Retreats

Culinary Adventures

“Camp” & “Culinary” are not two words that are known to go together. But we’re proud to have hosted some amazing food events, workshops and chefs in our humble little kitchen. This is a diary of our culinary adventures, from food feature stories to product collabs and more. We can’t cook to save our lives, so thank heaven for friends who can.

Land & Sea Wandawega Supper Club

Land & Sea Wandawega Supper Club

We brought Wisconsin to Chicago. By partnering with our friends at Land & Sea Dept. we turned the Soho House Tavern restaurant into an old school supper club – reminiscent of the restaurant that was here from 1949 to 1961.

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

From a Camp Wandawega "Pop Up" at Ampersand to the Soho House rooftop to "Taste Talks" in Palmer Square, we sometimes like to take our show on the road.

Kinfolk

Kinfolk

Kinfolk came around the campfire for a two-day fall getaway. The days were filled with inspiring individuals, delicious delicacies, great hangs and positive vibes. It’s great to see that Kinfolk got to enjoy our neck of the woods. Go ahead and watch the film recap and read the story.

Food & Drink Collaborators

Food & Drink Collaborators

We've been fortunate to have some of our favorite people and places sponsor, host, co-host or donate their amazing goods and services to our various philanthropic cultural/arts/music events.

Wandawega Provisions

Wandawega Provisions

For 90 years, the folks who toiled in the Wandawega kitchens relied on local farmers, markets, growers, and butchers to stock the pantry and keep friends and family coming back for seconds. In honor of that tradition, we have created the Wandawega Provisions collection.

Coffee & Whiskey

Coffee & Whiskey

Coffee and whiskey are definitely essential when it comes to camp. We wouldn't be able to stay awake if it wasn't for our friendly coffee collaborators including Heritage, Gaslight, Intelligentsia and Kickapoo. And bonfires wouldn't be the same without Basil Hayden's.

Tasty Nugget

Tasty Nugget

“How Camp Wanadwega filled our bellies” - DAILY CANDY. This is what happens when you mix Michelin star chefs with bourbon. An epic party of "The Tasty Nugget." Conceived, Co-hosted and shot by Nathan Michael.

Whole Larder Love Workshops

Whole Larder Love Workshops

A weekend of sharing a bunch of skills author Rohan Anderson uses in his daily life, along with good food, great company and poking campfires. It’s a skill based weekend and they may be skills you want to introduce into your own daily life, or it may just be the experience you’re after. Coming August 2014.

Camp & Culinary in the Press

Camp & Culinary in the Press

We're very proud of our occasional culinary partnerships and the good folks at Sweet Paul Magazine, Tasting Table, Yum Universe, Martha Stewart Living and Taste Talks seem to agree (blush).

Culinary Retreats

Culinary Retreats

Culinary Retreats is presented by The Winchester & La Sirena Clandestina on the mission of creating exciting and inspirational getaways with restaurant industry professionals.

GBH x BSSG

GBH x BSSG

“Summercamp for adult males”- OUTSIDE MAGAZINE. To learn more, read how OUTSIDER MAGAZINE & CAMP STYLE magazines describe the gathering.

Yum Universe

Yum Universe

YUM Universe comes to camp and cooks up a storm, as part of our annual Art Camp.

Creative Retreats

In the old days they called ’em “corporate retreats” but to us that just sounds too “corporate.” Let’s just say that folks come here to “reconnect by disconnecting.” Firms like Studio Gang Architects, Facebook/Instagram Creative Shop, Centro, Anthropologie, Trek, and Threadless know there’s nothing like the simple pleasures of simpler times to get the juices flowing. Speaking of which, the coffee flows like wine. And the wine flows like wine, too.

Studio Gang

Studio Gang

World-renowned architecture firm Studio Gang journeyed to camp with their international staff of architects. They created makeshift structures of foraged materials from the woods, then lit them on fire. Pretty cool, huh?

The Land of Nod Makerie

The Land of Nod Makerie

The Land of Nod Makerie is a brand new retreat concept celebrating the creative spirit of parents and children, side by side.

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

We happily welcomed Anthropologie’s designers from across the country and Canada. The fresh lake air served as inspiration for future clothes, jewelry and home goods.

The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod

The leadership team of the beloved kids home brand descended on camp in the fall of 2012 for a few days of workshops, team-building and general camp life.

Solemn Oath Brewery

Solemn Oath Brewery

When it came time for Solemn Oath Brewery to breathe life into their nascent Sover Project, they secreted themselves away at Camp W for several days of intensive concepting, sketching, designing and occasional merrymaking.

URAL x Camp Wandawega

URAL x Camp Wandawega

A motorcycle rally to celebrate the launch of the URAL x Camp Wandawega motorcycle.