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Winter Adventures Weekend - Cabin Camping in Wausau, Wisconsin

Come Join the NW Burbs Camping and Adventures Group for the Winter Adventures Weekend - Cabin Camping in Wausa, WI- Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, Feburary 9, 2014

This year we are going up the weekend after the Badger State Games and the weekend after the Super Bowl.  This means we will have unrestricted access to all the area has to offer AND there will be no reason to leave early on Sunday - finally!!

** This will be a three-night trip for $85 with an option for a two-night trip for $70 for those who cannot arrive until Friday.  Please indicate if you need the two-night option in your RSVP and I will refund the difference.**

NOTE: An automatic waitlist is not available as this is a pre-pay event. Please "Post a Comment" below that you are interested in being on the waitlist and the Date AND Time in order to secure the next available spot.

We’re heading out to Wausau, Wisconsin for a long weekend stay at YMCA Camp Sturtevant. This is a winter sports hub with nearby access to downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and snowtubing on an awesome tubing hill with 6 runs. We’ll have the Riverside Lodge building at the camp all to ourselves, complete with central fireplace, two wings with 15 bunk beds each, hot showers, and a limited kitchen. This is the event you have been asking for!!

YMCA Camp Sturtevant is an ideal setting for groups with close access to downhill skiing & snowboarding at Granite Peaks, snow shoeing at Rib Mountain, or cross country skiing at Nine Mile Park. Check out this link for more detailed information on recreation available in the area:

http://www.ci.wausau....

Cost includes your stay at the Lodge and all breakfasts and dinners from breakfast on Friday morning through breakfast on Sunday. For those who arrive Thursday before 6 PM, we will go to a local restaurant for dinner if you are interested in joining us.  All lunches will be on our own as we come and go on various schedules.  All beverages are BYOB - there is space for coolers but not space in the refrigerator.

In addition, lift tickets, cross country trail fees, transportation, etc. are not included. Wausau is about a 4 to 5 hour drive from Chicago, depending on your starting point and the weather conditions for driving. As always, we encourage coordinating car-pools for the trip, so if you can offer or need a ride, include that info in your RSVP or post it on the meetup comments.

THIS TRIP WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE TO PAY ALTHOUGH I MAY OPEN IT UP TO MORE ATTENDEES IF THERE IS A LARGE WAITLIST. You must pay via Paypal to RSVP Yes. The cost will be $85 for a 3-night stay. There is also an option for a 2-night stay for those who cannot arrive until Friday for a cost of $70. When you RSVP Yes, you will have to pay the full amount, but if you add in your RSVP comments that you are staying 2 nights you will be refunded the difference within 48 hours.

REFUNDS are only available if you cancel 2 weeks in advance. After that, there will be NO refunds unless the trip is canceled!

Mark your calendars - this is going to be a trip you will not want to miss!

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  • Janine W

    Did anyone grab the Red Eye Growler I forgot in the fridge?

    February 11, 2014

    • Steve

      ummmm, ok :-)

      February 12, 2014

    • Melissa

      I have your electric cooking eye

      February 13, 2014

  • Janine W

    I was asked to post my Apostle Island Sea Cave photos too for those that aren't on Facebook.

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent as usual! Thanks Melissa and her food prep crew!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Bill

    Always a good time. Can't wait until spring.

    February 10, 2014

  • Melissa

    It was really cold, but that didn't slow down any of the crazy campers from the NW Burbs! Thanks everyone for coming out and making this our first great trip of 2014. Thanks to all of my assistant organizers for all of their contributions. I couldn't do any of this without all of you :-).

    2 · February 9, 2014

  • Birt H.

    It's always fun to spend a weekend with old friends, and to make new ones. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again during the summer camping season.

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Jeudi

    I wish I'd gone but I really couldn't.

    February 9, 2014

  • Kelly

    I can't believe this is the 2nd year I'm missing it :( ughhh

    February 5, 2014

    • Melissa

      We missed you. It was an amazing weekend!!!

      February 9, 2014

  • Susan G.

    Excellent.

    1 · February 9, 2014

    • Zak

      Glad you were able to join us. We look forward to seeing you on the next trip

      February 9, 2014

  • Melenie

    Will miss you guys !
    Please build a snowman and make him dance ! :)
    Pics !!!

    February 4, 2014

  • Linda L

    Depending on the weather, I might stop at Lapham Peak to snowshoe on the way up on Thursday. 4.8 mile loop. Planning on starting around noon. Anyone is welcome to join me

    February 3, 2014

  • Melissa

    Last minute details for the trip are also posted on our message board here:

    http://www.meetup.com/NWBurbs-Camping/messages/boards/thread/41519982

    February 3, 2014

  • Tim K

    Can I borrow a sleeping bag and pillow? I'm halfway to Wausau already, visiting my sister until Thursday morning. Halfway up I realized I neglected to pack them. :-P

    Janine G., are you looking to carpool with someone? I'm in Prairie du Sac.

    January 31, 2014

    • Tim K

      Thanks, Trinda. Will you be arriving Thursday?

      January 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I will.

      January 31, 2014

  • Susan G.

    Has anyone developed a packing list specific to this trip before? The mix of packing light/being prepared... :)

    My email id is [masked] if you have one to share.
    Thanks,
    Susan

    January 31, 2014

    • Janine W

      Melissa sent an email to all the attendees with detail of what to bring

      January 31, 2014

  • Carmen M.

    Would love to go will be in Breck, Colorado.

    January 29, 2014

  • Peter P.

    CAR POOL?
    I'd like to come but don't know yet if I can due to work.
    If I can make it does anyone have space in their car / carpool? I live in Evanston, but can meet at your location.
    Thanks.

    January 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I sent you a private message about carpooling. Let me know if you didn't get it.

      January 29, 2014

  • Jeudi

    Just realized I forgot to ask if Lana could come...

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dogs are not allowed at the Y camp, sorry.

      January 16, 2014

    • Melissa

      You have to come!!! Find a dogsitter!!!

      January 28, 2014

  • Rafal K

    I'd like to go but have to work Friday. Wouldn't be able to leave till 6pm. Can I still go? Anyone else leaving Friday evening? Anyone planning on skiing at granite peak?

    January 24, 2014

    • Melissa

      You could definitely still go. We'd love to have you join us!

      January 28, 2014

  • Bobi

    I'd be interested in going and carpooling, anyone interested in renting 4wheel and splitting cost-this is a two or three day event-long drive up

    January 7, 2014

    • Susan G.

      But flexible...just trying to keep the ball rolling...

      January 7, 2014

    • Susan G.

      Bill and I are leaving from Round Lake at 9: 30am on Friday....

      January 23, 2014

  • Janine W

    Would anyone be interested in taking an extra day or 2 vacation and go approximately 3 hrs further north to Bayfield, WI to visit the Apostle Islands Sea Caves They are open for Winter Viewing for the 1st time since 2009. Visitors must walk, ski, or snowshoe to explore the caves. Go to the following link for details. http://www.nps.gov/apis/parknews/upload/2014-Winter-Sea-Caves-draft.pdf

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Susan G.

      Amazing video http://www.bing.com/v...­ . Bill and I are car pooling and my car will be left in Round Lake starting Friday morning. I'm interested if can make the connections to get back to my car afterwards... Anyone heading in that direction after sea caves?

      January 23, 2014

  • Mike

    Looks like it's Wausau's Winter Fest on Feb. 8th (Saturday): http://www.wausauevents.org/events/winter-fest/

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Melissa

      That sounds very fun!

      January 20, 2014

  • Ron D.

    I would like to go to this event but won't know until Feb. 1. I have snow plow contracts and have to see forecast first. If a spot is open at that time count me in. Depending on snow predictions. Thanks Ron

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Facebook page for the Winterfest
    https://www.facebook.com/events/575336412550497/

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sat. Feb 8 Events in Wausau
    Winter Fest
    Located throughout downtown, our third annual Winter Fest offers a day of activities for the entire family, including: Horse-drawn wagon rides, art projects, cookie decorating, a snow sculpture slide, ice-skating, and more!
    Cook-off Competition, featuring local restaurants
    Map not yet available. There is no admission for Winter Fest. Most activities are FREE or very low cost. Winter Brew Fest 6-9pm
    Elks Lodge #248, 414 Scott Street, downtown Wausau.
    Please do join us for an evening of live music, beer samples, food and more. Tickets are $30/each ($40 at the door) which includes: Commemorative Beer Sample Glass, Brat and Pretzel, Live Music, and Unlimited Beer Samples.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is curling in town, too. If you want to try curling, please contact Steve O'Keefe at (715)[masked] or [masked]

    Men's Invitational Bonspiel 2/6 - 2/9
    The Wausau Curling Club hosts this 64th annual curling event at their NEW Wausau Curling Center in Wausau. Wausau Curling Club
    1920 Curling Way, Wausau, WI[masked]

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    ART in Wausua
    From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick
    1/25 - 4/6
    100 original drawings and paintings from Selznick's seventeen books
    Woodson Art Museum
    700 North Twelfth Street, Wausau, WI[masked]

    Midwest Seasons Exhibit 1/10 - 3/8 Center For The Visual Arts
    427 North Fourth Street, Wausau, WI[masked]

    The CVA hosts its signature exhibit Midwest Seasons for the 24th year! Artists from across the country submit artwork in all mediums and styles describing the seasons of the Midwest.

    January 13, 2014

  • Melenie

    Miss you guys !
    Have class Thurs and work that weekend :(

    January 10, 2014

    • Melissa

      Wish you could join us!

      January 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      :(

      January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    WINTER ACTIVITIES INFO
    Granite Peak Downhill Ski Area
    Ski Rental Packages are separate from Lift Tickets.
    Equipment rental:
    http://www.skigranitepeak.com/planAndBuy/rentals/index.cfm?sub=multiday
    Lift Tickets:
    http://www.skigranitepeak.com/planAndBuy/index.cfm?sub=tickets

    X-C skiing at Nine Mile Recreation area has a one-day rental/trail pass for $20.
    Here's a wealth of info on that area:
    http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Departments/ParksRecreationForestry/RecreationOpportunities/CrossCountrySkiingSnowshoeing.aspx

    Sylvan Hill in Wausau has an awesome tubing hill and makes their own snow, if needed.
    http://ci.wausau.wi.us/Departments/Parks/WinterRecreation/SylvanTubingHill.aspx

    There are also outdoor skating rinks and other sledding hills in Wausau, if you have equipment.
    http://ci.wausau.wi.us/Departments/Parks/WinterRecreation.aspx

    January 10, 2014

    • Janine W

      And I am hoping to do snowshoeing at the beautiful Dells of the Eau Claire again and @ Rib Mountain.

      2 · January 12, 2014

    • Mike

      Snowshoeing Dells of the Eau Claire was great last year.

      1 · January 12, 2014

    • Janine W

      Red eye is usually Happy Hour on Friday. Bulls Falls is usually Happy Hour on Sat. Don't forget we are allowed to bring our own food into Bulls Falls as they only serve peanuts.

      January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This map shows the location of the camp and places to rent equipment, places to downhill ski, cross-country ski, snow-tubing, etc.
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203096848185013723820.00049a01e715dc018f265&msa=0

    January 10, 2014

  • Susan G.

    Looking to car pool with someone near the Palatine area who is joining on Friday. Flexible on departure time.

    January 7, 2014

    • Bill

      Susan, sorry I can never figure out this messaging system... I have yet to fill my passenger seat and, as it turns out, Friday works better for me if you still need the ride.

      January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mike, I could give you a ride.

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • Jeanie H.

    Didn't realize I was double-booked... on the same weekend, I was taking my kids cabin camping, on another trip... Bummed, that I have to miss this for the first time in 4 yrs! : ( Have fun and enjoy!

    December 10, 2013

    • Melissa

      We'll miss you, Jeanie!

      January 6, 2014

  • Dan S.

    New to group. Sounds like a fun trip. Thinking of going, and would carpool. I'm in Roselle.

    January 6, 2014

    • Melissa

      Welcome, Dan. Looks like a few carpools are forming. Message the others via Meetup to see if you can share the ride.

      January 6, 2014

  • Bill

    I am willing to give someone a ride if you're in my area (or willing to meet near me). I live in the Ingleside/Fox Lake area. I have room for one comfortably in my truck.

    January 4, 2014

  • Birt H.

    I made this comment on the holiday dinner posting, but this is an even better place to post it. There is a skating rink, a sledding hill, and a toboggan run at nearby Steven's Point and I'm planning to bring my toboggan for the group to use. We need 10 more people to fill this trip and if you don't sign up I'm going to be pissed!!

    December 15, 2013

  • Mike

    The Badger State Games' Nordic skiing events are the week before, so Nine Mile should be fully open for us.

    December 5, 2013

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