At Long Lake's summer programs, campers experience nature first-hand with the guidance of professional naturalists and energetic counselors. In activities like canoeing, orienteering, bog-trekking, and archery, campers explore Long Lake’s 760 acres in northern Minnesota. They also investigate intriguing ecology concepts and wildlife science. New games and cooperation challenges provide fun as well as teamwork skills. Long Lake is an ideal summer program for students interested outdoor activities, environment, and natural science.
Campers join our friendly community on a modern campus, where the home-cooked meals are famous. The North Star Lodge is home for a week, with four to seven campers sharing a cabin. Each room has a shower, toilet, and sink facilities. Respect for ourselves, others, and the earth is key to Long Lake’s programs, in every aspect of the experience.
On-campus sessions include Junior Naturalists, Ecology Exploration, and Tadpole Day Camp. Adventure canoe trips take campers to the Crow Wing River and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Long Lake is also available as a retreat site for churches, specialty organizations, and other groups. We serve as an environmental education field trip site year-round.