The Volunteer Jamboree

Wyalusing State Park (See Map Here)  will be hosting the 2010 Wisconsin State Parks Volunteer Jamboree from September 12 through the 13th. Nearly 100 volunteers will be attending the two day event.

All of the volunteer reservations have been received. Thrty-one campsites have been assigned. Everyone who requested electric received electricity, Participants will be informed within a few days.

A number of Volunteers requested to stay in the dorms of the indoor camp site. We have divided the dorms up so that those staying in the dorms will have a bit of privacy - each end of each dorm will be used by one couple or one person as well as the counselor's room. (Additional Photos here)

A number of volunteers are making their own overnight plans.

The volunteers will have special programs during the two days at Wyalusing State Park. The Villa Louis and the Mississippi River Explorer are featured programs.

Food and snacks will be provided for the participants as well. A special Mississippi River meal will be served to all of the volunteers.

In addition to the featured programs, volunteers will also have the opportunity to spend some time with the following program presenters.

Monday morning- Chris West - Birds of Wyalusing
Chris West has been interested in birds ever since he was 2 years old. Chris, now 20, has traveled extensively within the lower 48s and have been to and explored almost every state. Chris is currently a part-time birding guide in various places around the country, a photographer, a classical and celtic violinist, and fiddler. His latest blog entry relates Chris' birding trip to Ecuador.

Sunday evening - Mike McCoy - campfire songs. Mike McCoy, a native of Prairie du Chien, Wi, is an elementary teacher.  He will entertain us with campfire songs around a campfire (weather permitting) accompanied by his guitar.

Sunday Evening - Star Splitters - The Wyalusing State Park will have a special presentation after Mike McCoy's Campfire sing-along. Join the Starsplitters at the Observatory to view the heavenly bodies.

Monday evening - Faye Stone - Native American Storyteller Faye Stone is a native American who lives in Platteville, Wi. Faye is an experienced storyteller.  Most of her stories explain events in nature according to Indian legend.

Updates: 8/23
All jamboree registrants who have email have been emailed the following:
confirmation stating the campsite number, dorm name or the fact that they planned on making their own arrangements for accommodations. Also included info on the potluck as many did not know about the potluck.


Monday lunch
Sandwiches - roast beef, turkey, ham; on either white, wheat, hamburger buns, or dinner rolls
 ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce shreds
potato salad, fresh fruit salad, Rotini salad, cheese and cracker tray
bars, cakes, etc

Monday evening dinner
Deep-fried catfish filets, baked beans, potato salad -  $9 per plate - all you can eat
Dinner rolls, coleslaw, cheese tray
sheet cakes for dessert - Monday night dinner
raspberry, lemon poppyseed, chocolate marble

Sunday potluck
 hotdogs and  buns

AGENDA (Formatted Agenda Here)


Please note: All meals and programs will be at the Indoor Group Camp. Directions will be provided at check in.

Sunday, September 12, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration – Park Office
5:30 p.m.
Welcome to Wyalusing followed by Potluck Dinner
7:30 p.m.
Campfire Sing-along – Mike McCoy
8:30 p.m.
Astronomy Program – Starsplitters of Wyalusing
Weather permitting – rain date: Monday, September 13

Monday, September 13, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome – Parks Bureau Staff
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“Birds of Wyalusing” – Chris West, Avid Birdwatcher
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Leave for Mississippi River Excursion or “On Your Own Activities. – Directions for Mississippi River Excursion and Villa Louis Tour will be provided at check in. “Let’s caravan” so no one gets lost.
1:00 p.m– 3:00 p.m.
Mississippi River Excursion
3:30 p.m– 4:30 p.m
Villa Louis Tour
5:30p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner and door prizes
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Native American Legends – Faye Stone

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Thanks for coming. We hope that you enjoyed your time at beautiful Wyalusing State Park and the Prairie du Chien area.