We literally never wanted to leave this time capsule tucked up in the Northwoods. Camp Red Arrow is a boy’s summer camp in Woodruff, Wisco – they take campers as young as 7 years old for a minimum 7 weeks stay. It began as a logging camp in 1870, turned “Williams Resort” – until 1920 when it was converted into the All-boys camp that it still runs as today.
This place is a literal living museum with Mess Hall, Rec Hall, Infirmary, and countless hand hewn log cabins (built by the Norwegian lumberjacks) – all still in original condition and used today.
In the early days, it was known as the ‘beer camp’ because boys from most of the Milwaukee’s big brewery families attended. (the Millers, Uihleins, Schlitz, Pabsts, Gettlemans and Blatz, along with the (Harley) Davidson boys. On our tour, the camp director told us that Chris Farley & Scott Foley were campers who got their start on their little log cabin theater stage. Makes us wish we where kids again.@redarrowcamp
Red Arrow Camp offers a traditional, single-session, 7 week summer camp experience for boys ages 7 to 16. Located on the shores of Trout Lake in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, we provide campers with an unmatched opportunity to challenge themselves, develop confidence, and learn new skills while having the summer of their lives.
We offer our campers opportunities to develop confidence and leadership that they won’t find at a shorter-term camp. Over the course of seven weeks, our boys are challenged to reach their full potential, and their self-confidence skyrockets as they achieve their goals — whether that be advancing from “beginner” to “intermediate” in an activity or receiving a hard-earned emblem.
Built on 100-year-old traditions, we offer our 100 campers an escape from modern-day stressors. At Red Arrow, our boys unplug, leaving behind their technology-driven routines. Televisions are replaced by pine trees, sports fields, and the inviting, glimmering expanse of Trout Lake. Laptops and iPhones are abandoned in favor of ping pong paddles and canoe paddles, and video games give way to real-life adventures in the wilderness of the Northwoods.
At Red Arrow, we encourage our campers to take our philosophy to heart: “Don’t wait to be a great man, be a great boy.” At the end of the summer, our campers leave Red Arrow having experienced the wonder of nature, the satisfaction of hard work, and the magic of enduring friendships
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