Farmers Union Camp Program
We are continuing to monitor guidance from county, state, and national public health authorities, the American Camp Association, and the Association of Camp Nursing as we plan for summer 2021. We hope to run modified camp sessions on a limited basis, identifying self-selected small cohorts of youth from within extended family and friends as our first priority for registration. This means groups of 8-10 campers from the same local area, ages 8-18 (with 1-2 youth cabin leaders ages 16 and up), would register as a group to be in each other's "camp bubble," attending together, staying in the same cabin, and doing activities as a single group. This allows us to keep the spirit of camp in a risk-managed way. We also plan to hold a high school-age-only Senior Camp session, but will still adhere to a reduced-size, cabin-only cohort format. We may be able to open up sessions if conditions allow, but want to begin with a closely-managed, small-scale approach.
We anticipate that we may have families that 1) aren't able to register due to registration limits or 2) aren't able to attend due to health concerns. So, we're pleased to announce an alternative to enjoy camp at home! A Camp-In-A-Box option will be available for the cost of the camp registration deposit. That way, all campers can participate in one way or another. Camp-In-A-Box will feature fun, educational materials and activities paired with online programming (some live, some asynchronous) created and led by our energetic, creative WFU Summer Staff.
If you are interested in attending camp , please fill out this survey. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Cathy at email@example.com 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!.
Seeking applicants to serve
as CAMP COUNSELORS &
Employment between May 10*-Aug 21, 2021
Read the position descriptions here.
This year, the summer staff/volunteer application is online!