Other Programs


February

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

Friday, February 10, 2017
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy a winter hike by foot or snowshoe, then stick around to indulge in tasty s’mores around the campfire. A limited number of snowshoes are available; please contact us if you need a pair. Registration is not required.
Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family
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March

Basket Making: Shoe Box Basket

Saturday, March 11
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn how to make a useful basket at Hunt Hill with local basket maker Roxanne Melton. The shoe box basket is a great storage basket for the counter or shelf.  Excellent for the beginner and enthusiasts will appreciate the filled bottom and a new way to wrap the handles!  A limited choice of colors may be applied as accents. Upon registration, participants will receive a supply list. Registration is required by Friday, March 3.
Program Fee: $45/person
Hunt Hill Members: $40/person
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Owls of the Great Lakes

Friday, March 17
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn all about owls with Chris Cold, Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Educator. Meet a live owl, then enjoy a short hike to call and listen for its wild relatives. A campfire with s’mores will follow the presentation.
Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family
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April

Shiitake Growing Workshop

Saturday, April 8
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learn about growing shiitake from logs during this course with local fungi expert Tavis Lynch. Participants will get hands-on experience inoculating logs and information on how to successfully grow these delicious mushrooms on their own property. Everyone will go home with their own inoculated shiitake log. Registration is required by Friday, March 31.
Program Fee: $47/person
Hunt Hill Members: $42/person
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Invasive Buckthorn Removal Workshop

Wednesday, April 19
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Common and glossy buckthorn are invasive species found throughout Wisconsin. These shrubs destroy wildlife habitat and out-compete native plants that we need for a stable and healthy ecosystem. During this educational workshop, there will be a discussion about the plant’s history, environmental impacts, and control methods. Participants will gain experience with hands-on herbicide application while helping control buckthorn at Hunt Hill. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to spend time outdoors. Registration is requested by Tuesday, April 18.
Program Fee: FREE

 

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Helping Hands Day

Saturday, April 29
Beginning at 8:00 am
Help Hunt Hill officially open camp for the summer season! Our volunteers are vital to our success and this is a key example of their dedication. Volunteers are needed to help clean, organize, wash, wipe, and rake-up camp. All ages and skill levels are invited. The day begins at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and organizing volunteers; however, volunteers can show up anytime in the morning. The day typically ends around 2:00 pm. Volunteers are treated to lunch and have the option to stay in the dorms. Please call ahead if you’d like free overnight accommodations.
Program Fee: FREE
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May

Eat Your Weedies! Wild Edible Talk, Walk and Lunch

Saturday, May 13
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn to love weeds and improve your diet! During this class taught by Master Naturalist Joan Jacobowski, we’ll discuss some basic principles of safely gathering wild edibles. Then we’ll take a little hike and sample some trail nibblers. We’ll top off the morning with a delicious wild edible lunch! Registration is required by Wednesday, May 10.
Program Fee: $12/person
Hunt Hill Members: $10/person
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Creative Writing Class Open Mic Night

Thursday, May 25
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Introduction to Creative Writing class participants will present some of their poetry, short stories, and other works. The public is welcome and encouraged to share their own creative writing during this open mic performance. Donations are accepted.
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June

Herbal First Aid Kit

Saturday, June 3
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you ever wonder what our ancestors used for first aid? Herbs, of course! Come and learn herbs and how they help. You’ll start to see them in a totally new light. By the end of the class, participants will know how to create their own herbal first aid kit. Some herbs will be available for purchase. This class is instructed by local herbalist Yulia Welk. Registration is required by Friday, March 5.
Program Fee: $23/person
Hunt Hill Members: $20/person
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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Receive certification in first aid, CPR, AED, lifeguarding, and waterfront. Hunt Hill will be offering this five day intensive program at our facility. Meals and overnight accommodations are available at an additional cost. Open to ages 16 and older. Registration is required by Monday, June 12.
Program Fee: $200/person
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July

No public programs

August

Mushroom Foraging Workshop

Friday, August 25, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm and
Saturday, August 26, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Explore the wonderful world of fungi during this one and a half day workshop. Tavis Lynch, local fungi expert, will lead this program as we learn about mushroom identification, biology, ecology, and collection. Saturday lunch is included. Participants have the option to stay in our dorms Friday and/or Saturday nights. Registration and payment is required by Friday, August 18.
Program Fee: $55/person
Hunt Hill Members: $50/person
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September

Basket Making: Hoop to Round Basket

Saturday, September 16
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn how to make a beautiful basket at Hunt Hill with local basket maker Roxanne Melton. The hoop to round basket is an excellent beginner basket. Participants will learn how to make a round basket with an 8×8 inch square hoop, and will learn how to “twine.” This basket is great for simple treats or for table decoration. Upon registration, participants will receive a supply list. Registration is required by Friday, September 8.
Program Fee: $45/person
Hunt Hill Members: $40/person
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October

Full Moon Canoeing

Thursday, October 5
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of canoeing by moonlight. All equipment and a lifeguard are provided. No prior canoe experience required. Families, beginners and experienced canoers are welcome!
Program Fee: $8/person or $20/family
Hunt Hill Members: $6/person or $15/family
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Cordage from Plants

Saturday, October 14
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Before there were zippers, buttons or velcro there was cordage made from plants. A simple skill, people made it on the spot from materials at hand for millennia. You too can learn to make cordage from plants such as basswood, willow and milkweed. Cordage combines nicely with beads to make simple bracelets and necklaces. We’ll have some beads and simple clasps to try or bring your own (with large holes). Whether you’re into survival skills, natural jewelry or getting in touch with your paleo roots; join us for a fun afternoon. The instructor is Joan Jacobowski, Wisconsin Master Naturalist. Registration is required by Friday, October 13.
Program Fee: $12/person
Hunt Hill Members: $10/person
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Bat House Building

Saturday, October 21
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bats can be great neighbors, so invite them to move in near your home! Participants will learn about bats and build their own bat house during this hands-on workshop. Cost is per house, so you can come by yourself, or bring family and friends to work on a house together. Tools are limited; please bring a cordless drill if you have one. Registration is required by Friday, September 22.
Program Fee: $20/bat house kit
Hunt Hill Members: $15/bat house kit
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November

No public programs

December

No public programs