Wander Wisconsin - Madison 2019

Join us for a new adventure every week at Wander Wisconsin.

Wander Wisconsin offers daily field trips and adventure-themed activities for campers entering grades 3-5. Small group sizes and engaging staff provide the perfect environment for children to challenge themselves and build self-confidence. Campers stay active all day with activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, low ropes course, tree climbing and more! Each week, campers will also have an opportunity to cook their own lunch over the campfire. 

Madison Base Camp Crestwood Elementary, 5930 Old Sauk Road, Madison
Wander Encore! Base Camp  |  Wisconsin Youth Company Office, 1201 McKenna Blvd., Madison 

Wander Wisconsin Adventure Trips run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.  Daily drop-off is between 7:30-8 a.m. and pick-up between 5-5:45 p.m. Campers will be transported by WYC van or school bus for daily field trips.  


Wisconsin Youth Company Administrative Office  |  608-276-9782 ext. 0

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Prepare to swim/get wet daily | Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes with a heel strap | Swim/field trip shirt will be provided | Bring a water bottle & non-refrigerated lunch

Madison Base Camp - Adventure Trips

Madison Base Camp - Adventure Trips

Both Water Lovers and Up, Down, All Around adventure trips have reached maximum capcity, wait-lists are available

Date Trip Price
June 17-21 Summer Kick Off $280
June 24-28 Water Lovers $280
July 8-12 Up, Down, All Around $280
July 15-19 Water Lovers $280
July 22-26 Wisconsin Wonders $280
August 12-16 Summer's End $280

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Ages

Campers entering grades 3-5

Swim Level

yellow or green

Summer Kick Off
Summer is finally here and we’re going to kick it off with a week of adventures. From the Pacific Islands to the Arctic Circle, we’ll explore the World at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Campers will build self-esteem and teamwork at the Kennedy low ropes course. We’ll swim and hike our way through a Wisconsin state park.  Our week ends experiencing all the best of Wisconsin Dells from lumberjack traditions to a waterpark expedition!

Water Lovers
Does your camper love swimming, boating and fishing? If so, they are probably a water lover! During these water themed weeks, campers will paddle along local waterways such as Brittingham Bay, Lake Wingra and Devil’s Lake. From canoe to kayak, each day we will focus on a different aquatic activity and always make time for a swim. We’ll finish off our week with a splash at a Wisconsin Dell’s waterpark.

Up, Down & All Around
Campers will experience a wide-range of activities during this adventure-filled week. We will travel high up in the trees at Heightened Adventures Aerial Park and delve deep down underground at Eagle Cave. We’ll explore the beautiful natural areas all around Southern Wisconsin such as Ferry Bluff, the Mackenzie Center and Mirror Lake State Park.   . 

Wisconsin Wonders
This week is all about exploring the many hidden wonders of the place we call home: Wisconsin. We’ll hike through the ancient city at Aztalan State Park. We’ll search for some of Wisconsin’s rarest birds at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.  We’ll even climb way up in trees and dig down low at Troy Garden’s. Wisconsin is also home to some of the most wonderous water slides so we’ll be sure to make a splash at a waterpark.

Summer’s End
Summer may be coming to an end, but the adventures don’t stop!  We're combining our favorite summer trips with some brand-new destinations for an awesome summer’s end. We'll explore land and water at Devil’s Lake State Park.  We’ll travel to Milwaukee for a hands-on experience at Discovery World Museum. Campers will explore one of a kind attractions at House on the Rock.  And, of course, we’ll send summer off with a splash at Noah’s Ark Waterpark.  


Wander Encore! Week - Adventure Trip

Wander Encore! Week - Adventure Trip

Wander Encore! adventure trip has reached maximum capcity, a wait-list is available

Date Trip Price
August 19-23 Wander Encore! $280

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Ages

Campers entering grades 3-5

Swim Level

yellow or green

Wander Encore!
A summer of adventure often leaves us wanting more. Campers can join us for one last hurrah as we say ‘encore!’ to Wander.  Campers will hike at Governor Nelson State Park and build their self-esteem on the Kennedy ropes course. We will all be fascinated as we unveil mysteries at Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Wizard Quest! From the sky to the sea, campers will be amazed as we explore the Horwitz Deremer Planetarium and the Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.