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Crex Meadows Youth Conservation Camp... A Natural Impression

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Mission Statement: The Crex Meadows Youth Conservation Camp will provide a positive learning experience where youth develop valuable work-related skills and a connection with the environment.

 Learn. Earn. Play.

Continuing to excel, the Crex Meadows Youth Conservation Camp, located outside Grantsburg, WI, has been making a difference in the lives of teenagers from northwest Wisconsin for over a decade. The Camp is administered by Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program (CEP, Inc.), a private non-profit organization established in 1968 to provide effective and efficient workforce development services to the employers and citizens of northwest Wisconsin.

The unique experience at the camp gives young people the following opportunities:

  • A chance to excel and learn about skills they never knew they had
  • Receive a well-deserved paycheck for working hard with the DNR
  • Earn science or elective credit at their local high school
  • Make life-long friendships
  • Start planning for a brighter future
  • Develop work ethic & life-long employability skills

The Camp offers two-week sessions for high school students between the ages of 14-19. While attending, campers work daily with the Crex Meadows and Governor Knowles State Forest Department of Natural Resources staff on a wide range of outdoor, hands-on projects, including Canada goose banding, building boardwalks and bridges, hiking trail maintenance,  and removal of exotic, invasive species.

Evenings are spent with recreation time and with science, nature, and work-based curriculum programs. Programs include:

  • Extracting DNA from different foods
  • Owl calling
  • Radio telemetry and triangulation
  • Animal tracking
  • Designing pop can airplanes
  • Who Dun It? Solving crimes
  • Wolf howling
  • Many, many more

2014 Crex Camp Dates

(2 week sessions)

Session 1: June 15–June 27 (Return Campers ONLY!)

Session 2: June 29– July 11 (Return and New Campers)

Session 3: July 13–July 25 (New Campers ONLY!)

Session 4: July 27 – August 8 (New Campers ONLY!)

For more information, click on any of the links below:

Parents/Guardians & Educators- Curriculum & Camper Assessment

Camper Applications - RETURN and NEW Camper Applications-NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Camper & Parent Resources - Handbooks, directions, what to bring, etc.

Crex Camp Brochure -- Campers

Crex Camp Brochure -- General

Job Opportunities: Camp Counselor/Crew Leader - CLOSED-NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

For further information:

Suzannah Crandall
Youth Services Specialist & Crex Meadows Camp Director
P.O. Box 616
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-9141, ext. 201
Toll Free: 1-888-780-4237, ext. 201
Fax: 715-682-9181


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