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.
Due to the 2014 flood on Rainy Lake and affecting Mallard Island, most program weeks last summer were cancelled. 2015 on Mallard Island will be dedicated to honoring those program commitments, as much as possible. No newly hosted weeks are expected this coming summer.
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 2014. You can also contact Beth Waterhouse, Executive Director, at for more information.