Events & Updates

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Use the Wilderness Campground Events Calendar to plan your next stay! We have tons of fun theme weekends, special deal weekends and much more all throughout our camping season! You'll love the variety of events we offer, and all the fun things to do around the Marquette County area!

Please Note:
All Events & Theme Weekends at Wilderness Campground are subject to change without notice. Make sure your choice weekends are booked at the Wilderness Campground!

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April 16-18 : New Year's Celebration

April 23-25 : Bring A Buddy Camping Weekend

April 30 - May 2 : Down & Derby

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May 7-9 : Celebrate Mom's Day

May 14-16 : Armed Forces (Free Weekend for Veterans and Active Duty Military)

May 21-23 : Kid's Just Want To Have Fun

May 28-31 : Memorial Day 2021

A full weekend of events and activities awaits for this special Summer Kick-off weekend of 2019!

Friday Night Fish Fry Including: (Be Sure to Call Ahead. Orders Can Be Placed as Early as Thursday Afternoon (608-297-2002)

  • 3-pieces of Icelandic Cod, Brew City Fries & Coleslaw
  • OR Shrimp Basket, Brew City Fries & Cole Slaw
  • OR 3-pieces Chicken Tender Basket, Brew City Fries & Cole Slaw

Sign up in the office for:

  • Volleyball
  • Bean Bags
  • Horseshoes
  • Goofy Golf

Friday Activities:

  • Movie & Popcorn – Bring your own beverage and lawn chair.

Saturday Activities:

  • Patriotic Glitter Tattoos
  • Bean Bag Tournament @11:00 am $10.00 per team-50% goes to Badger Honor Fight -50% is split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Wagon Ride @2:00 pm – meet at the office
  • Oil Can Harry – Live Band 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday Activities:

  • Glow T-shirt Painting $5/T-Shirt
  • Horseshoe Tournament@11:00 am $10.00 per team – 50% goes to Badger Honor Flight -50% is split between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
  • Ladder Golf Tournament @ 11:00 am
  • Wagon Ride @2:00 pm – meet at the office
  • GLOW PARTY & KARAOKE PARTY (7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) by Pool Weather Permitting
  • Kid’s Glow Parade

Monday Activities:

Please Join Us For A Memorial Day Service at the flag pole @10:00 am
Help us pay our respect to those who have died in our nation’s service

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June 4-6 : Customer Appreciation - Camp 2 Nights Get 3rd Night Free

We appreciate all of our camping friends! Stay 3 nights for the price of 2! Add Thursday or Sunday nights to your reservation at no cost to you!

*SUPER SAVER TUESDAY DISCOUNT CANNOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CAMP 3 PAY 2 WEEKENDS.

June 11-13 : Camp Pink for Breast Cancer

Saturday

Details TBA. Stay tuned!

June 18-20 : Father's Day and 12th Annual Gilbert Brown's Custom & Classic Car Show & Benefit

SATURDAY:

  • Gilbert Brown Custom & Classic Car Show & Benefit

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Open to the public
$10.00 Donation to enter Custom & Classic Car (pre-registrants accepted by mail or phone – pay registration fee day of show)
OR pay $25.00 to get an autographed picture with Gilbert Brown and your car
Registration/Check-In – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Dash plaques to the first 100 registrants
Trophy presentation at 2:30 pm
For Class lists/Registration Form visit the website: www.gbfcarshow.com

  • Lil’ Wilderness Explorer Activity – Kid’s craft for Dad
  • Bob Viking DJ up by Pool weather permitting
  • Sunday – Donuts With Dad (while supplies last)

June 25-27 : Camp With A SPLASH I

SATURDAY:

Camp With A SPLASH! Get ready to get WET!
Water Slide, Belly Flop Comp, Hydro Blaster, & Much More

Come Rock Out With the live band Hurricane Express 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.

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July 2-5 : HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA 4th of July Celebration Weekend 2020

Details Coming Soon!

July 9-11 : Battle of the Decades 60's, 70's and 80's

 

July 16-18 : Tangled Tinsel Christmas in July

Friday Night:

  • Movie Night
  • Ice Skating & Play in the Snow with Frozen Hot Chocolate

Saturday: Be sure to bring your Christmas decorations & decorate your site! Prize to best decorated campsite!

  • Christmas T-shirt – $5
  • Rudolph’s Slip n’ Slide Fun
  • Lil’ Wilderness Explorer Kids Craft: Snowman Face Ornament
  • Cookies and Meet & Greet with Santa
  • Reindeer Games – Antler Ring Toss, Pin The Nose On the Snowman, Christmas Bingo
  • Tangled Tinsel Christmas Karaoke Party –
  • Ugliest Christmas T-shirt Party!!! Prize to best t-shirt

July 23-25 : Camp With a Splash II

Friday:
  • Movie & Popcorn
Saturday:
  • TBD

July 30 - Aug. 1 : Hula Hula Hawaiian Days

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Aug. 6-8 : Country Bumpkin Western Days

Aug. 13-15 : Shipwrecked Pirate's Party

  • Cardboard Boat Races
  • Kid’s Buried Treasure Hunt
  • PIRATE GAMES
  • Pirate Party At the DJ – by the Pool weather permitting.

Boat Races:
We have four different age groups:
5 – 7 years
8 – 12 years
13 – 17 years
18 & adult

Two Man Boat – you still only use 120 yards duct tape. All Two Man Boats MUST have at least one person that is 15 years or older. (No separate age group categories)
Construct a boat out of nothing but cardboard (NO tubes or waxed cardboard allowed, only corrigated cardboard) and 120 yards of duct tape! We provide cardboard through Great Northern Corporation. Then, get ready to race. Paddles and life vests are supplied. Paddle out and around the buoy and back. First one in wins!
8:30 am – noon/Pick up your cardboard and rule sheet
* 12:30 pm BoatTech@Bonnie Lake
ALL boats MUST be present to be eligible to race
* 1:00 pm – The Races will start at 1:30 PM sharp
(a portion of the beach will be closed during the races)
Viking DJ Entertainment 7:30 – 10:30 pm by the Pool (weather permitting)

Aug. 20-22 : Camp With A Splash III

Aug. 27-29 : Hometown Pride Weekend

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Sept. 3-6 : Labor Day Weekend 2020

Friday Night Fish Fry Including: (Be Sure to Call Ahead. Orders Can Be Placed as Early as Thursday Afternoon (608) 297-2002

  • Friday Fish Fry $7.95 per basket
  • 3-pieces of Icelandic Cod, Brew City Fries & Coleslaw
  • OR Shrimp Basket, Brew City Fries & Cole Slaw
  • OR 3-pieces Chicken Tender Basket, Brew City Fries & Cole Slaw

Sign up in the office for:

  • Bean Bags
  • Horseshoes

Friday

  • 7:30 pm – Outdoor Movie in the activity field

Saturday

  • 11:00 am Horseshoe Tournament $10/team
  • 11:00 am – 1pm Slip n’ Slide into Bonnie Lake
  • 1:00pm Tie Dye Shirts $5 per shirt.
  • 7:30 pm -10:30 Live Band – Country Crossfire

Sunday

  • 11:00 am Bean Bags Tournament $10/team
  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 Spin Art Frisbee ($5)
  • 2 pm Wagon Ride (Meet by Flagpole)
  • 7:30 pm – 10:30 DJ and Dance Party the Pool (weather permitting)

Sept. 10-12 : Wizards & Wands Weekend - BACK & BETTER IN 2020!

Friday
7:30 pm – Outdoor Wizard Movie across from the office.

Saturday
All Day Wizard Movies Playing in the Office Pavilion
11:00 am Come paint your Wizard Wand ($5/ per wand) Sign up ahead for a time slot
1:00 pm – Wizard Parade ( Meet near the office)
1:30 pm – Best Dressed Wizard & Turn in your Best Wizard Spell for a prize.
2 pm – Harry Potter Games

6 – 8 pm Music Across from the Office

Sept. 17-19 : Spoooktacular Halloween Weekend #1

Friday

Kiddos get your special pumpkin seed from the office. Plant in it in the Magical Pumpkin patch. (While Supplies Last)

7:30 pm – Outdoor Movie across from the office. Bring your blanket, lawn chair and treats

Saturday

Decorate a Pumpkin for The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Decorate Your Site for the Site Decorating Contest. Sign up ahead in the office. Sites will be judged at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening and announced at the

DJ. Prize to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

9:30 a.m. – Magical Pumpkin Garden (Pick up your pumpkin that was planted in the Magical Pumpkin Garden Friday Night) Grab Decorating Kits at office

11:00 a.m. – Design & Color Your Own Trick or Treat Bag ($5)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm. Corn Maze ($5/Person or $20 for Group of 5)

3:00 p.m. – Pumpkins Should Be Turned In For The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Winner Announced at DJ)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Glow Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Scavenger Hunt

7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Halloween Costume Party with DJ Across from the Campground Office (Costume Contest @ 8:30 p.m.)

Prize to Pre-Teen / Teen / Adult 1st Place

Sunday:

9:00 am Winner of the Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest Announced.

Sept. 24-26 : Spoooktacular Halloween Weekend #2

Friday

Kiddos get your special pumpkin seed from the office. Plant in it in the Magical Pumpkin patch. (While Supplies Last)

7:30 pm – Outdoor Movie in the activity field. Bring your blanket, lawn chair and treats

Saturday

Decorate a Pumpkin for The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Decorate Your Site for the Site Decorating Contest. Sign up ahead in the office. Sites will be judged at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening and announced at the

DJ. Prize to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

9:30 a.m. – Magical Pumpkin Garden (Pick up your pumpkin that was planted in the Magical Pumpkin Garden Friday Night) Grab Decorating Kits at office

11:00 a.m. – Design & Color Your Own Trick or Treat Bag ($5)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm. Corn Maze ($5/Person or $20 for Group of 5)

3:00 p.m. – Pumpkins Should Be Turned In For The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Winner Announced at DJ)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Scavenger Hunt

7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Halloween Costume Party with DJ Across from the Campground Office (Costume Contest @ 8:30 p.m.)

Prize to Pre-Teen / Teen / Adult 1st Place

Sunday:

9:00 am Winner of the Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest Announced.

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Oct. 1-3 : Camptoberfest Weekend

Friday

7:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie Across from the Office – Beauty and the Beast

Saturday

1:00 p.m. Schokoladenessen for kids across from the office.

2:00 p.m. Hammerschlagen – By the Office (remember to social distance) We will sanitize the hammers. $1 per nail. All monies will be donated to the Badger Honor Flight.

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Carol & The Keynotes Polka Music Across from the office

6:00 p.m. Steinholding Contest – across from the office. Winner keep the stein and get 2 – 12 packs of beer.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Beer Walk (Start at the office) Sign up to have a craft brew, microbrew or home brew at your site for walkers to sample for a chance to win $100 Wilderness Bucks! Must be 21 or older to participate.

Oct. 9-11 : First Responder Appreciation (Closing Weekend)

It is our privilege to host a special camping event for all Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire Personnel working tirelessly to keep their communities safe! Call (608) 297-2002 to reserve your FREE (2) nights of camping anytime during the week of October 5th – October 11th. Please keep in mind all campground ran activities are held during the weekends after Labor Day. Camping includes a site for (1) camping unit, 2 adults ( 19 & over) and dependent children (18 & under). Water & Electric sites only included. $7/night to upgrade to full hook-up.

FRIDAY

6:45 p.m. Outdoor Movie Across from the Office. Bring your blanket and don’t forget we have hot cocoa at the campground office.

SATURDAY

9:30 a.m. Pick Up A Kid’s Busy Kit at the Office

11:00 a.m. Bags Tournament – Behind the pool. 50% split betwen 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 50% to be donated to the Badger Honor Flight.

1:00 p.m. BINGO – In the Activity Field (weather permitting)

7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Music Across From the Office w/ campfire

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: Current Guidelines for Camping During COVID 19

*As per the state mandate, masks must be worn in the office and in enclosed areas and group settings.

Social Distance – Even though the safer at home has been lifted please maintain 6ft. social distancing and limit group gatherings.

Bathrooms – Bathrooms are currently open. Please try to reserve them for those with pop-ups and tents, and use your own bathroom facilities if you have them. We will be frequently cleaning our bathrooms.

Swimming Pool – Pool capacity is limited at 45-50 people. The pool deck will be sanitized throughout the day.

Jumping Pillow – Jumping Pillow capacity is limited to10-15 people.

Office – The office window will be open for service and we will allow 10-15 patrons in the office at a time. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the office.

Mini Golf – Will be open, but limited to one family every 5 holes. Once, one group is on hole 5 we will let the next group or family go. The clubs and balls will be sanitized in between use. 

Pedal Kart & Boat Rentals – We will be doing normal half-hour rentals and sanitizing between use. 

Lake, Pond and Beaches – The lake, pond and beaches are open. Please maintain social distance. Inflatables are in. 

Life Jacket Rentals – Life Jackets need to be rented out by the day. $10/day to rent. Need to be returned by 8:00 p.m. 

Please cover your coughs and sneezes, and remember to wash your hands frequently!