Farmers Union Camp Program

Farmers Union Youth Camp

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, 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.

SAFETY

We look forward to seeing your family for Summer 2022 at Farmers Union Camp at WFU Kamp Kenwood! Safety has always been a top priority at Farmers Union Camp, and we will continue to use best practices in 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 an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp, we have been able to connect to a network of camp professionals, as well as advice from the Association of Camp Nursing, to establish appropriate measures for the 2022 season. We hope to continue moving toward a more "familiar" summer camp experience, so members of your family can benefit from the fun and learning of Farmers Union Camp this season.

 

PLEASE NOTE: We now require all participants (campers, staff, & volunteers) to show proof on arrival at camp of a negative PCR/Molecular COVID test administered within 72 hours prior. (Rapid antigen tests are not permitted.) Campers are strongly recommended to be up-to-date in their COVID-19 vaccination. Documentation of a 14-day pre-screening is also expected. Staff/volunteers are required to upload proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19. 


Campers are permitted to register for only one youth camp session per summer. (Campers may, however, register for both a youth camp session and Family Camp.)

 

If you have questions, please contact Cathy at camp@wisconsinfarmersunion.com or call 715-214-7887.

2022 CAMP DATES

 

All sessions are overnight camps.
Campers may attend 1 youth camp session.
Registration begins at 2 PM on first day, ends at 9:30 AM on final day.
 

Junior/Junior High Camps

(ages 8-12; $115)

Aug 7-10 (Sun-Wed)

Aug 10-13 (Wed-Sat)

Aug 14-17 (Sun-Wed)
 

(ages 8-14; $115)

June 14-17 (Tues-Fri)

(ages 12-14; $120)

July 31-Aug 4 (Sun-Thurs)

 

Senior Camp (ages 14-17; $125)
July 24-28 (Sun-Thurs)

 

Add-on Co-op Trip: July 28-29 ($50)


Family Camps (all ages; $15/$35)
July 22-23 (Fri-Sat)
Aug 5-6 (Fri-Sat)


NEW FOR 2022

 

Co-op Kids Camp (ages 7-11; $30)

July 29-30 (Fri-Sat)
An overnight experience for the beginning camper!

 

First half of camp fee and current WFU membership ($30 per immediate family) required to finalize registration; remainder to be paid prior to camp. $30 WFU family membership is non-refundable. 

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The camp program is supported by co-ops and credits unions statewide, with special thanks to:

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Seeking applicants to serve as

CAMP COUNSELORS, COOKS, 

LIFEGUARDS, & MEDICS

(training available)

Employment Mid-May through Aug 19th (Flexible!)

Read the position descriptions here.

Apply at:

https://forms.gle/kcp2QnzvbSeNDAjYA