History

 

Camping became a cornerstone of Y programming in 1885 with the aim to provide children with a positive developmental experience through making new friends, building confidence and growing in self-reliance. Those goals still hold true today. Family Camps are the outdoor experience for the entire family.

Our Family Camp History

Family Camp Nawakwa was founded in the late 1920's and was originally developed as a mens and boys camp.  During the 1930's, the family camps leadership believed Nawakwa was better suited as a summer family camp.  Today, Nawakwa serves groups and families all year long who travel from across the United States and even fly overseas just to be a part of this enchanting camp experience.  Your group is not just renting a cabin, but joining a community that holds friends near to their hearts.  The retention rate is high because there are few places left where the environment is serene, wildlife is majestic, and everyone appreciates their neighbor.  Don't wait, sign up today!