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During the festival students at Northern Lights will stay the Sports Dorm at Giants Ridge. Nestled among the pines of the Superior National Forest, you are surrounded by lakes, streams, woodlands and hundreds of miles of trails - - an ideal setting for participants of all ages.

Students and their parents, as well as faculty and staff, have access to a wide variety of activities including swimming, hiking, kayaking, biking and boating.

The festival usually has one day set aside for an outdoor barbecue at a scenic location away from campus. Whether its along Lake Superior or near the source of the Mississippi near Bemidji, this day trip gives students and teachers a chance to unwind and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Minnesota Iron Range.

Plus, with proximity to attractions like the Soudan Underground Mine, and the International Wolf Center in Ely, the location of the Giants Ridge Sports Dorm opens the door for more fun and educational day trips.

Diving into the lake

Students diving into the lake at the Sports Dorm.



Now accepting applications for our 2014 Music School.



Split Rock 

At the Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior.


Movie Nights at the Dorm are always a lot of fun, as students watch a current flick on DVD while enjoying snacks and refreshments.

Game nights are also regularly scheduled when students can enjoy board games, a game of cards or outdoor activities like tag or soccer.

All activities for our younger students are supervised by our experienced Northern Lights counselors.