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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Voyageurs
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: 5 , 6


The goals and objectives of the Discoverers is 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.

Community is an important aspect as a Voyageur. Participants will spend the week focusing on the cultural and ecological history of northern Minnesota while developing teambuilding and leadership skills through hands-on games and activities. They practice these newly developed skills as they work together to paddle the voyageur canoe, learn how to use a GPS, explore the ecosystem of sawmill creek and go on an overnight camping trip to Raven Lake.

Program Dates

July 9 - 15, 2017 July 16 - 22, 2017 July 23 - 29, 2017 July 30 - August 5, 2017 August 6 - 12, 2017 August 13 - 19, 2017 All programs are 1 week in length

Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? No

Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $113
Fees: $85
Books: $0
Supplies: $130
Room/Board: $252
Transportation: $175