Summer Trips

Sign up at the Outdoor Pursuits office, Klotche Room 131-A. Give us a call for more information: (414) 229-5513.

Trips include:

Equipment-Instruction-Transportation-Most Meals-Admission/Fees

June 27 Grafton Dell’s Funyaking 


  • This reach of the Milwaukee River is clean, challenging and beautiful! Paddle scenic swiftwater and tackle a couple Class II rapids. This gem is located only 30 minutes from campus!

July 1 Full Moon Hike @ Kohler-Andrae 


  • Come and enjoy the Dunes Cordwalk Trail of Kohler-Andrae lit by the light of the moon. Hit the trails and enjoy this special Wisconsin park, just an hour away from campus!

July 18 Grafton Dell’s Funyaking 


  • This reach of the Milwaukee River is clean, challenging and beautiful! Paddle scenic swiftwater and tackle two Class II rapids. This gem is located only 30 minutes from campus!


July 25- 26 Necedah Intermediate Climbing 


  • This trip focuses on skills for those with prior climbing experience. We will discuss and practice anchor building and cleaning, practice rappelling and experiment with placing traditional protection. Participants will also have the opportunity to top rope or mock lead some fun routes.


July 31 Blue Moon Paddle


  • Experience the river in a new way while paddling after dark on the calm waters of the Milwaukee River at Waubedonia Park 40 minutes north of campus.


August 4-11 Isle Royale Backpacking...Filling fast! Sign up now!

$525 total ($300 deposit)

  • Hop a ferry with us and backpack one of America’s most secluded National Parks! Isle Royale is home to moose, wolves, wild strawberries, an historic lighthouse and farm among many other wonders. Isle Royale is situated in the middle of mighty Lake Superior. Come explore and learn wilderness skills on this magical and remote island!

August 15-16 Pop’s Cave/ Pewits Nest Weekend 


  • Come spend the night in true darkness as we explore a natrual cave in Bosstown, WI. The following day we will go for a dip at beautiful Pewits Nest near the Wisconsin Dells.




SUP Classes

FRIDAY MORNINGS @ 9am & 10am (No classes on 7/3)

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga in the Pool

Refresh, destress and empower your body with a Sun Salutation sequence and yoga progression. Women and men, seasoned yogis and beginners are welcome.

Sign up by calling (414) 229-5513 the Thursday before your class. These classes fill up fast!


Please contact us at (414) 229-5513 for more information.

Gear Rental

Equipment 24 Hours 2-4 Days Add a Day Weekly
Alps Taurus 2 Person Tent $8 $10 $2 $15
Alps Taurus 4 Person Tent $10 $12 $3 $18
35 Degree Sleeping Bag $6 $8 $1 $12
20 Degree Sleeping Bag $8 $10 $3 $15
0 Degree Sleeping Bag $8 $10 $3 $15
2" Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad $3 $5 $1 $7
3" Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad $3 $5 $1 $7
Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Mat $1 $2 $1 $2
Internal Frame Backpack $10 $12 $3 $18
MSR Pocket Rocket Camp Stove w/ Fuel $8 $10 n/a $18
Evolv Docon Climbing Shoes $3 $5 $3 $10
Chalk Bag $2 $3 $1 $5
Stand-Up Paddleboard Package $20 $35 $10 $60
NRS Inflatable Kayak Package $20 $35 $10 $60
NRS Inflatable Tandem Kayak Package $30 $45 $15 $75
ENO Single-Nest Hammock $5 $8 $1 $10
Dry Bag $3 $5 $1 $8
Climbing Helment $3 $7 $1 $5
Snowshoes $10 $15 $5 $25
FUJI Absolute 1.3 Flat Bar Touring Bike $10 $18 $8  

Please contact us at (414) 229.5513 for more information.

WILD OP for New Students

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 Orientation

*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.*

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 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!


Contact Us

Outdoor Pursuits Front Desk (414) 229-5513
Katie Richards, Program Director (414) 229-7261

Klotsche 131-A