Updates 5/12/13

Hi everyone,

It’s getting close to the date, 5 days remain!

Location: The Chequamegon National Forest (About an hour north of Wausau). We just finalized the location details and we are starting to send directions out to those that have registered. Expect to recieve a map and directions in your email within the next day or so.

Funding: The WePay account is closing in just a day or so. Please share this page around your networks. We still need a couple of important things that will make the camp run more smoothly.

Schedule of Events now available: The workshop, meal and presentaion times are all available here.

Carpooling: For the sake of fitting everyones vehicle with ease (and saving on gas!), there’s a Carpooling page now available so you can coordinate rides. It’s going out in the email to registrants.

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*Remember to REGISTER online for Action Camp!

If you are wanting to come to CWAC2013, please send the following registration info posted below to:  centralwiactioncamp [at] gmail [dot] com. We will send you the camp location and additional information after you register. Thanks.
How did you hear about the action camp?:
Phone Number (optional):
City you are coming from?:
Are you willing to Carpool?:
Attendance (Friday? Saturday? Sunday? Monday? All?):
Camping on Site?:
Do you have any dietary restrictions, allergies or preferences?:
Are there any other personal, medical or health related needs we should know about?:
Emergency Contact (name and phone):
Registration Contribution (To support the costs of the camp (food, gear, venue etc) a $35 donation is suggested per person. No one will be turned away from camp for lack of funds – scholarships are available for all or partial amounts.):
Questions / Comments ? Other things we should know?:
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Updates (May 6th)




In the Chequamegon National Forest, about an hour away (Northwest) from Wausau, WI. This is pretty “primitive camping,” people: that means no flush toilets, no electricity, no WI-FI, etc. You will need to make a light-hike in with your gear from the road. THE EXACT LOCATION WILL BE GIVEN VIA  EMAIL TO THOSE THAT HAVE REGISTERED, 5 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. 

Recommended gear: Tent, sleeping bag, tarp (not completely necessary, but you can’t go wrong with an extra tarp, they’re very lightweight), gallon of water, your own dishes (plate, spoon, cup or water bottle, bowl), boots, headlamp/flashlight, layers of clothing to stay warm, extra food and snacks.


There is going to be meals provided (vegan and gluten free options), but it is always recommended to bring some snacks for yourself. Also, any sort of food donations you could bring the day of would be a pleasant surprise.

Things we still need

– Three or four large serving spoons
– a couple of pairs of tongs
– a couple more large serving bowls
– two largish plastic tubs for washing dishes
– scrubbies and dish soap
– dish towels
– two large dish drying racks
– more cutting boards
– one large cast iron skillet
– Three or four large serving spoons
– heavy duty can opener
– larger cutting knives
– rubber spatulas and flipping spatulas
– cord to hang from trees for drying dish towls
– coolers
– lots’a tarps!
– lots’a Paracord/Rope

-big water containers, preferably the foldable kind made of soft, yet sturdy, plastic.

-EZ-up tent for the kitchen


Please no Alcohol. There won’t be “booze police”, knocking on your tent or inspecting your cups for the scent of liquor, but out of respect to those recovering from alcoholism we ask that you please please please refrain from getting wasted at this camp. This camp is less of a party and more of a place to learn skills to protect land and water.


Recent concerns that were raised by some attendees (pooping, trampling sensitive habitat, being tied up against their will while you’re at workshops all day, fighting with other dogs) has led us to strongly encourage you to leave your dog at home.

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Help Fund CWAC2013!

The Central Wisconsin Action Camp is an informal, completely free and non-commercial, and loosely organized event operating on a meager budget, formed entirely off of donated and scavenged supplies and sustained through 100% volunteer effort.

We are reaching out to the greater community in an appeal for funding donations. All proceeds go directly to acquiring essential collective supplies and food, as well as reimbursing trainers, speakers, teachers, performers, medics, and others who are traveling long distances to provide us with their services, knowledge, skills, and expertise.

Wepay Donation page:

Every dollar helps. Thank you in advance!

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Announcing the Central Wisconsin Action Camp!

Coming May 17th-20th, the Central Wisconsin Action Camp will bring together organizers and activists from the Great Lakes region to foster a culture of direct action through trainings, discussions, and workshops. We wish to challenge environmental and economic problems, including upcoming regional infrastructure projects like the Penokee Hills Iron Mine, Frac-sand Mining, the CAPX2020 transmission line, the Keystone XL and Enbridge Pipelines, Factory Farming and High Capacity Wells, the Kennecott Nickel and Copper Mine, etc.

Experienced trainers from organizations such as Earth First! Climbers Guild, Ruckus Society, Rising Tide!, Greenpeace, the Beehive Collective, RAMPS and Mountain Justice will be present to share the skills we need to effectively fight against these ecocidal projects.

Your ideas are needed! No special prior experience is required to participate. There are many simple yet important ways to contribute, such as sign and banner making and legal observation, but if you are feeling combative there will be climbing and blockading training as well.

To register for the action camp or for more details, please contact: centralwiactioncamp [at] gmail [dot] com

Workshop list can be found here.

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