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.


​We are currently hiring our 2022 Summer Staff.  

Counselor/Naturalist Positions

Health Care Counselor

​Check out our new podcast sharing stories stories of nature.

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​CWES is accredited by the American Camp Association.