Wolf Ridge

Wolf Ridge COVID-19 Plan

Updated March 25, 2:30 PM

We know the COVID-19 situation is on the minds of our lead teachers, parents, and families, and we want you to know it’s on ours too.  We care about the safety and well being of our participants and staff.

Read the March 20th letter from Wolf Ridge’s Executive and Education Directors


School Programs Cancelled Until May 3

Following Governor Walz’s recommendation for schools, Wolf Ridge will not be hosting school groups through May 3. We will announce longer-term plans at that point. Our staff is currently reaching out to the schools affected by this change.

We are working on online learning materials (they’ll be fun, easy to access, and engaging!) and will announce them here when they are ready.


Summer Programs are still on!

Summer Youth Camps
Wilderness Trips for Youth
Family Camps
Grandparent-Grandchild Camp

Any cancellation caused by a mandated shutdown of Wolf Ridge will result in a full refund, including your deposit. We are accepting registrations, and plan to run all advertised camps. If you do sign up for a summer program, know that Wolf Ridge will continue to communicate with you throughout the spring and summer as new information becomes available regarding COVID-19 and its influence on the programs you’ve signed up for. Right now we can share that:


  • In the event you need to cancel your registration due to illness or circumstances related to Covid-19, you will receive a full refund, including your deposit.
  • If you’re connected to people who are waiting to register for youth camps or trips, you can let them know that we’ve extended the Summer Youth Camps and Trips Early Bird discount to May 15, 2020.


Staying Connected

Know that Wolf Ridge continues to work closely in partnership with the lead agencies handling the outbreak, including Lake County, regional epidemiologists and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Any updates to how this might affect your experience at Wolf Ridge will be announced here.

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

  • Our contact form is the best way for us to route your question to the correct person.
  • You can also call 218-353-7414, Monday-Friday 8-4.


Wishing you good health,

Peter Smerud
Executive Director
Wolf Ridge ELC