Farmers Union Camp Program
We’ve been working hard to make summer 2021 plans for Farmers Union Camp at WFU Kamp Kenwood. The good news is that we are planning on having in-person camp this summer, albeit in a limited capacity to allow for social distancing and cohorting, in keeping with best practices. Luckily, we’ve been able to add some sessions so we can accommodate as many families as possible.
Safety has always been a top priority at Farmers Union Camp, and we are taking extra health and safety precautions as we consider the impact of COVID on the camp experience. We want our campers to feel safe and remain healthy throughout their time at camp, and for their parents to be confident that we are taking care of the health of their children.
As a member of the American Camp Association (ACA), Wisconsin Farmers Union has been able to connect to a network of camp professionals. Through this network we were able to review the procedures of 150 other camps across the country and hear from the experiences of many families who sent their kids to camp in 2020. We used the input from these camps and families, as well as advice from the Association of Camp Nursing, to establish the changes that will take place at WFU Kamp Kenwood in the 2021 summer season.
Summer camp in the age of COVID may look different, but with some added health and safety protocols, your child can still experience the great impact of Farmers Union Camp this summer.
Please Note: These guidelines were established in April 2021 and may be adjusted as we get closer to the summer season and the CDC releases new regulations. To keep camp 2021 safe and open to as many families as possible, there will be certain requirements and guidelines we will be asking each camp family to follow.
PRE-REGISTER FOR CAMP HERE
Campers will be registered based on the priority tiers of registration: 1) self-selected cohorts of at least 6, then 2) individuals & smaller groups based on local groupings and remaining space available.
If you have any questions or want more information, contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-214-7887. We look forward to engaging with Farmers Union camp families in a way that manages risk and reaches campers in safe, flexible, and accommodating ways.
ABOUT OUR CAMP
Generations of families have spent time each summer at Kamp Kenwood. In the 1940s, Wisconsin Farmers Union President Ken Hones began advocating for leadership training for farm boys and girls, believing that education was the cornerstone of a better future for rural communities. Farmers Union members from across the state donated their time and treasure to build a summer camp where youth could come together to have fun and learn. Named after the visionary who inspired this work, Kamp Kenwood’s 23 acres feature rustic cabins, hiking trails, sandy beaches, and a dining/activities lodge.
Located along beautiful Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls, the camp is the ideal spot for youth from all across the Midwest to gather for cooperation, leadership and fun. Our education programs focus on cooperatives, family farms, sustainability, leadership, conservation, rural communities, social justice, and active citizenship. Our overnight camp activities include:
hiking and campfires
swimming and sports
singing and drama
speakers and workshops
co-op games and theme nights
arts and crafts
Just as they have for generations, Wisconsin Farmers Union Summer Youth Camps promise a summer experience that kids won’t forget. Learn more about a Day in the Life of a Camper. We hope you’ll join us this year!.
Junior/Junior High Camps
June 16-19 (Wed-Sat)
June 20-23 (Sun-Wed)
July 7-10 (Wed-Sat)
July 11-14 (Sun-Wed)
July 25-28 (Sun-Wed)
Aug 1-4 (Sun-Wed)
Aug 4-7 (Wed-Sat)
Aug 8-11 (Sun-Wed)
Aug 11-14 (Wed-Sat)
Senior Camps (ages 14-18)
June 23-26 (Wed-Sat)
Aug 15-18 (Sun-Wed)
Cost: $100 per camper (all sessions), plus $30/annual WFU family membership. $50 will be required to finalize registration; remainder to be paid no later than the day of camp. $30 WFU family membership is non-refundable. If camper is unable to attend, $50 down payment will be transferred to Camp-In-A-Box option. Campers will be permitted to register for only ONE session (unless they are age 16+ cabin helpers; see survey.)