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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Discoverers
Sponsoring Organization: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Main Contact
Name: Jenny Bushmaker
Title: Summer Youth Director
Address: 6282 Cranberry Road
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7414
Fax: (218) 353-7762
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 3 , 4


The goals and objectives of the Discoverers program are to; develop skills and become more comfortable in outdoor living. Develop and put into practice leadership and team building skills. Gain knowledge and skills in the environmental sciences and understand human connections to the environment.


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

Discoverers will be investigating animal habitats and signs, learning about the importance of Minnesotas plants, exploring Wolf Ridge using a GPS, understanding how insects adapt and survive in Minnesota, canoeing, and swimming at Wolf Lake. A highlight of the week is an all-day adventure on the Superior Hiking Trail. Participants will enjoy learning & building friendships in a nurturing, fun environment.

Program Dates

July 10 - 16, 2017 July 17 - 23, 2017 July 24 - 30, 2017 July 31 - August 6, 2017 August 7 - 13, 2017 August 14 - 20, 2017

Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? No

Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $166
Fees: $42
Books: $0
Supplies: $120
Room/Board: $252
Transportation: $175