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EAGLE RIVER, WISCONSIN

Intergenerational: Exploring Woods and Waters of the North Woods

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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Itinerary for Jul 21 — Jul 26, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) started in 1944 to help reforestation efforts in northern Wisconsin. Initially, Trees For Tomorrow was focused on giving out free tree seedlings and assisting with forest management. Once the reforestation effort was largely completed, TFT shifted more toward education. Today TFT is an accredited Natural Resources Specialty school that focuses on educating students, teachers, and other adults about the wise use and management of natural resources. The campus is located on about 30 acres with an interpretative walking trail within it.

Contact info:
519 E. Sheridan St
P.O. Box 609
Eagle River, WI 54521 USA
phone: 715-479-6456
web: www.treesfortomorrow.com

Room amenities: Each room has 2-3 bunk beds, dresser, coat rack, and small desk. During warm months, it is recommended to bring a fan, as only the main Education Hall has air conditioning. We will provide bed linens, pillows, and blankets. Participants should bring their own towels and washcloths.

Facility amenities: Our dormitories are rustic, yet comfortable, one-story buildings with 7 to 12 bedrooms in each. The dorms have central lounges with fireplaces and a central shared standard bathroom (separate genders) within a short distance of each bedroom. There is Wi-Fi available campus-wide available at no cost. There are no laundry facilities on site, but there are places to go within a 5 minute drive.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bath down the hall.

Additional nights before: $35 Single/$50 Double
Please contact TFT - Road Scholar Coordinator Troy Walters at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date if interested in staying additional nights. Additional nights before and after the program vary depending on the program date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 21 - Check-in / Introductions, Program Overview, and I...
Arrive To: Check in at Education Hall from 3-4:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:00 PM

Evening: Orientation - Introductions to all participants. We will also do some icebreakers to help participants get to know each other a little better. There will be an orientation to the facilities and overview of the program logistics.

Lodging: Lodge at Trees For Tomorrow

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) started in 1944 to help reforestation efforts in northern Wisconsin. Initially, Trees For Tomorrow was focused on giving out free tree seedlings and assisting with forest management. Once the reforestation effort was largely completed, TFT shifted more toward education. Today TFT is an accredited Natural Resources Specialty school that focuses on educating students, teachers, and other adults about the wise use and management of natural resources. The campus is located on about 30 acres with an interpretative walking trail within it.

Contact info:
519 E. Sheridan St
P.O. Box 609
Eagle River, WI 54521 USA
phone: 715-479-6456
web: www.treesfortomorrow.com

Room amenities: Each room has 2-3 bunk beds, dresser, coat rack, and small desk. During warm months, it is recommended to bring a fan, as only the main Education Hall has air conditioning. We will provide bed linens, pillows, and blankets. Participants should bring their own towels and washcloths.

Facility amenities: Our dormitories are rustic, yet comfortable, one-story buildings with 7 to 12 bedrooms in each. The dorms have central lounges with fireplaces and a central shared standard bathroom (separate genders) within a short distance of each bedroom. There is Wi-Fi available campus-wide available at no cost. There are no laundry facilities on site, but there are places to go within a 5 minute drive.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bath down the hall.

Additional nights before: $35 Single/$50 Double
Please contact TFT - Road Scholar Coordinator Troy Walters at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date if interested in staying additional nights. Additional nights before and after the program vary depending on the program date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 22 - Challenge Course / Logging History & Games / Maki...
Challenge Course / Logging History & Games / Making Plaster Casts / Archery / Fire & Shelter Building / Canoe Lessons in the evening

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:30 AM

Morning: CHALLENGE COURSE - Challenge course is a teamwork building activity that will allow participants to get to learn more about, and be comfortable with each other for the rest the week. LOGGING HISTORY - The logging history of Wisconsin influenced the landscape and formation of cities and towns in the Northwoods. Learn about the lumberjacks of the late 1800's and test your strength and accuracy with lumberjack competitions.

Lunch: Lunch at 11:30 AM

Afternoon: ANIMAL TRACKS & PLASTER CASTS - Learning about animal tracks is a neat way to catch a glimpse into their lives. Participants will have the chance to make plaster casts of animal tracks that they can take home. ARCHERY - Archery is a life-long skill that is fun, requires good technique, and is an integral part of the economy of many Midwest states. Learn from certified instructors and become a better shooter. SURVIVAL SKILLS - Learning about and practicing the survival skill of making a fire is an opportunity to test yourself before you "need" the skills. Not only is this class a lot of fun, but it provides a good skill set for future outdoor endeavors.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:00 PM

Evening: CANOE LESSONS - Learning proper canoe techniques is crucial to be safe on the water. Proper entry/exit techniques, paddle strokes, along with other boat handling skills can help a person feel confident about being on a beautiful lake or river.

Lodging: Lodge at Trees For Tomorrow

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) started in 1944 to help reforestation efforts in northern Wisconsin. Initially, Trees For Tomorrow was focused on giving out free tree seedlings and assisting with forest management. Once the reforestation effort was largely completed, TFT shifted more toward education. Today TFT is an accredited Natural Resources Specialty school that focuses on educating students, teachers, and other adults about the wise use and management of natural resources. The campus is located on about 30 acres with an interpretative walking trail within it.

Contact info:
519 E. Sheridan St
P.O. Box 609
Eagle River, WI 54521 USA
phone: 715-479-6456
web: www.treesfortomorrow.com

Room amenities: Each room has 2-3 bunk beds, dresser, coat rack, and small desk. During warm months, it is recommended to bring a fan, as only the main Education Hall has air conditioning. We will provide bed linens, pillows, and blankets. Participants should bring their own towels and washcloths.

Facility amenities: Our dormitories are rustic, yet comfortable, one-story buildings with 7 to 12 bedrooms in each. The dorms have central lounges with fireplaces and a central shared standard bathroom (separate genders) within a short distance of each bedroom. There is Wi-Fi available campus-wide available at no cost. There are no laundry facilities on site, but there are places to go within a 5 minute drive.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bath down the hall.

Additional nights before: $35 Single/$50 Double
Please contact TFT - Road Scholar Coordinator Troy Walters at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date if interested in staying additional nights. Additional nights before and after the program vary depending on the program date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 23 - Hike Sylvania Wilderness / Visit Bond Falls Water...
Hike Sylvania Wilderness / Visit Bond Falls Waterfall / Critter Catching / Trees For Tomorrow public program

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:30 AM

Morning: SYLVANIA WILDERNESS HIKE - We will explore some of the 20,000 acres of virgin timber forest. We'll visit at least one of the 34 named lakes in this amazing Hemlock/Hardwood forest. Hemlocks, sugar maples, and yellow birch of large size and in excess of 200 years old are common. There are many rules in place to maintain the area in its natural state now, and for future generations.

Lunch: We will be eating lunch on the shores of Clark Lake, a beautiful wilderness lake.

Afternoon: BOND FALLS - This is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Participants will also briefly touch on water management; discussing how people affect water along with the positive and negative aspects of dams.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:00 PM

Evening: CRITTER CATCHING - We are going to try our hand at catching some aquatic bugs, allowing us to get an idea of what the water quality of the water body is. This activity is not only a lot of fun, but also a very eye opening experience!

Evening: PUBLIC PROGRAM - Every summer, Trees For Tomorrow hosts programs on Tuesday night that are free and open to the public. The topics are quite varied with some examples including: bears, eagles, loons, raptors, elk, mushrooms, etc. Programs normally run about an hour long and are given by experts in their respective field.

Lodging: Lodge at Trees For Tomorrow

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) started in 1944 to help reforestation efforts in northern Wisconsin. Initially, Trees For Tomorrow was focused on giving out free tree seedlings and assisting with forest management. Once the reforestation effort was largely completed, TFT shifted more toward education. Today TFT is an accredited Natural Resources Specialty school that focuses on educating students, teachers, and other adults about the wise use and management of natural resources. The campus is located on about 30 acres with an interpretative walking trail within it.

Contact info:
519 E. Sheridan St
P.O. Box 609
Eagle River, WI 54521 USA
phone: 715-479-6456
web: www.treesfortomorrow.com

Room amenities: Each room has 2-3 bunk beds, dresser, coat rack, and small desk. During warm months, it is recommended to bring a fan, as only the main Education Hall has air conditioning. We will provide bed linens, pillows, and blankets. Participants should bring their own towels and washcloths.

Facility amenities: Our dormitories are rustic, yet comfortable, one-story buildings with 7 to 12 bedrooms in each. The dorms have central lounges with fireplaces and a central shared standard bathroom (separate genders) within a short distance of each bedroom. There is Wi-Fi available campus-wide available at no cost. There are no laundry facilities on site, but there are places to go within a 5 minute drive.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bath down the hall.

Additional nights before: $35 Single/$50 Double
Please contact TFT - Road Scholar Coordinator Troy Walters at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date if interested in staying additional nights. Additional nights before and after the program vary depending on the program date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 24 - Compass Use / Tree Identification / T-shirt Print...
Compass Use / Tree Identification / T-shirt Printing, Amphibians & Reptiles, Predator-Prey game -- Adults: Franklin Lake Hike / Canoeing Baker Lake & Tamarack Flowage

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:30 AM

Morning: COMPASS USE - Learning how to use a compass is a skill that can help a person feel more confident exploring the woods. Participants will have a chance to practice their skills on a course outside. TREE SPREE - We'll focus on identifying a handful of trees and then use a relay race to test your skills. Participants can also collect some leaves and needles to use for t-shirt printing in the afternoon.

Lunch: Lunch at 11:30 AM

Afternoon: GRANDCHILDREN AND GRANDPARENTS - T-SHIRT PRINTING - Grandchildren (and those interested grandparents) will have an opportunity to make their own stamped t-shirt. Participants are encouraged to bring their own t-shirt or cloth bag to decorate with plants and trees from the Northwoods. GRANDCHILDREN - AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES, HARK! WHO GROWS THERE! Learning about frogs, salamanders, turtles, and snakes is a lot of fun, especially when you get to have a live specimen in your hand. Trees For Tomorrow has 2 blue-spotted salamanders, a wood turtle, and 2 ball pythons for educational purposes. Hark! Who grows there! is a predator-prey / hide and seek game that allows kids to have fun while investigating different forest types. GRANDPARENTS: FRANKLIN LAKE NATURE TRAIL HIKE OR FREE TIME - To allow for a little time on their own, we will offer to take those interested folks to arguably one of the top nature trails in this area. Nestled in the heart of the Nicolet National Forest, this easy 1.5-mile hike weaves through multiple habitat types, provides views of 2 lakes, and has much plant life.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:00 PM

Evening: CANOE BAKER LAKE AND TAMARACK FLOWAGE - Evening is a great time to canoe with more gentle winds and cooler temperatures. Owls, loons, eagles, beaver, and a host of other animals can be found on this quiet paddle. Baker Lake is very representative of many lakes in this area. Additionally, there is a nice channel that allows access to another lake. There is very little boat traffic on this Northwoods gem!

Lodging: Lodge at Trees For Tomorrow

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) started in 1944 to help reforestation efforts in northern Wisconsin. Initially, Trees For Tomorrow was focused on giving out free tree seedlings and assisting with forest management. Once the reforestation effort was largely completed, TFT shifted more toward education. Today TFT is an accredited Natural Resources Specialty school that focuses on educating students, teachers, and other adults about the wise use and management of natural resources. The campus is located on about 30 acres with an interpretative walking trail within it.

Contact info:
519 E. Sheridan St
P.O. Box 609
Eagle River, WI 54521 USA
phone: 715-479-6456
web: www.treesfortomorrow.com

Room amenities: Each room has 2-3 bunk beds, dresser, coat rack, and small desk. During warm months, it is recommended to bring a fan, as only the main Education Hall has air conditioning. We will provide bed linens, pillows, and blankets. Participants should bring their own towels and washcloths.

Facility amenities: Our dormitories are rustic, yet comfortable, one-story buildings with 7 to 12 bedrooms in each. The dorms have central lounges with fireplaces and a central shared standard bathroom (separate genders) within a short distance of each bedroom. There is Wi-Fi available campus-wide available at no cost. There are no laundry facilities on site, but there are places to go within a 5 minute drive.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bath down the hall.

Additional nights before: $35 Single/$50 Double
Please contact TFT - Road Scholar Coordinator Troy Walters at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date if interested in staying additional nights. Additional nights before and after the program vary depending on the program date.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 25 - Canoe Manitowish River / Bog Investigation / Rapt...
Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:30 AM

Morning: MANITOWISH RIVER CANOE - Canoeing the "playful spirit" river is just that, tons of fun. It has a sandy bottom and is quite shallow, meaning you can see the river bottom in most places. Belted kingfishers, otters, eagles, green frogs, and many beautiful aquatic plants can be found.

Lunch: Lunch at scenic Crystal Lake and ice cream at McKays Corner Store.

Afternoon: BOG INVESTIGATION - Vilas County is home to over 1300 glacially created lakes. When conditions are right, certain plants begin to grow out into the lake. These plants form a dense root network that allow us to walk on them. The waterbed-like feel of a northern quaking bog is a memorable experience for many participants. While out there, we will examine the many unique plants that call this area home. The carnivorous pitcher plant, sphagnum moss, leatherleaf, labrador tea, black spruce and tamarack are some of the plants and trees we'll expect to see.

Dinner: Dinner at 5:00 PM

Evening: RAPTORS - We will learn about the amazing world of hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls. During the lecture portion, we will discuss the features that define raptors, examine some adaptations that help them survive, look at their biology, and talk about some conservation measures to help them out. Trees For Tomorrow is fortunate enough to have education birds for participants to see these features up close on a live raptor! NIGHT HIKE - Probably rated the most fun and memorable by students that come here during the school year, the night hike is an opportunity to explore a time when most of us normally go inside and many animals come out! We'll be doing activities to examine all our senses!

Lodging: Lodge at Trees For Tomorrow

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Free Time Opportunities


Eagle River, WI
Downtown StoresLocated just a few blocks from downtown Eagle River, Wall Street has a variety of stores to explore.
Eagle River Area Chamber of CommerceThe Eagle River Chamber of Commerce is a short walk from "Trees" and has excellent resources. Phone number is 715-477-2205.
For additional information, visit: www.eagleriver.org
Fishing, Golf, Tennis, BasketballThere are many places to fish in the Northwoods. Other relaxing recreational opportunities at parks may include tennis and basketball. Golf courses can also be found in the area. See "Trees" Coordinator for further details.
Olson Memorial LibraryThe library has many resources to explore. Books, email access, and newpapers can all be found. Phone number is 715-479-8070.
TrailsWilderness areas along with other public lands surround Eagle River. See "Trees" Coordinator for maps and locations.
Various TrailsTrees For Tomorrow is in the heart of many public lands. National Forests, State Forests, and County Forests provide abundant opportunities for biking and other recreational opportunities. See "Trees" Coordinator for maps and locations. There are both road and mountain bike trails available.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
12 Hands-on experiences

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