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W elcome to the Camping and Education Foundation, home to Camp Kooch-i-ching and Ogichi Daa Kwe, two of the premier summer wilderness camps in North America. The Foundation’s mission “to develop young men and women in body and spirit through wilderness experiences that celebrate a love of the outdoors” is as strong today as it was ninety years ago when Camp Kooch-i-ching first came to Deer Island.

Enjoy exploring our Foundation site or jump right to Kooch-i-ching and Ogichi Daa Kwe for a packed tour of what we do best. No matter your age, we promise you an opportunity of a lifetime – an opportunity to go on a wilderness quest that teaches self discovery, teamwork, service to others and above all, FUN! 


Hugh Haller | President, Camping and Education Foundation

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Latest CEF News, Articles, Events, and Stories

Presidents Newsletter Fall 2015

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A Magical Summer…

As I sit at my desk in Nashville and type this, it is hard to believe

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Robert Shuman – Courageous or Crazy?

Alumnus and staffman Robert Shuman completed a solo canoe trip to parts more north than most enthusiasts have ventured.

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Local News Gets Inside Look At Ogichi Daa Kwe

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By EMILY GEDDE Staff Writer, IFalls Journal, International Falls, MN         July 2, 2015


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