18555
Wisconsin

The Woods & Waters of Wisconsin 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!
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 18555RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
699 / ADULT
499 / CHILD

At a Glance

Venture to the forests and waterways of Northwoods Wisconsin, where Ojibwe tribes once roamed and hunted and where lumberjacks later floated pine logs down the river to market. Learn to canoe on the Manitowish River, once an important artery for the fur traders. Find out about the hawks, eagles and owls that live in the tree tops and learn how to build a fire and use a compass. Learn how to use a compass and become more confident exploring the woods, take a field trip to a sparkling waterfall in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and so much more!
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
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 ...

  • Explore the Sylvania Wilderness on a hike through the 20,000 acres of virgin timber forest.
  • Try archery and learn to canoe — two activities that the Native Americans once relied on to survive the Northwoods.
  • 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.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-12.
Featured Expert
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Kim Feller
Kim Feller joined Trees for Tomorrow in October 2014. She is from Columbus, Ohio, has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in coastal, marine and wetland studies. Her fieldwork experience includes conducting wetland surveys in Ohio, working at a national wildlife refuge in Michigan and studying marsh bird populations in South Carolina. Kim began her job as Road Scholar programs coordinator in 2015. When she is not at work, she enjoys many "Road Scholar-like" activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking and photography!

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Bethany Heft
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Kim Feller
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Cheryl Todea
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Vern Gentele
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Todd Starling
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