Facility Descriptions

Welcome to the facility description page that highlights Summer Availability. Camp is open year round. Please contact us for availability if your family is interested in attending during the fall, winter, or spring.

North Camp

If your family is active, then North Camp is the place to be. The larger swimming area and Welcome Center complete with free wi-fi are attractive gathering places.  North Camp has 22 cabins, eight of which are for use during the fall, winter, and spring. Review cabin descriptions, 2013 summer pricing and open dates below.
  


  
Bridge Builder Family Reunion and Retreat Center
 (see rates & dates)

The Bridge Builder sleeps up to 24 and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The building includes a great room with fireplace, a kitchen with dishwashers that feeds up to 50, laundry facilities, screened porch and deck. It is handicap accessible with air condition and heat. View photos and more information 

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Elm, Tamarack
 (see rates & dates)

Elm and Tamarack sleep six and include two bedrooms (two bunk beds in one bedroom, two twin beds in master), shower/tub combo, kitchen, deck and screen porch.

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Pines, Willow
 (see rates & dates)
 
Pines sleeps six in two bedrooms (queen bed in one bedroom, two bunk beds in one bedroom) and is handicapped accessible with ramps. It also includes air-conditioning, bathroom, kitchen, and screened porch.
Willow sleeps six in two bedrooms (two twin beds in master bedroom, two bunk beds in other bedroom) and includes a bathroom, kitchen, screen porch.

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Hickory, Spruce

(see rates & dates)

Hickory and Spruce sleep 6 in two bedrooms (queen bed in one bedroom, two bunk beds in one bedroom) and include a kitchen, fireplace, bathroom, and screened porch.

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Lakeside, Wildwood
, Hideaway, Redbird
(see rates

Wildwood  sleeps 6 in two bedrooms (two bunk beds in one bedroom, two twin beds in master) and include a bathroom, kitchen, and screened porch.
Lakeside, Hideaway, and Redbird sleep six in two bedrooms (Lakeside - 2 twin beds in master and double twin bunk in other bedroom, plus a futon in living room; Hideaway – one double twin bunk bed in both bedrooms, plus a futon in living room; Redbird - 2 twin beds in master and double twin bunk in other bedroom, plus a futon in living room) and screened porch in all three cabins.

 Lakeside (Similar Cabins: Redbird, Wildwood, Hideaway)  Lakeside (Similar Cabins: Redbird, Wildwood, Hideaway) 2


  
Hilltop, Lakeview, Balsams
(see rates & dates)

Hilltop and Lakeview sleep four (pop-up trundle bed (2 twin beds) in living area, one bunk bed in bedroom) and include a bathroom, screened porch, and fantastic lake view.
Balsams sleeps four (Balsams - pop-up trundle bed (2 twin beds) in living area, one bunk bed in bedroom) and include a screened porch, bathrooms nearby, and a gorgeous lake view on a private lake.

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Black Cherry
(see rates & dates)

Black Cherry sleeps four (double/twin bunk in bedroom, double futon in living room) and includes a bathroom, kitchen, and screened porch.

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Aspens, Maples
(see rates & dates)

Aspens and Maples sleep 5 (double size futon in living area, double/twin bunk bed in bedroom) and includes a screened porch, kitchen, and bathrooms nearby. 

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Poplars and Oaks
(see rates & dates)

Poplars and Oaks sleeps six-seven in two bedrooms (two bunk beds in one bedroom, double/twin bunk in other bedroom) and includes a screened porch, full bathroom, kitchen, and beautiful lake view. 

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Sunset and Cedars
(see rates & dates)

Sunset and Cedars sleeps six in two bedrooms (one bedroom has two sets of bunk beds, other bedroom has a double/twin bunk) and includes a full bath, kitchen, screened porch, and gorgeous lake view on a private lake.

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South Camp

South Camp has 14 cabins and is considered the quiet end of camp. The cabins on the ridge have a beautiful view of the lake and the wind will flow through the screen porch and warm your soul. The beach and swimming area are quiet and peaceful. The view of the sunrise and sunsets are a great way to begin and end your day.
  


  
Flicker, Oriole, Wren
(see rates & dates)

Flicker, Oriole, and Wren sleeps six in two bedrooms (one bedroom has two bunk beds, the other has two twin beds) and includes a bathroom, kitchen, screened porch, and beautiful lake view.

Wren (Similar Cabins: Oriole, Flicker) 2  Wren (Similar Cabins: Oriole, Flicker)


 

Teal & Whippoorwill, Blue Jay, Heron, Redwing, Mallard

(see rates & dates

Teal and Whippoorwill
sleeps four (one bunk bed in bedroom, one pop-up trundle bed (2 twin beds) in living area) and includes bathroom, kitchen, screened porch, and beautiful lake view.
Blue Jay, Heron, Redwing and Mallard sleep four (one bunk bed in bedroom, one pop-up trundle bed (2 twin beds) in living area) and includes kitchen, screened porch, and beautiful lake view. Modern bathrooms and hot showers nearby.

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Raven, Loon, Eagle
(see rates & dates)

Raven, Loon, and Eagle sleep five to six in two bedrooms (double twin bunk in each bedroom) and include a half bath, showers nearby, kitchen, screened porch, and lake view. 

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Owl
(see rates & dates)

Owl sleeps six-seven in two bedrooms (two bunk beds in one bedroom, double/twin bunk in the other bedroom) and includes a full bathroom, kitchen screened porch, and 180 degree beautiful lake view.

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Island
(see rates & dates)

Walk over the bridge to the Island cabin where it sleeps nine in three bedrooms (two sets of twin bunk beds in one of the bedrooms, one double twin bunk bed in one of the bedrooms, one bedroom with 2 twin beds in master bedroom) and includes a kitchen, screened porch, half bath and showers nearby. This cabin is on an island with a 360° lake view!

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 Shower and Bath Facilities

North and South Camp have very modern bath/shower facilities that were renovated in 2009 and 2010. They have ceramic tile floors, individual showers, high rise toilets, and hot and cold running water.  Campers who rent a cabin without a bathroom will find the central wash houses both attractive and clean.  We encourage guests who want a more economical vacation to consider renting cabins that utilize the central wash house.


 

*Cabin photos are representative of each cabin type.

 

Special Features at Family Camp Nawakwa

  • Kayaks, canoes, and rowboats.
  • Pontoon boat and outboard motor rentals
  • Bicycles
  • Volleyball & basketball courts
  • Campfire circles and Grills at each cabin
  • Tubing hill (tubes provided), ice skates, cross country skis, and snowshoes for winter campers!

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