WisCorps Retreats

WisCorps is now offering refreshing, nature-based retreats at the Myrick Park Center. Through WisCorps Retreats, your group will connect with nature and each other. You can choose from eight activities that are offered under three different themes: Marvelous Marsh, Nature Escape, and Team Challenges. All retreat reservations support our other environmental education programs. Nestled between the bluffs and the Mississippi River, Myrick Park Center is only a short walk, bike, or car ride away from downtown La Crosse. If you are interested in booking one of our retreats, please fill out our interest form at the bottom of this page, and we will be in touch with you soon!

Themes and Activities*

1. Marvelous Marsh – focused on environmental education and the La Crosse River Marsh

Marshing Through History
Take a guided walking tour of Myrick Park and the La Crosse River Marsh to discover the history behind many of the natural and man-made sites found in this area.
Marsh Mystery Match-up
Learn how to operate a GPS unit and then use your newfound skills to work together with other team members to find historical sites around Myrick Park and the La Crosse River Marsh.
Leave No Trace
Learn about the seven Leave No Trace principles and why they are so important when exploring the outdoors.
Marsh Hike
Hike through Myrick Park and the La Crosse River Marsh while one of our nature teachers points out different animal habitats and adaptations.

 

2. Nature Escape – focused on personal growth and stress relief

Marsh Hike
Hike through Myrick Park and the La Crosse River Marsh while one of our nature teachers points out different animal habitats and adaptations.
Sensory Stroll [only available during warm weather]
Step outside your comfort zone and explore nature with only three of your five senses.
Mindfulness & Yoga
Enjoy an hour-long mindfulness and yoga session tailored to your group’s yoga skill level and physical abilities. The session will be led by Andrea Frisch, a certified yoga instructor who is also our Inclusive Program Coordinator.
Helping Hands
Get your hands dirty by helping in our gardens or removing invasive species in the marsh.

 

3. Team Challenges – focused on team growth and communication

Marsh Mystery Match-up
Learn how to operate a GPS unit and then use your newfound skills to work together with other team members to find historical sites around Myrick Park and the La Crosse River Marsh.
• Back-country Blizzard
Survive the blizzard by communicating effectively with other members of your team to build a shelter to protect yourselves from the elements.

*Most of our activities are outdoor activities so it is important to dress accordingly.

 

Packages and Pricing:

Currently, we can only offer retreat activities to groups with a maximum of 25 people. On a case-by-case basis, we may accept larger groups. We do not provide food, so the cost of meals is not reflected in the prices below.

1. Full-day (8 hours): $500
2. Half-day (4 hours): $250
3. Add-on (1 hour): $50

Retreats Sample Schedules

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