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 2018 Dates/Programming

Dates/Program Age Cost
June 10-15 (Storytellers & Music Makers) 18 & older $ 800
June 17-22 (Detective Camp) 18 & older $ 800
June 24-29 (Canoe/Horseback Riding) 14-21 $ 850
July 1-6 (Canoe/Horseback Riding) 18 & older $ 850
July 8-19 (Horseback Riding/Adventure Camp) 18 & older $ 1,600
July 22-27 (Wild West Camp) 18 & older $ 800
July 29-Aug 3 (Eco Explorers) 18 & older $ 800

Story Tellers & 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 $800.

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 $800.

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 $850.

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 $1,600.

Wild Wild West

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 $800.

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 $800.

Travel 2018 Dates/Programming

Dates/Program Age Cost
June 10-15 (Wisconsin Dells) 18 & older $ 1,000
June 17-22 (Black River Falls, WI) 18 & older (males only) $ 1,000
June 24-29 (Iowa Spa Excursion) 14-21 (females only) $ 1,000
July 1-6 (St. Louis, MO.) 18 & older $ 1,000
July 8-13 (Omaha, NE.) 18 & older $ 1,000
July 14-19 (Madison, WI) 18 & older $ 1,000
July 22-27 (Oshkosh EAA) 18 & older $ 1,000
July 29-Aug 3 (Sioux Falls, SD.) 18 & older $ 1,000

Wisconsin Dells

Take a trip with camp to the Waterpark Capitol of the World and one of the best vacation spots Wisconsin has to offer! Join us for an action packed adventure where we will visit an indoor waterpark, House on the Rock, and even go to a magic show! No trip to the Dells is complete without an original Duck’s land and water tour of the city and of course shopping in their famous downtown area! Fee is $1,000.

Black River Falls, WI

If you enjoy fishing, canoeing, hiking, sleeping outdoors, and meals cooked over a campfire, then this trip is for you! S’mores are included! Join Camp on a week-long camping excursion in the great outdoors! Campgrounds are located in Black River Falls, WI. **This trip is for male campers only. Fee is $1,000.

Iowa Spa Excursion

Ladies prepare yourself for a relaxing week full of spa experiences! Prepare yourself for a week full of manicures, pedicures, make-up, hair styles, and so much more! Get excited to enjoy all the beautiful city of Dubuque has to offer. **This trip is for female campers only. Fee is $1,000.

St. Louis, Missouri.

Join camp for our first trip to St. Louis where we will visit the tallest man-made national monument in the United States, The Gateway Arch! With an overnight stay in Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, MO where we will tour his childhood home. Other fun attractions may include a Chocolate Factory Tour, tour of Cardinal’s Stadium, or perhaps even the World Chess Hall of Fame! Fee is $1,000

Omaha, Nebraska

Join camp for another first, a trip to Omaha, NE! Campers will travel to the Cornhuskers state where they will get the opportunity to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium which is home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest and desert ecosystem. As well as many other historic landmarks and museums Omaha has to offer such as the Durham Museum, a guided tour of the Mormon Trail Center, as well as a visit to the 3,000 ft magic trick—suspended in air by mere cables, known as “Bob” their pedestrian bridge. Fee is $1,000.

Madison, WI

Week 6: July 14-19 (Madison, WI) 18+ 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. This trip will be packed with adventure, so make sure to bring your walking shoes! Fee is $1,000.

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 $1,000.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Head with Camp to the “Mount Rushmore State!” Once we arrive in the biggest city in South Dakota, we may explore the famous Falls Park, the Great Plains Zoo, and the Butterfly House & Aquarium! If we get the chance, we will visit the Olde Towne Dinner Theater. Join camp for our first trip to South Dakota, it’s sure to be one for the books! Fee is $1,000.