Starting in March, Extension Ashland County 4-H and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute are collaboratively launching the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Club for middle school youth! Beginning on March 19th, the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the spring and summer with new program themes for each month!
The Outdoor Adventure Leadership Club will provide local youth with affordable opportunities to embark on local and regional adventures that instill in members an awareness of the tangible and intangible values of regional wilderness resources, as well as an awareness of their potential for leadership within their community.
Outings and Workshops
April-Land and Camping Skills
June-Summer Outings and Overnights
July-Sea Kayaking & Stand up Paddle Boarding
August-Plan Your Own Trip
- The Outdoor Adventure Leadership club offers exciting outings and workshops that are catered to students in 6th-9th grade.
- All workshops will start at Northland College, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. For activities away from the Northland campus transportation will be provided from Northland to the activity destination.
- Through the months of March-May activities begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-5:30pm.
- Equipment needed for activities will be provided for each student by the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Club.
For more information check out the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Brochure 3-2019
Interested? Enroll by calling Extension Ashland County at 715-682-7017. Hurry, space is limited!
Outings and Workshops – Full Schedule
March – Rock Climbing
March 19th – Club Kick off & Intro to Rock Climbing (Knots & Belaying)
March 21st – Intro to climbing (Movement)
March 30th – Intro to climbing (Vertical Endeavors)
April – Land Travel/Camp Skills
April 2nd – Map and Compass Introduction
April 4th – Compass Workshop
April 9th – Map Workshop
April 11th – Maps and Compass!
April 13th – Orienteering
April 16th – Ten Essentials
April 18th – Packing a Backpack/What to Pack
April 27th – First Overnight
April 30th – Intro to Route Planning
May – Paddle Sports
May 2nd – Food Packing
May 3rd-5th – Backpacking Trip
May 14th – Intro to Canoeing
May 16th – Pool Boating
May 21st – Fish Creek Estuary
May 23rd – Canoe Long Lake
May 28th – Ration Planning For
May 30th – Food and Gear Packing
June – Beginning Summer Outings
June 1st-2nd – Sylvania Wilderness Trip
June 11th – Bob Rock Outdoor Climbing
June 13th – LNT Training Day
June 18th – Service Opportunity Meeting
June 20th – Food planning
June 25th – Route Planning
June 28th-30th – Service Backpacking Trip
July – Outdoor Activities
July 2nd – Intro to Sea Kayaking
July 9th – Practice at Long Lake
July 11th – Paddle to Sea Caves (Trek and Trail)
July 16th – Trip Prep
July 19th-20th – Madeline Island Trip and Service
July 23rd – Intro to SUP
July 25th – Friendly Valley Beach SUP
July 30th – Intro to August! Brain Storm for Big Trip!