Exploring Woods and Waters of the Northwoods With Your Grandchild
Share your love of the outdoors with your grandchild in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, where you’ll explore wetlands, make crafts, practice archery and learn about fishing and animal tracking!
Program No. 18555RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore the forests and waterways of the Northwoods with your grandchild as you master outdoor skills on a memorable adventure. Learn to canoe into aquatic ecosystems, hike into the vast forested landscape, build a fire, and orient yourself with a map and compass. Study the world of raptors, create a “dream catcher,” make a leaf-printed t-shirt, view an awesome waterfall and much more.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain. Canoing up to three miles.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Make new friends as you work together completing a challenge course, testing your strength as a lumberjack, making plaster casts of animal tracks, and honing your archery accuracy.
  • Explore a northern quaking bog — an experience many equate to walking on a giant waterbed — and learn about the special plants and animals that reside in it.
  • Experience a canoe trip on the Manitowish River, a shallow watercourse where you can see the river bottom in most places.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-12.
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Cheryl Todea
Cheryl Todea has been at Trees For Tomorrow since 2000, where she has served as a teacher and naturalist. She was named operations manager in 2014, and previously held the interim executive director position. In addition to managing the overall operations of the organization, Cheryl is responsible for group programming and personnel management. Cheryl earned a degree in environmental education from University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and worked previously for the Girl Scouts and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, birding, and knitting.
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