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Onedia Camp

Exploring the Natural World

Go on a journey of culture and nature with bugs, birds, frogs and more.

Attention 4th-6th grade Oneida National citizens: Come and explore the amazing and beautiful natural world in this 3-day camp. Take a cultural and spiritual journey with a valued Oneida tribal member, and reconnect with nature and Oneida culture. Visit and explore restored Oneida lands and the nature resources on the UW-Green Bay campus.  Join us!

Oneida Camp group picture


August 14, 16 & 18
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Currently FULL! Waitlist only.

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Commuter Camp
Green Bay Campus
Grades 4-6


Program and camp funding is covered by Oneida Nation of Wisconsin state funding.

**Registration cutoff is 21 days prior to the first day of the camp or program. 

Schedule, Locations & Transportation

During the 3-day camp, campers will explore Oneida Nation land and visit the UW-Green Bay campus, finding and identifying wildlife, participating in scavenger hunts and gaining hands-on experiences with nature. Bus transportation provided to and from Oneida Civic Center to each location.  

August 14, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Campers will be transported via bus from Oneida Civic Center to the tent at Trout Creek and spend most of the day there with a visit to Coyote Run down the road to the west. The bus will stay with campers for safety and transport. Bring your own lunch, snacks will be provided. Campers will hike two areas the Oneida have restored from agricultural lands:

  • Exploring extensive marshes, ponds, grasslands and forests on Oneida Nation land
  • Discovering plants, birds, bugs, frogs and other wildlife at Trout Creek and Coyote Run 
August 16, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Campers will be transported on a bus from Oneida Civic Center to UW-Green Bay’s Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Lunch will be provided. They will visit the UW-Green Bay campus with stops at:

  • The First Nations Department to meet Indigenous professors
  • The Richter Museum of Natural History to get hands-on experience with handling animal specimens
  • The Gary A. Fewless Herbarium to get hands-on experience with plant specimens
  • The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum to explore its natural features, plants and animals
August 18, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Similar to say 1, campers will be transported via bus from Oneida Civic Center to the tent at Trout Creek and spend most of the day there, but will visit Duck Creek down the road to the south. The bus will stay with campers for safety and transport. Bring your own lunch, snacks will be provided. 

Tools for Success

Health Form

​Our camp Health Forms are electronic!  You will receive an e-mail closer to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online.  Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp.

Complete Health Form

Accident Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is not available for camps or other youth programs. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified of any suspected or known illness or injury. Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is automatically included for all kids at camp. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

Campus Map and Directions

The following link will provide you with printable maps and directions to campus: Maps & Directions.

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Camp Instructors

portrait of instructor Erin Giese

Erin Giese

Erin is the Senior Research Specialist at UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and serves as the President of the Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society. She has worked on bird conservation and monitoring projects for over a decade and gets the most joy out of sharing birds and nature with others. 

portrait of instructor Dennis Rockhill

Tony Kuchma

Tony is a Project Manager for the Oneida Nation’s Environmental Department where he restores native prairie and wetland habitats. The most rewarding part of his job is seeing animals return to the restored habitats and showing people the importance of preserving, protecting, and restoring our natural landscape.

portrait of instructor Dennis Rockhill

Randy Cornelius

Randy is currently semi-retired and working parttime for the Oneida Cultural Heritage Department as an Oneida Language and Cultural Archivist.  He’s spent 26 years in this department and overall, 34 years working for the Oneida Nation.

Portrait of Patti Schevers

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