Families, welcome to the outdoors!

At YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa, we believe the time you spend with your family and loved ones is special. For decades we've been the destination for families to grow together, and when you visit our Wisconsin location, it's easy to see why.


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Family Camp Nawakwa is one of a handful of quality YMCA Family Camps in the country.  Nestled between Big Crooked and little Sugarbush lakes near Lac du Flambeau, WI, our 180 acres of pristine forest, wetlands, and lakes is teaming with wildlife and picturesque views.  Open year-round, there's endless opportunity for families to explore, learn new skills and make lasting memories together.  Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and enjoy time together at YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa!

Our Mission:  YMC Family Camp Nawakwa, an affiliate of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, improves the quality of life for youth and families through programs that provide support and enrichment, teach life skills and promote wellness of spirit, mind and body.

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 20 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.

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