Deep Portage Learning Center

A nonprofit organization

$9,362 Raised by 65 Donors

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$10,000 Goal

Deep Portage Learning Center is a non-profit environmental education/outdoor recreation center located on a 6,307-acre conservation reserve near Hackensack, MN.  Rolling hills, pristine lakes and dense forests await exploration. Founded in 1973, Deep Portage has become a leader in its field, welcoming more than 10,000 children and adults each year to participate in hands-on educational programming.

A 54,000-square foot lodge houses up to 175 students and adults for school-year overnight field trips and summer camps.  The lodge also includes classrooms and meeting rooms, an indoor climbing wall, dining facilities, a library and a theater.

The outdoor campus includes a yurt, a teepee, a 55-foot observation tower, and a bog with a walk-out dock, along with 15 miles of hiking trails.  Energy sustainability is an important curriculum focus, featuring wood gasification boilers; a wind turbine and several solar arrays producing heat, electricity and hot water; and a solar-powered boat, a fully electric car and electric bikes.

Deep Portage’s Mission:

Through exploration of woods, water and wildlife, Deep Portage prepares and inspires

individuals and communities to sustain, celebrate and live in harmony with our natural world.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Deep Portage Learning Center

Tax id (EIN)

51-0164070

Categories

Education Environment Community

Address

2197 NATURE CENTER DR NW
HACKENSACK, MN 56452

Phone

218-682-2325

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