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Wisconsin Basecamp

Your Adventure Starts Now!

We're Hiring Trip Leaders!


Get paid to lead backpacking and canoeing trips with new Badgers this summer! We are looking for active Badgers who are interested in leading 5-day wilderness orientation trips for incoming students this summer. Are you involved on campus? Do you like mentoring new students? Do you have outdoor leading experience? This may be the perfect fit for you! Leaders will lead 3 to 4 trips during July and August. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Initial set will be reviewed February 12.

New Student Wilderness Orientation Trip

Hey new Badgers! Ready for an adventure this summer that gets you ready for life on campus? Wisconsin Basecamp offers summer outdoor wilderness orientation trips to connect you with a small community of other new students.

You'll be challenged in ways both obvious and unexpected – from overcoming the physical demands of canoeing, backpacking or climbing to making new friends and growing in ways you never imagined possible.

Basecamp isn't just about getting out into nature. It's about finding your independence, getting to know people and addressing questions and concerns about life on campus, including:

  • Your New Home: Dorm life and the people you’ll meet
  • Academic Success: Balancing class with out of classroom opportunities
  • Managing Your Fears: Addressing worries and discussing possible solutions 

Ready to start your college adventure? Registration opens April 23!


Julie Brown, Basecamp Manager 
(608) 262-1630

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