Youth Wilderness Trips

Take a few steps off the beaten path and explore remote wild rivers, lakes, and forests with a Wolf Ridge naturalist-guide. From the ancient forests of the Boundary Waters and the Quetico to the cobblestone and sand beaches of Lake Superior, Wolf Ridge takes you to truly amazing places.

Wolf Ridge Wilderness Trips

BWCA Canoe

5 Day Expedition

August 14-20 | Entering  7 & 8

This one-week camp session is a great introductory trip for campers looking to experience camping in Minnesota’s legendary Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness. The Boundary Waters is world-renowned for its natural beauty and endless exploration possibilities and is an ideal place to begin experiencing wilderness tripping and canoe camping.

Cost: $715

Isle Royale Backpack

2 Week Expedition

July 10-23 | Entering Grades 8 & 9

Hike across Isle Royale National Park, one of America’s truly unique landscapes.This camp is a great fit for campers looking to experience both the fun and energy of Wolf Ridge summer camp and the adventure of backpacking across Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior, a wild place like no other in the world.

Cost: $1595


BWCA Canoe

2 Week Expedition

July 17-30 | Entering 8 & 9

Seven days of camp fun along with seven days of canoeing into the heart of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. This session is a great fit for campers looking to experience both the fun and energy of Wolf Ridge summer camp and the adventure of canoe camping in Minnesota’s legendary Boundary Waters Wilderness.

Cost: $1562

Superior Service Learning

1 Week Course

August 7-13 | Entering 10, 11 & 12

This program combines three key components: community service, hands-on learning and adventure while spending time at both at Wolf Ridge and backpacking for 5-days on the Superior Hiking Trail.

Cost: $702

Jr. Naturalist Apostle Islands Kayak

2 Week Expedition

August 7-20 | Entering 10, 11 & 12

Experience two weeks of fun and adventure, including 8 days of sea kayak camping on Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands. During the first week, campers will combine great camp activities such as adventure ropes and outdoor rock climbing as well as learning sea kayak and Leave No Trace skills while they prepare for 8 days of paddling in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Cost: $1652

Jr. Naturalist Quetico Canoe

2 Week Expedition

July 31 – Aug 13 | Entering 10, 11 & 12

Spend the first week exploring the natural history of the boreal forests near Wolf Ridge and high adventure activities like outdoor rock climbing, then paddle canoes north into the ancient waters of Quetico Provincial Park. 

Cost: $1677

Apostle Islands Sea Kayak 

2 Week Expedition

July 3-16, 2022 | Entering 10, 11 & 12

Wolf Ridge’s pinnacle sea kayaking experience and most remote trip! Spend 10 days sea kayaking among the more remote islands of Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands, and experience the islands in a way that very few people are able to. 

Cost: $1868

BWCA Grand Portage

3 Week Expedition

July 3-23, 2022 | Entering 10, 11 & 12

This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey for experienced wilderness trippers. The expedition travels across the Boundary Waters from end to end, culminating in portaging across the Grand Portage to the shores of Lake Superior.

Cost: $2,255