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Homeschool Weeks at Wolf Ridge

Step into the greatest outdoor classroom in the world with Wolf Ridge Homeschool Weeks!

Our campus is located right on the North Shore of Lake Superior, the perfect place to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature while engaging in hands-on learning experiences. 

Throughout the week, you’ll have the opportunity to explore our expansive grounds, hike through forests, and observe the diverse wildlife that calls Wolf Ridge home.

Our team of experienced educators will lead a variety of workshops and activities tailored to inspire curiosity and spark creativity in learners of all ages. From studying ecosystems to identifying native plants and animals, there’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooling family or just beginning your journey, Wolf Ridge welcomes you to join us for an unforgettable week of learning, exploration, and connection.

Dates & Schedules

Fall Homeschool Week

Fall in love with Wolf Ridge and all it has to offer. Learn about diverse ecosystems, canoe, & hike through the beautiful fall scenery. Register for a 1/2 week sampler or stay the full week!

September 9th-13th, 2024

Winter Homeschool Week

Winter on the North Shore. What could be better than that? Snowshoe, ski, & learn how to survive in cold climates. Register for a 1/2 week sampler or stay the full week!

January 27-31, 2025

Half or Full-Week Trips

3 Days/2 Nights
  • Typically includes three to four daytime classes along with evening programming.
  • Stay on campus Monday-Wednesday.
5 Days/4 Nights
  • Typically includes eight daytime classes along with evening programming.
  • Stay on campus Monday-Friday.

Pricing Per Person

Includes lodging and meals for students and adults. 1 adult coordinator of groups 15 or more stays for free. Bring a group of 30 participants or more and receive 5% off!

2024-2025 School Year
  • 3-day/2-nights: $190
  • 5-day/4-nights: $299


We offer scholarships for students that have financial needs. We also offer a popular calendar fundraiser for interested schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re located in Finland, Minnesota on the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior.

Our campus is approximately four hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport and two hours from the Canadian border. Our main campus is a 10-minute drive from Lake Superior. 

While you don’t have to attend the week, each child attending needs an attending adult responsible for them. That might mean there is an adult responsible for a group of attending students. A child is not allowed to be sent by themselves, no matter their age.

This week is best suited for grades 4th and up.

Homeschool Week at Wolf Ridge stands out from a regular visit in several ways:

Curriculum: Designed for homeschooling families, the curriculum aligns with different learning philosophies and allows for flexible approaches.

Inclusivity: We welcome families of all backgrounds and levels of homeschooling experience, providing resources to meet diverse needs.

Immersive Learning Experiences: Our expert educators will guide you through hands-on activities and engaging lessons that bring science, history, and environmental stewardship to life. Every moment at Wolf Ridge is a chance to learn and grow.

Community Building: A supportive environment for families to connect, share experiences, and build relationships with like-minded individuals. Our Fall Homeschool Week is not just about learning; it’s about building a supportive community where every participant feels valued and empowered.

Social Emotional Learning: In the great outdoors, children have the space to explore their emotions, build resilience, and develop essential life skills. Through group activities, team challenges, and reflective discussions, we’ll nurture the social and emotional well-being of every participant, fostering empathy, cooperation, and self-confidence.

View fall programming here  Fall Schedule

View winter programming here  Winter Schedule

Visiting student groups stay in the Margaret A. Cargill Lodge or the Summit Lodge.

Each lodge is divided into four sections, has co-ed hallways, and dorm rooms with four to eight beds and private bathrooms and showers in each room. Both dorms contain coin-operated laundry facilities, a courtesy phone for outgoing calls, and homeroom spaces for groups to gather between classes.

Our policy is to assign rooms based on a participant’s gender identity

Meals are served in our cafeteria. Students can choose from a range of menu options, including seasonal food freshly harvested at the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm. The Wolf Ridge kitchen and dining halls are peanut- and tree nut-free. Parents of students with special dietary needs or allergies will have an opportunity to fill out a form letting our kitchen and staff know what to expect. This information will be confirmed with your student’s liaison upon their arrival.

Our buildings are fully accessible, but our campus terrain varies. The trails on our main campus at the top of the ridge are suitable for all-terrain wheelchairs. To provide access to the rest of campus, we have equipment is available. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any students who might need accessibility equipment so that we can work with you to ensure the best possible experience for everyone.

Fill out this form to secure your spot. Please specify if you are interested in either our Fall or Winter Homeschool Week.

K-12 Class Trips

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A good guideline is two to three adults for every 17 students. Generally, we have a minimum 15-person group size.
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