Located in Elkhord, Wisconsin, Camp Wandawega, which has also been known as Wandawega Lake Resort in the past, has a history dating all the way back to the 1920s and is listed on the National and Wisconsin Registers of Historic Places. It actually began life as a speakeasy but has changed and evolved a lot of the years up to its current iteration as one of the best and most authentic camp locations in all of Wisconsin.
What is Camp Wandawega?
Camp Wandawega is a modern campsite without the handholding and frills associated with so many contemporary campsites. The people behind this camp realized that so many modern campsites were becoming too ‘fully-featured and fully-serviced’, offering dozens of staff members, services, and glamorous luxuries that made the whole thing feel less like camping and more like staying in a five-star hotel. Instead of all that, Camp Wandawega aims to offer genuine, traditional camping experiences, letting you step back in time to a simpler way of life and enjoy all the fun and adventures of the outdoors in ways your grandparents once did.
With a big focus on planned 'all camp' events like weddings, corporate events, workshops, culinary events, live entertainment shows, art group get-togethers, brand promotion activities, theater groups, and more. Essentially, Camp Wandawega is a base, a foundation on which you and your fellow campers can be free to see, create, and build your own experiences, make your own memories, and enjoy all the thrills and fun of old-fashioned camping, the way it was truly meant to be.
At this camp, you won’t find needless modern comforts and conveniences. You won’t find air conditioning in your cabins, the showers aren’t going to be spotlessly cleaned around-the-clock, you'll need to visit local restaurants and stores to stock up on supplies, and you won't be taking part in any pre-planned guided tours or activities with fake-smiling staff members leading the way. Instead, you'll be given places to rest your head, the basic amenities like grills, smokers, and showers, and a range of vintage activity and sport equipment to use. From there, the rest is up to you.
Amenities and Activities at Camp Wandewaga
As previously stated, the activities and adventures you'll enjoy at Camp Wandawega are really up to you. This camp doesn't have a long list of staff members trained in a dozen different disciplines and sports, all waiting to welcome you into their professional studios, spas, and fitness centers for pre-planned activities. Instead, you'll get a pure, raw, traditional camping experience, with the campground being equipped with a great range of equipment and all you need to have an amazing time.
All you need to bring along is some imagination, creativity, and a love of old-style camping. The amenities and accommodation options here include classic cabins, tents, and bunkhouses, with showers and grills provided to cover your hygiene and eating needs. You'll find some excellent stores and restaurants in the local area, but don't expect an on-site gourmet location or high speed Wi-Fi access.
What you will find is an assortment of old hiking trails to uncover and follow, a selection of rustic fishing equipment you can take out to the shores of the on-site lake, old archery targets and bows, a concrete tennis court with wooden rackets, old basketball and volleyball courts, some vintage bicycles, retro aluminum boats and canoes with classic wooden oars, old-fashioned fitness equipment, and a private beach.
Host Events at Camp Wandawega
Camp Wandawega is designed with big gatherings, get-togethers, and events in mind, with the camp already boasting a hugely impressive portfolio of successful events in all kinds of categories from food shows to theater performances, corporate retreats, weddings, and so much more.
Hosting your event at an amazing location like Camp Wandawega provides an incredible list of advantages, chief among them being the fact that this location offers unbeatable scenery and surroundings where you can truly feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, free to explore, create, share, experience, exchange ideas, and make magical memories that can never be forgotten.
It's a place where people can connect with one another in the purest ways possible, without any unnecessary distractions and a huge array of amazing camp activities and amenities to be enjoyed. In short, it’s the ultimate event venue that can truly add a unique edge to any special gathering you’re planning. website