GETAWAY: CAMP WANDAWEGA

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Camp Wandawega

Did you go to sleep-away camp growing up?  I never did because–nerd alert–I was busy dreaming about becoming the next Nancy Kerrigan at summer skating school. Those six hour training days were filled with plenty of camaraderie, but sometimes I do feel like I missed out on a great American pastime–especially after listening to this This American Life podcast on the subject on a recent road trip home.

If you’re also experiencing camp FOMO (fear of missing out for the acronym uninitiated), fear not, I’ve found the solution: a visit to Camp Wandawega. Originally founded in 1925, the resort has a storied past which includes stints as a speakeasy, brothel, and Latvian church camp. Today, it’s been lovingly restored to old-school summer camp glory.

Glamping this is not, so be sure to read their Low Brow Manifesto (genius!) before booking your trip. Potential for spiders in the showers aside, I think Camp Wandawega is worth adding to my ‘to-visit’ list. Campfires and color wars, anyone?

2 thoughts on “GETAWAY: CAMP WANDAWEGA

  1. Discovered this last year through Country Living – I am obsessed. Wanna plan a girls trip? I’m in! With your love of camp, have you read Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls? Great book, I highly recommend it. xo Olivia

    • Girls trip would be so fun! Thanks for the book rec, I had heard good things and have been meaning to pick up a copy. Thanks for putting it back on my radar! xx

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