2022 Programs

The Steger Center offers a wide range of programs as unique as the center itself. From the School of Sustainability to executive/business leadership development to programs for teens, programs here build self-reliance and the core skills needed to do quality work.

School of Sustainability Life-Changing Skills

The Steger Center School of Sustainability offers transformative experiences while opening doors for adults to learn viable, job-ready skills. Courses cover a wide range of topics from unique stained-glass creation to timber framing, stone masonry, fine woodworking, complete cabin building, and more. Explore skills you may have previously thought were out of reach.

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Leadership Development Program Become Your Best Self

Will Steger and Jeff Appelquist have been piloting an exciting new leadership development program based upon the indelible and hard-won lessons that Will gained from his epic polar expeditions.

• When: More information for 2022 courses coming soon!
• Where: Steger Center, Ely, MN

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Summit Academy Program Skills Development

For two weeks, inner city students from Summit Academy will learn quality construction techniques from master craftsman – here to help build the Steger Center vision one structure at a time.

• When: Dates to be announced soon!
• Where: Steger Center, Ely, MN

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  • I’ve always wanted to model myself after someone who values what I value regarding nature and the environment. The quality of Will’s life and way’s he’s chosen to be wealthy in terms of skills and freedom show in his demeanor. He’s a friend to all and I really aspire to be that. – Kyle Huberty, Dunwoody Student

  • The Will Steger Center is awe inspiring. You can try to describe it, but you have to be here to feel it. It is a transformative experience. – Melanie Waite-Altringer – Biology Instructor – Anoka Ramsey Community College

  • Our partnership with the Will Steger Center gets students out of the concrete jungle, helps the environment and allows students to practice their craft. – Louis King – President of Summit Academy