Canoe Camping Skill Builder Series (CCSB) Package

skill level:   open to all
ages:   adult
price:   $425.00

Are you ready to combine your love of paddling and camping into one? Join us for the 2022 Canoe Camping Skill Builder (CCSB) Series! We've developed a series of clinics and local trips to help aspiring canoe campers prepare for a backcountry canoe trip. The highlight of this series is the 3 day Canoe Camping Trip to the Northern Highlands American Legion (NHAL) State Forest over Labor Day Weekend. The NHAL State Forest has an abundance of lakes and rivers with designated backcountry campsites and we plan to take you to one of our favorite spots that has a Boundary Waters Canoe Area-esque feel to it. We've planned a very approachable trip with a sampling of paddling and portaging to get ourselves back to a lake that has no motor access. Only the call of the majestic Loon will be heard echoing around the lake.

This package includes:
1 Local Paddling Trip or Intro Clinic, choose 1 of the following:
--->Introduction to Tandem Canoeing
--->Lake Wingra to Rutabaga Paddlesports via Wingra Creek (Portage Practice!)
--->Wisconsin River (Spring Green to Lone Rock)
2 Camp Skills Clinics, choose 2 of the following:
--->Campfire Building and Campfire Cooking
--->Knots and Tarping
--->Clothing, Gear and Packing
1 Map and Compass Skills Clinic for Paddling
3 Day Backcountry Canoe Camping Trip in the Northern Highlands American Legion (NHAL) State Forest near Minocqua, WI.

Clinic and Course Dates:
June 5th - Introduction to Tandem Canoeing
June 5th - Campfire Building and Campfire Cooking
June 18th - Map and Compass Skills Clinic for Paddling
July 16th - Lake Wingra to Rutabaga Paddlesports via Wingra Creek (Portage Practice!)
July 28th - Knots and Tarping
August 4th - Clothing, Gear and Packing
August 13th - Wisconsin River (Spring Green to Lone Rock)
August 25th - Pre Trip meeting
September 3rd, 4th & 5th - NHAL State Forest Canoe Camping Trip

You may certainly book more of the trips or clinics but we feel these are the minimum amount necessary to gain the skills and confidence to join our trip.

Included in the price:
Canoe, paddles and PFD's
Group meals on the canoe camping trip
Dinner for the Campfire Cooking Clinic
Specific equipment for skill building in the clinics (ropes and tarps; maps and compasses; fire starters and meal for campfire building and cooking)
Outdoor Adventures Instructors and Guides

Not included in the price:
Camping equipment
Snacks and personal supplies on the trips

After you register for the package, we will contact you for your choices in the clinics and trips. We will manually add you to the other dates and you will receive individual confirmation emails for each clinic/trip date.

In addition to our normal cancellation policies, we will pro-rate the cost of this series if a participant cancels mid-way through the season for the courses they did not participate in.

There are currently no available sessions for this class.
Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Liability Waiver