Cancellation Policy

Classes without a minimum number of registrations may be canceled. If we must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund for that course. Students who cancel their enrollment more than 14 days before the class begins will receive a refund less a $20 cancellation fee to cover administration costs. In consideration of our instructors, students who cancel 14 days or less prior to the class will not receive a refund.

Certain classes may have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the class description.   Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.

Materials Fees & Supplies

Many classes will include an additional ‘materials fee’ to cover the materials used by students to complete their projects in class. This fee is not collected at the time of registration but rather is paid directly to the instructor at the class.

Student Ages

Unless otherwise noted, our classes are designed for and open to adult students (18 years old and older). However, we take our mission of encouraging intergenerational learning seriously, and so also offer classes designed for a combination of age groups. These classes will be identified through an ‘Intergenerational Age’ field on the class description. The instructor will define what the minimum age requirement is, based on the complexity of the class. Tuition rates may vary for adult/youth pairings, please see the class description.

Personal Property

Marine Mills Folk School is not responsible for the security of property belonging to students and instructors.

No pets are allowed within Wilder Forest and the campus of Marine Mills Folk School and River Grove Community School. Please leave all pets at home.


Marine Mills Folk School is an inclusive organization and all students are welcome.


Marine Mills Folk School believes everyone should have the opportunity to create in community and that our classes should be available to everyone.  Thanks to a grant from the Lee S. and Dorothy N. Whitson Fund, partial scholarships are available to help cover class costs.  Applying is simple - just email us at  and tell us why you need the scholarship.   It is our intention that this program support those who have limited financial resources that would prevent their participation.

Marine Mills Folk School is working to build this scholarship program.  If you are interested in supporting our scholarship program, please contact us at

Directions to Marine Mills Folk School

Summer Location:

Wilder Forest (through August 2019)
14189 Ostlund Trail North
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Note: Students are required to avoid turning on to Oldfield Road North when traveling north from County Road 7 (please see map). Instead, Marine Mills Folk School should be approached from the south and west using Norell Avenue (County 55) or from the east using Ostlund Trail North.


Marine Elementary School   (beginning September 2019)              
550 Pine St.
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Accessibility:  Wheelchair accessible

Additional Locations:

Gammelgarden Museum                 
20880 Olinda Trail N,
Scandia, MN 55073

Accessibility:  Wheelchair accessible

HWY North
51 Judd Street
Marine on St Croix, MN  55047

Accessibility:  Not wheelchair accessible

Christ Lutheran Church Kitchen               
150 5th St.
Marine on St. Croix, MN  55047

Accessibility:  Wheelchair accessible


Use of trails within Wilder Forest is not allowed, unless part of a specific class offered by Marine Mills Folk School. This policy is a requirement of the Wilder Foundation, the owner of Wilder Forest.


We respect your privacy and will not sell or give your mailing address or email address to another party. We use our mailing list to notify you of new classes and current events at Marine Mills Folk School. You may ask to be removed from our mailing list or other communications at any time by contacting us at