Take your leadership experience to the next level!
Join us for the optional Adventure Trips Program where you'll strengthen the bond with your Freshman Connection group in a way only an outdoor trip can deliver. You have the option to register for either a canoe trip on the Lower Chippewa River or a rock climbing trip at Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin, depending on which Leadership Institute session you enrolled in.
Rock Climbing Trip
(Maximum 9 participants per trip)
If you enroll in a session with the rock climbing trip option your group will spend 3 days climbing and camping at Devil's Lake State Park, located in Baraboo WI. The evenings will be spent sitting around the campfire where our facilitators will help answer any questions you may have about your upcoming college experience.
DAY 1: The experience begins on the UW-Eau Claire campus where you will meet your trip guides, re-pack your gear for the trip and depart for Devil's Lake State Park. That evening will be spent learning how to tie knots, learning basic belay skills, eating dinner, and enjoying a campfire.
DAY 2: Start the day with a hearty breakfast and head out for an all-day climbing adventure. That evening will be spent relaxing around the campfire and sharing stories.
DAY 3: Start the day with a hearty breakfast and head out for our last day of climbing. We will then return to the campground from noon to 3:00 p.m. to break camp and return back to UW-Eau Claire around 4:00 p.m.
Return to UW-Eau Claire at 4:00 pm
Itinerary Rock Climbing Packing List
(Maximum 10 participants per trip)
If you enroll in a session with the canoe trip option your group will spend 3 days paddling, swimming, learning new outdoor skills, reflecting on past experiences, and camping in the pristine lower Chippewa River Naturals Area. The evenings will be spent sitting around the campfire where facilitators will help answer any questions you may have about your upcoming college experience.
DAY 1: The experience begins on the UW-Eau Claire campus where you will meet your trip guides, go tubing on the Chippewa River or biking the local trails, cook out and spend a final night in the dorms.
DAY 2: Wake up early, have a hearty breakfast on campus, then shuttle to Round Hill where we will begin the paddle through the most beautiful and pristine section of the lower Chippewa River, the Tiffany Wildlife Area. That evening we will be camping at the Round Hill retreat center located on the banks of the Chippewa River and spending our free time relaxing and cooking pizzas in an outdoor brick fired pizza oven.
DAY 3: We will return early afternoon to the UW-Eau Claire campus to complete your experience and return home to your family and friends to prepare for your upcoming college experience.
$130.00. Once payment has been collected, a detailed packet of information will be sent to help answer any questions you may have.
Your trip cost includes all lodging, meals, and equipment. All you need to bring is your own personal clothing and a sleeping bag.
Contact Al Wiberg, Adventure Trips Program Director at 715.836.5601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
These trips are designed for all ability levels and those with special needs are welcome. Please note that the trips go rain or shine unless we have severe weather that takes us off river or trail for a period of time.