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FINLAND, MINNESOTA

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Program #2547RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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 Jul 7 — Jul 12, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Perched on a bluff 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: Sunday, July 07 - Arrival/Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Plan to arrive between 3:00-4:30 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 bluff 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: Monday, July 08 - At some point during the week, you will be invite...
At some point during the week, you will be invited to experience our Adventure Ropes Course and Rock Climbing Wall. Participation is optional, but most choose to be involved to some extent.

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 accomodate 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, Aquatic Studies, Animal Classes, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Voyageur Life and an off campus field trip (transportation provided).

Lunch: Lunch served at 12:00 NOON.

Afternoon: Afternoon classes.

Dinner: Dinner served at 5:00 PM.

Evening: Group program. Optional activities such as Canoeing, Hiking, Art Classes, Geocaching and Ojibwe Heritage.

Lodging: Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

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

Description: Perched on a bluff 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: Tuesday, July 09 - One day during our week will include an excursion...
One day during our week will include an excursion to Lake Superior. Here we will enjoy the beauty of the lake while learning local crafts and history. We will also enjoy a picnic lunch on the rocky shores.

Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

Morning: Morning class. Groups rotate.

Lunch: Lunch served at 12:00 NOON.

Afternoon: Afternoon class. Two afternoons during the week, grandparents and grandchildren will be separated into a 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 bluff 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: Wednesday, July 10 - Twice during the week, grandparents and grandchil...
Twice during the week, grandparents and grandchildren will separate. Grandkids will be led on a hiking or swimming adventure while grandparents are invited to an expert-led session followed by some free-time.

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 bluff 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: Thursday, July 11 -
Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

Morning: Morning class. Groups rotate.

Lunch: Lunch served at 12:00 NOON.

Afternoon: Afternoon class. Two afternoons during the week, grandparents and grandchildren will be separated into a 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
Day Six: Friday, July 12 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

Morning: Check out and departure by 9:00 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Finland, MN
Wolf Ridge ELCFree time is not scheduled, but participants are welcome to skip scheduled activities. Free-time options include hiking, canoeing (each person must wear a life jacket), swimming (no lifeguard on duty),and catch and release fishing (bring your own fishing gear and a license for adults.)
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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
28 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

Ratings

5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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