Welcome to CWES!

The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (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.

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.
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Job descriptions for summer camp counselors and health care counselor are now available!  Check out the Summer Camp Employment page for the application.

​CWES will host its second Teen Leadership Weekend on November 11-13, 2016. The information about the weekend is now available so register soon!

We will be hosting the first CWES Summer Camp Reunion on November 11-13, 2016.  Check out the excitement and register to be a part of this special weekend.​

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​CWES is excited to announce that we are now Accredited by the American Camp Association! See the Summer Camp page for more details.