For kids ages 8 to 18 who want to be active and outside this summer Hoofers, under the auspices of Outdoor UW, offers great classes all summer long, including sailing, windsurfing, paddling and horseback riding.

Hoofers Youth Sailing Camps

Ages:  10-18 years old

What:  sailing, windsurfing, and paddling

When:  Camps begin in mid-June and run throughout the summer.   Classes begin June 16 and run two weeks, four days a week.   Each class is 3 hours; there are morning or afternoon options.

There is also a sailing ‘day camp’ offered that runs from 10 am to 4 pm four days a week for two weeks.

Courses offered:

  • Sailing:  beginner, sailing 2, advanced, & keelboat
  • Windsurfing
  • Paddling

Here’s the link to all Hoofer Youth Sailing camp dates for this summer:

Adult Day Sailing with Hoofers!

Imagine relaxing on the bow of a sail boat gliding across the clear, blue waters of Lake Mendota. The Hoofer Sailing Club offers non-members a variety of sailing packages to accommodate novices and seasoned sailor alike—including day sails for experienced sailors, learn to sail/windsurf short-courses, guided group sails, and customized regattas (sailboat races) for 9-90 participants.  Be sure to plan ahead as these sailing opportunities book up fast!  Contact for more information.

Hoofers Youth Riding Camp

Ages:  8-18 years old

What:  Camps begin mid-June and run throughout the summer

Where:  Hoofer Equestrian Center, 1008 Severson Rd., Belleville, WI, about 20 minutes south of Madison

Here’s the link to all Hoofer Youth Riding camp dates for this summer:

Outdoor UW is the Wisconsin Union’s new full-service outdoor recreation unit that is home to the Wisconsin Hoofer clubs (Sailing, Outing, Mountaineering, Riding, SCUBA and Skiing & Snowboarding – open to all UW students and Union members), outdoor rentals (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and tents), WIsconsin Basecamp (outdoor orientation program for new UW students), and outdoor education class series emphasizing outdoor skills and knowledge. This new entity coincided with the opening of the west wing of Memorial Union resulting from the Memorial Union Reinvestment renovation project.

For more information about Outdoor UW and Hoofers, visit or contact the Outdoor UW service desk or 608.262.1630