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Eagle River, Wisconsin

Family Camp

A Tradition

Family Camp is a nearly four-decade tradition at Camp Nicolet!  Families enjoy meals in the Dining Hall, a wide range of “help yourself” activities including soccer, sand volleyball, tennis, sailing, swimming, kayaking, stand-up-paddling, and Water Skiing rides in the Ski Area!  For 2020 only, in light of Camp Nicolet postponing regular resident camp Sessions until 2021 (due to the risk of COVID-19 and associated logistical challenges), we offer Family Camp and two additional weeks (three weeks total) of Cabin Rentals on the shores of beautiful Franklin Lake.  Reserve your cabin during the “best part of summer” and take a break from everyday life this July or August!

Download: 2020 Program Calendar – Ski Camp & Cabin Rentals


2020 Dates and Rates – Revised 6.17.20

The downloadable PDF calendar above illustrates camp’s operating plan this summer, as of 6.17.20.  Please download and use as a guide when making your plans for cabin rentals.  Summarizing information from the calendar:

Sunday, July 12th through Saturday, July 18th – Northpoint Waterski & Wakeboard Camp.  No rentals available.

Sunday, July 19th through Saturday, July 25th – Cabin Rentals; Week 1

Sunday, July 26th through Saturday, August 1st – Cabin Rentals; Week 2

Sunday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 9th – SOLD OUT

Cost:  $1,000 per cabin per week.

This includes Brunch and Dinner daily in the Nicolet Dining Hall, & self-serve use of low-risk camp activities including tennis & pickle ball courts, sports fields and equipment, bicycles & helmets, woods trails for hiking and biking, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards (PFDs are required at all times), and the swimming area / waterfront beaches.  Swimming is at your own risk; no Lifeguards are on duty.  Water skiing and wakeboard rides & lessons are available; please see additional information below.  Forest Lodge, Little Theatre, Staff Room with DVD player, & Library community areas are available in the event of rainy days.  A Camp Nicolet Health Staff member is on duty 24/7 during your stay in Patches.  Bottomless firewood is included with your cabin.

Activities not available include archery, open use of the Arts & Crafts room, horseback riding, the Little Theatre costume closets, or trampball.  These areas are closed during Cabin Rentals & Family Camp.

The cost per cabin per week covers all individuals staying in a cabin (there is not a per person charge) up to the cabin’s maximum capacity.  For planning purposes:

  • Lakewood – 1 minimum, 8 maximum.  Shower & hot water in cabin, in addition to bathroom.  2 levels.
  • Patches – not available.  An Assistant Nurse is on staff during Cabin Rental and Family Camp 2020.
  • Chickadee – 1 minimum, 14 maximum.  Hot water in cabin, spacious private room & bunk room.
  • Little Fawn – 1 minimum, 10 maximum.  Newly renovated bathroom in 2019.
  • Spruce – 1 minimum, 14 maximum.  Newly renovated bathroom in 2018.
  • Fir – 1 minimum, 14 maximum.  Newly renovated bathroom in 2018.
  • Birch – 1 minimum, 10 maximum.  Rustic accommodations.  Future renovation pending.
  • Cookie House – not available.  Housing Camp Nicolet kitchen and supervisory staff.
  • Juniper – 1 minimum, 14 maximum.  Full renovation in 2013, spacious private room & bunk room.
  • Cedar – 1 minimum, 12 maximum.  Newly renovated bathroom in 2019.  Pending further renovation.
  • Balsam – 1 minimum, 14 maximum.  Full renovation in 2017.  Spacious bathroom with 2 sinks / toilets.
  • Pines – 1 minimum, 14 maximum.  Full renovation in 2019.  Beautiful private room & bunk room.
  • Tamarack – 1 minimum, 12 maximum.  Newly renovated bathroom in 2017.  Pending further renovation.
  • Staff Haus – not available – Camp Director’s cabin.
  • The Hut – not available – private cabin.
  • Senior End Cabins – Hemlock, Chalet, Hill Cabin, and Trails End – not available / privately leased.

Secure a cabin: complete all of the Registration Forms below, and scan and return to, attention Georgi Starz.  Your stay is confirmed when full payment is received.  We accept personal check, cashier’s check, or PayPal (credit cards). 2020 PayPal instructions are downloadable below.  We’re sorry, we don’t have a Venmo or similar account.  We will contact you with a confirmation and your “cabin placement” once payment and forms are received.  We are reserving full-week rentals only for our families and Family Campers.


General Information – Updated 6.17.20

Final Numbers: please let us know the final number in your party at least two weeks in advance of your stay.  This helps us plan foodservice and supplies accordingly.  Please e-mail with “party size” information.

COVID-19 Screening: as part of registration, families are asked to complete a brief COVID-19 Screening Form 24 hours prior to arrival.  The form is submitted to the Camp Nicolet office at check in, see below.  Also, at check in, temperatures of incoming family members are taken with a contactless thermometer.  Those presenting a temperature above 100.3F will be asked to depart camp until temperatures stabilize in a normal range for at least 24 hours.  We ask all members of your party be in good health prior to arrival.  The COVID-19 Screening Form is your affidavit of compliance and is retained with camp’s confidential health records.

Check In, Check Out:  Your cabin is ready by 2pm on the first day of your stay.  Dinner is included on your first day.  We ask you check out by 12 noon on the last day of your stay.  Brunch is included on your last day.  On arrival, please check in at the Camp Office and turn in COVID-19 Screening Forms and other outstanding material prior to going to your cabin and unpacking.  Before departure, please check out at the Camp Office and pay (cash or check only) for any extra costs incurred during your stay; Canteen charges, waterski rides, lessons, etc.  Also, please inform us of any maintenance needs observed in your cabin.  On arrival and departure days, the office is staffed from 10am to 3pm – however, we ask you avoid early arrival and late departure.  This is important for Nicolet Facilities staff who are working hard to clean cabins & community spaces.

Waterskiing is provided at an extra cost: $10/ride or $50/hour lessons available by reservation.  If you’d like to reserve a lesson, or arrange for waterski & wakeboard rides, please contact Georgi Starz at or listen for announcements in the Dining Hall for open skiing hours.

Bicycle Rentals are available daily from 10am to 5:30pm.  For a nominal cost of $10/bike per day, enjoy the beautiful roads and trails around Camp Nicolet on a mountain bike.  Helmet included.  Our 12-bike fleet is suitable mostly for medium sized children and smaller adults.  You may bring your own bike to camp as well.

No Pet Policy: Considering liability and sanitation, and general atmosphere for other guests, family pets are not permitted on the Camp Nicolet property.

Parking: Space is limited near cabins, and critical wastewater infrastructure runs underground throughout camp.  Further, camp roads are kept clear at all times for emergency and foodservice trucks and vehicles.  In the interest of guest safety and maximizing the beauty of the camp environment, all vehicles (and any trailers) are parked in the Parking Lot or the Stable Area riding rings.  Nicolet staff members will request the moving of vehicles should they appear near your cabin beyond loading and unloading activities.  Thank you for your assistance!

Dining Hall: Considering risks associated with COVID-19, we ask guests to please bring personal masks to camp.  We require masks be worn when entering the camp Dining Hall, when being served food by our staff, and when not at your table.  Of course, masks are removed for eating.  A variety of outdoor seating options are available at various picnic tables around camp.

Canteen: The camp store is open limited hours and has snacks, beverages, and limited Camp Nicolet clothing & sundries for purchase.  We require masks when visiting the Canteen.  Purchases are charged to the family’s account, settled at check-out.

Additional Meals: Considering risks associated with COVID-19, we are not able to offer meals to “outside guests” during the 2020 operating season.  Only registered guests may eat in the Dining Hall.


Registration Forms

Please download, complete, and return all Registration Forms.  These are scanned and e-mailed to or may be returned with full payment via US Mail to:

Camp Nicolet, Inc.
Attn: Georgi Starz
PO Box 1359
Eagle River, WI 54521

Download: 2020 Registration Form & Guidelines

Download: COVID-19 Screening Form (Required)

Download: Camp Nicolet Summer 2020 COVID-19 Risk Management Guidebook



Personal or Cashiers Checks for full payment are mailed with the Registration Forms, or we accept Credit Cards securely through PayPal.  PayPal instructions are here:

Download: 2020 PayPal Online Payment Instructions – Cabin Rental & Family Camp

“Cannot begin to thank you enough for giving my daughter a chance to have the most amazing summer of her young life. she thoroughly enjoyed her time at camp, made so many nice friends, and had so many wonderful experiences (including the backpacking trip along Lake Superior) that she can’t stop talking about it.”

– Parent of a Camper

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