Youth Adventure Programs

Do your kids love exploring and trying new things? Bring them out to our kids adventure programs, open to the public! We offer several one time programs to help kids explore our parks and try out outdoor recreation activities. No prior experience is necessary to sign up.  These activities are offered throughout the year – visit our event calendar to see when they are offered and to sign up. 

Our staff and youth will be required to wear masks inside our facility until further notice. Masks will not be required when participating in programs outside. Parents and guardians can decide whether or not they want their child to be masked when outside.

Chaperones: Chaperones are REQUIRED to attend all activities except the bike adventure (one chaperone per a group of five children is allowed). Chaperones do not need to register or pay.

Advance registration is required for youth participants.

Kids with staff holding a fish
Learn-to Fish

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them! Learn how to cast and catch fish at the all-accessible Jenni & Kyle Preserve. Staff will assist participants with removing fish and releasing them back into the water. This is the perfect program for youth that have no to minimal experience with fishing. Fishing equipment and instruction is provided.

Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade. This activity is also open to persons with permanent disabilities. 

Location: The Jenni & Kyle Preserve

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Kids with staff holding a fish
Fishing Adventure

Enjoy a beautiful day of fishing and learning on our Fishing Adventure! Your child will get to practice their fishing skills on Lake Waubesa and learn how to tie and bait their hook. This program is for youth that know how to work a fishing pole but want to continue learning skills and get more practice. Fishing equipment and instruction is provided.

Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade. 

Location: Lake Farm County Park Shelter #2

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Kids biking
Learn-to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer? Join our staff to learn how to ride a bike! Youth ages 5 – 9 will enjoy learning bike safety, practice balancing, learning how to turn and other basics with and without pedals. Youth will also gain one on one support throughout their biking attempts. With enough practice they will be riding around in no time! Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. A limited number of bikes and helmets are available.

Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade. 

Cost: $25 per person

Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Red Barn

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Kids biking on the Lower Yahara River Trail
Biking Adventure

Join us for a bike ride through William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park on the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail features the longest inland boardwalk bridge constructed solely for non-motorized transportation in North America! Enjoy a break along Lake Waubesa followed by a trip up to the top of our tower overlook. This gentle bike ride with minimal hills is fun for all ages. Participants must be able to bike five miles and have intermediate bike comfort. Use our bikes and helmets or bring your own. Helmets are required to be worn during the program. 

Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade. 

Cost: $5 per person

Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Red Barn

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Children Snowshoing
Snowshoe Adventure

Whether you are trying snowshoeing for the first time or coming out to practice your skills this fun, snow-stomping adventure is a great way to play in the winter. Join us for a fun tromp through our prairie and woodland trails as our trek leads us down to see a frozen Lake Waubesa. Afterwards, we'll warm up with a cup of cocoa. Available December – March, snow dependent.

Age: Kindergarten - 8th Grade.

Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center

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