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Basecamp Madison Itinerary

Day 1

10:00 AM – Participants meet at Memorial Union. Welcome and overview.  Meet the group.  (Please eat breakfast before arriving). 

Mid-morning – Hit the road! Head to the campsite to setup camp.

Afternoon/ Evening – Ropes Course Activities in Stoughton, WI with ALPS.  Dinner, camping.

Days 2-3

You will be adventuring around the Madison area and UW campus.  Groups will get to choose to participate in several different activities each day.  Some of the planned activities include...

  • Sailing and SUP on Lake Mendota.  Join Hoofer Sailing Club and Outdoor UW to hit the water right outside of Memorial Union, the living room of UW- Madison. Bring a few dollars to get Babcock Ice Cream!
  • Bike and Hike.  Bike the trails of Madison, which are extensive!  Hike to the iconic picnic point, a student favorite with beautiful views of campus.  Get ready for a special competition that is all fun.
  • Paddle and Picnic. Experience how to pack a boat and paddle, as we take on Lake Wabesa and surrounding tributaries.  Make a stop for lunch where you'll learn to cook a killer camp meal. 

Day 4

Morning - Pack up all of your things, we are heading to Devil's Lake State Park!  There will be many activities, such as hiking to Balanced Rock and Devil's Doorway, swimming in the pristine waters, frisbee and hammock, whatever pleases you.  There will be a cookout as well. 

4PM – Arrive back to Memorial Union. Participants are available for pickup/departure.  Trip concludes.