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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

Preseason at Kooch-i-ching

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The Kooch-i-ching “Cooleys” (named for Charles Cooley, staffman from yester-year!) have been hard at work this pre-season helping

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Preseason at Ogichi Daa Kwe

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It doesn’t seem possible (for us mid-continent folks) that when Kit Summers and Mere

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Brown: Rainy Lake ice is out

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Carl Brown called The Journal today to report he traveled to Kettle Falls unimpeded

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Meet Our Hero: Jenni Tierney

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When 14-year-old twins Jessica and Mackenzie were diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago,

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