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We offer tent (bring your own), small RV, and small pop-up trailer sites in Wabaningo during the summer, for families of Scouts and Adult Leaders attending our summer camp program. Wabaningo is a 5 minute drive away from most camp facilities; it has showers and bathrooms within walking distance of the sites, and there are covered picnic tables in and around the Pavilion, for cooking and eating.
Overnight guests must turn in the appropriate BSA Health Form at the Health Lodge upon arrival. See “Strategy for a Successful Guest Camping Stay” below. Please read our complete list of Visitor Policies before planning your visit.
HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION
We have plenty of tent sites available in Wabaningo, so check in at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan’s Welcome Center when you arrive at camp and they’ll be happy to make a reservation for you.
GUEST MEALS AND CAMPING FEES
If you choose to dine in our dining halls, meal tickets must be purchased at Welcome Center prior to dining. Pricing for meals is as follows:
Guest breakfast………. $5
Guest lunch ……………. $6
Guest dinner…………… $7
DAILY Meal Ticket…. $16 (Save $2)
Overnight Guest Camping Fees must be paid upon arrival at camp
Overnight Tent Site*………………………………… $5 per person, per night
Overnight RV* or Pop-up Trailer*……………. $7 per person, per night
Electric & Water Hook-up for RV/Trailer.. $20 per night (very limited)
Children under 3 years of age are FREE
Other Meal Options: If you’re taking time to see the sights outside of camp, there is a fantastic selection of affordable, locally-owned restaurants within a 10-minute drive (scroll to the bottom of the linked page for details). A 30-minute drive to the nearby town of Antigo gives you even more dining options.
STRATEGY FOR A SUCCESSFUL GUEST CAMPING STAY
What to Pack: Make sure you bring bedding (sleeping bag, etc.), toiletries, rain gear, warm clothing (it can get chilly, especially at night), swim suits, insect repellant, sunscreen, etc.
BSA Annual Health Form. If you stay overnight but camp for less than 72 hours, complete Parts A and B. If you stay for 72 hours or more, complete Parts A, B, and C (a physical is required). Turn them in at the Health Lodge, after checking in at the Welcome Center (it’s next door).
Helpful Hint: If small children are part of your family, sand and water toys would be appropriate.
Check-in: When you arrive at camp, stop by the Welcome Center (the building with the Totem Pole outside) and check in. Check-in time is 1 pm-3 pm. You can pay for your stay here with cash, check, or most major credit cards.
“Leave No Trace”: Please make sure you leave your campsite cleaner than you found it before checking out at the Welcome Center.
Check-out: Please check out by 10:30am. If you need to stay longer, notify the camp staff at the Welcome Center.
The Welcome Center: Our camp staff is in charge of making sure your Guest Camping stay is enjoyable—feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns. We’re open until 5pm most days.
MA-KA-JA-WAN OFF-SEASON CAMPING
Cabin camping is available during the long weekends in January and February (MLK, Jr. & Presidents’ Day weekends). The cost is $70 per cabin, per night. They fit 6-7 people; a minimum 2 Adult Leaders are required for each, as per YPT. Contact Debi, the council’s Program Assistant if you are interested. Email: Debi.Geiger@scouting.org; Direct Phone: 847-748-9161.