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Ages 13-17:  NEW! Leadership Camp: Wilderness Basecamp

July 26-29, 2019    
9am drop-off  -  3pm pick-up

This new version of Wilderness Leadership Camp will allow campers to deepen their wilderness skills with more time in camp and less trail travel.  This camp will still involve a challenging hike in to base camp, but once there, our focus will be on the details of setting up an efficient camp, more craft and skill learning, sourcing resources and foraging some of our food, and plenty of nature awareness activities. Campers will gain hands-on skill and craft experience, develop mindfulness in nature and gently push personal boundaries in a safe and supportive back-county setting.  A detailed gear list is provided with registration confirmation. An additional female staff will be available to chaperone overnights.
 
Prerequisite:   Wilderness Adventure day camp (see above) or equivalent experience.
Fee:  $235 (3 meals per day will be provided)
Limit:  10 children
Registration deadline:  July 12 2019

Instructors:  Nicholas WazeeGale and TBD. Nicholas Gale is a certified wilderness guide and has been teaching children at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve for over 14 years. His passion is helping children learn nature awareness skills that help them connect with the natural world.






 
Group photo of the campers

Ages 13-17: Leadership Camp: Wilderness Trailcamp

August 21-24, 2019        
9am drop-off  -  3pm pick-up

Come join us on this challenging four-day, three-night adventure for teens only.  Leadership Trail focuses on active skill building and the practice of hard skills such as backpacking, navigation and canoeing.  Campers will deepen their experience in the wilderness environment and gain hands-on leadership and interpersonal skills.  This is a self-contained wilderness trek designed to develop endurance and self-confidence by pushing personal boundaries in a safe and supportive backcountry setting. Experienced wilderness instructor Nicholas Gale and Bill Humphrey will teach subjects such as proper selection and use of outdoor gear, shelter building, wilderness cooking, weather safety, and wilderness navigation.  Campers will provide their own backpacks, sleeping bags, and personal clothing and are expected to carry personal as well as group gear in backpacks.  Pack weight is typically 30-35 lbs and hiking distances are approximately 4-5 miles daily. Tarps for tents will be provided as well as food and cooking gear. A detailed gear list is provided with registration confirmation. An additional female staff will be available to chaperone overnights.
  
 
Prerequisite: Wilderness Adventure day camp (see above) or equivalent experience.
Fee: $235 (3 meals per day will be provided)
Limit:  10 children
Registration deadline:  August 7, 2019

Instructors:  Nicholas WazeeGale and Bill Humphrey.  Nicholas is a certified wilderness guide through a year-long primitive living immersion course.  He has been teaching summer camps and community programs at the Reserve for over 14 years. Bill is the owner of Essential Skills Outdoor School.  He is a certified climbing instructor with over 20 years of rock climbing and teaching experience.  Bill is a member of American Mountain Guides Association and a certified Wilderness First Responder through Wilderness Medical Associates.



 


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Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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