Wisconsin Dells Youth & Learning Center
Our center serves between 125 - 200 youth throughout the year. Services we currently provide are in school tutoring, after school tutoring, Ho-Chunk language classes, cultural activities, preventions and awareness activities, nutrition and fitness lessons, and recreational outings. In addition to these services, we offer opportunities for our older students to go on tours of various college campuses across the state, provide assistance in preparing for the SAT's and ACT's, and encourage involvement in extracurricular academic events and experiences.Currently, we have a few special groups within the program which are open to all youth. One of these is the "Ho-Chunk Players", a film club, where youth can write scripts, act in short films, or learn to run the camera. And, for our politically motivated youth members, they have the opportunity to participate in our area Youth Council where they learn leadership skills and practice teamwork in a governmental environment.
Along with our numerous activities, we encourage family involvement by holding a "Family Night" each month, where our youth and their parents come to the center for a meal and activity. As well as, promoting involvement in community activities like the Wozhawa Days Parade and area school districts' Native American Awareness Week assemblies.
We always have something going on at the Wisconsin Dells Area Youth and Learning Center, so be sure to check back monthly for events and updates!
Please click on the following links to view and print our Monthly Activity Calendar, and Permission Slips:
We are currently waiting for a response from the locations to confirm pricing/time of Schuster's Playtime Farm and Chamber of Horrors Haunted House. We should have it added next week. Thank you for your attention.
Middle School/High School Only:
Lightning New Rider, Center Director, Lightning.NewRider@ho-chunk.com
Vacant, Office Coordinator
Casey Clausius, Teacher, Wisc. Dells High School/Spring Hill Middle Casey.Clausius@ho-chunk.com
Vacant, Teacher, Spring Hill Elementary Mandy.Smith@ho-chunk.com
Sarina Quarderer, Home School Coordinator, Baraboo Elem. + Lake Delton Sarina.Quarderer@ho-chunk.com
Vacant, Home School Coordinator, Mauston & Reedsburg
David Greendeer, Home School Coordinator, Jack Young Middle School & Baraboo High School
Chuck Davis, Youth Coordinator Chuck.Davis@ho-chunk.com
Melanie Goodbear, Youth Coordinator Melanie.Goodbear@ho-chunk.com
Dana Lonetree, Youth Coordinator Dana.Lonetree@ho-chunk.com
Alyssia Kerekes-Hill, Youth Coordinator Alyssia.Kerekes-Hill@ho-chunk.com
Susan Hetzel, Youth Coordinator Susan.Hetzel@ho-chunk.com
Dells Youth & Learning Center
S2845 White Eagle Road
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: (888) 552-7889 ext. 5527
Fax: (608) 356-3260