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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!

Working for Wolves -FULL
Date: May 12-14, 2017
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2017
Program Rates: Non-member $225, Member $195
Deposit: $50

Spend a weekend “Working for Wolves” assisting the wolf care staff with some very specialized projects that benefit the ambassador wolves.  The fall sessions typically involve summer tree branch removal and preparation for winter.


 

 

Wolf Family Rendezvous
Date: June 3-4, 2017
Time: 
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline:
May 29, 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)

Let our pack meet yours! Add this fun, educational package into your family’s vacation plans. With plenty of family-focused activities and outdoor fun, your family will talk about this trip for years to come! Spend quality time together learning about the north woods home of the wolf through hikes, crafts, games and observing our ambassador wolves.


 

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Geocache Adventures In Wolf Range
Date: June 10 – 11, 2017
Time:  Friday 8:45 a.m. – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: May 26, 2017
Program Rates:  Non-member $60, Member $54

Test your backcountry navigational skills while you discover the worldwide scavenger hunt pastime known as geocaching! We’ll be preparing you for your wildlands adventure through compass and map training, discussing Leave No Trace principles, teaching you how to use a GPS unit, and much more!


 

 

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camp
Date: June 15-16, 2017
Time: Thursday & Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Program Rate: Non-member $60.00, Member $54

Let your child release their inner wolf at our Jr. Biologist Mini-Camp! This two-day experience will get your seven to fourteen year old out hiking in natural wolf habitat, doing outdoor games and activities, and learning about wolves first-hand at our ambassador wolf observation center.


 

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Pups at One Year – FULL
Date: June 24-25, 2017
Time: Saturday 8 a.m. – Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Program Rates: Non-member $150, Member $125
Deposit: $50

Relive the past year of our newest ambassador wolves—Axel and Grayson—and see the adult wolves they are becoming. This is a great way for 2016 Pup Care Participants to get together and reminisce about the many hours of pup care that contributed to the socialization of our 2016 pups. Even if you weren’t a pup care participant in 2016, you are welcome to attend and see how the pups have matured.


 

 

The Wonder of Wolves: Intergenerational Wolf Discovery
Date: Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2017
Program Rate: $799 per adult, $529 per child

Grandparents and grandchildren unite! Learn and play together with this unique intergenerational wolf adventure offered in partnership with Road Scholar. Learn about wolf behavior by observing our resident pack, howling to a wild pack, and tracking wolves using radio telemetry just like the wolf biologists!


 

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Wolves after Dark
Date: June 30-July 1
Time:
Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35
Registration Deadline: June 28, 2017

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.


 

 

The Wonder of Wolves: Intergenerational Wolf Discovery
Date: Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14, 2017
Program Rate: $799 per adult, $529 per child

Grandparents and grandchildren unite! Learn and play together with this unique intergenerational wolf adventure offered in partnership with Road Scholar. Learn about wolf behavior by observing our resident pack, howling to a wild pack, and tracking wolves using radio telemetry just like the wolf biologists!


 

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Jr. Biologist  Summer Camp
Date: July 17-20, 2017
Time: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Program Rate: $140.00

Time to unplug your kids from the virtual world and reconnect them with the real one by joining us at our four day Jr. Biologist Summer Camp. Participants will learn about wolves and other animals through hands-on outdoor activities during this summer program.


 

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Blueberry Arts Wolf Bus
Date:
July 29, 2017
Time:  Saturday 7:00 a.m. –  9:45 p.m.
Program Rates:  Non-member $109, Member $89
Register before May 31 and save $10!

Come see ambassador wolves Axel, Grayson, Boltz, Denali and Aidan! Get on the wolf bus, a luxury coach from the Twin Cities to Ely, Minnesota for a full day of wolves and fun.

 

Wolf Ethology
Date:
July 29 – August 3, 2017
Time:  Saturday 5:00 p.m. – Thursday 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2017

Program Rates:
With Lodging: Non-member $745, Member $695
Without Lodging: Non-member $645, Member $595
Deposit: $250

This course covers the basic principles of wolf behavior including: behavioral development, stimuli and communication, motivation, learned versus instinctual behavior, social organization, and the adaptability and evolution of behavior.


 

 

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camp
Date: August 7-8, 2017
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 24, 2017

Let your child release their inner wolf at our Jr. Biologist Mini-Camp! This two-day experience will get your seven to fourteen year old out hiking in natural wolf habitat, doing outdoor games and activities, and learning about wolves first-hand at our ambassador wolf observation center.


 

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Wolves after Dark
Date: August 11-12
Time:
Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35
Registration Deadline: August 9, 2017

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.


 

 

Tracking the Pack
Date: August 18-20, 2017
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: August 4, 2017

Have you ever wanted to experience the life of a biologist? You may get the opportunity when you join us for our wolf research weekend adventure!


 

 

Wolf Family Rendezvous
Date: September 2-3, 2017
Time: 
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: August 19, 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)

Let our pack meet yours! Add this fun, educational package into your family’s vacation plans. With plenty of family-focused activities and outdoor fun, your family will talk about this trip for years to come! Spend quality time together learning about the north woods home of the wolf through hikes, crafts, games and observing our ambassador wolves.


 

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Wine, Women, and Wolves: Boundary Waters Adventure
Date: September 15-17, 2017
Time:
Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 2, 2017
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! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base, participating in a weekend full of canoeing, radio telemetry, and trekking through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Enjoy everything the BWCA has to offer on this magnificent outdoors excursion!


 

 

Wolves and Bears and Eagles, Oh My!
Date: September 29 – October 1, 2017
Time:
Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017
Program Rates: Non-member $280, Member $252

Discover all that the north woods has to offer through the all-inclusive Wolves and Bears and Eagles, Oh My! program. Journey to Ely, Minnesota and spend the weekend learning about three very different kinds of wildlife.


 

 

Wolf Photography Weekend
Date: October 6-8, 2017
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Program Rates: Non-member $175, Member $157.50
Deposit: $50
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017

Discover the art of photographing wolves at the International Wolf Center. Participants will learn important information about wolves and what to look for capturing their unique behaviors. Spend time photographing wolves at the Center, followed by a field trip on Saturday. This will be the first winter for the 2016 arctic pups and they should be in their prime physically and behaviorally.


 

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Wolves after Dark
Date: October 20-21
Time:
Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35
Registration Deadline: October 18, 2017

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.


 

 

Working for Wolves – FULL
Date: October 20-22, 2017
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2017
Program Rates: Non-member $225, Member $195
Deposit: $50

Spend a weekend “Working for Wolves” assisting the wolf care staff with some very specialized projects that benefit the ambassador wolves.  The fall sessions typically involve summer tree branch removal and preparation for winter.


 

 

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