Summer...and the living is easy with the Friars.

OUR 2019 CAMPING SEASON IS SET!

Haven't worked out our bike ride schedule yet, but it's coming. Let's get the temps into the 60s for a week first.

Email us if you have questions about any of our summer activities.

Things you should know:

  • Campfire wood is provided for all trips. For the sake of forests everywhere, do not transport wood to our camping trips.
    It must be purchased within 10 miles of state parks.

  • Pets are not allowed on our trips. Neither are children.

  • We do not supply adult beverages on our trips except coffee, tea, milk and juice for breakfasts.
    Because everyone's preferences vary widely, we ask that you bring your own beverages. 

  • We have a sign-up sheet for each trip for participants to help with garbage disposal, meal prep and clean-up. We all stay happier that way!

 

Note: most state parks require a daily entrance permit for your car. These fees are not included in the trip price and are the responsibility of each participant.

Kettle Moraine
South Unit
61 miles east of Madison and 37 miles southwest of Milwaukee

June 13-16, 2019

Tent camping (no electricity)
Price: $15/20

Trip Leaders: Dale and Mike Chrystof

​Trip includes:

- 2 nights camping fees, two continental breakfasts and Saturday night pasta dinner (bring accompanying dish to share)
- Activities: hiking, bicycling and chilling out

- Optional Thursday night stay ($20 total price) but no amenities will be provided.

- Wisconsin State Park sticker required.

Friars Annual Picnic & Bike Ride

Miami Woods,
Cook Cty Forest Preserve

June 22, 2019
Noon - 6:30 p.m.

Grilling madness. Side dishes galore.
Desserts a poppin'! 

Cost: $7
Leaders: TBD

​Event includes:

- Pre-picnic bike ride on the adjacent forest preserve trail to the Botanic Gardens

- Grilled foods

- Potluck side dishes and BYOB.

- Lawn games and great conversation!

 

Point Beach
State Forest

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
 

​July 11-14, 2019

Tent camping
Price: ~$20/25

Event Co-leaders: TBD

​3 night trip includes:

- Friday/Saturday night camping fees (or add Thursday for an additional $5), two breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, and entree for Saturday night dinner
- Activities: biking in and around the park to neighboring towns, miles of hilly hiking trails, ice cream and cheese.

Yellowstone Lake
State Park

Blanchardville, Wisconsin

August 9-11, 2019

Tent camping
Price: $20/25

Trip Leaders: Ellen Isaacson and BJ Shoemaker

​3 night trip includes:

- Friday/Saturday night camping fees (or add Thursday for an additional $5), two breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, and entree for Saturday night dinner
- Activities: biking in and around the park, miles of hilly hiking trails, beach for swimming

St. Germaine Cabin Camping 

Labor Day Weekend in the Wisconsin Northwoods!

Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2019

Cabin Camping: cabins have electricity, TV/DVD, indoor plumbing, AC, pier to the lake and more!
Price: 3 nights ~$160, 4 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) $175

Trip Leader: Mike and Dale Chrystof

​Trip includes:

- 3 or 4 nights in well-appointed cabins on Lost Lake 
- Biking and hiking trails, local craft fairs and other entertainment, and boat , canoe, kayak rentals

- Partial service trip, POTLUCK MEALS -- Friday night through Sunday or Monday

 

Chain O' Lakes
State Park
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Indiana

October 11-14, 2019

Three cozy cabins! Two or three nights! Electricity, indoor plumbing, wood-burning fireplace heat!
Price: 2 nights ~$90-100, 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) $tbd

Trip Leader: Pat Banik and Beth Deputy

​Trip includes:

- 2 or 3 nights in rustic cabins (indoor plumbing, enclosed porch and kitchen!)
- Beautiful hiking trails, educational nature center, open roads for jogging or biking (but it's hilly!)

- Full service trip, MOST MEALS -- Friday night through Sunday or Monday lunch included