YMCA Camp Widjiwagan Outdoor Learning Program

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Organization
EE Site
Abstract: 

From the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota, Camp Widjiwagan (Widji) is uniquely situated to provide access to some of the finest wilderness areas in North America. Minnesota's northern forests are truly a place for curiosity, discovery and exploration. Since 1973, Widji has combined environmental education with experiential learning to introduce school groups from 10 to 90 students to the magic and wonder of the north.

Each activity is an opportunity for discovery, and we keep the idea of "learning by doing" central to our philosophy.

We believe strongly in individualized instruction. Many of our lessons take place in small "study groups," where student-to-staff ratios are usually 8 to 1 or lower. Most schools spend five days at Widjiwagan, arriving on Monday and departing on Friday, and we do offer shorter or longer stays.

Our activities and presentations take advantage of Widji's unique wilderness setting. Let us help you tailor an experience to fit your school's curriculum.

Camp Widjiwagan is open year-round with programs for teens, environmental education and facility rentals for group events.

For more information visit http://www.ymcatwincities.org/camps/camp_widjiwagan/schools_groups__retr...

Topic Areas: 
Outdoor Education
Outdoor Recreation
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-12
Higher Education
Citizen and Youth Groups
All
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Camp Widjiwagan
3788 North Arm Road
Ely, MN 55731
651-645-6605
http://www.ymcatwincities.org/camps/camp_widjiwagan/