A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going “outside” offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in cornfields. Leave the indoors with today’s Groupon to the corn maze at Army Lake Camp in East Troy. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a corn-maze outing for two (up to a $24 value).
- For $20, you get a corn-maze outing for four (up to a $48 value).
- For $30, you get a corn-maze outing for six (up to a $72 value).<p>
Each member of the outing gets:
- Corn-maze admission (up to an $8/person value)
- Three game tokens per person (a $1/token value)
- One hot dog or bratwurst, chips, and a drink (a $1/person value)<p>
The maze is open on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. until October 29.
Army Lake’s corn maze lies etched in 12 acres of cornfields at Army Lake Camp, an outpost of The Salvation Army located on a spring-fed lake and surrounded by 240 acres of woodlands. The labyrinth, designed by Brett Herbst—who has devised more than 600 mind-vexing corn mazes—leads wanderers and scarecrows on dinner break through more than two miles of twisted pathways in the shape of the camp’s logo. The nimble-minded and fleet-footed can navigate the maze in less than 30 minutes, but Army Lake estimates most will need an hour to maneuver the 85 decision points. After completing the maze and hugging the minotaur at its center, triumphant troupes can grab a hot dog or bratwurst, chips, and a drink to refuel. Three tokens per person then grant access to carnival attractions, including a corn cannon, paintball, or a bounce house.
Army Lake Camp
In 1922, The Salvation Army came across a plot of land bordering the pristine waters of Army Lake and began setting up an area for its associated churches and community organizations to plan and enjoy retreats. Over the years Army Lake Camp grew and built new facilities until it was capable of hosting and catering groups of up to 425 people and four really big sleeping bags. The camp now hosts year-round retreats for groups as well as fun events for the public, such as the seasonal corn maze, team-building courses, and paintball tournaments.