwork, on Friday night Wolf Ridge will hold a community celebration dinner and campfire. Campers will gather in the Fireplace Dining Room to enjoy a family-style meal served by the camp directors while celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of their community members.

Discounts and Scholarships

Financial Assistance

Summer camp is an adventure we hope everyone will experience. These can help…

Early Bird Discount

Sign up by May 15 and receive 5% off. This discount is automatically applied when you register.

Sibling Discount

Wolf Ridge Family/Sibling Discount Limited to Summer Program Camps only The Family/Sibling Discount is available for multiple campers from the same household (must all be residents of the same household address). The first camper pays full price, the second and subsequent camper each receive 5% off. The discount only applies to summer youth programs.
IMPORTANT! If you do not see this discount apply during your online registration process, please call our office at 218-353-7414.

Bring a Friend Discount

Have you been a summer camper at Wolf Ridge before? When you invite a new camper to Wolf Ridge, you & your friend each get $50 off your camp fee. To take advantage of this special offer, register for camp, then download, fill out, and send us this form to have the discount applied.
Bring a Friend to Camp Discount

Local Discount

Available for campers whose permanent residence is Lake or Cook County in Minnesota.  To request this discount, please call the office at 218-353-7414 Monday-Friday between 8 and 4:30 pm.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MOHE) Scholarships

First come, first served on this state-sponsored program. Students must QUALIFY for MN Free and Reduced School Lunch Program.

Wolf Ridge Camp Scholarship

The deadline for submission is May 1st (No dates in summer 2021. We hope to offer this camp again in 2022.) Wolf Ridge Scholarship Form Link

Prepare for Camp

No dates in summer 2021. We hope to offer this camp again in 2022.

We look forward to introducing your daughter or son to new adventures and learning. Thanks for encouraging them to make this important step toward independence!

Due 2 weeks prior to arrival

  1. Letter to my Counselor – Campers, print and fill in the blanks – an easy way to tell us a bit about yourself!
  2. Parent Letter – We made it easy for you too:)
  3. If you did NOT register on-line, also complete and send the Camper Health Form
  4. If you plan to ride the Wolf Ridge camp van service, you must reserve 2 weeks in advance.
  5. We can address most dietary restrictions with 2-weeks notice. See more at Special Dietary Requests.

Getting ready

Additional Info

For the Junior Naturalist Quetico trip

Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC) Information. We highly recommend getting this underway right after you register for the trip.