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Adventure Programs

Our expert wolf educators have developed challenging and memorable programs for you to enjoy in Minnesota’s north woods. So grab your friends and family and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Wolf Family Rendezvous

Date: January 13-14, 2018
Time: 
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: December 30, 2017
Program Rates:
$75 Adult Non-member (13 years old and older), $67.50 Adult Member (13 years old and older)
$50 Child Non-member (6-12 years old), $45 Child Member (6-12 years old)

A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. The Wolf Family Rendezvous program includes three days of free admissions to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private wolf viewing time before and after the Center closes to the public, a hike in the Superior Natural Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center.

 

North Country by Dogsled – 2 Seats Remaining!

Date: January 19 – 21, 2018
Time:  Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: January 5, 2018
Program Rates:  Non-member $700, Member $630
Deposit: $100

Join International Wolf Center staff on an adventure into the north country by dogsled to learn about wolves! Start your weekend with a hot dinner and a night at the International Wolf Center observing our ambassador wolves. After a continental breakfast in the morning, begin your expedition at White Wilderness Dog Sledding by learning how to harness your dogs, and depart across the snow covered wilderness for a full day of dog sledding. Search for wolf tracks along your trail and spend a peaceful night in an insulated, heated yurt! Return by dogsled the next morning and wrap up your journey at the International Wolf Center over a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa). Bring your sense of adventure for this unique opportunity!

 

Wolves after Dark

Date: February 2-3, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2018
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35

Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

 

Winter Survival in the Northwoods

Date: February 9 – 11, 2018
Time:  Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018
Program Rates:  Non-member $180, Member $160

Join our northwoods adventure in this survival workshop! You’ll learn the basics of surviving in a winter landscape through campfire dinners, shelter building, and winter travel. Howl at the night sky in wolf territory, and strap on your snowshoes for this extraordinary adventure!

 

Wine, Women, and Wolves: Northwoods Winter

Date: February 23-25, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline:  February 9, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $250, Member $225

Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Participate in a weekend full of dog sledding, radio telemetry, and trekking through the snowy northwoods! Enjoy everything the frozen wilderness has to offer on this magnificent outdoors excursion!

 

Working for Wolves – FULL

Date: May 18-20, 2018
Time: 
Saturday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12:00 9.m.
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018
Program Rates*: Non-member $255, Member $225
Deposit: $50

Spend a weekend “Workin’ for Wolves” assisting the wolf care staff with some very specialized projects. The spring projects always involve winter cover hay removal and pond preparation. We will be assessing the winter impact on the retired enclosure projects conducted in the fall of 2017 and likely spend some time putting the finishing touches on those projects.

 

Wolves after Dark

Date: July 13-14, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: July 11, 2018
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35

Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

 

Wolf Photography Workshop

Date: October 5-7, 2018
Time:
Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 30, 2017
Program Rates: Non-member $175, Member $157.50
Deposit: $50

Discover the art of photographing wolves at the International Wolf Center. Participants will learn important information about the Center’s ambassador wolves, learn to read wolf body language so you can be ready for the next action shot.  Staff will also provide a scenic tour in wild wolf country to capture the fall colors that peak this time of the year.  

 

Wolves after Dark

Date: October 19-20, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2018
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35

Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

 

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