Youth Adventure Programs

Do your kids love exploring and trying new things? Bring them out to our kids adventure programs, open to the public! We offer several one time programs to help kids explore our parks and try out outdoor recreation activities. No prior experience is necessary to sign up.  These activities are offered throughout the year – visit our event calendar to see when they are offered and to sign up. Chaperones are required to attend activities (one chaperone per a group of  5 children is allowed).

Until further notice, our staff will  wear masks when working with youth at all times (in and out of doors). Parents and guardians can decide whether or not they want their child to be masked. 

 

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School's Out, Outdoor Adventure Days 

Various Dane County Parks - $5/ child/ session

Are you and your child looking for a fun activity to do during early release or no school days? Look no further than our fun outdoor adventure program! This program will be offered at select county parks throughout Dane County depending on schools days off and early release schedules. Students and chaperones can come to enjoy nature hikes, water exploration, scavenger hunts, crafts, and MORE!

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade. 

                                                                       Dates/ Locations: 

                                                                       October 11, 1pm-4pm: Stewart Lake County Park Shelter (3101 County Highway JG, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572)

                                                                       November 5, 1pm-3pm: Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711) 

                                                                       November 8, 1pm-3pm: Stewart Lake County Park Shelter (3101 County Highway JG, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572)

                                                                       December 6, 1pm-3pm: Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711) 

                                                                       Registration is required.   Register Now!   

Child hugging a tree

Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ person/ session

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them. Learn how to cast, bait, and catch fish along the shore or on one of our fishing piers. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. Learn to identify common Wisconsin fish. Fishing equipment is provided. Group field trips for are also offered for this program.

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade. This activity is also open to all persons with permanent disabilities. Cost: $5/person

                                                                       Location: Jenni & Kyle Preserve (925 Post Rd, Madison)

                                                                       Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

                                                                       Registration is required.   Register Now!   

Bike Ride

Bike Adventure 

Lussier Family Heritage Center - $5/ person/ session

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages and ability levels. Training wheels are available. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be used during the program. Group field trips for are also offered for this program.

                                                                      *A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity (the chaperone is a free attendee). 

                                                                       Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade. Cost: $5/person

                                                                       Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road)

                                                                       Date: Offered Weekly in the Summer

                                                                       Registration is required.  Register Now!   

 

Youth Snowshoe

Snowshoe Adventure 

Lussier Family Heritage Center - $5/ person/ session

Whether you are trying snowshoeing for the first time or coming out to practice your skills this fun, snow-stomping adventure is a great way to play in the winter. Join us for a fun tromp through our prairie and woodland trails as our trek leads us down to see a frozen Lake Waubesa. Afterwards, we'll warm up with a cup of cocoa, Available December – March, snow dependent. Age: K-8. Cost: $5/person.

*A parent/chaperone is required to attend the activity, $5 snowshoe rental for adults, free if the adult brings their own.  

                                                                       Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade. Cost: $5/person

                                                                       Location: Meet at the Red Barn, Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road)

                                                                       Date: Offered Seasonally December - March, Snow Dependent

                                                                       Registration is required.  Register Now!