We offer tent, small RV, and small pop-up trailer sites in Wabaningo during the summer, for families of Scouts and Adult Leaders attending our summer camp program.  Wabaningo is a 5 minute drive away from most camp facilities; it has showers and bathrooms within walking distance of the sites, and there are covered picnic tables in and around the Pavilion, for cooking and eating.

Overnight guests must turn in the appropriate BSA Health Form at the Health Lodge upon arrival.  See “BEFORE CAMP – BSA Annual Health Forms”. Please see our complete list of Visitor Policies before planning your visit.


Tent camping

Tent camping costs $5 per person, per night.  We do not provide tents for our overnight guests, so please bring your own.

Small RV & Pop-up Trailer SITES

If tent camping isn’t for you, but you still want to “rough it” as an overnight guest, we have two sites available for your small RV or pop-up trailer (none left for Week 5, July 24-30).

These sites are $7 per person, per night. If you need an electrical hook-up, we have a limited number and they cost $20 additional per night (so $27/night with one person, $34/night with two people, etc.).

How to Make A Reservation

Starting June 15th, to the last week of Summer Camp: Contact Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan’s Welcome Center directly at 715-484-2346 and they’ll be happy to make a reservation for you.  Reservations are no longer made using the Google form or with the council office.

Meal Prices

If you choose to dine in our dining halls, you must purchase meal tickets at the Welcome Center. Pricing for meals is as follows:

Meal Price
Breakfast $5.00
Lunch $6.00
Dinner $6.50
Full Day (save $1.50) $16

If you’d rather not eat a camp, there’s a fantastic selection of affordable, locally-owned restaurants (scroll to the bottom of the linked page for details), all within a 10-minute drive. A 30-minute drive to the nearby town of Antigo gives you even more dining options.

Strategy for a Successful Guest camping Stay

  1. Make a reservation using the instructions above. If it’s by June 13th, contact the Northeast Illinois Council office. Starting on June 15th, please contact Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan directly at 715-484-2346. When you make your reservation let us know your estimated arrival/departure times so we can serve you better.  Camp guests can only stay overnight in Wabaningo if prior reservations have been made, and space is available.
  2. Pack for your visit to camp. Make sure you bring bedding (sleeping bag, etc.), toiletries, rain gear, warm clothing (it can get chilly, especially at night), swim suits, insect repellant, sunscreen, etc.  Most importantly, make sure you pack your your BSA Health Form (you always need parts A and B, and you only need C if you’re staying with us 72 hours or more).  Helpful Hint:  If small children are part of your family, sand and water toys would be appropriate.
  3. When you arrive at camp, stop by the Welcome Center (the building with the Totem Pole outside) and check in. Check-in time is 2pm. You can pay for your stay here with cash, check, or most major credit cards.
  4. Check out by 10:30am. Please make sure you leave your campsite cleaner than you found it before checking out at the Welcome Center.
  5. The Welcome Center is in charge of making sure your Guest Camping stay is enjoyable—feel free to stop by our desk with any problems or questions (we’re open until 5pm most days).
  6. Cancellations: If you find that you must cancel your reservation, notify the council office or campground as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances, refunds are possible, but are not guaranteed.


Cabin camping is available during the long weekends in January and February (MLK, Jr. & Presidents’ Day weekends).  The cost is $70 per cabin, per night.  They fit 6-7 people; a minimum 2 Adult Leaders are required for each, as per YPT.  Contact Debi, the counicl Camping and Program Assistant if you are interested.  Email: camping129@neic.org; Direct Phone: 847-748-9161.

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