Basecamp Trips

Your Adventure starts now!

Head out on a wilderness adventure during your Basecamp Trip. Meet other new Badgers, experience the great outdoors of Wisconsin, and get questions about life at UW-Madison answered by peer leaders.  Challenge yourself, gain trust and support from others, and learn new skills that you can use in your life on campus.

Registration
$425 by April 24. Use Basecamp2019 at checkout to save $25!
$450 April 25 and after

Includes: transportation, food/group camping gear, specialty items for activities, and instruction.

Meet our Basecamp leaderslearn more and see what past participants have said about their Basecamp experience.

Canoe the Wisconsin River | 5 days

Canoe the Wisconsin River | 5 days

Sauk City to Boscobel

Explore the many islands and sites of this majestic river while camping on the sandbars.  

Learn to paddle, navigate the water, and camping skills while making lifelong friends, swimming, and talking about the transition to college.

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Backpack The North Country Scenic Trail | 5 days

Backpack The North Country Scenic Trail | 5 days

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Have fun and be challenged while hiking through the forest alongside lakes, rivers, and waterfalls.
Learn the basics of backpacking and camping, and also about campus life around the campfire while taking in the beautiful vistas.

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Climb the Bluffs of Devil's Lake | 5 days

Climb the Bluffs of Devil's Lake | 5 days

Devil's Lake State Park

Hike and climb throughout the park, taking in iconic rock formations and the crystal-clear lake. 

Learn rock climbing and camping skills, plus meet new people and ask leaders questions about student life. 

The climbing component will be led by two student leaders and our full-time climbing advisor. No prior experience is necessary.

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