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Each summer the Oberholtzer Foundation schedules and accepts applications for a variety of week-long programs on Mallard Island.

The island and the rustic buildings are fragile, but delightfully so. In awareness of this, the carrying capacity doesn't allow many people to visit during one season. . . and only 12 maximum at a time. We must be sure those who do come, do so because the island is uniquely qualified for what they hope to do while here.

2017 Mallard Island Programs

This coming summer, in 2017, the Oberholtzer Foundation again welcomes individuals who wish to share time on Mallard Island in Rainy Lake.  Programs have been selected, hosts will recruit for most of those weeks, and then each week—all summer long—folks will arrive at Bald Rock Dock for their allotted days on the island.  All weeks for the summer are now on the schedule; click on "Current Programs." Please refer to our mission on the “Foundation” page.  Thank you!  

The application for work weeks, programs, or individual weeks for open programs can be printed here (or from the menu on the left). We look forward to hearing from you!

Individual Application Form (PDF file)

Host Application Form (PDF file)

Please click on "Current Programs" for a full listing for the summer of 2017. You can also contact Beth Waterhouse, Executive Director, at for more information.

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