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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.
$450 April 25 and after
Includes: transportation, food/group camping gear, specialty items for activities, and instruction.
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.
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.
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.