New for summer 2015!
Join Outdoor Pursuits for one of three WILD (Wilderness Introduction to Leadership and Development) summer programs just for new and transfer students!
If you have a cheerful attitude and adventurous spirit you will find friendship, challenge and success with WILD OP. Although WILD OP adventures are staffed with trained and competent instructors, students who participate will learn the technical and interpersonal skills that it takes to be a member of a team on and off campus.
Each trip is staffed with an upperclass student instructor and a professional staff member who will engage students in conversation about the college experience, what to expect, how to find resources and who will make themselves available to answer lots of questions.
*Outdoor Pursuits provides all instruction, technical equipment, camping gear, food and transportation to and from the trip locations. Participants should have a moderate level of physical fitness, be respectful of themselves and others and be excited to try new things. No prior experience is required. There is a cost associated with these programs - see below for information.*
Flambeau River Funyaking-Park Falls, WI
July 9 2:30pm-July 12 6:00pm $225
For those who are ready to get into the backcountry for a few days, the North Fork of the Flambeau River is a pristine oasis. We will pack up our funyaks (single and tandem rafts) with everything we will need for camping and paddling. Then we will set out on fun swiftwater and progress to exciting whitewater along the way. The campsites are some of the most beautiful we have seen and the river is warm, relaxing and fun!
Devils Lake Climbing and Paddle Boarding-Baraboo, WI
July 21 2:30pm-July 23 6:00pm $110
This trip to Devils Lake is the perfect introduction to adventuring in Wisconsin. Devils Lake offers a few extra amenities to make for a very comfortable camping experience while boasting some of the best rock climbing in the Midwest as well as the lake itself which is ideal for swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking. Participants on this trip will enjoy music and s’mores around the fire at night and climbing, hiking and paddling during the day. This is Outdoor Pursuits’ most popular trip!
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backpacking-Munising, MI
July 31 2:30pm-August 3 6:00pm $225
Get ready for waterfalls, sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets! Spend three nights backpacking along the colorful sandstone cliffs of Lake Superior. On this trip you will build backcountry travel skills including: campstove cooking (we eat very well on our trips!), camp set up, navigation, Leave No Trace principles and interpretation of the natural environment.We will hike between 7-10 miles each day with plenty of time to play games, swim, read and relax in our backpacking hammocks!
How do I Sign Up?
If you are registered for a Transfer Student or New Student Orientation date and want to sign up for a WILD OP trip or if you have questions, please email Katie Richards at email@example.com. You can also call Katie at (414) 229-7261. She will answer your questions and provide registration information including a packing list, what to expect as well as a short application, waiver and medical form. You may fax or scan your materials and, you may pay with Visa or MasterCard over the phone!