2024 Trip Details


Governor Dodge State Park

(Ages 10 - 14)

JUNE 18 - 20

This fantastic camping experience includes hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and swimming. Governor Dodge State Park sits on 5,270 acres near Dodgeville, WI. The park is part of the hilly Driftless Region. Campers will be transported to and from the park. Each day will include biking between the group campsite and the beach areas. 

The park features:

• 2 lakes

• Miles of hiking trails including a waterfall and a cave

• Mountain biking trails and nearby Military Ridge Trail



WI River with Upham Woods

(Ages 14 - 17)

JUNE 17 - 19

This trip will be our first ever partnership with Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center. Their naturalist will guide our group on a 13-mile canoeing trip along the Lemonweir and WI Rivers. This epic 3-day, 2-night adventure begins at Upham Woods with safety training. Then, campers paddle the winding, scenic Lemonwier River until it reaches the majestic WI River. Our campsite the first night is at a campground up away from the river. On the second day we paddle all the way to Black Hawk Island, where there is a primitive campsite for the group to spend their second night.

Check out the beautiful route for this trip here.

Lake Wazee County Park

(Ages 10 - 13)

JULY 9 - 11

Known for its clear water and beautiful swimming beaches, Lake Wazee is a Jackson County Park ideal for fishing, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. Campers will be transported to and from the park and set up their tents in two large group campsites, where the group will cook meals together over a campfire. Campers bring their bikes along to get around between the campsite and the hiking, swimming, fishing and boating areas of the park. There are even some bike trails!

Mirror Lake State Park

(Ages 10 - 13)

JULY 16 - 18

This three-day, two-night camping experience includes kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and much more. We bike 13 miles from Webb Park in Reedsburg to the state park. There, we have three group campsites. We set up our tents, share cooking and cleanup duties, eat around a central fire ring and then choose what we will be doing until it is time to return to the campsite.

Governor Dodge, Lake Wazee and Mirror Lake trips begin and end at Webb Park, 555 N Webb Ave, Reedsburg. Bikes, helmets and tents are required. SOAC can loan your child this equipment if needed.


WI River trip begins and ends at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, N194 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells. Upham Woods provides tents.


TRIP COST: $150 (plus a $5 fee only if you pay online) 

Scholarships are available.


PARENT MEETING - All forms and full payments due.

Monday, May 13th, 7 pm

Pineview Elementary School, 1121 8th St, Reedsburg

Cancellation Policy

All $25 deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel your child's enrollment 10 or more days prior to their trip's start date, we will refund you their trip cost less the $25 deposit. Any cancellations less than 10 days before the trip's start date will not result in a refund. 


Interested in being a Trip Leader or an Assistant Leader?

Contact soacreedsburg@gmail.com for more information.