Where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime.
Dear Campers and Parents:
We at Camp Agawak feel we have something very special to offer to everyone that passes through our forested gates. Camp Agawak has been in existence for over 90 years offering numerous activity opportunities and wonderful facilities. The staff is gentle and caring in helping to create a safe, warm family atmosphere. A video tape is available to see the many activities and facilities Camp Agawak possesses. If you'd like to hear more about Camp Agawak or would like to have us visit you personally, please write or call us immediately. Camp Agawak is located in the heart of the Beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. The camp property is located on a tract of 160 heavily wooded acres, in the town of Minocqua, Wisconsin. Agawak borders Blue Lake, a 460 acre private lake, considered one of the purest lakes in the state with its clear water and soft sand bottom. The camp has 1500 feet of sand beach on the eastern shore which allows-sunshine all day long. First established in 1922, Agawak has always been one of the premier camps for girls in the Midwest region.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT CAMP AGAWAK
The key to having your daughter love her experience at camp, and mature at the same time is making sure that each camper feels that she is an integral part of the camp. Our cabin groups will be small in size and our enrollment will be limited to insure a warm personal experience. Our greatest emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of the individual camper, to assure her happiness, personal security and growth within the group. To achieve these ends, Agawak stresses careful and intelligent guidance within a diversified program that allows each camper to make personal choices in the activities in which she participates, while encouraging her to try out programs that she has never experienced.
Mary brings a world of experience and warmth to Camp Agawak. Camp Agawak generates a fresh enthusiasm into the activities and programs. The warmth and understanding Mary possesses is her most valuable asset in working with the campers to give them the positive experience you want for your daughter.
She is an active mom during the year along with handling the "off-season" camp responsibilies. With a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, Mary provides the leadership needed in working with the campers and staff. Her concern and sensitivity for others enhances each campers experience while at Agawak.
1989 An opportunity arose to continue Camp Agawak's long standing tradition. Mary and her staff bring warmth, understanding and enthusiasm to the new generation of Agawak Girls. Mary creates a fun - family atmosphere to make the summer memorable and meaningful to each girl that comes through its gates. ABOUT OUR STAFF Camp Agawak promotes a warm family atmosphere for which our Staff is directly responsible. Our Camp is outstanding because of our staff. Our senior counselors and specialists are chosen from colleges throughout the country. Many of our staff members are teachers or studying to be teachers. We also have a select group of staff members from abroad, mainly Australia and New Zealand. Junior counselors who have come up the ranks complement our blend of personalities among the staff ranks. They all have been selected not only because of their special aptitudes in various activities, but also for their CHARACTER, ENTHUSIASM, WARMTH and GENUINE INTEREST in the campers who come under their care. We maintain a minimum ratio of ONE COUNSELOR TO EVERY THREE CAMPERS. We are very proud of our staff and the job they have done over the years. Camp Agawak's success can be attributed to the efforts made by the staff members over its 90 year tradition.
The waterfront at Camp Agawak is breathtaking and consists of 1500 feet of beach frontage. The south and west exposure on the lakefront insures us of having sun on our shore most of the day. The swimming area is enclosed in a buoyed crib system for safe supervision. There is a Blob area for bouncing your way into the water and a large inflatable water slide. Two separate water-ski piers with 5 ski boats at our disposal. The girls swim daily and there is a complete fleet of canoes, sailboats, rowboats, funyaks, paddle boats, paddle boards and a pontoon boat to enjoy on the waters of Blue Lake. WE FOLLOW ALL SAFETY AND RED CROSS STANDARDS IN OUR TOTAL WATERFRONT PROGRAM.
Major facilities for land sports at camp include two athletic fields for soccer, softball, volleyball and other various games. There is room for every conceivable land sport: archery at the archery range, riflery at our rifle range, four tennis courts for tennis, basketball on the basketball court and trampolines for our very special game of trampball. Tetherballs and other favorites can be found on the camp grounds. There also is an outdoor campfire site for the weekly all-camp campfire programs. A recreation building offers space for indoor gymnastics, dance, aerobics and games. We have ping-pong and other games available in our camper retreat.
DRAMATICS AND MUSIC
Camp Agawak is noted for its shows, dramatic plays and performances. We have a magnificent stage complete with costume room available to present the many productions we put on. There will be lots of singing at camp, Jazz dancing and other exciting forms of dance will be introduced. We also have a talent night so get your act ready for the summer ahead!
We have an EXCELLENT TRIPPING PROGRAM and have our own "trip shack" with lots of equipment available. We offer canoe trips of different lengths and will gear them so that our campers can truly enjoy the camping experience. A 5 day Isle Royal trip and a Canadian Canoe trip will be offered for our older campers. Hiking, Cabin Overnights and other forms of tripping are offered.
Camp Agawak constantly offers and adds new activities and is committed to updating existing programs. Recently a 26' teepee and paddle boards have been added. New equipment and improvements in activity areas and facilities are constantly being done to keep Camp Agawak as one of the premiere camps in the Midwest.
The health of the girls is carefully monitored at camp; we have an infirmary with a Nurse living on the camp grounds at all times. We are only 5 miles from the Howard Young Medical Center and The Marshfield Clinic, regional facilities offering over 40 doctors on their staff.
PERSONAL VISITATIONS AVAILABLE
If you would like us to visit you personally, we will do our best to set up a home visit. Before visiting, we will send you a DVD that gives you a peek into Agawak life. CONTACT US!!!
WE HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO OFFER YOUR CHILD AT CAMP! We shall offer a series of exciting and varied activities and plan to challenge each camper to contribute of themselves to the camp program. We shall try to find some special skill or talent and will encourage your daughter to share this ability in helping out in our camp program. In the process she will gain self confidence and feel that she is a vital member of our camp family. We'll offer a meaningful leadership training program for older campers and hope that some day they'll want to become staff members at Camp Agawak.
WE OFFER EITHER A 7 WEEK PROGRAM OR ONE OF TWO 3-1/2 WEEK SESSIONS. Our registration offers you the choice of either a seven week program or one of two three and a half week sessions. We know that this will enable you to work in your daughter's stay at camp with your family plans.
CAMP AGAWAK FOR GIRLS is a non sectarian camp and will accept applications for enrollment from girls age 7 to 16 years. We will limit enrollment so that each girl will have an opportunity to participate in the many activities offered at camp.