Has your troop “done it all” at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan? While East Camp, West Camp, and the Triangle M Ranch are the most talked-about parts of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan, a hidden gem lies hidden on the western edge of camp. For those seeking a summer camp experience that’s out of the ordinary, explore the hidden depths of Wabaningo, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan’s outpost camping opportunity.
Families or other visitors to camp looking to tent camp can do so in Wabaningo, please see our Guest Camping page.
Other Opportunities at Wabaningo
For units seeking to design their own program, this is the ideal place. You’ll have literally hundreds of acres to yourself with no schedule to keep but your own (though our friendly commissioner staff will check in on you frequently and make sure you’re getting everything out of the experience). Wabaningo is designed as a patrol cooking area. Camp food can be delivered to you or you can bring your own and save some money!
Many units have used Wabaningo as a base camp, exploring the surrounding lakes, trails, and rivers during the day and returning “home to Wab” at night. You could also set up an overnight to Wabaningo or visit during the day. Just let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Location and Amenities
Wabaningo is located on the western side of highway T, across the road from the primary part of camp, even beyond the horse ranch and maintenance facilities. Camp Wabaningo includes two campsites (complete with latrines), an assembly field (also suitable for soccer or softball), a shower house, a fire bowl (right on Lake Bannard), and a swimming area.
Wabaningo also serves as the “base camp” for units participating in our high adventure treks. Units participating in one of our many treks stay here before and after their trek, or as needed (included in the trek fee). They will need to bring their own tents, but food is provided as part of the fee. See the trek pages for more details about what else is included in each trek participant’s fee (same trek program for scouts and adults, so the same fee).