Since 1976, Wisconsin Badger Camp has been traveling with developmentally challenged individuals so they may ''see America''. One long trip (nine to ten days) is planned each year. Travelers must be 18 years old, ambulatory, have semi-independent self-care skills, and good social behavior. Unlike summer camp, each traveler must pay a fee that totally supports the cost of the trip. No funding is available. Contact the camp office for details on this year's trip.


TENTATIVE ITINERARY

GREAT RIVER ROAD & APOSTLE ISLANDS | AUGUST 22 - 30, 2018


COST PER PERSON: $1,975 – DOUBLE $1,865 – QUAD $2,295 – SINGLE/ADA


All breakfasts, all suppers and three lunches are included in the trip. Suggested meal and personal spending money is $200. Please be at the pick-up and return locations on time. We will do our best to adhere to the above schedule.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018


AM DEPART Stevens Point, WI – Cooper’s BP Gas Station/Store (4928 Main St.) Intersection of I-39 & U.S. 10 West (Exit #158)

AM DEPART Waupaca, WI – McDonalds (200 Western Ave.)– Near Hwy 10 & Hwy 49 intersection

AM DEPART Wisconsin Dells, WI - McDonalds (Exit #92 of off I-90/94) 1200 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Baraboo Look for bus in the lot BEHIND the Cheese House which is next to McDonalds. Located in Lake Delton near Great Wolf Lodge & Evergreen Resort (there are 3 McDonalds in the WI Dells area so be sure you are at the correct one)

AM DEPART Dubuque, IA – KWIK STOP/DAIRY QUEEN shared parking lot (1210 East 16th St.) From Hwy 151/Hwy 61 exit on to Kerper Blvd. (Dubuque Greyhound Park exit). Go south on Kerper Blvd. a short distance to 16th Street. Kwik Stop/Dairy Queen is on the corner of Kerper Blvd. and 16th St.

PM DEPART Beloit, WI – Wendy’s Restaurant (2800 Milwaukee Rd.) - Exit #185A off of I-90

PM DEPART Rockford, IL – B.P Gas Station/Subway (542 N. Lyford Rd.) – NEW LOCATION Near the intersection of BUSINESS 20 and I-90 Located just south of the Baymont Inn.

AM DEPART Appleton, WI - McDonalds (3301 West College Ave.) U.S. Hwy 41 exit #137 College Ave. East 2 blocks Meet bus behind the Federal Express building located just west of McDonalds.

AM DEPART Oshkosh, WI – Burger King (800 S. Washburn St) - Hwy 41 at 9th St. Exit

AM DEPART Fond du Lac, WI – Holiday Inn parking lot (625 W. Rolling Meadows Dr.) Hwy 41 Exit #98 (South Military Road)

AM DEPART Madison, WI – McDonalds near South Town Mall(meet in lot facing Shopko) 2051 West Broadway, Monona Hwy 12/18 (Beltline Hwy), Exit #264 (South Town Dr.)

AM DEPART Allenton, WI – Park-n-Ride (Intersection of Hwy 41 and Hwy 33)

AM DEPART Milwaukee, WI – BROOKFIELD SQUARE SHOPPING MALL (95 N. Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI) (MEET THE BUS IN FRONT OF THE SEAR’S STORE BUT OUT NEXT TO MOORLAND ROAD) From I-94 take Exit # 301B, travel north on Moorland Road about ¼ mile to the first stoplight (Brookfield Square Drive). Turn left on Brookfield Square Drive and look for the Able Trek Tours motor coach in the lot immediately to your right.

AM DEPART Platteville, WI - McDonalds (NEW LOCATION) - (1775 Progressive Parkway)

AM DEPART East Troy, WI – McDonalds (2526 Main St.) - I-43 & Hwy 20

PM DEPART Tomah, WI – Mobile Gas Station/Convenience Store (24432 Gopher Ave) Exit #41 off of I-90

PM DEPART LaCrosse, WI – Day’s Inn Conference Center French Island (NEW LOCATION) East side parking lot (101 Sky Harbour Dr.) I-90 Exit #2

PM Visit Granddad Bluff high above LaCrosse and the Mississippi River valley
3:00 PM Check into the Lacrosse/West Salem AmericInn (608)786-3340.
5:50 PM LaCrosse Queen Mississippi River Pizza party cruise


THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018


AM Continental Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 AM International Owl Center (Houston, MN)
11:00 AM Lark Toys (Kellogg, MN)
2:00 PM National Eagle Center (Wabasha, MN)
Overnight at the Welch, MN Treasure Island Casino Resort (800)222-7077. Evening free to enjoy some gaming and/or the resort’s waterpark.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018


Continental Breakfast at the hotel
Shopping in beautiful downtown Red Wing, MN
2:00 PM Step-on guided motor coach tour of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul)
Overnight at the Inver Grove Heights, MN AmericInn (651)450-7511, our home for two nights.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018


Continental Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 AM US Bank Stadium Tour
11:00 AM Chanhassen Dinner Theater – Disney’s “Newsies”
Late afternoon and evening at the Mall of America
Supper at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp in the Mall of America


SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018


Continental Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 AM Stillwater, MN Trolley Tour
1:30 PM Dixieland Jazz Lunch Cruise on the St. Croix River (Stillwater, MN)
Overnight at the Ironwood, MI AmericInn (906)932-7200, our home for 2 nights.


MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018


Continental Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 AM Lake Superior Apostle Islands 55-mile boat excursion (3 hours, 15 minutes)
Afternoon free to eat lunch (self-pay) and shop in charming Bayfield, WI.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018


Continental Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 AM Ferry ride to Madeline Island. Enjoy a motor coach tour, with a local guide, of Madeline Island.
Lunch on the Island is included.
2:00 PM Ferry back to the mainland
PM Stop in downtown Hayward, WI for shopping
PM Overnight at the Spooner, WI Best Western (715)635-9770.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018


Continental Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 AM Wisconsin Great Northern Railway train ride
4:00 PM Cabin Ridge Ranch (Cadott, WI)
• Horse-drawn wagon ride to a cabin in the woods
• Dinner and live country music by the Danville Singers
PM Overnight at the Eau Claire, WI Sleep Inn (715)874-2900


THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018


AM Continental breakfast (included) at the hotel. Return to the same locations as on the pick-up day. Specific times will be indicated on the Final Itinerary which you will receive about one month before the trip.