Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation offers scouts and leaders first class program and facilities.  As a camp, we strive to meet your unit’s program needs and pride ourselves on providing customer service that goes beyond your expectations.  Troops that visit Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan tend to return year after year and we always have something new for them.  Our units find a second home in the Northwoods.

Camping At Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Traditional Camping

Your troop/crew/unit should handle registration and provide you with further instructions Your scouting unit should have a designated camp coordinator who’s your go-to person for any registration questions. Of course, our staff would be happy to answer any questions, as well. You can contact them here.

Provisional Camping

If you can’t make it up to camp the same week as your troop, we recommend attending with one of our provisional camping units (this can also be a great opportunity to spend a second or third week up north). Your Scout can either join our camp’s “Ship 129” which is led by former camp staff and other parent volunteers (Week 2, 4, or 6), or you can make arrangements for your Scout (and parent) to attend with another Troop (Weeks 1-6). To learn more about Provisional Camp, please visit our Provisional Camping page.

Guest Camping

We offer tent (bring your own), 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.

Out of Season Offerings

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan has camping options available year-round! Whether your troop is looking for a cold-weather experience in the winter, or just a pleasant autumn campground, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan has what you need.  NOTE:  Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation is closed for all National Holidays during the off-season, just like our “close-in” campgrounds (Camp Oakarro in Wadsworth, IL and Camp Crown in Trevor, WI).

Cost and Fees

To find out more information about the the Cost of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, visit the Costs and Fees Page.


Thanks to the wonderful generosity of many Scouters who understand and appreciate the valuable lessons learned through Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan’s Summer Camp Programs, we are proud to offer scholarships, or “camperships” (as they’re often called), to Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts for Summer 2017.  These scholarships are financial assistance for Scouts who would not be able to attend one of our Council-sponsored summer camp programs otherwise. The 2018 Boy Scout Scholarships will be available by January, 2018.

Day Pass

Want to check out Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation for yourself? Sign-up for a Day Pass and come see the excitement of our Camp for yourself! Check out our Day Pass Page to learn more!