Spring Break Outdoor Skills Day At Trees For Tomorrow

Attention 7th-12th graders. Looking for something to do over spring break? Join us at Trees For Tomorrow for a day of testing your outdoor survival skills and having fun in the Northwoods. Learn how to use a compass, how to build a fire, and more.

Outdoor Skills Day on Tuesday, April 2, is for 7th and 8th graders. The Thursday, April 4, program is for 9th-12th graders. Both programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $30 per student and includes all-day programming and a snack. Participants must bring a bag lunch and appropriate outdoor clothing, rain or shine. Pre-registration is required by noon Friday, March 29. Registration information is available at Northland Pines high school and middle school offices, at Trees For Tomorrow, or online at www.treesfortomorrow.com.

The schedule for both program days includes icebreakers and team building activities to help participants become familiar with each other. Orienteering by navigating through the woods and using a map and a compass also are on the agenda. In survival skills, students will learn how to prioritize survival needs and how to build a survival fire properly. Additional activities may include lumberjack competitions, maple syrup making, and archery. Programs will be age-appropriate and customized to meet the experience level and age of individual participants.

Trees For Tomorrow, the only accredited environmental education center in Wisconsin, is located on nearly 40 forested acres in Eagle River. Trees For Tomorrow’s campus includes National Forest property under permit from the USDA Forest Service. Trees For Tomorrow is a natural resources specialty school that offers field-based programs to place adults and youth in direct contact with natural resources that support human needs. These programs develop awareness, knowledge, and understanding of natural resources to help participants understand and make informed decisions regarding the management and wise use of those resources. These experiences inspire informed participation in policymaking and promote stewardship and renewal of natural resources for use by future generations.

For more information or a complete schedule on these and other programs offered at Trees For Tomorrow, call 715-479-6456 or visit www.TreesForTomorrow.com.