Summer 2020 Extended Trips

Wilderness First Responder (August 8-12, 2020)
  • Wilderness First Responder Course
    Saturday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 12
    $650/Students and Community Members
    Details and Registration:


CANCELLED: Backpacking Isle Royale

Highlights: Backpacking, Ferry Ride on Lake Superior, Wilderness Camping
Sunday, August 2 (7AM) – Sunday, August 9 (9PM)

Price: $495/Student ($150 deposit option available)
Price includes transportation, food, camping, guiding, and equipment


Student Scholarship Info:


Looking for an unforgettable backcountry hiking experience this summer? Sign up for our extended hiking trip across Isle Royale National Park, an island in the middle of Lake Superior that offers an immersion in nature that you won’t find anywhere else in the country! Our trip begins with a ferry ride out to the island where you’ll have nothing but gorgeous views of forested trails and island lake shores, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what this amazing National Park has to offer.

This island is also home to some of the world’s longest wildlife studies, including one on the relationship between wolves and moose. This trip is a great opportunity for anyone looking to try backpacking for the first time! Our staff will help you prepare for the trip, regardless of your experience level.

For more information, please contact Peggie Alexander:

Climbing, Rafting, and Hiking the Southeast

Highlights: Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Scenic Hikes, Warm Weather
Saturday, July 18 – Thursday, July 23
(original dates were May, switched due to COVID-19)

Price: $495/Student ($150 deposit option available)
Price includes transportation, food, lodging, guiding, and equipment

Registration: CANCELLED

Student Scholarship Info:


This six-day trip offers a diverse blend of frontcountry and backcountry experiences in one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes! We will be traveling to Kentucky’s Red River Gorge and spending the days climbing, hiking, and whitewater rafting. No experience? No problem! This trip welcomes all experience levels and is meant to be a great experience for beginners who want to try these activities. 

For more information, please contact Genevieve Harper:

CANCELLED: Sea Kayaking the Apostle Islands

Highlights: Kayaking, Sea Caves, Sandy Beaches, Island Camping
Monday, July 20 (6AM) – Friday, July 24 (9PM)

Price: $395/Student ($150 deposit option available)
Price includes transportation, food, camping, guiding, and equipment

Registration: CANCELLED

Student Scholarship Info:


Our sea kayaking trip takes you into the magnificent Apostle Islands for five days! This trip embarks into one of Wisconsin’s only national park units and explores some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest! During this time, you will kayak through sea caves and camp on beautiful islands underneath the stars!

Our guide team will consist of a 1972 UWM Alumni and his crew of professionally-trained sea kayaking guides. You are bound to have an incredible, rustic experience, while exploring this amazing area together! No prior kayaking and wilderness experience is necessary — We will teach you everything you need to know!

For more information, please contact AJ Heil:

CANCELLED: Summer 2020 Day Trips
  • Paddleboarding & Hiking  –  Governor Dodge State Park
  • Kayaking & Hiking  –  Door County
  • Sunset Canoeing  –  Downtown Milwaukee
  • Rock Climbing  –  Devil’s Lake State Park
  • Whitewater Rafting  –  Menominee River

Notes on Extended Trips:

  • Registration is only for UW-Milwaukee students!
  • UW-Milwaukee students at Waukesha and Washington County campuses:
    You are now able to purchase a UWM UREC membership and participate
  • Online registration will be available here:
  • No prior experience is necessary! We invite students of any background to join!
  • Some trips have essential eligibility requirements (i.e. physical fitness level).
  • Price includes transportation, equipment, food, lodging, guiding, and more!
  • The $150 security deposit, or $150 of the full price paid, is non-refundable.
  • Outdoor Pursuits hours of operation are 10AM-6PM, Mon-Fri.
  • Questions? Call Outdoor Pursuits at 414-229-5513 or stop by 131A Klotsche!
  • Website for more information is

AJ Heil, Outdoor Pursuits Program Director ( (414-229-7261)