CATHOLIC Adventure Camp


Adventure Camp is held at Crosswoods Camp, located south of Ashland, WI This high adventure week offers rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, mountain bike riding, low ropes and high ropes, adventure trails, hiking, time for prayer, sacraments, and reflection on God’s marvelous creation. For the latest updates click here.

Our Group is attending June 25th to June 30th 2023,

The cost is $440 (includes transportation from Marshfield) for students currently in grades 6 to 12. The cost for chaperones is negotiable. Please contact David Alcott if you would like to help chaperone! A non-refundable $100 deposit is due by March 17th. Balance is due June 6th (also non-refundable).  After June 6th if there is still space available to go the cost will be $460.


Please complete these 3 steps by March 17th, 2023

1. Register online through Argenta for Adventure Camp Week 1 June 25-30, 2023 through this link. If this is your first time or you need help read this. 

 2. Mail or deliver a $100 deposit check to the address below. You can also drop off cash with a note explaining it is a deposit for Adventure Camp 2023 and the student’s name.

St. John the Baptist Parish
ATTN: David Alcott
201 W. Blodgett St.
Marshfield, WI 54449

Please make check payable to “St. John the Baptist Parish”. In the memo please write your child’s name and “Adventure Camp 2023”.

3. Please complete the camp forms and get them to David Alcott.  Here is the link.


Remember a copy of the front and back of the medical insurance card is NEEDED (see forms) and also all medications must be brought in original containers.

Please contact David Alcott with questions through this form.

Here is a link to the new Crosswoods Camp website. This is the camp that hosts Adventure Camp.

Youth Ministry Endowment Trust Individual Grant (Scholarship) Application

There is a grant(scholarship) available through the Diocese of La Crosse Youth Ministry Endowment trust. Please apply using the form below, there is no set deadline, but please submit as soon as you know you are attending Adventure Camp.

LDCCW Adventure Camp Grant (Scholarship) Application

There is a grant(scholarship) available through the La Crosse Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Please apply using the form below, please submit as soon as possible. Because of the tumultuous nature of this time, the deadline has been extended.

Current Fundraisers 

Contact David Alcott with any questions here

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the chaperone to student ratio? 

Per Diocese of La Crosse rules, it is 1 chaperone per 7 campers at minimum.

Is there a schedule of the week at camp?

There is a basic structure of each day at camp, but adventures are not announced ahead of time, due to various factors such as weather.  For example, if rock climbing was planned for Tuesday, but it rained Tuesday, that would possibly alter the rest of the week as other adventures might be replaced/eliminated etc.

Here is a structure of each day to give you the general flow.  All times subject to change.

7:30am: Morning Prayer (optional)

8:00am: Breakfast

8:30am: Rumble (Music/introduction to the day’s theme/announcements)

9:00am: Free Time

9:15am: Adventure or Activity

12noon: Lunch

1:00pm: All Camp Adventure Game

3:00pm: Cabin Time

4:00pm: Free Time and Options

            *Pedal and Paddle (Pedal to Perch; Paddle on Perch)

            *Hike and Fight (Hike to Outpost; Archery Tag)

            *Scream and Dye (Ice Cream Making; Tie Dye)

            *Climb and Fly (High Ropes)

            *Free Time


                        *Games in Hemlock


                        *Fishing at Line Lake (need an adult leader)

6:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm: Free Time

7:30pm: Ruckus (more music, a presentation on the theme, possibly a skit)

8:30pm: Jaw Time (Small groups with a chaperone, discussing  and processing what insights were learned that day)

10:30pm: In Cabins or Nighttime Prayer

10:45pm: Lights Out

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Is transportation to camp included?

Yes, the $440 cost includes transportation from Marshfield to Camp Crosswoods and back.  The transportation costs are over $1,600, we are able to only charge $20 per camper for transportation because of the generous support of the PCCW paying for most of the transportation costs.  The only additional money needed would be for spending money for meals on the way to camp and back (fast food), and for anything they would like to buy at the camp store such as T-shirts, water bottles, etc.

Can non-Catholic students attend?

 Yes!  The week we attend is a Catholic week, so there is typically Mass, Confession, and morning prayer.  Similar to the approach of Columbus Catholic Schools, there are Catholic elements and programming, but you don’t need to be Catholic to attend.