HPW 490/690 Section 791


​Wellness Adventures in the Outdoors

This extremely popular spring event is held in both formal and informal settings at the Wausau School Forest. Registration, dinner, games and challenge activities are scheduled for Friday evening. General sessions in biking, hiking, birding, fishing, wellness and curriculum design - to name a few - are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

This workshop is intended for practicing professionals (teachers, health promotion specialists, agency leaders, recreation specialists) as a means of enhancing their personal skill and group leadership abilities. The course further serves as an opportunity to design and implement adventure programs into a variety of worksites.

Course Objectives:
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to develop adventure education wellness programming skills through active participation in workshop activities.
  • Provide participants an opportunity to design formal instructional packages to implement in workplaces with clients in school, agency and corporation settings.
  • Provide participants information on facilitation skills, instructional skills, wellness philosophy, organizational skills, technical skills, safety skills and environmental knowledge as they relate to wellness and adventure education programs.

Additional Workshop Information

The workshop offers both undergraduate and graduate credits. Up to 3 credits can be earned by engaging in the workshop and then creating teaching packages that can be implemented upon return to the work setting. Each student designs their own project, sets their own goals and identifies outcomes. Practical, immediately useful material and curriculum development is the focus of student projects. You may email John Munson for more information on the credit requirements.

You may email John Munson or call (715) 340-4855 to request a copy of the program brochure and application.

 Textbook Information

​There is no textbook for this course.

 Tuition and Fees

​Wisconsin Resident ​Credits ​Cost
​Undergraduate ​1 ​269.98
​Undergraduate ​2 ​539.96
​Undergraduate ​3 ​809.94
​Graduate ​1 ​432.02
​Graduate ​2 ​864.04
​Graduate ​3 ​1,296.06

UWSP credit tuition is in addition to workshop fee.
To obtain college credit, students must register for both the workshop and for this course.  Course tuition is in addition to the cost of the workshop.  Students will attend the workshop May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and then complete a project due July 15.  Contact John Munson for workshop information: barbjohn@charter.net or 715-340-4855


Permission is required to register for this course.

Jennifer Hess
CPS 100



Course Number
HPW 490 (Undergrad)
HPW 690 (Graduate)


May 1 - June 22
Wisconsin Adventure in Education Workshop held at Wausau School Forest, Mosinee, WI
May 1-3, 2015

Credit project due:

July 15
Wausau School Forest, Mosinee, WI


John Munson