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

ST. LOUIS, BRANSON & EUREKA SPRINGS | AUGUST 21 - 29, 2017


COST PER PERSON: $1,895 – DOUBLE $1,795 – QUAD $2,265 – SINGLE/ADA


All breakfasts and all suppers are included in the trip. Suggested meal and personal spending money is $150. Please be at the pick-up and return locations on time. We will do our best to adhere to the noted schedule.


MONDAY, AUGUST 21


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

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 StFrom 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.

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 Platteville, WI – McDonalds (NEW LOCATION) - (250 West BUSINESS Hwy 151)

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

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

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.

PM DEPART Rockford, IL – Best Western Clocktower Inn (7801 E. State St.)Intersection of BUSINESS 20 and I-90

PM DEPART Rochelle, IL – McDonalds (829 Ranger St.) – I-39 Exit #99 (Hwy 38 West) 7:00 PM Check into the Tuscola, IL Baymont Inn (217)253-3500.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22



8:00 AM Breakfast (included) at the Hotel

11:00 AM Visit Grant’s Farm, home to the Budweiser Clydesdales. We’ll enjoy live animal shows, a tram ride through the wildlife preserve and much more.

PM Overnight at the St. Louis/Collinsville, IL Comfort Inn (618)346-4900, our home for two nights.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23



AM Breakfast (included) at the Hotel

10:00AM Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch and see a movie, “Monument to a Dream” about the Arch’s construction. Also, spend some time exploring the newly renovated Gateway Park and downtown St. Louis.

3:00PM Mississippi River Sightseeing Cruise

5:30PM Supper at the Old Spaghetti Factory


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24



AM Continental breakfast (included) at the hotel Drive to Branson, MO

3:00PM Check into the Branson Holiday Inn Express (417)336-2100, our home for four nights.

6:00PM Supper (included) at the Outback Steakhouse

8:00PM Dutton Family Show


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25



AM Continental breakfast (included) at the hotel Drive to Eureka Springs, Arkansas

11:00AM Visit Thorncrown Chapel

1:00PM Trolley Tour of Eureka Springs

3:00PM Arrive at the Great Passion Play site

• Art & Bible Museum

• Dinner Buffet

• Great Passion Play Pageant


SATURDAY, AUGUST 26



AM Continental breakfast (included) at the hotel Morning free to sleep in after a late night.

AM Late this morning we’ll visit Old Downtown Branson and The Landing area for shopping and lunch(on own)

4:30PM Dixie Stampede Dinner Show

8:00PM The Hughes Brother’s “IT” Show


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27



AM Continental breakfast (included) at the hotel

10:00AM New Jersey Nights Show

PM Afternoon free time at the hotel to relax and/or swim

5:00PM Supper at Pasghettis

7:00PM Million Dollar Quartet Show


MONDAY, AUGUST 28



AM Continental breakfast (included) at the hotel Begin our journey home.

PM Overnight at the Oglesby, IL Best Western (815)883-3535.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 29



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.


COST PER PERSON: $1,895 – DOUBLE $1,795 – QUAD $2,265 – SINGLE/ADA



All breakfasts and all suppers are included in the trip. Suggested meal and personal spending money is $150. Please be at the pick-up and return locations on time. We will do our best to adhere to the noted schedule.