Heartland Region

AEE Heartland Regional Conference
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI 

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Registration Rates
Registration fee includes meals. Lodging is not included.
On-site lodging or off-site lodging is available at an additional cost.

Registration Type

Early Bird
ends Feb. 15
ends Mar. 15  
after Mar. 15
Member   $100  $125  $150
Student Member  $50 $75  $100 
Non-Member $145   $170 $195 
Student Non-Member $75   $100  $125
Presenter Member $75   
Presenter Non-Member $100
One Day $75
Volunteer $75


Pre-Conference presented by Chris Cavert - $25
March 31, 2017 12 pm - 3 pm
(lunch not included)

Experience and explore Dr. Chris Cavert’s collection of highly versatile team building and cooperative group activities including the portable, low cost, build-your-own PVC system. This pre-conference workshop is about creating (or expanding) a portable challenge course program without spending a lot of money. Absorb useable ideas and collect resources for your challenge course, school, or camp programs.

Chris will also be providing tips and tools related to facilitating teambuilding activities and how these types of activities are directly connected to character building and 21st century skills.

Great learning and resources for teachers, youth leaders and mobile adventure-based teambuilding facilitators with little room for storage but a great need for a variety of activities. Be prepared to “microspand” your repertoire by learning how to use what you already have to do more. You don’t need a lot to go big!

The activities presented in this workshop are suitable for groups of 10 to 25 participants 13 years old and older. All the necessary props for the ground-based and low element activities are easy to find or can be made with accessible resources. All facilitation experience levels are welcome – there will be something new for everyone.

Dress comfortably for movement and fun at your own speed. Please bring a healthy snack to share with the group.

Lodging Options
On-Site Lodging Options
  Dormitory Room
  • $37.50 per night / per person
  • sleeps 4
  • $30.00 per night / per person
  • bathhouse in separate building
  • sleeps 28
Tent Camping
  •  $15.00 per night / per person
Off-Site Lodging Options
Wintergreen Resort 

60 North Gasser Road
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965
(5 minutes from conference site)
Call 1-800-648-4765 and ask for UW–LaCrosse room block
Please reserve by 3/10/17


Great Wolf Lodge
1400 Great Wolf Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(5 minutes from conference site, offers water park option for families)
Call 1-866-965-9653 and ask for Association for Experiential Education Reservation #:1703HOLM
Please reserve by 2/28/17

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