2015 Events

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Everyone Loves Summer!

Join us on Midsummer Eve Sunday, June 21, 2015

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

A Family Event

At Porcupine Mountains Folk School!


TIME:  7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Porcupine Mountains Folk School, next to the Union Bay Campground, on the Lake Superior side of Engineers Memorial Highway 107.


 – A bonfire with a short program

 – A short presentation on the solstice

 -The Kivajat Finnish-American Folk Dance group, children, ages 8-16, who will provide color and joy to our celebration as they dance fully costumed in their Finnish American version of Finnish peasant attire.

-Refreshments and music in the Folk School building.

Directions to the Porcupine Mt. Folk School:  Go West out of Ontonagon on Hwy M64 to Silver City; Follow Engineers Hwy 107  –  Keep going west;  turn right at the Union Bay Campground sign and right again at the first driveway.


Past Events from Our Archives

Youth Day in the Porkies

“Youth Splash in the Porkies.”

Kids Day at Folk School Touch a Snake at Porcupine Mountain Folk School








To touch a snake!



Kids Day at the Folk School Painting a Rock at the Porcupine Mountains Folk School










To paint a Superior rock!

On Tuesday July 20, 2010, thirty-three youth, ages 6-18, gathered at the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park FOLK SCHOOL for a free day of outdoor activities.

The schedule for the day included 3 classes with a break for lunch:

Exploring Aquatic Insects – with Bob Wild

Trees and Critters of the Woods – with Jeff Mell

Beach Stone Art – with Bev Kowaleski

Each child went home excited about the experiences they’d had, never once complaining about the on-again-off-again rain. In their take-home bags they carried donated gifts of books, pencils, bottled water, hand sanitizer, and disposable cameras.

The grant application, written by Susan Giesen and Barb Braithwaite, was awarded to the non-profit organization, Porkies Folk School, by SOSY (Strong Organizations…Strong Youth) which is a branch of The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development (GLCYD). Throughout the 2009–2010 program year, GLCYD has been working with 53 U.P. non-profits to strengthen their capacity to deliver community programs and services to youth.

The Porkies Folk School committee was also able to make purchases of equipment that will benefit the Folk School programs and service to the community.