Wolf Ridge During COVID-19

Updated August 3, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, this page offers a summary of how we are adapting our programs and campus.  Our priority remains the safety and well being of participants and staff.

Stories about our response to COVID-19 can be found in our May Almanac Newsletter.

Wolf Ridge Campus Currently Closed to Public Use

  • Staff and planned deliveries only.

2020-21 School Year Programs

  • Wolf Ridge is keeping abreast of CDC recommendations for schools and residential programs as we make plans for the coming school year.
  • We plan to open for school and group visits in December, providing state and federal guidelines allow this.
  • Schools with existing reservations will be sent occasional updates from Wolf Ridge.
  • Lead teachers, please feel free to email mike.krussow@wolf-ridge.org with questions at any time. With reduced staff hours, our response may be delayed.
  • Inquiries: Email mike.krussow@wolf-ridge.org to talk about bringing your group to Wolf Ridge – new groups are always welcome!

Online Learning Opportunities Through Wolf Ridge

Adventures in Learning Curriculum

Wolf Ridge is excited to provide standards-based lessons for learners of all ages. Students explore Wolf Ridge and outside in their own backyards – experiencing nature from a variety of perspectives including – science, history, culture, art, and literature.  Each can be used as an interactive StoryMap, video, and online student worksheets, or as a paper-based lesson to deliver to students. Ten standards-based lessons have been released.  See Wolf Ridge’s online Adventures in Learning.

Wolf Ridge Farm

  • We are excited to be growing food to distribute through the AEOA at local food shelves this summer.
  • Look for “order out” weekly wood-fired pizza nights on Fridays beginning June 19. Check our home page for announcements and details.

Summer Programs

  • In the summer of 2021, we plan to resume Summer programming, including Summer Youth Camps, Family Camps, Grandparent-Grandchild Camps, IBP Bird Banding Workshops, and Adult Workshops.

Staying Connected

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have additional questions.

  • Our contact form is the easiest way for us to route your question to the correct person.
  • You can also call 218-353-7414. Please leave a message. We will return your call within a week.


Wishing you good health,

Peter Smerud
Executive Director
Wolf Ridge ELC