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Summer Camp

at Wolf Ridge

Lifelong Memories Grow Here

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Your child could spend summer exploring 2,000 acres in northern Minnesota.

Wolf Ridge camp for K-12 students offers a range of experiences, from shorter overnight stays for younger students to traditional sleepaway camps for older students, and wilderness trips for high schoolers.

Every camp offers age-specific activities, along with campfires, craft times, and all the camp classics like Counselor Hunt and Sprout Ball. 

We rotate our activity schedule every other summer so that campers can look forward to new experiences along with camper favorites like our all-day adventures, overnights, rock climbing, ropes course, recreation activities, and more.

2022 Dates & Rates

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Transportation

We offer round-trip shuttles from the Twin Cities and Duluth for all overnight camps. Reserve during online registration or contact our office.

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Registration Questions

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Camp counselors serve as vital mentors & role models.

All counselors and summer staff go through a two-week staff development program before stepping into their roles. Many come back summer after summer from all over the world to work at Wolf Ridge. Are you ready to make an impact?

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About the Wolf Ridge Campus

Located on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior in Finland, Minnesota, our 2,000-acre campus is bordered by the Baptism River and features creeks, two lakes, two high peaks, and a mixed forest of maple, birch, and spruce with abundant wildlife.

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“It is worth every penny. While you may be nervous to send your child off to camp the counselors do an amazing job making the kids feel comfortable and independent. My kids always come home with new skills.”

— Summer Camp Parent

If a camp session has a current waitlist, you will see this indicated after you log into our registration portal.

Day Camp

Entering K, 1, & 2

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Discoverers

Entering 4 & 5

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Voyageurs

Entering 6 & 7

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Adventurers

Entering 8 & 9

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Wilderness Trips

Entering 7-12

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All Camps

Entering K-12

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Is your high school student looking for a new adventure just off the beaten path?

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Preparing for Camp

All registered campers receive a detailed camp packet in late spring with information about how to prepare for camp at Wolf Ridge, including pick-up/drop-off times.

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Counselor Letter
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We are regularly reviewing and updating our COVID-19 health and safety practices for the safety of our students, staff, and visitors.

Upon arrival to Wolf Ridge, campers are required to show proof of vaccination (via vaccination card) OR a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. This is in accordance with the American Camp Association best practices as well as the policies of similar summer camps in Minnesota.

Should the camper arrive without either of these, the camper will be asked to take a rapid antigen test provided by Wolf Ridge. If the test is positive, the camper will be sent home.

Campers using Wolf Ridge transportation will be asked to show proof of vaccination (via vaccination card) OR a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the bus. Rapid antigen tests will be available if either of these are not present at bus pickup. To make the pickup process as smooth as possible, please come prepared with either of the two options.

We’re located in Finland, Minnesota, on Minnesota’s scenic North Shore. Our campus is approximately four hours from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport and two hours from the Canadian border. Our main campus is a 10-minute drive from Lake Superior.

All summer youth Wolf Ridge campers stay in our Summit Lodge.

Each room features its own bathroom and shower, bunks beds, and camper gear cubbies. Camp staff also live in the dorm, with one counselor per room. There are cozy gathering spaces for game playing during downtime, plus a grass field just out the door.

Kids and staff gather at the nearby campfire ring before meals to sing songs, share stories of their adventures, and learn what the next part of the day will bring.

The Summit Lodge is the perfect place to grow the deep, closely-knit community that makes camp so special.

Every camper is guaranteed two roommate requests, as long as they follow the proper procedures. Please understand in making roommate requests, families need to follow these guidelines:

  • Each camper may only request up to two other campers.
  • All campers must request each other.
  • All campers must be of the same gender and in the same group (i.e. Discoverers, Voyageurs, etc).
  • Both requests must be made during the registration process or in an email to the camp director at least three weeks before the start of the session. 
  • Please understand it is very challenging to make changes to rooming assignments during check-in, so please plan in advance.

All participants are placed in a room based upon the gender with which they identify. Please see our campus policies to learn more.

Meals are served cafeteria-style in our dining hall at 7:45 am, 12:15  pm, and 5:15 pm.

Whether they’re coming in from a long day outside or getting ready for the day, campers will satisfy their appetites with our choice-driven, healthy, hearty meals. Most of our produce comes from the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm, while meats and other products are sourced as locally as possible. 

Snacks are served each night during storytime from 9:00 to 9:30 pm. Examples of snacks are granola bars, fresh fruit or cheese, and crackers.

The Wolf Ridge kitchen provides for the following special dietary needs:

  • Vegetarian/vegan
  • Food allergies or sensitivity
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-free
  • Religious requirements

Our kitchen and Dining Halls are peanut- and tree nut-free. We substitute sunbutter for these products in our condiment line. Please note dietary requests, concerns, and preferences when completing camp registration materials.

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 available to provide the best possible experience for everyone. Please let us know ahead of time if your students might need to utilize our accessibility equipment.

Each group of 12 campers has two counselors and one naturalist. This ratio of one staff person for every four campers assures plenty of individual attention. Two staff members are present during all activities.

We recommend that your child powers down and takes a break from the world of electronics. We recommend that campers leave all electronics at home (except cameras). We do not allow cell phones at camp.

We offer a variety of scholarships and discounts for campers each year.

At the time of registration, a $150 non-refundable deposit must be made to hold your camper’s spot. This $150 is then applied to the balance of the camp payment. Refund requests must be made in writing and received no later than two weeks prior to the start of the camp session. All cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the start of the camp session are non-refundable. There is no refund for transportation costs.

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