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

YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa was founded in the late 1920s and was originally developed as a men's and boy's camp.  During the '30s, the family camp's 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.  At YMCA Family Camp Nawakway, you're not just renting a cabin, but joining a community that holds friends near to our hearts.  The retention rate is high because there are few places left where the environment is so serene, wildlife is so majestic, and everyone truly appreciates their neighbor. 

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