Adult Summer Camp

Camp Big Woods, Big River: A Minnesota Master Naturalist Course


In partnership with Minnesota Master Naturalist, Long Lake invites ADULT learners to summer camp! This learning experience is a Minnesota Master Naturalist Certification course and an opportunity for kids at heart to experience the joys, memories, and thrills of summer camp. Campers explore the Big Woods, Big River Biome in Aitkin County (the county with most of the Mississippi River). We discover the natural history of this biome by going on geology treks, observing wildlife, and learning about the rich cultural history. We connect to this place, the woods, and the mighty Mississippi on a day long paddle down the great river. In conjunction with our Master Naturalist trainings, we investigate in hands on learning. Like summer campers, we do archery, crafts, have campfires, make friends, and create memories. 


The camp/course will begin on Monday and is followed by a 40 hour week of  learning and exploration. The 40 hours includes multiple field trips, guest speakers, and class in Long Lake’s modern facilities or out on 760 beautiful acres. 

Local residents will be able to attend daily from 8am-about 5:30pm every day of the week. Additionally, those who travel to the Northwoods for a week long getaway will be able to stay at Long Lake in modern lodges. Cost does vary depending on what the participant prefers. 


18 +

Adults only.


August 20-24, 2018


$275: Basic 40 hour course, 8am-5pm daily (no lodging or meals)

$315 40 hours course with homemade, hot lunch Monday-Friday

$510: Week long getaway! 40 hours course with lodging and breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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