Meet Our Animals
our camps means that you will most likely get a chance to see some
pretty cool animals in the wild! We also have some animals in our
education centers and barns during our summer programs to allow all of
our visitors a chance to see some animals up close!
camp properties have a diverse population of animals that we do our
best to protect and not disturb. While you are around camp you are
likely to see some of the following animals:
- White Tailed Deer
- Western Painted Turtle
- Gray Treefrog
- Tiger and Blue Spotted Salamanders
- Bald Eagle
- Red Tailed Hawks
- Bull Snakes
- MUCH MORE!
If you're interested in learning more about our native species check out these excellent resources:
- Minnesota and Wisconsin DNR
- Audubon: Guide to North American Birds
Summer Nature programs include viewing some native animal species in
captivity. These animals are either donated to camp or caught from the
wild. All wild animals are released every couple weeks to ensure that
they are not harmed. We only capture reptile and amphibians such as
turtles, frogs, salamanders, and snakes. In addition to our live animals, we have a wide variety of displays including animal pelts, bones,
track molds and bird nests!
Ponies and Horses
Scout Camp has the unique and special opportunity to offer a pony
riding program! Their trained staff will guide you on a trail ride and
teach you the basics of riding! Too old for Cub Summer Camp but still
want to spend time with horses? Check out the Horsemanship program at
Tomahawk Scout Reservation!
What should I do if I find a cool animal at camp?
want to ensure that all campers have a chance to see our plants and
animals, so we ask you to stay on the trails as much as possible and
not to capture any wild animals. If you have any questions about animal
identification or think that an animal is in danger - please notify the
Camp Master or Ranger.