Service Area: La Crosse area

How does Coulee KAMO work? We are a 100% volunteer, nonprofit group. Our mentors plan, coordinate, and finance activities year around. Our mentors are all passionate about the outdoors and educating people. Several mentors have an environmental education, wildlife biology, or science teaching background. We are an activity driven organization. Our outings are free and open to the public. We often rely on volunteers – people who are not mentors, but wish to help on occasion.
To receive our upcoming activity mailings via email, please make a request to Activities range widely and are intended to expose youth to the sheer joy of being outdoors so that they will become lifelong enthusiasts and stewards of the resource. Mentors teach their skills to kids and their parents, usually in a group format. Activities such as fishing or hunting can be one on one (these mentors have to complete background screening first). We encourage parent participation. Our kids are generally between 9-15, but younger siblings and friends often come along with the parent. We encourage families who are frequent participants in our activities to enroll a child as a kamokid, which is free. Kamokids (those who are formerly signed in and active) may enjoy a few more perks such as getting invited to extra things we put together which don’t appear on our activity schedule.If you are reading this and wish to have a KAMO representative talk to someone in your organization, please contact Mike.

To give our readers a flavor of what we do, here’s what Coulee did in 2018:

Coulee’s 2018 activities – this is provided to give our readers an idea of what we do in a year’s time.

Upcoming activities (for a more detailed and up to date list contact Mike at

These are a combination of KAMO’s and some other group’s events

Fishing by request throughout season. The fishing could be shore, boat, pontoon or dock based depending on your group size. We need a week or more notice. Currently, conditions are marginally favorable for local fishing, but if you are interested in an outing for your group in the future, little brother/ sister, child, family, give us a call early and express interest. Contact Mike at if interested and he will try to set up a trip for you.

Saturday, June 22nd – 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Kids Day – 211 Main Street, Hokah. Archery, nature art, fish casting, outdoor gear give away. Bring your artistic skills. Food will be served. The gear give away is extensive. RSVP nice, but not required. Mike – 608-799-5037.

Tuesday, July 16th – Pontoon Rides on the Black River. More details will be provided as the event draws nearer. Usually begin boarding at 6:00 P.M. Please bring a personal flotation device if you have one, otherwise we will provide one. Tim Collins lead.


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Financial – donations can be sent to our chapter treasurer: Coulee KAMO ℅ Kraig Hoff – 111 Rosewood Lane, West Salem, Wisconsin 54669. These funds will be used 100% for getting kids outdoors – no administrative costs. There are no paid personnel in K.A.M.O.

Consignment – Furniture can be dropped 723 West Avenue, Holmen RootinCrown Our group will get a percentage of sale. Calling before delivering can be prudent -608-519-9500/ Onalaska store – 608-519-2755.
The RootinCrown depends on volunteers – this is another way you can help – put some time in as a volunteer there.

Material goods – Coulee will accept the following items in good condition only please:

Outdoor wear –  Boots, chest waders, camouflage, hoodies, blaze orange hats/vests/gloves, warm hats/gloves, and felt pack boots.

Fishing tackle – Small tackle boxes, hooks, and lures.