Our dynamic programs range from Introductory Climbing to Advanced Rock Craft.
The Driftless area of Wisconsin is renowned for it’ s wonderful canoeing, camping and fishing.
We offer year-round wilderness skills training for individuals, families or school.
Great leaders know that all good teams function better when given the opportunity to get "outside the box” and look at the job in new and different ways.
Half-day cave explorations take place locally here in the karst topography of the Driftless Region. We explore wild caves and teach the science of speleology.
Bill, I’ve been meaning to tell you what a fabulous time we had on our spring trip. What a glorious day of climbing! You offered do-able and challenging climbs, along with a great sense of humor and a real understanding of teenagers. Thanks for the wonderful day and the lasting memories. The students have been bragging about their day on the rock ever since we arrived back here at Scattergood Friends School.
Bill, Boy Scout Troop 1043’ s climbing experience at Devil’ s Lake was a very memorable outing thanks to you and your entire staff at Essential Skills Outdoor School. All of you were awesome with the scouts–patient, encouraging and a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your expertise with us and allowing some kids to get over their fear of heights and to push themselves in ways they may never have had without you. That is what we try to do in our Boy Scout Troop everyday and you helped us do that on Saturday in a very FUN way. Thanks again and safe climbing!
Hi Bill, Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time the girls had on our climbing trip. We really appreciate your skill and safe guidance. You are a fantastic teacher and a great role model. Thanks again and we will see you next year!