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Pioneer Summer Camp

$245.00
Experience pioneer life and learn what it took to establish a homestead at Wade House.

Please select the date your child will be attending (either June or July) below. Online registration will end two weeks prior to the first day of each camp.
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Event Details

Monday - Friday | Jun 20 - 24; July 25 - 29 | 9 am - 4 pm

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About the Event

Experience pioneer life and learn what it took to establish a homestead. Throughout the week, campers entering grades 3-8 will learn candle dipping, blacksmithing, sewing, woodstove cooking, and tin punching. They’ll also take horse-drawn carriage rides, visit the sawmill, and go on nature hikes. Each camper will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Families are invited to join their camper on Friday for an end of camp celebration.


Cost:

$245 per camper *

* Two scholarships are available per camp session to help parents in need of financial assistance cover camp fees. The application for these scholarships will be available here. All applications are due by May 1, notification of recipients will happen by May 15th.

Society members receive a 10% discount

Know before you go: 
Advance Registration Required. Drop-off/pick-up at Wade House Visitor Center. Campers should bring a bag lunch, bug spray, and sunscreen. Activities include long walks and stairs. Parents/guardians of campers with additional mobility needs are encouraged to contact Wade House. Camps will take place in all weather conditions, but activities may be adjusted.



About the Location

Explore the horse-powered world that existed before planes, cars, and railroads at Wade House. Here the golden era of carriages lives on forever, with historic structures and a state-of-the-art museum highlighting all its wonders. The site features the stagecoach hotel built and owned by Sylvanus and Betsey Wade, the first European settlers of Greenbush. The site is also home to a blacksmith shop, sawmill, and the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, which houses Wisconsin’s largest collection of carriages and wagons.

Wade House

Wade House Historic Site
W7965 State Hwy 23 
Greenbush, WI 53026



Accessibility

Wade House is located on 240 acres near the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Many pathways are level but somewhat rugged. Due to the scale used in our historic buildings, access to the Wade House Inn and Herling Sawmill is somewhat limited. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals requiring mobility assistance.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact the WHS Box Office at (608) 264-4848 or boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.

For accessibility needs, please contact Wade House at (920) 526-3271 or james.willaert@wisconsinhistory.org.

Event Details

Monday - Friday | Jun 20 - 24; July 25 - 29 | 9 am - 4 pm

Health & Safety Guidelines

Return Policy


About the Event

Experience pioneer life and learn what it took to establish a homestead. Throughout the week, campers entering grades 3-8 will learn candle dipping, blacksmithing, sewing, woodstove cooking, and tin punching. They’ll also take horse-drawn carriage rides, visit the sawmill, and go on nature hikes. Each camper will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Families are invited to join their camper on Friday for an end of camp celebration.


Cost:

$245 per camper *

* Two scholarships are available per camp session to help parents in need of financial assistance cover camp fees. The application for these scholarships will be available here. All applications are due by May 1, notification of recipients will happen by May 15th.

Society members receive a 10% discount

Know before you go: 
Advance Registration Required. Drop-off/pick-up at Wade House Visitor Center. Campers should bring a bag lunch, bug spray, and sunscreen. Activities include long walks and stairs. Parents/guardians of campers with additional mobility needs are encouraged to contact Wade House. Camps will take place in all weather conditions, but activities may be adjusted.



About the Location

Explore the horse-powered world that existed before planes, cars, and railroads at Wade House. Here the golden era of carriages lives on forever, with historic structures and a state-of-the-art museum highlighting all its wonders. The site features the stagecoach hotel built and owned by Sylvanus and Betsey Wade, the first European settlers of Greenbush. The site is also home to a blacksmith shop, sawmill, and the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, which houses Wisconsin’s largest collection of carriages and wagons.

Wade House

Wade House Historic Site
W7965 State Hwy 23 
Greenbush, WI 53026



Accessibility

Wade House is located on 240 acres near the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Many pathways are level but somewhat rugged. Due to the scale used in our historic buildings, access to the Wade House Inn and Herling Sawmill is somewhat limited. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals requiring mobility assistance.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact the WHS Box Office at (608) 264-4848 or boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.

For accessibility needs, please contact Wade House at (920) 526-3271 or james.willaert@wisconsinhistory.org.

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