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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

June 24 - 30, 2018 July 8 - 14, 2018 July 15 - 21, 2018 July 22 - 28, 2019 July 29 - August 4, 2018 August 5 - 11, 2018 August 12 - 18, 2018 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: $145
Room/Board: $254
Transportation: $175