Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Building skills and confidence in outdoor adventure pursuits in the best natural areas of southern Wisconsin.

Spend Summer Outside

Skill building adventures for Tweens interested in outdoor pursuits

Adventure Camp leaves screens and sidewalks behind to explore choice trails, creeks and cliffs in the greater Madison area. Campers will develop adventure sport skills along the way, but also skills like decision-making, navigation, judgment, risk management and teamwork.

Freedom & Responsibility

Adventure Camp is for mature tweens ready to engage the responsibilities of self-care and teamwork essential to outdoor adventure. What exactly does that mean? you might wonder... Things like:

  • Arrive on time with what you need for the day
  • Maintain a positive, can-do attitude
  • Be ready to fail in pursuit of learning
  • Help your team when you can and ask for help when you need it


Our schedule is NOT predetermined. Each day, we meet at Brittingham Park in central Madison and embark on an itinerary determined the previous evening based on the weather forecast. We expect athletes to arrive in advance of departure time, prepared for the day's activities with appropriate food, water and clothing. If you don't know what might be appropriate, don't worry... we will learn!

EACH DAY, we will:

  • Drive 20 - 60 minutes each way to our adventure destination.
  • Explore a beautiful park or natural area in the greater Madison area
  • Ask students to practice and refine movement, judgment and outdoor leadership skills
  • Offer choices of activities and leadership roles

EACH WEEK, we will engage in a variety of outdoor athletic pursuits. By way of example, we might:

  • Paddle SUPs down Badfish Creek, south of Madison
  • Climb and rappel 80' cliffs at Devil's Lake State Park, outside Baraboo
  • Explore the Ice Age Trail at Gibraltar Rock, north of Lodi
  • Ride single-track mountain bike trails at CamRock County Park, in Cambridge
  • Cook and camp overnight on a Wisconsin River sandbar (we camp overnight on Thursday evenings)



One Or Multiple Sessions

  • June 11 - 15
  • June 18 - 22
  • June 25 - 29
  • July 9 - 13
  • July 16 - 20
  • July 23 - 27
  • July 30 - Aug 3
  • Aug 6 - 10
  • Aug 13 - 17
  • Aug 20 - 24

The Where, When, Why & How

AGES: Students going into 6th, 7th and 8th grades are welcome. 

SCHEDULE: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Wednesday. Meet at Brittingham Park in Madison. Thursdays we meet at 7:30 AM, camp overnight, and return back to Brittingham by 4:30 PM.

PREREQUISITES: No previous experience necessary. However, we require all athletes to be responsible for their needs, including transportation to camp, clothing and nutrition. We want teens who take responsibility for themselves and own their actions.

BRING YOUR OWN: Food, beverages, athletic clothing and shoes appropriate for weather and scheduled activities, camera, sunscreen. Adventure gear like harnesses, dry bags, mountain bikes, etc. are provided!


Adventure Camp staff meet high standards as educators, facilitators and outdoor sports enthusiasts. All Lead Instructors are:

  • AMGA-certified climbing instructors
  • WMA-certified Wilderness First Responders
  • ACA-certified SUP instructors

We treat our teen clients the same respect, attention and enthusiasm with which we treat adult clients. We are not babysitting, but rather introducing athletes to new sports and help them develop confidence and competency. We truly love what we do and it shows!

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