Welcome to CWES!

CWES is a 200-acre teaching and learning center located 17 miles east of Stevens Point on glacial Sunset Lake. Since 1975, we have been an integral part of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point College of Natural Resources program and is staffed with professional natural resource and environmental educators.

Our Mission: To foster in adults and youth the appreciation, understanding, skill development, and motivation needed to help them build a sustainable balance between the environment, economy, and community.

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Your Trip to CWES
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Do you have questions about what your upcoming trip to CWES will be like? CWES now has an orientation video for school groups. Just click on the video.
If you are a teacher already coming out for a field trip to CWES, check out the Planning a Trip page.You can find resources for your visit and, if you scroll down, you can find pre- and post-visit activities available to help enhance your experience.

"Lead the Pack" is an outdoor adventure program for incoming UWSP freshmen that takes place in August at CWES.  Learn more here!

 News & Events


Registration for Lead the Pack 2014 is now OPEN! For more information about the program, check out the brochure.​

The Tomorrow River Community Charter School is now accepting applications for the 2014/15 school year. Students can enroll in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. If your family resides outside of the Tomorrow River School District, you will have to go through the DPI open enrollment process which closes April 30th, 2014. Please visit the DPI website to find this application. You can find the enrollment application for TRCCS at trccs.org. Space is limited and applications need to be in by April 30th!

Summer Camp Sampler: May 10th! Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free summer camp fun! Explore the cabins, meet the staff, enjoy a complimentary lunch and experience camp as a family before sending your child to us for their summer adventure. Please call Sheri at 715.346.2704 to reserve your spot by May 2.

UWSP news  - CWES to benefit from UW-Stevens Point Foundation grant​