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 July 7th to 12th 2024.

Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot.


$100 per camper from Marshfield if you have never attended Adventure camp before!  This includes transportation from Marshfield.  Thank you to the Chaplain’s fund and the Youth Group can cage for making this $370 discount possible.

 $195 per camper from Marshfield if you have attended Adventure Camp before. This includes transportation from Marshfield. Thank you to the Chaplain’s fund for making this $275 discount possible.

 $470 per camper if you live outside Marshfield and are not a registered member of a Marshfield Catholic parish. This includes transportation from Marshfield.

Adventure camp is available to students currently in grades 6 to 12. The cost for chaperones (21 and older) is $195, but the cost can be waived if needed.  Please contact David Alcott if you would like to help chaperone!

A non-refundable $100 deposit is due by June 10th. Balance is due June 17th (also non-refundable). 


Please complete these 2 steps by June 10th, 2024

1. Register online through Argenta for Adventure Camp Week 2 July 7th-12th, 2024 through this link. If this is your first time or you need help read this. Please note that this step include entering your card information and a non-refundable $100 deposit.

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


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 DUE MAY 1st 2024

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 cost includes transportation from Marshfield to Camp Crosswoods and back.  The transportation costs are over $1,600, we are able to provide this at such a low cost thanks to the Chaplain’s fund.  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.