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FINLAND, MINNESOTA

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Program #6249RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
1405 ft is the highest elevation participants will experience.

Itinerary for Dec 27 — Jan 1, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Perched on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior, Wolf Ridge occupies nearly 2,000 acres. Bordered by the tumbling Baptism River, the campus features a meandering creek, two pristine lakes, two high peaks, 18 miles of trail, and a mixed forest of maple, birch and spruce. Abundant wildlife. The facilities include two dormitories, three classroom buildings, a dining hall, a ski chalet, an office, a raptor aviary, a library, two auditoriums, two rock-climbing wallls and two high ropes courses.

Contact info:
6282 Cranberry Rd
Finland, MN 55603 USA
phone: 218-353-7414
web: www.wolf-ridge.org

Room amenities: Small table and locker style space for clothing. Private bathroom and shower. Midweek we offer a towel and washcloth exchange. Group refrigerator. Snack room with tea, coffee and evening snacks.

Facility amenities: Large group dayroom for meeting and playing games. Board games available. Coin washers and dryers. Group refrigerator. Mid week linen exchange.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
There is no additional night option.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, December 27 - Arrival and Check In/Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Plan to arrive between 3:00-5:00 PM. Check-in will take place at the office.

Dinner: Dinner served at 5:00 PM in the dining hall.

Evening: Group welcome, introduction games and campfire.

Lodging: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Perched on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior, Wolf Ridge occupies nearly 2,000 acres. Bordered by the tumbling Baptism River, the campus features a meandering creek, two pristine lakes, two high peaks, 18 miles of trail, and a mixed forest of maple, birch and spruce. Abundant wildlife. The facilities include two dormitories, three classroom buildings, a dining hall, a ski chalet, an office, a raptor aviary, a library, two auditoriums, two rock-climbing wallls and two high ropes courses.

Contact info:
6282 Cranberry Rd
Finland, MN 55603 USA
phone: 218-353-7414
web: www.wolf-ridge.org

Room amenities: Small table and locker style space for clothing. Private bathroom and shower. Midweek we offer a towel and washcloth exchange. Group refrigerator. Snack room with tea, coffee and evening snacks.

Facility amenities: Large group dayroom for meeting and playing games. Board games available. Coin washers and dryers. Group refrigerator. Mid week linen exchange.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
There is no additional night option.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, December 28 - Group Classes/Evening Activity
Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM. All meals are cafeteria style. Children (and adults!) are welcome to join in helping out in the kitchen for all meals. While we cannot change our menu for specific dietary requirements, you are welcome to visit with our cooks about simple requests. Vegetarian meals are available upon prior request. Those on a prescribed diet may bring their own food, store it in the cooler and prepare it with a microwave. We are able to accommodate specific food allergies with prior notice.

Morning: Grandparents and grandchildren are assigned together in activity groups for daytime classes. Classes are three hours long. Each group will participate in identical classes during the week, but in a different order. A complete listing of class descriptions will be sent upon registration. Classes include: Adventure Ropes, Rock Climbing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ojibwe Snowshoe, Animal Tracking and more.

Lunch: Lunch served at 12:00 NOON.

Afternoon: Afternoon classes.

Dinner: Dinner served at 5:00 PM.

Evening: Optional activities such as Star Lab, Block Printing, and Paper Making. Afterwards, entire group will get together for a naturalist presentation.

Lodging: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Perched on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior, Wolf Ridge occupies nearly 2,000 acres. Bordered by the tumbling Baptism River, the campus features a meandering creek, two pristine lakes, two high peaks, 18 miles of trail, and a mixed forest of maple, birch and spruce. Abundant wildlife. The facilities include two dormitories, three classroom buildings, a dining hall, a ski chalet, an office, a raptor aviary, a library, two auditoriums, two rock-climbing wallls and two high ropes courses.

Contact info:
6282 Cranberry Rd
Finland, MN 55603 USA
phone: 218-353-7414
web: www.wolf-ridge.org

Room amenities: Small table and locker style space for clothing. Private bathroom and shower. Midweek we offer a towel and washcloth exchange. Group refrigerator. Snack room with tea, coffee and evening snacks.

Facility amenities: Large group dayroom for meeting and playing games. Board games available. Coin washers and dryers. Group refrigerator. Mid week linen exchange.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
There is no additional night option.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, December 29 - Group Classes/Split Classes/Evening Activity
Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

Morning: Morning class. Groups rotate.

Lunch: Lunch served at 12:00 NOON.

Afternoon: Afternoon class. Shortened "adult only class" and a full three hour "kid only class."

Dinner: Dinner served at 5:00 PM.

Evening: Group program.

Lodging: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Perched on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior, Wolf Ridge occupies nearly 2,000 acres. Bordered by the tumbling Baptism River, the campus features a meandering creek, two pristine lakes, two high peaks, 18 miles of trail, and a mixed forest of maple, birch and spruce. Abundant wildlife. The facilities include two dormitories, three classroom buildings, a dining hall, a ski chalet, an office, a raptor aviary, a library, two auditoriums, two rock-climbing wallls and two high ropes courses.

Contact info:
6282 Cranberry Rd
Finland, MN 55603 USA
phone: 218-353-7414
web: www.wolf-ridge.org

Room amenities: Small table and locker style space for clothing. Private bathroom and shower. Midweek we offer a towel and washcloth exchange. Group refrigerator. Snack room with tea, coffee and evening snacks.

Facility amenities: Large group dayroom for meeting and playing games. Board games available. Coin washers and dryers. Group refrigerator. Mid week linen exchange.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
There is no additional night option.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, December 30 - Group Classes/Evening Activity
Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

Morning: Morning class. Groups rotate.

Lunch: Lunch served at 12:00 NOON.

Afternoon: Afternoon class.

Dinner: Dinner served at 5:00 PM.

Evening: Group program.

Lodging: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Perched on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior, Wolf Ridge occupies nearly 2,000 acres. Bordered by the tumbling Baptism River, the campus features a meandering creek, two pristine lakes, two high peaks, 18 miles of trail, and a mixed forest of maple, birch and spruce. Abundant wildlife. The facilities include two dormitories, three classroom buildings, a dining hall, a ski chalet, an office, a raptor aviary, a library, two auditoriums, two rock-climbing wallls and two high ropes courses.

Contact info:
6282 Cranberry Rd
Finland, MN 55603 USA
phone: 218-353-7414
web: www.wolf-ridge.org

Room amenities: Small table and locker style space for clothing. Private bathroom and shower. Midweek we offer a towel and washcloth exchange. Group refrigerator. Snack room with tea, coffee and evening snacks.

Facility amenities: Large group dayroom for meeting and playing games. Board games available. Coin washers and dryers. Group refrigerator. Mid week linen exchange.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
There is no additional night option.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, December 31 - Group Classes/Split Classes/Evening Activity
Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

Morning: Morning class. Groups rotate.

Lunch: Lunch served at 12:00 NOON.

Afternoon: Afternoon class. Shortened "adult only class" and a full three hour "kid only class."

Dinner: Dinner served at 5:00 PM.

Evening: After a brief closing, a family folk dance will be held in our auditorium.

Lodging: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, January 01 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

Morning: Participants who have signed up for van transportation will depart at 9:00 AM (arrival at Duluth International airport by 11:00 AM.) Other participants are asked to move out of their rooms by 9:00 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Finland, MN
Wolf Ridge ELCFree-time options include hiking, ice fishing (also done during class), reading and games. A snack is provided every evening, and hot drinks are available in the dorm at all times.
For additional information, visit: www.wolf-ridge.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
15 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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