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Discover Wolf Ridge

Explore our 2,000-acre classroom for students,

educators, and lifelong learners ready to take

their next adventure outside

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School Trips & Experiences

Part field trip, part overnight camp, Wolf Ridge is a fully accredited residential campus with trained naturalists available to lead 50+ hands-on outdoor lessons. Our curriculum aligns with Minnesota Academic Standards. Looking for an experience in your own classroom? We offer live virtual field trips with lessons customized to fit your curriculum and connect with your local ecosystem.

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Educator Training

Gain the skills needed to be an effective environmental educator with support from seasoned naturalists at an internationally recognized environmental learning center. From a 10-month immersive graduate naturalist program to continuing education through our teacher institute, Wolf Ridge trains teachers to take their students outside and incorporate what they’ve learned into their own classroom.

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Youth Summer Programs

Wolf Ridge summer camp for K-12 students offers a range of experiences, from shorter overnight stays to full-week immersive experiences on our 2,000-acre campus. Camps are led by trained naturalists with extensive knowledge about the natural world. Spend part of the summer at our traditional sleepaway camps or join one of our naturalist guides on a multi-week wilderness expedition into places like the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior islands.

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Family Camps & Experiences

Sleepaway camp isn’t just for kids. Now you can bring your whole family to Wolf Ridge – and stay. Offered a few weeks each year, our family camp provides age-appropriate activities for everyone, from canoeing and rock climbing to nature crafts and naturalist-led hikes. You decide how to spend your time. We’ll provide warm meals, comfortable lodging, beautiful views, and nightly campfires.

Is your family looking for a way to experience the Boundary Waters or Apostle Islands, but you don’t know where to start? We also offer family wilderness trips.

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Adult Learners

Whether you’re planning a trip to the North Shore, or live just down the road from campus, we offer a variety of classes for adults interested in learning more about the natural world, including popular bird banding classes for beginning, advanced, and student birders.

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“Wolf Ridge is hands-down the absolute best staff and facility that I have ever known. Can’t beat the location!”

–Paul Davis, Duluth Public Schools