We have been welcoming people to the 30-acre site – which comprises private, unspoiled land surrounded by forest in Northern Minnesota – for the last 5 years, and will be hosting an annual earth-based festival for the 4th year in 2018.

Since the end of November 2017, Atchingtan Learning Center (ALC) has been a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity. From our Articles of Incorporation:
  • ALC offers environmental learning experiences to groups or individuals, and also provides the opportunity to experience happiness, healing, inspiration, or solace within unspoiled natural surroundings.
  • ALC will seek to provide sustainable land management education and natural experiences to those who would otherwise not have them.
  • ALC will educate the public on the importance of environmental preservation through natural means.
  • ALC will work to create a serene and private space through identification and acquisition of a land parcel to use for educational programming and experiences.
  • ALC will work to educate the public on the importance of sustainable permaculture environmental concepts through this future land acquisition and development of an outdoor educational center for immersive experiences to those who would otherwise not have access to them.
If you are looking for a site like ALC to hold your classes, or to attend classes, please contact us. We have hosted a number of different groups, including botanists, foragers, gardeners, permaculturists, yoga practitioners, belly dancers, herbalists, wildcrafters, artists, reenactors, and many more. We have also hosted a group from PHASE who explored nature within a safe and controlled environment, and had a blast. We are hoping to host them again, and other similar groups, on more occasions in the future.

Girl and Boy Scout troops, and similar, who want a safe place to camp out and work towards badges – please contact us for availability.

Centrally located just 90 miles north of the Twin Cities and 80 miles south of Duluth, our location is easily accessible, yet far enough away that you can leave all your worries behind you.

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We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID (EIN):82-3546139