GIVEAWAY Were picking a winner on Christmas morning so theres still time to throw your name in the hat .Two Christmas Boxes gift sets – (everything shown here)One each for you and that one friend whos a summercamp freak too.TO ENTER:You & your tagged friend must both be followers here, signed up for our newsletter (link in bio) & comment below iTS EASY.Well pick a winner in time to ship your kits in time to arrive for the holiday. So you dont have to actually buy them something this year. Whats included: chainstich hat anti theft towel leather & brass flask set camp slingshot maple leaf sweatshirt poncho playing cards candle tin leather field notes journal embroidered patch keyfobDEETS:$1000 total value Winner will be picked based on the most fun reason you can caption for why your BFF would want this overflowing treasure box of camp swag. GOOD LUCK!
THANKS @womenshealthmag for stopping by for a tour & sharing your little video journal!.(We just hung our annual Christmas lights – now we just need the ).Film tour by @ismcmahon 2nd image by @sdamiani
Our good friends at @heritagebikesandcoffee created camps new bike fleet for us this past fall. (We just moved them into winter storage before the snow hit and now we cant wait until spring to break them back out of their hibernation)Our talented friend mamamelissalouise (founder of @alittlephotostudio ) took these photos. If you dont know them yet & looking for that gift for that one person whos impossible to buy for- their photo session is the way to go. ABOUT the FLEET:@dadmikeysal (founder of @heritagebikesandcoffee) is a visionary- he had so many ideas to create this custom fleet for camp – were grateful for their friendship (and seeing the kids grow up together over so many summers here is the cherry)Inspired by summer camps in the 1970s,Our new rides have all been hand painted by the one and only Ches of @RightwaySigns in the National Park color Palette: Forest Green, Fawn Brown, Signal Yellow and Antique white.Other details we had to have:- Brooks saddle, – Old school rubber hand grips – Vintage style metal baskets- Antique Wisconsin Bicycle license plates (we scored at the local flea)SWEATING THE DETAILS:Frame handcrafted using lightweight steel. Single speed drivetrain is easy to navigating camp grounds while the coaster brake ensures quick and safe stops. Handlebars designed for a comfortable and upright riding position. Features a custom paint finish with intricate hand-painted details.Handmade in Chicago dedication to quality and craftsmanship.
GIVEAWAY Two Christmas Boxes gift sets -One each for you and that one friend whos a summercamp freak too.TO ENTER:You & your tagged friend must both be followers here, signed up for our newsletter (link in bio) & comment below iTS EASY.Well pick a winner in time to ship your kits in time to arrive for the holiday. So you dont have to actually buy them something this year. Whats included: chainstich hat anti theft towel leather & brass flask set camp slingshot maple leaf sweatshirt poncho playing cards candle tin leather field notes journal embroidered patch keyfobDEETS:$1000 total value Winner will be picked based on the most fun reason you can caption for why your BFF would want this overflowing treasure box of camp swag. GOOD LUCK!
Camp Wandawega goes to LONDON.THE CATS OUT OF THE BAG!The New @accidentallywesanderson Exhibit is opening in London this Friday, As part of the exhibition, they are building a life-sized replica of the Camp Wandawega boat house for folks to be part of his World. (we even pulled our pair of vintage skis off the door to ship to the UK to complete the install) were flying there soon for the show and will share a little travel journal of our adventure, in the mean time, check it out if youre across the pond!ABOUT the EXHIBIT!Ever seen a dreamy place in real life and thought, That totally belongs in a Wes Anderson film? An Instagram sensation & best-selling book brought to life,Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibitionis an IRL exploration of real-life locations from all 7 continents through the lens of Wes Andersons iconic aesthetic..Prepare to be transported into the picturesque world of Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibitionan Instagram sensation and New York Times best-selling book brought to life! This unique photography exhibition features a worldwide collection of pictures that exude the signature aesthetic of director Wes Anderson, sharing symmetry, warm colours and moments of delight. Be it through the nostalgia of transport, the serenity of nature, or the vibrancy of cities, youll explore a wide variety of Adventures captured by the AWA Team, themes and places submitted by the global AWA Community, all curated especially for this exhibition. Get ready to make your very own Wes Anderson-esque moment.HIGHLIGHTS: See photography from one of the most famous accounts on Instagram inspired by surreal symmetry and enchanting hues of Wes Andersons filmography Explore idiosyncratic locations from around the world through immersive themes such as urban life, nature, and more Discover the stories behind each real-life location Create and capture your own Accidentally Wes Anderson moments Get your hands on exclusive Accidentally Wes Anderson goods
Were in a snow globe, people – This is the first season seeing our little Girlscout cabins here at their new forever homes. They make me want to go to find somebody who makes gingerbread house kits in the shape of log cabins and make minis this holiday – Anybody got a source ??For real. Its crafting season and all I wanna do is soft powdered sugar onto tiny rooftops….@erikengstromphoto of @iamcraigsteven
This message was created for the creative community by our friends (and fellow small business owners) @1924us – we think its a good to pay forward for the season & supporting other mom & pops. (Tagging in here a handful of small businesses, artist & photographers to check out & support)We also tapped @1924us to help us create our own holiday candle (that we just restocked)A prayer candle in honor of Camps patron saint:THE MADAME ANNA PECK1880s, Sweden- young Anna is orphaned.1905 as a teen, she emigrates to America and is adopted by a Chicago architect.She takes work as a maid in a well-to-do home and marries the chauffeur.Shes widowed at 32 when he dies in WWI.At 39, her father builds Wandawega Hotel.Anna runs gin & a brothel here.She marries a local, the neer do well son of a prominent family.Gordon Peck was a vet, a drunkard & 13 years her junior who’s mother filed for an annulment, claiming he was too taken with consumption to know what he was doing.Anna & Gordon continued to operate Wandawegas brothel & speakeasy Orphan Annies.At 56, Anna is convicted for running a ‘bawdy house of ill fame’ & goes to prison for 7 years.Upon release, she moves right into town off the square, taking up residence where everyone knew her business & she knew more about everyone elses.At 80, Anna becomes a widow for the 2nd time.At 94, she dies alone, taking the town’s secrets to her grave.When her house was in demo, her things & life story were thrown into a dumpster.A local man happened by & salvaged portraits of the orphan immigrant & her 2nd wedding.25yrs later he saw our post asking for leads & remembered he still had them in storage.Anna was abandoned from the beginning.Ostracized by a community.Rejected by the family she married into.Anybody who can live through that & still have the audacity to plant herself in the middle of town has no shortage of chutzpah.Which is why she is Camp’s namesake & her rathskellar bar is ORPHAN ANNIES. Handmade in Texas, USA Saint candle is made with unscented clean burning paraffin wax & measures 8.5″ x 2″ packaged in a linen bag with 2 saint stickers & Anna’s prayer card
The view from up here – snow is starting to fall fast now (We just got hit with our 2nd big snow of the season)Just in time for our second run of pre ordered @pendletonwm custom Camp blankets are almost sold out. Handful left, but we have an early order cut off time for these since theyre a limited edition. ….Photos by friends:@bennett_young @prezpipe @nathanbobey @erikengstromphoto
Welcome to the Girl Scout Cabins – the last two buildings we added the end of this past season. ..Weve started digging into a new amenity for campers to Introduce for 2024. Despite having been bed ridden with pneumonia for the past 10 days – finally on the mend and feeling grateful for this place, space and the time to bring new things to life to share with yall! Gratitude in abundance to all-Wishing you health & happiness from our camp to yours…Photos by @bobcoscarelli
Our Artist cabin has been busy this fall season with visiting photographers, makers and artists. Meet our most recent Artist-in-residence: Emma Mckee. @thestitchgawd Emma is the next in a series who have stayed with us and created a piece while here, now showcased in the house.She created her work by making multiple trips to the local Elkhorn flea market – sourcing period specific fabrics to make a layered portrait of camp. One that embraces nature, history, textiles – all stitched together in endless layers to tell a new story.We also supplied her with an assortment of antique fabrics that came from our original dininghall chair slip covers. (Last two pics). embroidered with our name in gold, finished with her signature golden diamond stamp. We love it and proudly hang it alongside other friends works in here that woven together- create the fabric of our creative community.ABOUT:Emma isnt your average cross stitcher. Born in Kansas City, she was first introduced to the medium through her mother, a British opera singer who frequently attempted to teach Emma how to stitch during her childhood. Yet she always refused to learn, finding the British craft too antiquated that is, until she found a way to make cross stitching work for her. In 2014, Emma stitched her first piece: An adaptation of Will Princes artwork for Chance the Rappers song Hey Ma. She followed that with a piece for street artist JC Rivera, Chicagos Bear Champ. Her portfolio expanded from there, as she firmly planted herself within Chicagos rap community, as the scenes preeminent and only hip-hop cross stitcher, earning the name Stitch Gawd.Since 2014, shes created countless pieces for musicians and artists both in and outside Chicago