The Wisconsin Hosteller
Bringing the WORLD to Wisconsin
August 2006
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Hostelling-Wisconsin Quick Links  

What's going on in Wisconsin, you ask...  

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities with HI-WI  

Our Sponsors  

THANK YOU to our special event sponsors- We couldn't do it without you!  

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August is here already. As promised, we will be sending monthly newsletters to keep you informed about events at Wisconsin Hostels, travel and volunteer opportunities, as well as some great educational travel programs that will help you plan your next trip.

Celebrating Madison, Culture and Art!
Madison Hostel Front View

On September 16, 2006, 1-4 pm the Madison Hostel will host a community-wide open house and celebration for those who participated in the "Picture Your Summer" photo contest. Please join us for a fun afternoon and tour our spacious 31 bed hostel.

For directions to the hostel please visit the Madison Hostel Website or call our front office. 608-441-0144

Summer is not over yet!

Click here to see the HI-WI canoe schedule. We'd love to have you join us on our next adventure.

We can help you keep your connection to the world of travel
Volunteer Image from HI-USA

See the "Volunteer" links on the left to explore specific volunteer opportunities. If you are interested:

*Call us at 608.441.0030

*Email us at

*Stop by the Madison Hostel, 141 S. Butler

Let us know if your troop is interested in learning about hostelling!
Girl Scout Patch

Are you a Girl Scout troop leader? Do you know someone involved with Girl Scouts?

We would love to work with you! HI-Wisconsin offers fabulous educational programs that focus on experiential learning, cultural competency, self-discovery, and skill-building. Past Girl Scouts have had an amazing time chatting with international travelers over breakfast, spending the evenings learning to say hello and good-bye in different languages, hanging out in the hostel with a world map and getting hostellers to sign their names on their home country, or joining other hostellers to help make an international dinner. Contact Tina at 608.441.0030 or by emailing


Both are event sponsors of HI-WI's 2006 Picture Your Summer Photo Contest

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) will donate backpacks to our 1st Place Winners. Please visit them at 7483 W Towne Way, Madison 53719, (608) 833-6680.

ACME Photo LLC wil donate all the printing costs for the photo contest. You can find them at 1974 South Stoughton Road, Madison 53716, (608) 224-1780

Hostelling International USA (registered as American Youth Hostels, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization founded in 1934 to promote international understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. HI-USA operates a network of nearly 80 quality hostel accommodations throughout the United States that are inexpensive, safe and clean.

The Wisconsin Council of Hostelling International aims to provide information and services for potential and current HI-USA members. Through HI-Wisconsin, you can learn about programs such as educational travel seminars, renew your HI membership card, and find out about local activities and volunteer opportunities. Volunteering with your local HI-USA council can help you keep your connection to travel well after you have returned home.


Wisconsin Council of Hostelling International

Phone: 608.441.0144