September 2006 Wisconsin Hosteller

The Wisconsin Hosteller
Bringing the WORLD to Wisconsin
September 2006
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Madison Hostel Open House- Sept. 16th
Celebrating Madison, Culture and Art!
Madison Hostel Front View

On September 16, 2006 from 12-4 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 more info, please click here. For directions to the hostel please visit the Madison Hostel website or call our front office. 608-441-0144

Check out our new & improved website
A big thanks to the WI-Council's Webmaster, Colin

Introducing... Hostelling International-Wisconsin's new website.

Canoe with HI-Wisconsin
Join us for the last adventures of Summer 2006!

September 9, Saturday, Lower Fox River Day Trip as the wrap-up on our five-segment exploration of the Fox River. BYO Lunch. Leader: Gary Johncox at 262-534-2131. Followed on Sunday by a Bluegrass music festival at East Troy.

September 13, Wednesday, Final Twilight Milwaukee River Paddle at Lincoln Park. Leader: Bill Ross at 414-332-1889.

September 16-17, Weekend, Wisconsin River Sandbar Camping Trip as a farewell to summer after the touristís traffic abates on one of the most scenic sections of the Wisconsin River. Group meals. Leader: Bill Ross at 414-332-1889.

September 23, Saturday, Rock River Day Trip from Johnson Creek to Jefferson. BYO Lunch. Leader: Mike Craig at 414-354-0047.

Volunteer with us!
We're looking for well-traveled folks to co-facilitate World Travel 101 Seminars

World Travel 101 is a fun "intro to traveling" workshop that HI-Wisconsin offers to the community on a monthly basis. We are currently looking for worldly volunteers to help us with this program. Topics covered include:

  • HI-USA
  • Accommodations
  • Travel Documents
  • Packing for Travel
  • Safety
  • Responsible Travel/Intercultural Education
  • Travel Resources

See the "Volunteer" links on the left to explore other volunteer opportunities. If you are interested: * Call Tina at 608.441.0030 * Email * Stop by the Madison Hostel at 141 S. Butler Street

HI-Wisconsin Staff Additions
Executive Director, Program Director, & Madison Hostel Manager hired to help move HI-Wisconsin forward.

As Executive Director, Mike Krause is looking forward to expanding cultural programs and making HI-Wisconsin a primary travel resource in Wisconsin.

Tina Hanke will be in charge of HI-Wisconsin's educational programming and volunteer recruitment.

Hostel of the Month
HI-Midpines, Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
HI Midpines

The hostel is just 25 miles from spectacular Yosemite Valley on 50 forested hillside acres with trails and swimming. In addition to local hiking and skiing in Yosemite, the hostel offers value Park sightseeing and hike tours, bike & swim tours, snowshoe & skate tours, nature & cultural walks, climbing classes, fly fishing classes, free weekend music events and seasonal camping and backcountry tours.

The Bug Bus offers two day two night tours ($140) from San Francisco three times weekly including hostel stay, lunches, biking or snowshoeing, hikes and sightseeing in Yosemite and local area. Call toll free: 1-866-826-7108 or click here for more information.

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