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Ages 13-17:  Wildways Leadership Camp

June 21-24, 2021     
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 or equivalent experience.
Fee:  $355 (3 meals per day will be provided)
Limit:  10 youth 
Registration deadline: June 4, 2021

Instructors: Nicholas WazeeGale and TBA.  Nicholas is an enthusiastic naturalist, outdoorsman, and craftsperson. The natural world and its gifts have always held a central focus in his life, and he seeks to share this passion for the wilds through teaching outdoor skills like foraging, tracking, and observation; handcraft skills like carving and tanning; and selling handmade wares such as spoons, bowls, birch boxes and baskets. Initially certified in teaching wilderness skills through a year long wilderness  lifeway course, he has been instructing courses at the Driftless Folk School, the KVR, and independently for over 15 years. See what he has been up to on Instagram @nicholas.wazee.gale






 
Group photo of the campers

Ages 13-17: Leadership Trail Camp

August 16-19, 2021        
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 WazeeGale 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 or equivalent experience.
Fee: $355 (3 meals per day will be provided)
Limit:  10 youth
Registration deadline:  July 30, 2021

Instructors: Nicholas WazeeGale and TBA. Nicholas is an enthusiastic naturalist, outdoorsman, and craftperson. The natural world and its gifts have always held a central focus in his life and he seeks to share this passion for the wilds through teaching outdoor skills like foraging, tracking, and observation, handcraft skills like carving and tanning, and through selling handmade wares such as spoons, bowls, birch boxes and baskets. Initially certified in teaching wilderness skills through a year long wilderness lifeway course, he has been instructing courses at the Driftless Folk School, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and independently for over 15 years. See what he has been up to on Instagram @nicholas.wazee.gale





 


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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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