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Join us for some winter fun

Osprey Wilds campus is open to the public for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Enjoy our trails independently or through one of our many programs, including interpretive hikes or camp. 

View our winter events below.

Procedures and Policies

Osprey Wilds welcomes back schools, youth groups, and visitors with safety in mind. We have updated our visitor guidelines, class formats, and procedures to follow all CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests. View the video below to learn about our current COVID-19 policies and procedures. 

Connect | Explore | Discover

This residential environmental learning center and conference & retreat center, nestled on the shores of Grindstone Lake near Sandstone, MN, is a close-to-home, 780-acres refuge powered in large part with renewal energy systems. Here you will find a range of events and programming options for all ages – wildlife, natural history, science, team-building, challenge courses, outdoor skills and environmental education.

Visit Osprey Wilds, open year-round, and you will see a well-maintained, educationally rich landscape and leave wanting to spend more time in this special place with our caring, committed, professional staff.

Nature awaits you at Osprey Wilds

Nature Awaits You

Miles of trails through a variety of habitat, beautiful lakeside surroundings, a plethora of flora and fauna, and the peaceful quiet of wild outdoors await you here at Osprey Wilds. Whether you visit with your students, family, friends or group, you’ll find the opportunity to immerse in, learn from, and reconnect with nature.

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Something for Everyone

Experiential Environmental Education at Osprey Wilds

For Schools & Youth

Experiential environmental education for your students that is second to none. Low student-instructor ratios, classes aligned with MN Academic Standards, full array of adventure and challenge programming.

Winter Family Weekend at Osprey Wilds

For Families & Adults

Nature-focused events for families and life-long learners, including Winter Family Camp, Road Scholar® programs, Natural History Weekends, Dinners at the Lake, college course like January Interim, and many more.

Conferences & Retreats

The perfect spot for your next gathering. Whether renting a single meeting space or the entire center for a large group, Osprey Wilds provides a conveniently located, affordable and natural setting for your retreat or event.

Summer camps at Osprey Wilds

Youth Summer Camps

Help your child connect with the natural world and experience the joy, wonder, curiosity, and amazement that immersion in nature can provide. Our camps focus on wildlife, nature, challenge and outdoor skills.

Experiential Environmental Education at Osprey Wilds

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To instill a connection and commitment to the environment in people of all communities through experiential learning


A healthy planet where all people live in balance with the Earth

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