Army Lake Camp offers a comprehensive Outdoor Education program designed to enrich children’s knowledge and appreciation of nature, the environment, and outdoor activity.

Army Lake Camp offers a wide range of classes from archery to marsh ecology providing a unique outdoor learning environment geared towards 4th- 6th graders.

Talk to us about getting your group in-tune with nature, and check out our class offerings.


Class Descriptions

Hands on Wild I  

Discover & learn about four mammals common to Wisconsin: coyote, raccoon, rabbit, & beaver.

  • Hands on animal pelts
  • Identify animal tracks
  • Identify scat
  • Short animal track quest

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/15
Class Length: 1hr

Hands on Wild II  

Study more in depth about mammals and what makes them tick.

  • Learn characteristics of mammals
  • Distinguish between herbivores, carnivores, & omnivores
  • Learn how mammals protect themselves
  • Analyze animal skulls

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/15
Class Length: 1hr

Marsh Ecology I 

Observe the wetland called marsh. Learn what makes up a marsh and how they benefit the environment.

  • What is a marsh?
  • Learn the benefits of marshlands.
  • Hear an overview of marsh animals
  • Learn about cattails
  • Boardwalk trek through the marsh
  • Nature scavenger hunt

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/15
Class Length: 2hrs

Marsh Ecology II 

Dig in deep about how marshes come to be and how they function.

  • Wetland succession
  • Identify different types of wetlands
  • Learn how wetlands become threatened
  • Identify animals of the Marsh (diet, life expectancy, & breeding)
  • Boardwalk trek through the marsh
  • Marsh is a sponge experiment

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/15
Class Length: 2hrs

Tree Study 

Study tree rings to analyze tree growth. How to tell if a tree is in trouble.

  • Parts of a tree cookie
  • Learn what elements a tree needs to survive
  • Learn the signs of a tree in trouble
  • Nature Hike

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/15
Class Length: 1hr

The Miracle of Nature

Find out how the interconnectedness of nature impacts wildlife 

  • Ecosystems and Habitats
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Nature Hike

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/30
Class Length: 1hr

Earth within our Solar System

Explore how the Earth’s unique position relative to the sun creates seasons and affects our climate.

  • Sun Declination
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Climate Change
  • Orienteering 
  • Nature Hike

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/30
Class Length: 1hr


Uncover the inner archer in you! Learn basic archery skills and put them into practice with target shooting.

  • Learn archery safety
  • Understanding eye dominance
  • 11 steps to archery success
  • Target shooting
  • Learn scorekeeping
  • Learn proper arrow removal

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/15
Class Length: 2hrs


Learn canoeing basics and experience hands on practice on Army Lake.

  • Learn canoeing safety
  • Learn the parts of a canoe & paddle
  • Practice paddling techniques & posture
  • Practice safely enter and exit a canoe

Class Size:
Min/10 Max/15
Class Length: 1hr

Climbing Wall & Zip Line

Climb a 30ft tower and whiz down a zip line.

  • Learn proper harness and helmet fitting
  • Learn climbing safety
  • Challenge by choice
  • Climb the wall
  • Zip down the line

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/30
Class Length: 2hrs


Team Building (Low Ropes)

Work through a series of challenges with a group, building trust and team work along the way.

  • Practice safety
  • Team work activities
  • Gain problem solving skills
  • Perform trust building exercises
  • Practice communication skills

Class Size:
Min/10    Max/30
Class Length: 2hrs






Aspen, Birch and Cedar can each accommodate 84 people

8 rooms with 5 bunks (80 total beds), 2 rooms with 1 bunk (4 total beds), 2 shared bathrooms, one semi-private bathroom and lounge.




Below you will find tools to help you plan your Outdoor Education experience with Army Lake Camp

Sample Schedule

Activity Waiver Form

Meal Options

Camp Map


Booking Information / Questions







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