Excursion Programming

We encourage adventuring of all kinds. We’d love for you to take some time exploring the rest our locale has to offer. Here’s a few of our curated experiences you can schedule for your group at places close to Wandawega. (in both proximity and heart)



TROUT FISHINGRushing Waters.

Wisconsin’s Largest rainbow trout farm is located within the nearby Kettle Moraine State Forest, and provides a pristine yet easily accessible setting. Go behind the scenes with hands-on activities and a look at the action that makes Rushing Waters the country’s leading producer of quality Rainbow Trout. 

“Fishing on the Farm” includes: Instruction, Poles & Equipment, Bait, Cleaning, Icing. The 80-acre farm has crystal clear ponds and raceways full of rainbow trout. Don’t want to bring your catch home? Let them cook it up for you on the spot: Dining in the Rushing Waters tasting room is an epicurean experience from farm to fork. Their Chef sources ingredients from their fishery as well as the region’s best local farms, in a celebration of seasonal artisan offerings.

Group requirements: No minimum age or minimum group number
Distance from Camp: @ 15 minutes
Estimated Program Time: “Hook & Cook” – 1 hour
Phone: (262)495-2089
Website


 

MEAD MAKING & BEE KEEPINGThe Hive Taproom

TASTING WITH THE BREWER. Come learn why this gluten-free session honey mead is becoming more popular.  Learn about the process and see where the mead is brewed (pending timing – brewery renovation planned to begin winter of 2020). You’ll be able to taste up to 12 of The Hive’s session meads on tap plus meads in process.

PICNIC WITH THE BEES (and their keeper). Enjoy a charcuterie board and The Hive’s session meads outside (weather pending) next to the beehives and learn about beekeeping life and how bees are integral to our ecosystem and our mead making process.

Group requirements: Mead Tasting, 21+ & minimum group number is 6;
Bee Picnic, no minimum age & minimum group number is 4
Distance from Camp: @ 10 minutes
Estimated Program Time: 1.5 hours-2 hours
Phone: (262)355-4415
Website


 

BIKE RENTAL & TRAIL RIDINGBackyard Bikes (+ neighboring LaGrange General Store)

Rent bikes and ride some of the most beautiful trails in Wisconsin, located in the Southern Kettle Moraine (neighboring Camp). Start your adventure at the charming local sandwich and bike shop. The Backyard Bikes Team will give you the lowdown on the best bikes and trails for you and your crew. You can take easy rides through the woods or challenge yourself with a tougher route (maps provided). You’ll experience the beauty of the forest first hand, pedaling through the Kettles.  *Note: Guests are required a rental reservation made through their website to insure availability.

*NOTE: ‘Lagrange General Store’ is a separate but equally rad mom-and-pop business attached to backyard bikes- we recco you visit both at once. 💛

 

Group requirements: no minimum age or minimum group number

Distance from Camp: @ 10 minutes
Estimated Program Time: 1-3 hours, depending on trail
Phone:  (262) 495-8600
Website


 

PAINTING WORKSHOPBoard and Brush

Private wood sign workshops allow you and your group to flex your maker muscles.  It’s an easy way to be creative and go home with a sign perfectly suited to your style. 

Group requirements: no minimum age or minimum group number
Distance from Camp: @ 20 minutes
Estimated Program Time: up to 3 hours
Phone: (262) 409-1639
Website


 

FLORAL WORKSHOP Great White Farm

Come enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Great White Farm.  Crystal will host a workshop for you on making seasonal wreaths, floral arrangements, or floral crown making. You will love your time in the greenhouse and come back to Camp with your own project and a greener thumb.

Group requirements: no minimum age or minimum group number
Estimated Program Time: 1.5 hours
Distance from Camp: @ 20 minutes
Phone: (262) 758-7482
Website


 

FARM CHORES ADVENTURE – FarmWise

FarmWise offers hands-on, will-based learning. In their programs, small groups are introduced to the values, lifestyle and work ethic of the farm, and learn to actively engage with the world around them. FarmWise was founded on the belief that a certain grounding “earth-intelligence” is fostered in our children (and us!) by collaborating with nature as is necessary on a farm. In this excursion, you get to help with the morning farm chores: milking cows, collecting eggs, restocking water and food.

Group requirements: no minimum age or minimum group number
Distance from Camp:  @ 15 minutes
Estimated Program Time: 2-4 hours
Phone: 262 642 9738
Website


 

GARDEN WALKNorth Wind Perennial Farm

See why Martha Stewart raves about this place-  Join North Wind staff for a simple garden walk or a more intensive, educational talk. Learn about Midwestern varieties of perennials, sustainable ways of planting and how to use native plants and materials in the way they were designed. 

Group requirements: Open seasonally, no minimum age or minimum group number 
Distance from Camp: @ 20 minutes
Estimated Program Time: 1 hour
Phone: 262.248.8229
Website


 

DISTILLERY – Aeppeltreow

Aeppeltreow Distillery makes delicious alcoholic beverages ranging from fruit ciders to grain based spirits.  They’re passionate about using locally grown fruits and crops (with special focus on their heirloom cultivars) to create lighter style drinks that truly let the delicious, subtle flavors of the produce come through.  They’ll guide you through the process, teach you a little about the intricacies of fruit growing and, (if you’re 21 or older) you can sample some of their unique offerings!

Group requirements: 21+ , no minimum group number
Distance from Camp:  @ 30 minutes
Estimated Program Time: 1 hour
Phone:  (262) 878-5345
Website


 

WOODEN BOAT RIDE Lake Geneva Boat Tour

Take a ride on the Lorelei. She’s a 41′ cabin cruiser built in Holland in 1954 and is perfect for an intimate cruise for two, shuttle to your favorite restaurant, or a casual day-on-the-lake for up to 14 passengers. Her teakwood decks and mahogany trim offer elegance while her sleek hull gives you and your guests a terrific ride. Complete with a wet bar and restroom, the Lorelei can be available on a moment’s notice and it’s a gorgeous way to spend part of your day.

Group requirements: maximum group number is 14
Estimated Program Time: one hour
Distance from Camp: @ 15 minutes
Phone:  262-248-6206
Website


 

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE Dan Patch Stables

Dan Patch Stables prides itself in creating a fun, safe, equine experience for young and old.  Their experienced trail guides are very familiar with our horses and with choosing just the right horse for each rider.  Go on a 45-minute guided trail ride that offers a scenic view of hundreds of acres of beautiful Grand Geneva property.

Group requirements: no minimum age or group number
Estimated Program Time: 45 minutes
Distance from Camp: @ 15 minutes
Phone: (262) 215-5303
Website