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June 2018

Volunteer Work Weekend – June 2018 (full)

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - June 3 @ 6:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

Volunteer Work Weekend - this event is now full please check out our other Volunteer Work Days & Weekends - July 14 and September 14-16 Enjoy an early summer weekend at the Audubon Center of the North Woods - in exchange for some volunteer help on a variety of service projects on the Center's grounds and buildings. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent) Includes one or two nights lodging and all meals. Service…

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Black Hills and Badlands Tour with Mike & Kate

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - June 9 @ 10:00 am
$2150

Join Mike Link, former Director of ACNW, and his wife, Kate Crowley - both naturalists extraordinaire - on this ‘off-the-beaten path’ adventure to the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota. Designed for the adventurous traveler who wants to walk the landscape, take time to observe and understand the dramatic wildlife and learn the amazing geologic story of this land of contrasts. This tour will focus on the wildlife, geology, and other landforms of these two beautiful and unique locations. We will…

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Legacy Society Luncheon

June 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

This is a special day where we can recognize individuals who have been extremely thoughtful and generous by including or considering ACNW in their estate plans. A Legacy Society membership helps ensure the continuation of our environmental education programs for children and others far into the future. The event will include lunch in our Schwyzer Lodge, a campus tour, meeting members of our board, and a presentation by a teacher whose students have been impacted by our work. Afterward, there…

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Dinner at the Lake – June 16

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$35

Please join us for a wonderful banquet dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, followed by an interesting presentation by Deb Morrison from Sapsucker Farms. Deb will talk about how Sapsucker Farms came to be and how it has transformed over the last 18 years. She and her husband, Jim, moved from the Twin Cities to their 172 acre farm by Mora, MN in 2000. Their first crop was maple syrup, so they named their farm Sapsucker Farms, and they’ve…

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Rocks, Ropes & Rafts summer camp 2018

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - June 29 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$645

For kids entering Grades 6-8 Camper: $645 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, 640-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! TO REGISTER: This event is…

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July 2018

Ways of Wildlife summer camp 2018

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - July 13 @ 3:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$550

For kids entering Grades 4-6 Camper: $550 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. To register: Click here to…

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Volunteer Work Day – July 2018

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

Volunteer Work Day Enjoy a summer day and nice lunch at the Audubon Center of the North Woods - in exchange for some volunteer help on a variety of service projects on the Center's grounds and buildings. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent) Includes lunch. Service projects you'll be helping on may include weeding, invasive species removal, painting, beautification of Center grounds, fixing fences, general organizing, etc.  Upon arrival, you'll be able to choose from…

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Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - July 20 @ 3:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$499 - $1179

Outdoor Adventures in the Northwoods With Your Grandchild July 15-20, 2018  (Road Scholar® #23100RJ) 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…

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Outdoor Explorations summer camp 2018

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - July 27 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$520

For kids entering Grades 5-7 Camper: $520 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! TO REGISTER: Click here…

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August 2018

MN’s Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - August 12 @ 10:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1999

Minnesota's Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country August 5-12, 2018 (Road Scholar® #21938RJ)  Learn the stories of Sigurd Olson and Ernest Oberholzter, icons of US conservation efforts. Explore their legacies as you canoe, hike and boat in Minnesota's famed boundary waters. Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) and Ernest Oberholtzer (1884-1977) were two of America's most influential conservationists, beloved nature writers and North Country icons. Join renowned author, musician and wilderness guide Douglas Wood as we examine their…

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MN’s Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - September 2 @ 10:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1999

Minnesota's Boundary Waters with Douglas Wood: The Spirit of the Canoe Country August 26 - September 2, 2018 (Road Scholar® #21938RJ)  Learn the stories of Sigurd Olson and Ernest Oberholzter, icons of US conservation efforts. Explore their legacies as you canoe, hike and boat in Minnesota's famed boundary waters. Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) and Ernest Oberholtzer (1884-1977) were two of America's most influential conservationists, beloved nature writers and North Country icons. Join renowned author, musician and wilderness guide Douglas Wood as…

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September 2018

Volunteer Work Weekend – Sept. 2018

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - September 16 @ 6:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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Free

Volunteer Work Weekend Enjoy an early fall weekend at the Audubon Center of the North Woods - in exchange for some volunteer help on a variety of service projects on the Center's grounds and buildings. Ages 12 years and up only please (children must be accompanied by an adult/parent) Includes two nights lodging in our Crosby Lodge and all meals. Service projects you'll be helping on may include weeding, invasive species removal, painting, beautification of Center grounds, fixing fences, general organizing,…

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Women’s Adventure Spree – Experience the Superior Hiking Trail

September 29 @ 9:30 am - October 3 @ 4:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$1145

Women's Adventure Spree - Experience the Superior Hiking Trail September 29 - October 3, 2018 During this lodge-based adventure, experience one of the country’s most scenic trails!   This week will be an active exploration of many gorgeous and challenging stretches of the 240-mile trail. Expect rugged hiking rewarded with great views and a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Each day will end with the cozy comforts of a lodge for conversation and libations. As a women’s-only program, this offers great scenery,…

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October 2018

A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior’s South Shore – October 2018

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - October 14 @ 10:00 am
$2149 - $2849

A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior's South Shore October 7-14, 2018 (Road Scholar® #21937)  Lace up your hiking boots for an on-foot exploration of the shores of Lake Superior! From geology to Ojibwe native culture, learn about the human and natural history of the region. Features hikes along Lake Superior’s south shore along the Wisconsin and Michigan shorelines. Take in the beauty of Wisconsin's and Michigan's coasts this week, exploring state parks, national monuments, sacred American Indian sites, and much…

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November 2018

Homeschool Camp – Fall 2018

November 5 @ 10:30 am - November 7 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$48 - $118

Fall Homeschool Camp at ACNW - November 5-7, 2018 ACNW offers homeschool camps every fall and winter to extend our quality formal school programming to the homeschool community. We specialize in overnight experiences for K–12 learners and our classes are aligned with MN Academic Standards. Join for us for a one- or two-night environmental learning experience full of outdoor skills and ecology education.  During these camps, your students will have the opportunity for more in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor…

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January 2019

J-Term 2019: Wolves & Northwoods Carnivores

January 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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J-Term 2019: Wolves & Northwoods Carnivores January 2-20, 2019 Course Fee: $2075 Scholarships available Check with your school on Financial Aid Eligibility and pre-approving class absences if there are potential date conflicts Click here to download PDF of course flyer Click here to download registration form Click here to download Scholarship form The grey wolf has long excited the human imagination. Minnesota, with approximately 2200 wolves, is home to the largest and only continuous population of wolves in the lower…

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Homeschool Camp – Winter 2019

January 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - January 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW, 54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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$48 - $118

Winter Homeschool Camp at ACNW - January 14-16, 2019 ACNW offers homeschool camps every fall and winter to extend our quality formal school programming to the homeschool community. We specialize in overnight experiences for K–12 learners and our classes are aligned with MN Academic Standards. Join for us for a one- or two-night environmental learning experience full of outdoor skills and ecology education.  During these camps, your students will have the opportunity for more in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor…

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