Summer Camps for Youth and Grandparents/Grandkids

We are offer a variety of summer camps – something for everyone!  Our camps have a focus on wildlife, nature, challenge and outdoor skills.

Experience the great outdoors and make memories that last a lifetime!

Youth Camps 2019 – click on camp name for more info and online registration

Outdoor Explorers (entering Grades 5-7) –
June 23-28, 2019:
Unleash the explorer in you! Spend a summer week roaming our forests and learn how to build fires, shoot a bow, and make a survival shelter; then find your way home using only a compass. Challenge yourself on our rock wall and high ropes course, and then relax by swimming, fishing and canoeing on beautiful Grindstone Lake. It will be a week of new adventures and excitement in the great outdoors!

Wild About Animals (entering Grades 4-6) –
July 7-12, 2019:
Spend a wild week learning about caring for rehabilitated animals and exploring the lives of animals in the wild.  Get up close and personal with the animals at the Audubon Center and take animal-focused field trips to zoos, aquariums, and more! You can also traverse our high ropes course, try your hand at catching fish, and have time to cool off in Grindstone Lake during this animal-packed adventure.

Rocks, Ropes & Rafts (entering Grades 6-8) –
July 21-26, 2019:
Are you ready for a full week of adventure and adrenaline? Experience all the thrills of white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, high ropes and more at our beautiful, 780-acre campus. For extra thrills, we will take field trips to parks and rivers near Sandstone as well as to great outdoor destinations in the North Woods. This overnight summer camp is guaranteed to appeal to the adventurer in you!

Road Scholar Intergenerational Camps 2019 – click on camp name for more info and online registration

Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild  –
July 14-19 and August 11-16, 2019:

Designed for grandparents with the grandchildren ages 12-15 years old.

Hold on to your helmets! Deep in the heart of Minnesota’s Northwoods, you and your grandchild will experience some of the most exciting sports this side of the Mississippi River. White water rafting, archery, rock climbing and zip-lining are just a taste of your outdoor fun as you venture through the lush greenery on your next learning adventure. Keep an eye out for all the wildlife that inhabit the woods and learn about their environment from expert naturalists as you bike along the winding trails. After the day’s lessons and thrills, relax by the crackling fire where you can tell stories of the adventures that you’ll always share with your grandchild.

Does your business appreciate the role that summer camps play in the development of bright, inquisitive and healthy youth?  If so, please consider making an impact and becoming an ACNW Summer Camp Sponsor. Your generous donation will help in the operation of our three, 1-week summer camps and will help us provide the best outdoor programming to over 150 campers in 2018.

Ready to make an impact?
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Become a summer camp sponsor!

You can choose from two sponsorship levels:

  1. $50 –  Your logo will be displayed on our summer camp web page.
  2. $150 – Your logo will be displayed on our summer camp web page and official summer camp T-shirt (free to all participants) and displayed on table tents in our dining hall during the three weeks of summer camp. You will also individual recognition on social media.

Please contact Connie Haugen
with questions.

Partial need-based scholarships are available for all our summer youth camps. Click here for application.

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