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Why Deep Portage?

“Deep Portage transforms our students. They are willing to take risks in the classroom, they are far more accepting of one another, and the magic of the trip comes back to transform the culture of our class for the entire school year.” 


— Jeff Zupfer

    5th grade teacher, Eagle Point Elementary

Student-centered lessons that explore science, outdoor skills, teamwork, and more.


With superb teachers, small learning groups, and Minnesota’s largest outdoor classroom, the possibilities are endless. Our engaging lessons harness your students’ curiosity to help them discover new things about the natural world—and themselves. Learn more about Deep Portage’s classes here.

Flexible staff that work with you to customize programming to fit your needs.


We want to make sure you get the most out of your trip to Deep Portage. How do you want your time at Deep Portage to integrate with what your students are learning at school? What goals do you have for your students? Let’s talk about what you’re looking for, and how we can create the perfect experience.

Extraordinary outdoor experiences


Deep Portage means something different to each visiting student. For those who haven’t spent much time in wild areas, it’s a thrilling introduction to a new world of possibilities. For those who grew up exploring Minnesota’s woods and waters, this is an opportunity to deepen their knowledge. No matter the season, Deep Portage has lots to do outdoors. 

A welcoming home in Minnesota's North Woods


From our beautiful facilities to our home-cooked meals, we'll make sure that you and your students will feel comfortable and at home while you're here. Take a virtual tour of campus to see what's in store!

A community defined by curiosity and caring...

An extraordinary place of beauty and discovery...

A chance to explore ourselves and our world...

It's the Spirit of Deep Portage

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