In addition to the Main Camp programs, Badger Camp offers a Primitive Camp and a Travel Program. These programs offer a variety of choices from horseback riding to a trip to Wisconsin Dells. They are limited to 6-16 campers per session and are guided by 2-5 experienced staff members. Both Primitive Camp and the Travel Program are designed for those looking for a unique and somewhat more challenging experience.

Individuals must be at least 18 years old to attend the Travel Program except for the Young Adults Adventure.

Primitive 2017 Dates/Programming

Dates/Program Age Cost
June 11-16 (Eco Explorers) 18 & older $ 700
June 18-23 (Detective Camp) 18 & older $ 700
June 25-30 (Canoe/Horseback Riding) 14-21 $ 725
July 2-7 (Canoe/Horseback Riding) 18 & older $ 725
July 9-20 (Horseback Riding/Adventure Camp) 18 & older $ 1,400
July 23-28 (Storytellers & Music Makers) 18 & older $ 700
July 30-Aug 4 (Wild West Camp) 18 & older $ 700

Eco Explorers

Looking for a new kind of Primitive Camp adventure? Come check out our brand new Eco Explorers program! The week will offer outdoor fun and environmentally focused programming for campers. This session will integrate art, science, nature, gardening, cooking, drama, and music into the Primitive Camp experience as we explore new ways to connect with nature. Campers will also be taking a trip to Wyalusing State Park to explore some of the beauty that the Driftless Region has to offer. Fee is $700.

Detective Camp

Unleash the super sleuth in you! Come explore Badger Camp with your detective hat on as we learn how to explore the outdoors with metal detectors and other fun equipment while finding answers to hidden clues by going geo caching. We'll also uncover the mad scientist in each of us while performing nature based science experiments as well as getting a little messy as we learn about chemical reactions! Fee is $700.

Canoe/Horseback Riding

During this week you can participate in exciting activities like horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking! Along with other special activities that take place throughout the week, you will get to go fishing, swimming and do crafts, music and much more! No prior riding or canoeing experience is required. Fee is $725.

Horseback Riding/Adventure Camp

Do you feel like 5 days just isn't enough time at Primitive Camp? Join our 'super sized' two week session and you'll get to have twice as much fun participating in exciting activities like horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking! Along with other special activities that take place throughout the week, you will get to go fishing, swimming and do crafts, music and much more! No prior riding or canoeing experience is required. Fee is $1,400.

Storytellers & Music Makers

If you love the outdoors AND the arts, this is the program for you! Join us for our third annual Storytellers and Music Makers session to create an original Badger Camp production that will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel and website as well as the Friday Talent Show for all of camp to see! You'll be able to work with our Music/Drama Director to create a set, script and music for this one-of-a kind-performance. This session also includes fishing, swimming and of course, Badger Ball! Fee is $700.

Wild West Camp

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Giddy-up on over to Primitive Camp where you'll get to pass the time by playing horseshoes, learning to lasso, and create your own leather crafted journal. Enjoy western-style meals over the campfire as you learn the tunes that the cowboys and girls used to sing into the night. Saddle up the chuck wagon for the Hoe Down (Badger Ball) because you'll also be creating a group line dance to teach to the other campers. This session also includes swimming, fishing and plenty of crafts! Fee $700.

Travel 2017 Dates/Programming

Dates/Program Age Cost
June 11-16 (Iowa Excursion) 18 & older $ 885
June 18-23 (Wisconsin Dells) 18 & older $ 885
June 25-30 (Madison/Baraboo) 14-21 $ 885
July 2-7 (Milwaukee) 18 & older $ 885
July 9-14 (Door County) 18 & older $ 885
July 15-20 (Des Moines, IA) 18 & older $ 885
July 23-28 (Oshkosh EAA) 18 & older $ 930
July 30-Aug 4 (Green Bay) 18 & older $ 885

Iowa Excursion

This multi-destination trip will include a stop at the beautiful National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque. We’ll spend a day in Cedar Rapids exploring the Indian Creek Nature Center known for its prairies and woodlands and change it up by going to Planet X for some mini-golf and bumper cars. We will stay in Waterloo and enjoy the sites in the area. Fee is $885.

Wisconsin Dells

One of the best vacation spots of Wisconsin offers an action packed vacation for our travelers! We will be touring the natural beauty of the Dells on a Duck tour, attending a Tommy Bartlett Ski, Sky and Stage show and exhibiting our artist’s skills at Paint It Pottery. There will also be opportunities for swimming, hiking and plenty of shopping in the Downtown area. Fee is $885.


This trip will feature tours of some of Wisconsin's most iconic architecture: The State Capitol, Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the Monona Terrace. If we are able, we’ll also be able to attend a show at the Overture Center for the Arts. Travelers will also spend a day horseback riding at stables near Baraboo and exploring Devil’s Lake State Park. The Circus World Museum also offers a glimpse into the old Ringling Bros. Circus. This trip will be packed with adventure, so make sure to bring your walking shoes! Fee is $885.


What would a trip to Milwaukee be without a tour of Miller Park?! Campers will enjoy fireworks in the area for the July 4th Holiday! As well as touring Milwaukee’s Oceans of Fun at the Milwaukee Zoo, Discovery World and the famous Domes. Fee is $885.

Door County

A vacation in Door County is truly like no other! With more than 300 miles of shoreline and five State Parks, there is no shortage of places to explore in Door County. Travelers will be staying in a beautiful vacation home and enjoying the splendor of the Washington Island Ferry, Eagle Tower, and Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. We will be attending a famous fish boil! Fee is $885

Des Moines, IA

Campers will enjoy this trip for the first time this summer! Exploring the capital of Iowa and all it’s things to offer. From the Science Center to the Art Center and Botanical Gardens. There definitely isn’t a shortage of things to do in Des Moines. Travelers will be staying in a Beautiful Deluxe Cabin and visit the local state park! Fee is $885.

Oshkosh EAA

Did you know that for just 5 days out of the year, Oshkosh, WI has the busiest airport in the world?! Come experience it for yourself as we spend two days exploring the 100’s of exhibitors, 1000’s of planes and daily workshops to choose from at EAA AirVenture. While an Air Show is a must, other activities during this trip may include a tour of the National Airplane Museum, shopping at the Outlet Mall and more! Fee is $930.

Green Bay

Green Bay is the small town where big dreams are made! Get away on the ultimate Packer fan’s vacation: Take an in-depth tour of Lambeau Field, as well as taking in Packer history on the Walk of Legends and Packers Heritage Trail. If the brand new Hall of Fame is open, we’ll also take the time to tour some of the richest history of the NFL. While in Green Bay, we will also explore at the Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary and let loose at the Bay Beach Amusement Park! Fee is $885.