Experience the success and fun of archery shooting. This
session covers skills of safety, techniques, equipment, mental concentration and core strengthen benefits. All equipment Provided. Sunday session covers grant writing for the National Archery in the Schools program.
Atlatl Building and Throwing
Experience the satisfaction of creating your own Atlatl or throw-ing spear. Used for thousands of years to capture prey, this unique throwing tool is now being used in competitions around the world. Be prepared to compete with your classmates. An opportunity for further competition will be available.
Buckskin Village / Woods Skills
Participate in a variety of games and activities while learning skills and crafts of the Mountain Man. Experience tomahawk, knife, and frying pan throwing, yarns, and a few surprises. An additional experience in outdoor cooking will be offered.
On-water instruction in canoeing will give the participant confi-dence in handling/steering a canoe. Handouts on preparing to lead canoeing excursions will be provided. Expert canoeing instruction by a certified guide will be given.
Canoeing the Wisconsin River
This session will introduce participants to basic paddling skills and culminate with a canoeing experience down the Wisconsin River. Equipment is provided.
Dutch Oven Cooking
Experience the joys of cooking over an open fire. Taste and learn. All supplies are provided.
Basic techniques in tying flies for beginners. Participants will tie flies for catching bass and trout. All materials provided
If you like the idea of treasure hunting while exploring the out-doors, than this session will provide participants with the skills necessary to navigate to pre-selected destinations.
Hand Gun Safety and Shooting
Proper handling of handguns will be featured in this session as participants learn skills and techniques. All equipment is
Leopold Bench Making
Make an authentic Aldo Leopold Bench and take it home with you. Kits are $35 to be paid with registrations. All tools are provided to make the bench with an expert guide.
Rustic Woods Crafts
Make a tree branch wall hook, forked-twig jewelry stand, pot-hanging hooks for a campfire and other simple and useful items made from nature’s hardware store: trees and shrubs. Bring a pocketknife if you have one; tools and materials provided.
Basic techniques of rappelling will be demonstrated and practiced on a 32 ft. tower. Participants will experience both rappelling and
support practices that lead to successful experiences for students of all ages. Expert instruction will lead both the beginners and the experienced people through safety, instruction, and practice sessions.
Teaching Paddling Skills
Becoming a proficient instructor in teaching canoe paddling skills will be the focus of this session. Both dry land and on-water in-struction will allow participants to polish their skills and knowledge.
Two levels of shotgun skills will be presented. Beginners will
experience hands on instruction on the appropriate safety meth-ods for handling and firing shotguns. Advanced participants will receive instruction on accuracy and competition. All shotguns and ammunition will be provided.
Team Building & Group Dynamics
Use challenge activities to introduce the basic concepts of adven-ture education. Participants will engage in a host of events that will allow them to explore education through environmental in-volvement in the outdoors.
Walleye/Bass Fishing Techniques
This session is an on water session in which expert instruction on a variety of techniques to catch bass and walleyes will be given.
Participants must have a current Wisconsin fishing license.
Limited to 10 people.
This session will provide basic instruction in first aid techniques that can be applied to commonly experienced injuries and illness-es in remote settings. Instruction will help participants build a basic first aid kit to take on outings.
This session will focus on basic techniques and skills necessary for safe participation into wilderness areas. An overview of sur-vival techniques will be presented, but participants will focus on being prepared for all challenges that one might encounter in a remote environment.
Uses and Lore of Wild Plants
Every plant in the outdoors has a story, practical use or other spe-cial features. Find out which plants in the area are edible or can be used for twine, tea, baskets, fire-by-friction, dyes, or are just plain amazing for their unique qualities. We will discover, sample and use many Wausau School Forest plants.