Kawaga Philosophy


For more than a century boys have been attending Kawaga; rich with history but with it’s primary mission focused on character building. The founder of Kawaga set a vision and we live out that vision every summer, every session, every day.

Our Team

Meet our team of leaders who work together to ensure that the safety, well-being, and experience of camp are extraordinary.

Meet our Directors - Ty and Lauren

Be yourself. Be your best. Be Kawaga!

Kawaga's facilities

Camp Life

There is no better feeling than being at Kawaga. Surrounded by boundless beauty, 100 plus years of tradition there is a sacred vibe. The day-to-day life of a Kawaga camper is action packed with competitive games, top-notch instruction and loads of fun. But it is the people who make the lasting impacts, friendships and experiences our boys remember forever.


Kawaga’s facilities are second to none. Set on a peninsula it is a nature-filled sanctuary with plush grass, deep forests, quality equipment and courts. It remains rustic, yet comfortable and our physical layout supports our culture of inclusion and family.

Kawaga's facilities
Kawaga Heritage


Kawaga was one of the first 25 camps founded in the country. The history of Kawaga is celebrated.

Located on a picturesque peninsula in Minocqua, Wisconsin, Camp Kawaga is one of America’s premier summer camps for boys ages 7-15. Kawaga offers a balanced, well-rounded program of more than 100 activities, including sports of all sorts.

Our campers come from all over the country for either an eight-week or four-week session.

But even more so than our innovative programs and our beautiful grounds and facilities is something else. It’s what sets us apart. It’s the spirit and the culture. The friendships and life lessons. It’s about being Kawaga.

What does Be Kawaga mean? It’s about being your best and being proud of who you are, where you are, and what you do. It’s being part of a special family at a special place. It’s what Kawaga campers, staff, and alumni think about, talk about, and dream about.

So, how best to understand Be Kawaga? Watch our videos. Meet our directors. And, best of all, visit Kawaga and see for yourself. Then, you’ll begin to see what it means to Be Kawaga.