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"Many of our fondest childhood memories come from the summer activities we have  experienced while growing up and enjoying the wonder and beauty of Northern Minnesota and all its splendors. It is our pleasure to share this knowledge, experience, and wisdom with the students choosing to participate in what we simply call:

"A Northwoods Adventure"


The Galles Family


Patrick Galles

Managing Director


Masters in Coaching And Athletic Administration


MCAA, Concordia University, Irvine, CA 2014


BS Physical Education K~12

Coaching Endorsement K~12

University of Iowa, 1993

Scott Galles

Camp Director


BA English Literature

Briar Cliff College, 1991


Masters of Educational Leadership

Framingham State University (in progress)

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T h e  F a r m


Northwoods Adventure, located on Erickson Lake near Tenstrike, Mn. U.S.A., is an outdoor summer camp program based on Experiential Education with the English language as the primary medium of communication and learning.

A 4:1 camper to counselor ratio allows Northwoods Adventure staff members to be actively involved in all daily routines and activities, providing individualized attention and support for all campers.

Counseling Team Background:

  • Coaching

  • Earth Science

  • English-Language Arts

  • Experiential Education

  • First Aid and CPR

  • Health Education

  • Leadership Program Coordination

  • Living Values Education

  • Outdoor Recreation

  • Outdoor Pursuits

  • Physical Education 

  • School Administration

  • Water & Canoe Safety


An Educational Opportunity:

We are committed to providing an English language based summer program that promotes learning through participation in a camp atmosphere that is both very safe and very fun!

By exploring the complexity of group dynamics with its campers, NWA fosters leadership skills and builds positive character traits in its participants through purpose-led and deliberate programs that foster their personal growth and development.

With its active outdoor program:

Northwoods Adventure teaches valuable life skills: independence, responsibility, teamwork, cooperation, and respect.

The experience of a lifetime!

NWA encourages its participants to embrace the camp acronym LETSC (lets see), which emphasises 

Leadership, Effort, Teamwork, Stepping Up, and Character.

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