Slowly, we drove down what looked like any ordinary, residential street. Mailboxes dotted the roadside and neighbors milled about their yards in the hot August sun. As we kept driving, it certainly didn’t seem like we were just a few seconds away from the secluded camp but as we made one final turn, there it was. Camp Wandawega.
For those of you who don’t know much about it, Camp Wandawega is a unique and historic camp situated in the southeastern part of Wisconsin. Complete with a teepee, a treehouse, a tiny A-frame cabin, and a few old-fashioned boy scout tents, Camp Wandawega is basically a childhood dream come to life. Rooms are decorated with vintage furnishings, taxidermy, stacks of books, and old wool blankets.
One of the things that makes this camp so intriguing is its history. Before being bought by current owners, David and
Keep in mind, this isn’t your typical resort by any means. In fact, their Manifesto of Low Expectations calls it the “definition of rustic”, so don’t be alarmed by a spidery shower or a squeaky mattress.
The “canned ham”.
The Bunk House
The Boy Scout Tents
Thank you to Camp Wandawega for letting me photograph and explore the property.