Re-Discover Your Memories of Camp Wigwam!
Do you remember Ned’s Cadillac with WIGWAM plates, infamous personalities, your favorite Color War start, singing beneath the full moon, or have other fond memories of camp?
Come on back! It’s never too late to come back to camp. Connect with us anytime to tour Camp Wigwam.
Volunteering is one of the many great ways to support Camp Wigwam. We are always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of areas. Whether you have a specific skill or are just looking to lend a hand, we have volunteer days or on-going roles that will be a great fit for you!
Learn about our volunteer opportunities below.
Camp Activities Instructor (4-5 volunteers needed)
Do you have a special skill you would be willing to share with campers? Help us carry on the tradition of teaching core camping skills (canoeing, archery, swimming, environmental education) or bring some equipment and ideas to help us start a NEW program?
- Minimum commitment: 1 week during the summer
- For someone who loves to teach kids ages 7 to 17
- Must be able to commit to one full week of overnight camp.
Pre-Camp Facilities Crew (12-15 volunteers needed)
Do you know how to use a hammer or have a steady painting hand? Help us get this place in tiptop shape before the campers arrive. Assignments for all skill levels.
- Minimum commitment: 3 days from June 1 to June 24
- Help on various maintenance projects around camp
- Must be able to be on feet much of the day
- Depending on the willingness and experience of the crew, we may organize the proverbial barn raising, or should we say “cabin raising”?
Tripping Driver (4-5 volunteers needed)
Do you love spending time with the campers? Are you a confident driver? Help us with daily transportation logistics by becoming a volunteer driver today!
- Minimum commitment: 3 days during the summer. Drivers are needed daily!
- Help drive camp boys to and from trips around the area, intercamp competitions, and airports.
- Must be able to pass a driver’s check and driving test with van and trailer.
Alumni Ambassador (2 per decade)
Are you in contact with your old camp buddies? Does networking come naturally? We’re looking for Wigwam representatives to reach out to long-lost ‘Wammers and bring them back to the campfire.
- Minimum commitment: 1 year
- Help camp administration create effective outreach and engaging alumni events
- Serve as an information conduit to alumni in your generation
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for something else? Take pictures for summer camp, teach classes, lead wildlife adventures, rake leaves, cook meals – whatever your talent we can definitely find a way to use it if you would like to give your time to camp.
Interested in rolling up your sleeves for a volunteer work day or another corporate volunteerism outing? We can design an opportunity that fits your organization’s needs.Get Involved
Vacation on Bear Lake
Come experience The Way Life Should Be, and spend a week relaxing on the best lake in the world! Check out the various vacation rentals around Bear Lake.
Alumni House (available year-round)
This incredible post and bean style house, through the amazing efforts of Geoffrey Daniels, sits right here on Bear Lake near the edge of the camp property, to be used as a rental house for Wigwam alumni, families, and friends.
- Sleeps up to 12
- Two or more families may share a rental week
- Some summer weeks blocked off
- Contact Bob for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeside Cabin Nestled in the Pines (available year-round)
Just a waterski run across the lake brings you to this guest house cabin nestled in the pine with incredible views and access to the lake. All of the small craft one could need are available and if the host is around you might be treated to sunset cruise or surf.
- Sleeps up to 4
- Airbnb listing
The Dance Hall and Guest Cottage (seasonal)
Tucked away on the best stretch of white sand beach are two legacy buildings from Camp Wigwam’s reach across the lake. The history of the Dance Hall and guest cottage goes back to the Pop & Mandy era. The accommodations are rustic but the warmth of the hospitality is unparalleled.
- Sleeps up to 8 in Dance Hall, up to 2 in the guest cottage
- Dance Hall can be rented dormitory style
- Many outdoor amenities on this serene property
- Contact Neal to make plans with the host.
Camp Wigwam Cabins and Cottages (seasonal)
There is no better way to experience Camp Wigwam anew than to stay right where you built those original camp memories. From sleeping in the historic lodge to the cabins and lakefront cottages, all of the lodgings on the grounds is available for occupancy from late summer through fall.
- Small and large group sizes can be accommodated
- Family-friendly or private settings available
- Use of facilities at the Camp Director’s discretion
- Overnight birthday parties; family reunions; corporate events
- Contact Neal to discuss dates and rates, email@example.com
Bear Mountain Inn (available year-round)
This modern farmhouse offers a four-season retreat and event venue that marries history and heritage with modern services and amenities that go above and beyond. Dates fill up fast, book early. Bear Mountain Inn website.
Rental Properties Around The Area
- Over a dozen rentals of various size and seasonality
- Primarily one-week stays; Bookings go early
- Website; Phone (207)-787-2442
There are numerous ways you can still make an impact at Camp Wigwam. Consider contributing to our Campership fund to make a difference in a boy’s life by sharing the experience of a lifetime. Get involved in our forthcoming capital campaigns to build a healthy vision for future generations.Donate
Wigwam Campership Fund
The Camp Wigwam Campership fund strives to provide the benefits of a camp experience to a broader spectrum of campers from diverse geographic, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The fund, hosted by Ubuntu Camp Connections, sprouted from a third-generation Wigwam family, Joe (2014-present), Dan (’81-’86), and Moe Finkelstein (’54-’59). Through Ubuntu Camp Connections alumni can support Wigwam by making it more accessible to deserving families while ensuring robust enrollment and operations. Donations are tax-deductible.
We work with multiple mission-based organizations to provide beds for those that would benefit from the type of program offered here. These partnerships have been very successful in helping us find campers who would otherwise be unable to afford the camp experience, and will also become an integral part of the camp family. Scholarship campers come to us from other means as well, whether from a long-ago alumnus or through word-of-mouth.
The fullest potential of our program takes multiple years to realize. When we commit to a campership, we do so with the intention of providing it year after year for the life of a camper’s tenure. This supports the goal of creating a lasting impact on the camper and community.
The most poignant testimonial of the impact of Camp Wigwam are the words of our alumni and parents of campers:
“I still dream about Wigwam and my wife and I often sing the goodnight song before going to sleep” – Camper, Staff 1968-75
“My formative years spent at Camp Wigwam were indeed special but also hard in a way. I lost my father during the off-season and when I returned to camp the following summer, it was hard for me and for those around me as I was processing a monumental event in my life. Bob Strauss and Peter Farber specifically helped to nurture me to embrace my surroundings and try new things. I will always be forever grateful for those impactful moments.” – Camper/Staff 1980s
“Camp has taught me the power of brotherhood and Ubuntu. It may be simple but my love for exploration, getting out of my comfort zone, and loving/appreciating those around me was established at Camp Wigwam.” – Camper 2010s
Or contact Bob or Neal to discuss sponsoring a camper, either individually or as a group of alumni.Donate
We invite you to participate in the conversation as we begin writing a long-term plan to sustain Camp Wigwam. Let us know what areas of camp are special to your family and your initial interest in spearheading a campaign close to your heart.
“We Shall Remember” Circle
Leave your legacy by helping generations of boys experience Camp Wigwam. Contact us anytime to discuss estate planning.