2018 Summer Programs
The week of June 19th through the week of August 5th.

We offer programs for a wide variety of ages.  There’s something for everyone in 2018!

STAY TUNED! Full brochure will be available in 2018!

Junior Science Earth Exploration for Kids (Jr. S.E.E.K.) 

NEW PROGRAM! Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
4-7 year olds are invited to explore the wonders of the Northwoods through hands-on activities, crafts and games. Pre-registration is required. $8/child.

Evening Lectures

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Local experts will present on a variety of natural resource and nature-themed presentations designed for older children and adults. FREE, suggested donation $2/person

Family Nature Programs

NEW DAY! Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Families of all ages are invited to join our naturalists and discover the Northwoods through hands-on exploration and games. $4/person OR $10/family for up to 4 members

Science & Earth Exploration for Kids (S.E.E.K.)

NEW DAY! Half or Full Day Options!! Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Designed for youth ages 8-12 to enjoy a full day of exploring and learning about the Northwoods. Join us in the morning (8:30 a.m. - Noon), afternoon (12:30 - 4 p.m.) or all day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Registration form online. $20/child for half day, $35/child for full day.

Contact Melanie Stewart-Clarke at 715-479-6456 ext. 224 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Click here to download a copy the 2017 Golf Outing Participant Handbook

THANK YOU to our 2017 Event Sponsors





Keith & Carla Schmidt

Event Day

Shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. For a minimum contribution of $150.00 per golfer participants can play 18 holes of golf with a powered cart.  In addition each golfer will receive:

  • 18 Holes w/Cart
  • Breakfast Snacks
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Award Ceremony
  • Goodie Bag
  • Bottle of Water
  • Beverge Coupon
  • 6 Challenge Hole Entries

REGISTER BEFORE MAY 12th to get the $195 Super Pack Purchase which includes all of the above PLUS Game Hole Package Contest!

  • Betting holes
  • Game hole contests
  • Black widow ball for team
  • Exclusive raffle entry

Purchase raffle tickets at the event to bid on some great donated prizes!

7:30 am Registration
8:30 am Golf Begins
  Contests and Games
  After 18 holes, players can enjoy beverages and buy raffle tickets, bid on silent auction to win donated items
12:30 - 3:30 pm Awards luncheon
  Raffle Drawings and silent auction winners announced
After Awards Lunchen Check out


The Format

...is a two-person scramble with a shotgun start with Gross and Blind Bogey Divisions. A scramble means that all team members tee off on each hole and decide as a group which tee shot is best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker. The event also includes several challenge holes, putting and chipping contests, and raffles for a variety of prizes. There is also an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Hole-in-One Contest.


Eagle River is a city in Vilas County, Wisconsin.  Because of the many lakes that populate the area around Eagle River, the city is known for being a popular "Northwoods" vacation and retirement destination for people from across the Upper Midwest, and the area contains many condominia, seasonal vacation homes and hunting cabins.

Eagle River's golf course is one of the most beautiful courses you will ever play... wooded, watered, carefully groomed and totally in keeping with the unspoiled beauty of Wisconsin's Northwoods.  The course is one of the most challenging courses in Wisconsin redesigned in 1988 by architect Don Herfort of Minneapolis, and features strategically bunkered greens, narrow forested fairways and prevalent water hazards. This course will excite and challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Eagle River Golf Course and Pro Shop
P.O. Box 1269
457 East McKinley Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
45.925796, -89.245431

The Games

Six Challenge Holes - Included in Entry Fee.  A player can win only one of these contests.

  • Hole #1:                        Closest to the water (without going in)
  • Hole #2 & #11:              Longest Putt
  • Hole #10 & #17:            Longest Drive (in the fairway)
  • Hole #15:                      Closest-to-the-Pin (in two)

GAME HOLE CONTEST PACKAGE - Included with SuperPack purchase or available as a package for $45

The following contests are combined into one package purchase option. Please note that they will not be available to purchase individually.
  • Black Widow Contest
    1 ball per team
    Each team receives a golf ball (the Black Widow) prior to the shotgun start. The ball will be marked to indicate the team it belongs to. The object is to return the Black Widow that your team was given at the end of the outing.

    RULES: On each hole, one team member must play the marked golf ball. The team can decide who plays it on each hole, but by the end of the 18 holes, each team member must have used the black ball on 50% of the holes, or until the ball is lost. Teams returning with their Black Widow at the end of the round will turn it in at the clubhouse and their team names will go into the drawing for the 50/50 cash prize.
  • Betting Holes
    Holes: #5, #7, and #18
    From 10 feet, if your tee shot is on the green you get an additional five drawing tickets; if your shot is in the circle you get 10 additional drawing tickets. At the end of the outing one ticket will be drawn for 50% of the pot for each hole.
  • Putting Contest
    (2 chances)
    Everyone participating gets one ticket. Starting from 20 feet from the hole, if you get one ball in the hole you get five more drawing tickets. If you get the second ball in the hole, you get another five drawing tickets. At the end of the outing, one ticket will be drawn for 50% of the pot on this contest.
  • Chipping Contest
    (2 chances)
    Everyone participating gets one ticket. Starting from 45 feet from the hole, if you get a ball within the three-foot radius around the hole, you get five more drawing tickets. If you get a ball in the hole, you get 10 additional tickets. At the end of the outing, one ticket will be drawn for 50% of the pot on this contest.
  • Hole-in-One
    Hole #13 only
    Limit one chance per player. See rules below. $10,000 payout.

Additional Contests and Raffles

  • Mulligans - $10 for 2 (purchase in advance or at event)
    Limit two per player. A Mulligan is a chance to take a shot again. A maximum of two per player. One can be used per player for each nine holes. A Mulligan can be used to redo any shot with the exception of Hole #13 (the Hole-in-One Contest).
  • Dice Roll Contest - $1 for One Chance (pay at hole ONLY)
    Everyone participating rolls 5 dice in the dice box. If the dice successfully spells “TREES” you are a winner!
  • Raffles (purchase at event ONLY)
    Purchase raffle tickets to bid on some great donated prizes.

The Prizes

  • 1st Place - 2 $100 gift certificates

  • 2nd Place - 2 $50 gift certificates

  • 1st Place Blind Bogey - 2 $100 gift certificates

  • 2nd Place Blind Bogey - 2 $50 gift certificates

  • Hole in One on Hole #13 - $10,000 if participating player gets a hole in one.

  • Six Challenge Holes - $20 gift certificate to the pro shop

  • Black Widow – Participating players who turn in black widow ball at the end of the day earns entry into raffle to win 50% of collected money

  • Betting Holes 5, 7, 18 – Participating player earns raffle tickets to be drawn for 50% of collected money

  • Putting – Participating player earns raffle tickets to be drawn for 50% of collected money

  • Chipping - Participating player earns raffle tickets to be drawn for 50% of collected money

The Rules

  1. Maximum 144 players. Game day is rain or shine. Depending on weather conditions, and how far into play we are, the golf pro will determine no play and whether rain checks will be issued for future play. Regardless of rain or shine we will continue our fundraiser by enjoying lunch and raffles.
  2. Using each member of the twosome’s drive, the team selects the best shot and both players hit from within 6 inches of that spot without improving the position.
  3. When hitting from the best shot, the ball must be placed within 6 inches of its original location. Moving the ball from the rough to the fairway is not allowed. If the ball chosen is in the rough, the ball dropped must also be in the rough. If it is behind a tree, the ball dropped must also be behind the tree.
  4. Play continues in the same manner until the hole is completed. Record one gross score for the team on the scorecard starting on the same hole you began play. The “Official” scorecard must be exchanged in the group.
  5. Both players can bump their ball – Winter Rules.
  6. Men play from the white tees; women play from the red tees.
  7. All putts must be holed out.
  8. The road, driveway, and parking lot are out-of-bounds.
  9. White stakes and fences define out-of-bounds.
  10. Red stakes and lines around ponds define lateral water hazards.
  11. Mulligans cannot be used on Flag Events.
  12. After the 18-hole competition is completed, turn your scorecard in at the scoreboard in the clubhouse. Team scores for 6 randomly selected holes will be totaled as to over and under par and multiplied by 3. This becomes the Blind Bogey (BB) handicap. If your BB handicap is under par, your handicap will be added to your gross score to determine your Blind Bogey Net score. If your BB handicap is over par, your handicap will be subtracted from your score to determine your Blind Bogey Net score.
    Example 1: If a team has 3 birdies, 2 pars, and a bogey on the 6 holes chosen, they are a -2x3= -6 handicap. If their gross score is 68, their BB Net score will be 74.
    Example 2: If a team has 1 birdie, 2 pars, and 3 bogeys on the 6 holes chosen, they are a +2x3= +6 handicap. If their gross score is 72, their BB Net score will be 66.
    Teams can win in either the Gross or Blind Bogey Division, but not in both.

Hole-in-One Contest Rules

  1. The first 90 golfers who purchase a Hole-in-One contest ticket are eligible.
  2. Any Hole-in-One must have been obtained by an officially registered and qualified contestant.
    Golf Professionals of any kind are not qualified to be contestants unless specifically authorized in writing. You are a contestant of the Hole-in-One contest upon purchase of a contest ticket as part of the contest package.
  3. Only one shot per player per target hole is permitted. No practice shots, mulligans or substituted shots for any contestants are permitted. Shots are only permitted during the stipulated rounds.
  4. Only Hole #13 shall be eligible for the prize.
  5. The yardage must be at least 160 yards, measured from tee marker to the flagstick. Any shot made from a distance less than 160 yards shall not qualify for the prize, and may not be retaken.
  6. The scorecard for hole #13 reads 163 yards, but we will set the tee marker at 160. Depending on where the flag stick is that day, the golf course will laser the distance when they set the tee markers. Therefore, if a woman tees off at 149 yards, she will not be eligible for the Hole-in-One prize. If she tees off from the 160-yard tee, then she would be eligible to win the prize. All contestants who want to be eligible for the Hole-in-One prize must tee off from the designated tee.
  7. Two volunteers (witnesses) (18 years or older), not participating in the shot for the prize, must be stationed at Hole #13 for all prize attempts at that hole.
    A minimum of two witnesses is required.
  8. The Prize Value amount of $10,000 is the maximum that will be paid, regardless of how many Hole-in-Ones are scored. Prize money will be paid out evenly to winners of contest.
  9. The Prize Value amount of $10,000 will be paid directly to the contestant regardless of who paid for the Hole-in-One ticket on behalf of the contestant.
  10. In addition to the “Hole-in-One Claim” Form, the original score card of the contestant must be submitted and signed by all participants in the contestant’s foursome.
Trees For Tomorrow Scholarship Golf Outing at the Eagle River Golf Course

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors

Trees For Tomorrow Scholarship Golf Outing at the Eagle River Golf Course

Trees For Tomorrow Scholarship Golf Outing at the Eagle River Golf Course

Trees For Tomorrow Scholarship Golf Outing at the Eagle River Golf Course




Seedlings available for shipping or pickup early to mid-May 2018
and later while 
supplies last.

Click here to download brochure/order form

In spring of 1945, Trees For Tomorrow introduced a program that offered two seedlings for every tree cut in support of the war effort. The purpose of this program was to provide a local self-sustaining wood supply for industry by encouraging small forest landowners to plant trees and practice sound forest management principles.

Today, Trees For Tomorrow continues the tradition of offering tree seedlings. the proceeds helping Trees For Tomorrow deliver balanced, objective information on the management and use of trees, forests, and other natural resources. 

Each Trees For Tomorrow tree seedling has been grown in its own “cell” in nutrient-rich soil. These containerized seedlings, with their roots already growing in a plug of soil, have better universal survival rates than bare-root seedlings because they handle a variety of sites, dry weather conditions and poor planting techniques better. Although the seedlings are ready to plant when you receive them, they can be kept in their containers for weeks if watered regularly. This is a tremendous advantage – allowing you the flexibility of planting them whenever the season and weather are favorable and the danger of frost has passed.  Choose a planting site carefully though – trees need enough space to grow to their mature size without getting in the way of power lines or buildings.

Trees For Tomorrow provides a variety of quality containerized tree seedlings that can be shipped directly to your home any time between mid-May and October. The seedlings can also be picked up at Trees For Tomorrow with advance notice.

Tree Descriptions

Red (Norway) Pine

(Pinus resinosa)

Red pines grow very straight and can provide a good border or barrier to a property. The red pine has two needles per bundle with each needle ranging in length from 4 to 6 inches. Branches and needles that do not receive full sunlight will naturally die, creating a full canopy and open understory.

Mature size: 80 to 90 feet tall.

Light needs: Needs full sunlight.

   Soil needs: Prefers well-drained, sandy soils.

White Pine (Pinus Strobus

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White pine is the largest conifer in the northeastern United States. The bark on young trees is smooth and gray with bluish green needlesthat are soft to the touch and appear in bundles of five. Cylindrical, brown cones are usually not produced until 5-10 years. An important timber tree. This tree is important for its lumber and is used extensively in reforestation.

Mature size: 75-100 feet tall.

Light needs: Needs full sunlight.

Soil needs: Prefers moist, well-drained, loamy to sandy soils.

White Spruce Hybrid

(Picea glauca)

This superior tree species will produce up to 20% greater height growth compared to a normal white spruce. The dense foliage and fast growth make the white spruce ideal for windbreaks and visual barriers. These trees are very resistant to deer damage.

Mature size: 80 to 100 feet tall.

Light needs: Prefers full sunlight, but can tolerate some shade.

Soil needs: Grows in variety of well-drained soils.

Northern White Cedar 

(Thuja accidentalis L.)

Northern white cedar is a fast growing small or medium-sized tree. The leaves are yellow-green, scale-like and flattened with a foliage spray often fan-like. The bark is brown in color and fibrous. White cedar is widely used as an ornamental tree, particularly for screens and hedges as well as for field and farmstead windbreaks. It grows mainly in places with cooler summers.

Mature size: 40 to 50 feet tall.

Light needs: Needs full sunlight

Soil needs: Prefers moist, well-drained, sandy soils.

Planting Instructions

Water the seedlings well in their containers the night before planting. Prepare the area where the seedlings will be planted, reducing or eliminating competing vegetation such as grasses and brush. Each seedling should have about 1-square-foot area of cleared soil. Tree seedlings should generally be planted about 8 feet apart or in staggered rows 7 feet apart for a windbreak.

Plunge a planting bar, shovel or even sturdy trowel vertically into the ground about 6-8 inches deep (the length of the tree root and soil plug). Wiggle it back and forth to open a slit in the ground a little wider than the diameter of the tree root/soil plug.

Firmly grasp a tree seedling’s stem in the container just above the soil line and pull it out. Place the tree’s root/soil plug in the slit in the ground just made. The plug must hang vertically in the slit without curling or bending. The base of the seedling’s stem should be even with the ground where it is planted.

Using the same planting tool, make another vertical slit about 6-8 inches deep, an inch or two from the first. Pull back on the handle first, away from the seedling, to close the ground around the bottom of the seedling, eliminating the dead air space that can dry out its roots. Then push the planting tool forward toward the seedling, closing the slit at the top of the plug. Firmly tap the soil in place around the seedling with your shoe. Water to settle the soil, eliminate remaining air pockets, and provide moisture to the roots. Fertilizing is not necessary but water the trees, if possible, in drought conditions. Young trees can be smothered by competing brush and grass soon after planting. Consider weeding for the first few years.

Since its beginning in 1944, Trees For Tomorrow(TFT) Natural Resources Specialty School, has relied upon the guidance offered by organizations and individuals with an interest in the advancement of natural resources education.  One conduit to receive that advice has been the School’s Advisory Council.  The council was established in the 1940s to help organize and act upon this guidance.

Advisory Council Members are volunteers with the ability to raise funds, secure scholarships for students, take on leadership roles, provide liaison with educators and their interest groups, carry the TFT influence into the state and region, generate new ideas, sponsor TFT programs, and make personal contributions to the program.  The flexible nature of the Council’s structure has permitted a great deal of latitude to respond to changing times and needs.


2016 Advisory Council Members

Jeff Fleming
Kingston Crossing, LLC
Jim Glock
Retired Educator
Patricia Heim
St. Rita’s School
Bobbi Kunzman
Rick Lane
University of Wisconsin
Butch Marita
U.S. Forest Service, Retired
Bob Martini
WI Tech. College System
Jack Palmer
Retired Educator
Ray Perry - CHAIR
Consulting Forester
Jamie Remme
Harv Skjerven
US Forest Service
Dave Stoiber
DRS Forestry
Ina Trummer
WI Federation of Women’s Clubs
Scott Valitchka
Leah Van Zile
Wisconsin Public Service
Ralph Zagrzebski
WI Public Service Retired


Upcoming Events

Fri Jun 01 @ 7:30AM - 03:30PM
Golf Outing Fundraiser 2018
Sat Jul 28 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Forest Fest 2018
Sat Oct 06 @ 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Cranberry Crush Casino Night & Music Fest

Donate Items

Upcoming Programs

Sun Jun 17 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Careers Workshop for Highschoolers
Tue Jun 19 @ 9:30AM - 01:30PM
Junior SEEK for 4-7 year olds
Tue Jun 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Evening Lecture Series
Wed Jun 20 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family Nature Program
Thu Jun 21 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
SEEK for 8-12 year olds
Sun Jun 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Teacher Workshop I
Sun Jul 15 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Teacher Workshop II