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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Adventurers - 2 Week Program
Sponsoring Organization: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

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

Program Dates

July 8 - 21, 2018 July 15 - 28, 2018 Programs are 2 weeks in length

Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? No

Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $275
Fees: $215
Books: $0
Supplies: $300
Room/Board: $524
Transportation: $260