Summer Camp

Family Camp Nawakwa is that special family place that allows all ages to experience a love of the outdoors in a traditional family camp setting.

Family Camp Nawakwa is one of a handful of quality YMCA Family Camps in the country.  The entire family gets to spend quality time experiencing an array of outdoor activities.  Friendships are made each year at camp, and those relationships continue throughout the winter months.  Some families can hardly wait for the summer to return, and they will  travel to Nawakwa and experience a wonderful winter retreat.  Retention rate is high so don't wait too long to reserve a family vacation at Nawakwa!

Family Camp Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Nature hikes
  • Ice cream social
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Arts & crafts
  • Campfires
  • Songfests
  • Fishing
  • Boat-in-breakfast
  • Potluck & Family Cookout
  • Water carnival
  • Triathlon
  • Boat/Pontoon Rental
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Nawakwa has 35 cabins and 6 tent sites available for rent. Nawakwa has several modern cabins equipped with log furniture, full bathrooms, and large living spaces. Nawakwa also has several economic cabins that use a wash house with hot showers. Many cabins have been recently renovated with new kitchens. Our Bridge Builder Retreat Center sleeps up to 24 people and is ideal for family reunions, retreats, and gatherings.   

Each cabin is equipped with a kitchen and families are responsible for preparing their own food. Refrigerators, ovens, stoves, dishware, cooking utensils and campfire pits are provided.

Campers who rent a cabin without a bathroom use our north and south camp wash houses. Our recently renovated wash houses are modern facilities that include ceramic tile, individual showers, and hot and cold running water.  We encourage guests who want a more economical vacation, to consider renting cabins that utilize the central wash houses.

What to Bring

  • Bedding: Sheets and Blankets or Sleeping Bags, Pillows
  • Bath and Beach Towels
  • Toiletries and Shower Soap
  • Food
  • Insect Repellant and Sunscreen

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