|Program:||Adventurers - 2 Week Program|
|Sponsoring Organization:||Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center|
|Title:||Summer Program Director|
|Address:||6282 Cranberry Road|
|Finland, MN 55603|
|Grades Served:||7 , 8|
The goals and objectives of the Adventurers 2-Week Program are to: 1) For participants go home with newfound self-confidence, self-direction and ability to take responsibility for their own success. 2) Gain knowledge that allows participants to better care for our environment. 3) Develop skills and become more comfortable in outdoor living and camping.
Environmental education explores the science of ecosystems, plus relationships between people and their environment. We encourage participants to consider how their values and behaviors can influence and ultimately impact the world around them. Our curriculum and activities provide hands-on, memorable experiences that involve the whole person and address multiple learning styles. Participants in the Adventurers 2-week program are immersed into Minnesota's natural environment during a 7 day Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Trip. During this time, they will be developing their leadership, team building and community skills by working together to set up camp, cook, complete daily activities and portaging equipment. Prior to the 7 days spent in the BWCA participants will be honing their wilderness travel skills by learning how to use a map, compass and GPS, gaining knowledge to help them identify flora and fauna located in Minnesota, making a birch bark basket in Ojibwe fashion, rock climbing, and challenging themselves on the Adventure Ropes course.
July 24 - August 6, 2017 July 10 - 23, 2017
Can students reside on campus? Yes
Can students commute to campus? No