Visit Northwoods

Image: Class looking at wildlife at the field station

Information for Visitors

Northwoods can be visited by anyone! We have a long history of alumni visiting camp, in addition to current students, scout troops, college groups, and friends of the college. Cabin rental is available and must be reserved with Ms. Libby Jacobs at Northwoods Reservations (see Reservations link below) or with the caretaker prior to your stay. Camp is open from early June through early September and there is a caretaker onsite that will accommodate you during your stay. Please note that in addition to the new online Reservations Form, we provide an online form for the Waiver and Release Agreement and for the Emergency Contact information.

Please note we are no longer providing food services for visitors at the camp, such as organizing menus for meals, grocery shopping, and cooking meals. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and to use kitchen facilities to prepare their own meals. As you plan your cooking, we ask that you coordinate with the caretaker as he/she manages the kitchen space and other groups may be cooking as well. All food must be stored in a vehicle or in the main lodge (not in cabins) in storage containers or the refrigerators.  You are welcome to store food in the refrigerators.  We ask that you please label all food items with your last name and date. Please keep in mind that other visitors may be there during your stay unless you rent all of the cabins. We encourage you to book early as camp books up fast! Visitors can also come to camp just for the day. We just ask that you give Ms. Libby Jacobs at Northwoods Reservations and the caretaker advance notice.

Ms. Libby Jacobs can be reached at or by phone at 330-569-5264.

To celebrate the spirit of the Northwoods Field Station and its long-standing tradition of cooperation, we ask that all visitors contribute time during your visit to help with camp maintenance and upkeep. The camp caretaker will provide guidance, tools, and a list of tasks.