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Ravenwood opens registration for spring, summer programs

Staff Report | January 20, 2021 1:00 AM

F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company and Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center partner each year to connect local kids and families with working forests on Stoltze land between Columbia Falls and Whitefish.

Ravenwood offers a Spring Break Day Camp, Homeschool Programs, and a slate of summer camps for youth at the site. Registration is now open for spring and summer programs.

There are many distractions and challenges for kids in our fast-paced society, and an increasing number of negative trends—obesity and health issues, screen addiction, attention disorders, stress, depression, violence, disrespect, substance abuse, you name it—all of which need our attention and action as a community. Nature makes us healthier, happier, and smarter. Ravenwood is here to help parents and teachers get kids outdoors learning and growing, naturally!

In its 18th year and having served over 10,000 local youth, Ravenwood is a community-based non-profit organization that also provides outdoor programs for area schools through funding from the Whitefish Community Foundation’s Great Fish Community Challenge, contributions from local donors, and a fee structure designed to make the programs accessible to families and schools from all income levels.

Campers learn animal and bird tracking, wilderness skills, edible and medicinal plant identification and processing, fire skills, handcrafts, and immerse in a healthy working forest.

Call (406) 260-8620 for information and visit the website at for details on registration, income based fees, COVID-19 policies and procedures, and other Ravenwood programs.