Como students serve as counselors at Wolf Ridge

Xeehlue Vang, Kari Gurney, Kelly Chase, Alyssa Brown, and Will Toney.

Xeehlue Vang, Kari Gurney, Kelly Chase, Alyssa Brown, and Will Toney.

Four amazing young Como Park Senior High students tried their hands at being student counselors at Wolf Ridge the weekend of March 20-22. They went up to Wolf Ridge ELC with the Murray Environmental Inquiry Immersion class to help science teacher Tim Chase and the Wolf Ridge staff.

The Murray students and the Como counselors attended a career fair put on by the U.S. Forest Service and hosted by Wolf Ridge. The fire jumpers and the wildlife biologist were the biggest hits, but the forester and Steve Robertsen, district interpreter, Tofte Ranger District of the 
Superior National Forest, were also informative.

The counselors’ responsibilities were to help the students get to classes on time, help facilitate the equipment use, time management and dorm room community. These students did a great job working with the Murray eighth-graders.

If you are interested in applying to be a camp counselor at Wolf Ridge or attend a camp at Wolf Ridge over the summer, contact Jenny Bushmaker at

Here are just a few of the camps offered this summer:

  • Adventurers: 

entering grades 8-9;
 campers searching for adventure and leadership development may choose between a one-week traditional camp and a two-week camp/trip combo.
  • Junior Naturalists:

 entering grades 10-12;
 Junior Naturalists are challenged to grow their leadership and outdoor adventure skills. Each 2-week session spends about six days in camp and eight days on an extended wilderness expedition.
  • Wilderness Trips for Youth

 Entering grades 7-12
: Grab a canoe, kayak or a backpack and experience wildlife as wild as it gets.
  • Ecology Credit Camp:

 entering grades 10-12
; combine high-level academic learning with outdoor summer fun and adventure, and what do you get? A better knowledge of forests and waterways, and of how we can use that understanding to find solutions to environmental issues.

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