For community-minded campers entering grades 10 – 12
Service Learning Camp is a life-changing combination of learning, exploration, adventure, and meaningful service. It is unique and purposeful, far more than just a camp; it will prepare you for leadership positions at home, in your community, and at future universities and careers. Come prepared for an adventure, to learn, work hard, and play even harder! Together we inspire one another to act and make a difference!
The program combines three key components: community service, hands-on learning, and adventure while spending time at both Wolf Ridge and backpacking for 4-days on the Superior Hiking Trail. For two of the days, you will maintain and restore a section of the trail, benefiting thousands of hikers every year.
Designed to introduce campers to the world of backpacking and remote hiking, campers will explore an average of 5-8 miles a day in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Campers learn how and what to pack, how to choose and set up camp, and cook delicious meals outdoors. No prior wilderness trip experience is required, but backpacking requires extra physical and mental grit, so come prepared to work and play hard! What to expect on a backpacking trip.
It’s easy to make new lifelong friends when you share a week in the wilderness. Many campers return for future trips with us!
Many school districts require students to complete an assigned number of community service hours to receive a varsity letter or graduate high school. For hours to count through each district has different requirements so it is important that participants contact their local schools to determine how those hours should be recorded.
Wolf Ridge is happy to provide each participant with a formal letter of service which will include;
Wolf Ridge trips are lead by experienced wilderness guide/naturalists. Our trip leaders are professional wilderness travelers and are certified as Wilderness First Responders, and in CPR, and Wilderness Water Safety. Wolf Ridge trip leaders are also trained as naturalists, skilled in telling the stories of the wilderness landscape, from tree and animal identification to local history, and more.