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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Adventurers - 1 Week Program
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: 7 , 8 , 9


The goals and objectives of the Adventurers 1-Week Program 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.

The Adventurers 1 Week program was created for those participants with a high interest in developing their outdoor skills while researching and gaining knowledge of the ecosystem. Participants will be making birch bark baskets, researching Wolf Lake, exploring wildlife and how to manage their habitat, rock climbing, developing team building and leadership skills and challenging themselves on the adventure ropes course. The highlight will be learning navigation skills by using a map, compass and GPS to read the land in-preparation for a 2 day backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail.

Program Dates

July 8 - 14, 2018 July 15 - 21, 2018 July 22 - 28, 2018 July 29 - August 4, 2018 August 5 - 11, 2018 All sessions 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: $145
Room/Board: $254
Transportation: $175