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Fri, Oct 18




Camp Henry is an incredible location in Newago, Michigan. In October we are excited to return to this fun location with magnificent trees.


Time & Location

Oct 18, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT – Oct 20, 2024, 5:30 PM EDT

Newaygo, 5575 S Gordon Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337, USA


Event Details

WTCW is headed back to Camp Henry, Newaygo, Michigan in October 18-20, 2024!


Check in:  

Check in is at Noon on Friday.  Feel free to arrive earlier.  If you arrive early please feel free to enjoy some time by the lake or hike along the woodland trails.

This all-inclusive workshop includes food, lodging, instruction, use of gear, networking and CEU's.   You will learn how how to climb trees while emphasizing the art and science of Arboriculture.  This safe, empowering experience will renew your spirit, allow you to bond with others curious and excited to advance their knowledge.  Most importantly, you will leave with new friends and a network of professional colleagues.  


If you need to a ride from the airport - please research car share programs (Taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.). or if you wish to coordinate rides with other participants, we will be sending out an email with a Carpool Coordinator.  


Bring your own bedding (sleeping bag & pillow). The camp offers indoor bunk-bed lodging, bathrooms and showers. No linens are provided; bring your own towel and personal hygiene items.  If you wish to tent camp you are welcome however, you must provide your own tent.   


All meals & snacks are included in your registration costs!  Friday: dinner, Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday: breakfast and lunch.  If you have food allergies, the food gurus will do their best to fulfill your requests.  If you need special snacks- please bring them.  There is a refridgerator on site for everyone to share in the bunk house.

Tree Climbing Gear: 

If you have your own tree climbing gear and wish to use it at the event, please bring it with any gear inspection documentation.  Your gear shall be inspected and signed off by a WTCW team member before using.

Topics: This workshop will cover all aspects of tree climbing.  The course will be adapted to the student's experience and competence levels.  For example: we will cover tree identification, tie-in point selection, throwline, climbing line installation, ascending and decending with closed and open MRS, and several options of SRS, rope advancement, lanyard use and management, canopy route planning, rope retrieval, and more.  Communication skills and networking with people who care for trees and for those who work in arboriculture... and much more.  Our classes are tailored for the people and their abilities for those who register. 


The weather can change quickly;  please come prepared for all weather!  Please pack long pants, long sleeves, hiking (over the ankle) boots, rain and warm jackets, warm hat and gloves, and don't forget sunscreen and bug spray.  Please come prepared.

Yoga & More:

Your yoga mat and blocks want to join the fun.  If you don't have them, WTCW has some to share (first come, first serve).

Please bring your own water bottle and snack container. Water and snack coolers are available in the field.  

Consider bringing your own plate and silverware to reduce your environmental footprint. The caterer has a biodegradeable weekend option.

Course Check Out:  

The workshop ends at 5:00pm on Sunday.  Please honor this scheduled time; sponsors share amazing prizes and you don't want to miss this opportunity to receive amazing tree climbing gear and more.

Cancellation Policy: 

If you can’t attend the event, please email ASAP.  Full refunds will be made until noon on Septemer 19, 2024. Refund less $100 available until September 26, 2024.  After September 27th, no refunds will be granted.

Host Requirements:

By registering you agree to follow our host's campus policies. If you aren't feeling healthy, please consider the health of the other participants.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! 

Thank you so much for your registration and looking forward to climbing with you soon!


  • 2024 MI WTCW

    Sale ends: Aug 16, 7:05 PM EDT

    Yay! You'll be joining us in Newaygo in October! You are guaranteed an event shirt if you register before September 6, 2024. After September 6th event t-shirts are first come, first served.

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    Sale ends: Sep 06, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Sale ends: Aug 30, 6:00 PM EDT

    Register with this option if registration is sold out. You will be notified by email as soon as a spot opens! Please hold the dates in your calendar!

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    Sale ends: Oct 17, 7:05 PM EDT

    Register with this option using the coupon code if you were awarded a 1/2 Scholarship. The code was provided to you in a separate email.




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