Camp Onaway

is a 6.5 acre island located on the Chain O' Lakes near Waupaca, Wisconsin. Since 1908, the Brigade has offered camps at Onaway Island as an extension of the Building Leaders program at our building in Neenah. Today, camps are available June-August for boys and girls who have completed grades 4-12 the previous school year. 

Registration and Fees

Signing up is easy! Sign up online by clicking the link below or download the PDF form to complete and return with payment to the Boys' & Girls' Brigade, PO Box 665, Neenah, WI 54957-0665. Registration cannot be completed over the phone.

2019 Brigader Camp Fee - $320
     
(must have been active member for the 2018-2019 Building Leaders program in Neenah)
2019 Non-Brigader Camp Fee - $420
2019 Girls' Anchor Camp - $85 (3 days, 2 nights)
2019 Boys' Anchor Camp - $100 (4 days, 3 nights)

2019 Day Camps (for 4th & 5th graders) - Click here for details

Depending on available funding, scholarships for week-long camps may be available to those with financial need.

Camp registration closes when each camp reaches capacity OR one week before each camp departs.

*(non-refundable $40 credit card deposit required for each camp registration)

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Leadership Training Conference - June 16-22, 2019

LTC combines the education of a conference with the fun and excitement of a summer camp. LTC is a blend of empowering speakers, unique leaders, team building and free-time activities. Available to youth who complete grades 10-12 in spring 2019.

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Boys' Camp 2 - June 22-29, 2019

Boys’ Camp 2 provides youth in grades 6-11 with exciting activities and new adventures year after year. Through a mix of healthy competition, structured activities and free-time activities, campers grow mentally, physically, socially, and religiously.

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Girls' Camp 1 - July 6-13, 2019

Girls’ Camp 1 provides youth in grades 5-11 with exciting activities and new adventures year after year. Through a mix of healthy competition, structured activities and free-time activities, campers grow mentally, physically, socially, and religiously.

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Summer Onaway Retreat - July 2-5, 2019

Four day, three night retreat at Onaway for family and friends enjoying all of the island's activities including swimming, tubing, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, games, crafts and more!

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Boys' Camp 3 - July 13-20, 2019

Boys’ Camp 3 provides youth in grades 6-11 with exciting activities and new adventures year after year. Through a mix of healthy competition, structured activities and free-time activities, campers grow mentally, physically, socially, and religiously.

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Girls' Camp 2 - July 20-27, 2019

Girls’ Camp 2 provides youth in grades 6-11 with exciting activities and new adventures year after year. Through a mix of healthy competition, structured activities and free-time activities, campers grow mentally, physically, socially, and religiously.

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Boys' Camp 4 - July 27-Aug 3, 2019

Boys’ Camp 4 provides youth in grades 6-11 with exciting activities and new adventures year after year. Through a mix of healthy competition, structured activities and free-time activities, campers grow mentally, physically, socially, and religiously.

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Girls' Camp 3 - August 3-10, 2019

Girls’ Camp 3 provides youth in grades 6-11 with exciting activities and new adventures year after year. Through a mix of healthy competition, structured activities and free-time activities, campers grow mentally, physically, socially, and religiously.

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Girls' Camp 4 - August 10-17, 2019

Girls’ Camp 4 provides youth in grades 6-11 with exciting activities and new adventures year after year. Through a mix of healthy competition, structured activities and free-time activities, campers grow mentally, physically, socially, and religiously.

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Onaway Adventure Camp - August 17-24, 2019

OAC is a co-ed wilderness camping experience for 5th-11th graders. All campers experience canoeing, kayaking, trail hiking, and biking, while older campers have opportunities for rock climbing, backpacking, and whitewater kayaking. Led by experienced leaders, OAC allows youth to try new hobbies with gear provided by the Brigade. Campers spend the first half of the week experiencing the wilderness at Hartman Creek State Park, and the second half of the week experiencing the traditions at Camp Onaway.

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Girls' Anchor Camp - August 17-19, 2019

Anchor Camps are for youth who have just completed 5th grade to introduce them to the magic of Onaway Island. They'll experience many of the activities that take place at a week long camp, including reveille, flag raising, morning dip, free time activities (including swimming, tubing, banana boat, kayaking, crafts, topside games, tribal games, cross-country race), chapel, campfire and taps to end the day. Experienced 8th-11th grade campers act as cabin leaders to help familiarize the 5th graders to life at camp. The 2019 Girls' Anchor Camp is a three day, two night camping experience.

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Boys' Anchor Camp - August 24-27, 2019

Anchor Camps are for youth who have just completed 5th grade to introduce them to the magic of Onaway Island. They'll experience many of the activities that take place at a week long camp, including reveille, flag raising, morning dip, free time activities (including swimming, tubing, banana boat, kayaking, crafts, topside games, tribal games, cross-country race), chapel, campfire and taps to end the day. Experienced 8th-11th grade campers act as cabin leaders to help familiarize the 5th graders to life at camp. The 2019 Boys' Anchor Camp is a four day, three night camping experience.

 
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Day Camps

Youth who completed 4th or 5th grade in the spring of 2018 can explore the island, swim, go tubing, & more! This summer we are offering a girls' day camp, a boys' day camp and a co-ed day camp at Onaway, as well as a co-ed day camp at Hartman Creek State Park.

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Sunday Funday

This is an opportunity for youth ages 9-14 to have fun at Onaway Island with a parent or guardian.

 

Camp Documents

Summer Camp Registration Form (available Jan 2, 2019)

Packing Lists

Anchor Camp Cabin Leader Application

Anchor Camp Cabin Leader Manual

Forms to be completed prior to camp & returned to office: