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NEW ICE Cafe Opens

Cafe Open DAILY 11am to 1pm The cafe will open Friday January 3 and stay open until Sunday March 15. The cafe will be hosted in Vittum Lodge. Menu will be soup and sandwiches. Every day will have hotdog and chili. Sandwich specials and soup of the day change daily. Click here for menu details.…
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Winter Solstice Celebration

Join us Saturday Dec 21 11am-2pm Program is $5 per person.Starting at Noon--Holiday Movie and Snacks Before and after the movie--Guided Nature Walks--Family or Group Scavenger Hunt with prizes Lunch available for purchase--sandwiches, soup, drinks, sweets. House In The Wood at 3300 Bay Road, Delavan WI 53115Parking in lot. If full, park along Bay Road…
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Fall Open Tree Climbing

Reserve NOW 262-728-2752 or hitwoffice@nush.orgM-F from 9-5 Saturday, September 28 from 4:00 to 6:00pm.Sunday, October 13 from Noon to 2pmDetails on what to wear and what to expect here.
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Jobs-Summer Camp

Summer Counselor Jobs--Teach an activity (swimming, boating, nature, outdoor skills, team sports, arts & crafts, cooking, gardening, performing arts like dance, theater or music or another skill) and work closely with a cabin group of 10-12 children from inner city Chicago. Start with 2 weeks of training on June 10. Children start June 24 with…
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Spring Jobs at House In The Wood

Tree Climbing Facilitator No Experience necessary, love of the outdoors and comfort in trees a plus!Training Provided – must attend all of training. --Basic Tree Climbing April 18-19, --Tree climbing Facilitation May 2-3 House In The Wood Camp and Outdoor Education Center is hiring recreational tree climbing facilitators. We offer tree climbing activities for children and…
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Fun Winter Workshops for Adults and Families

Saturday February 210:30am-2:30pmHouse In The Wood Outdoor Education and Retreat Center3300 Bay Road, Delavan WisconsinRegister at the Elliott Lodge Dining Hall Elliott Lodge Dining Hall $5.00 per person, per workshop.--Workshop 1: 10:30 am to Noon--Workshop 2: 1:00 to 2:30 pm--Lunch Available: Noon to 1:00 pm.Bring your own lunch or buy on site. Complimentary Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Ice Water and Lemonade.…
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Seasonal Public Events

Join us Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer for our special events: On a Fall weekday the entire family can join us for Halloween In The Woods-take a walk along lighted pathways in our enchanted forest to meet our animals including a skunk, owl, frog and singing spider. OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! On a Winter…
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Halloween In The Woods

TUESDAY OCTOBER 15

SECOND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN IN THE WOODS combines the make-believe, spooky fun of Halloween with the beauty of nighttime nature to create an event that is fun for the whole family. Halloween In The Woods is designed especially for families with children ages 5 to 12.

Hikes start every 10 minutes between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. (last hike ends at 8:30 pm). Rain or Shine. Event is at House In The Wood, Lake Delavan. Advanced tickets or cash on day.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • House In The Wood’s woodland is transformed into a make believe forest complete with a talking owl, a scaredy-cat skunk, a singing spider and other creatures of the forest.
  • The trip along lighted paths through the make believe forest is just spooky enough to keep the kids enthralled, but is not designed to give anyone a nightmare. In fact, we expect most people to leave with a smile on their face and a new appreciation for nature’s misunderstood creatures.
  • Visitors are treated to a snack of cider and popcorn and can enjoy crafts in the dining hall after their walk. You can meet our House In The Wood animal ambassadors (lizards, snakes, rats, tortoises)  while you wait for your hike to start.

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

  • Tickets can be purchased at Big Foot Recreation in Walworth in person or online. Please see their brochure or website for more information.
  • Or at House In The Wood in Delavan by phone 262-728-2752 with a credit card (Mastercard or Visa). Tickets can be picked up at the entrance.
  • Ticket Sales begin Monday, September 28 and are on sale M-F from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • One adult must accompany every 5 children
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable

FEE INFORMATION:

  • $7 per person.

Sunday Fun-Day

Volunteer at House In The Wood to do activities with our Summer Campers. Plan a 45 minute program that would appeal to 7 to 12 year old boys and girls. If you would like to volunteer but don’t have an activity idea, call me—everyone has great things to offer our children. I can help you…
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The Boys Are Back in Town

The male Red Wing Blackbirds have returned to the marshes of House In the Wood. They are all spreading their wings and letting out a LOUD conk-la-ree trill. In Blackbird language: STAY AWAY! THIS IS MY AREA! Once they establish AND KEEP their area, they will try to attract the females who arrive a few…
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