Notes from the Outpost: Year One Recap
It’s amazing what can happen in one year. From an unmarked opening in the woods, a living village seemed to have sprung straight out of the ground. Through aide from generous donors, to physical work put in by volunteers who shared a common vision, The Outpost Village came to life this summer.
Plants, from tiny blades of grass to eight-foot-tall trees to native pollinator plants, were given new homes in fresh fertile soil. Two grand yurts were erected, ready to house campers for the best nights of their summer. A pavilion, a fire circle, walking paths, sheds, and more all came together to create a magical, natural home to the first pioneers of The Outpost Village.
These first pioneers were the most important piece of the puzzle. Without these campers, The Outpost Village would have continued to be an idea, instead of the vital community it became. They forged a winding system of interconnected hiking trails through the forest, dotted along the way by various shelters even the most experienced survivalist would envy. They explored the Wisconsin River on overnight canoe trips, establishing a sustainable campsite on a sandbar in the middle of the river. They painted river stones, built fire from flint and steel, and used sunlight to dye clothing. They were the lifeforce behind The Outpost Village.
As one summer ends, we start thinking about the next one. We can’t wait to see this first group of campers back for another summer of Outpost, and to welcome new campers into the space. As the village continues to grow, spots are already filling up for The Outpost Village 2023. Here is your chance to become a part of this special community, and to grow alongside it. Sign up today for The Outpost Village 2023 here.