Hanna Venture Base

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Hanna Venture Base offers week-long treks catered to what your group wants to accomplish. From kayaking in the Apostle Islands to backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains, Hanna Venture Base welcomes all that strive for the ultimate challenge of experiencing the outdoors. No trip is impossible if your Scouts have the imagination and courage to attempt it.

Wisconsin River – Canoeing Adventure
Canoe for six days on the lower Wisconsin River and earn your 50 Miler! Participants will leave camp Sunday for canoeing and begin the historic journey fur traders made almost 200 years ago.

Apostle Islands – Sea Kayaking Adventure
This program will find you paddling among the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior! Participants spend 5 days on the water and 4 nights on islands. Typically 3 days are travel days and two are exploring days. Enjoy perfecting your skills and learning about aquatic life, kayaking in sea caves and enjoying meals from the sea.

Porcupine Mountains – Hiking Adventure
Be ready for the challenge of a five day hiking trek through the Porcupine Mountains. Everyday your packs will get lighter and the trail will get more exciting. Your trek leaders will help you learn important outdoor skills so you can become your own guide in the outdoors.

[mappress mapid=”1″] Rhinelander, WI. Nestled in the pristine Northwoods of Wisconsin, the Crystal Lake Scout Reservation is the perfect place for your unit’s outdoor adventures. From simple overnight camping opportunities to week-long summer camps to kayaking in the Apostle Islands, the CLSR offers a wide variety of programs to fit your unit’s every need.

Hanna Venture Base opened in 2000 as a place for Boy Scouts and Venture to experience high adventure. The facility features an indoor climbing wall and an outdoor 60’ climbing tower, with walls for rappelling and climbing. Week-long Hanna Venture Base Treks are taken by both Scouts and Venturers. Trek destinations include the Apostle Islands and the Porcupine Mountains. The base was named after, and financially supported by Al Hanna, whose achievements include climbing Mount Everest.
The Crystal Lake Scout Reservation (CLSR) near Rhinelander, Wisconsin, consists of three camps which provide year-round programs to Scouts of all ages: Akela’s World, for Cub Scouts & Webelos; Tesomas Scout Camp, a Boy Scout summer camp; and Hanna Venture Base for Boy Scouts & Venturers.

Average Annual Participation Average Individual Cost (excluding travel) Program Season Participants can sign up as Specialized gear required? Average Program length
100-200 $400-$500 June-August Either crews or individuals No 7 days


Hanna Venture Base Website
Email the Director Scott Domino
Camping department phone 715.365.3111

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