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Eagle River, Wisconsin

Family Camp

A Tradition

Family Camp is a 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! Reserve your cabin during the “best part of summer” and take a break from everyday life this year!


2023 Family Camp Dates

Camp Nicolet Family Camp – (7 days) August 13th through August 19th

$750 per adult (13+), $550 per child (ages 5-12), Infants/Toddlers ages 4 and under are free.

Post-Season Cabin Rentals – (23 days) August 20th through September 16th

$150 per cabin per night, to maximum occupancy.  No mimimum stay.  Meals are not included for post-season cabin rentals.  No rentals available 8/31 through 9/4.  Water skiing available by appointment.

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plan your stay

We offer full-week stays only for Family Camp.  Included is breakfast, lunch, & dinner in the Nicolet Dining Hall, & self-serve use of low-risk camp activities including tennis & pickleball courts, sports fields and equipment, 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 information below.  Forest Lodge, Little Theatre, Staff Room, & Library community areas are available in the event of rainy days.  Bottomless firewood is included with your cabin.

Cabin capacities, for planning purposes:

  • Lakewood – 1 minimum, 8 maximum.  Shower & hot water in cabin, in addition to bathroom.  2 levels.
  • Patches – 1 minimum, 8 maximum.  Shower & hot water in building, 3 separate sleeping areas & sitting area.
  • 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 – 1 minimum, 4 maximum.  Semi-private rooms sleeping one each.  Hot water & shower.
  • 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 – Kitchen Team 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 the Registration Form, and scan and return to, attention Georgi Starz.  Your stay is confirmed when the $300 deposit is received.  We accept personal check, cashier’s check, PayPal, and Venmo (credit cards).  PayPal instructions are downloadable below.  We will contact you with a confirmation and your “cabin placement” once payment and forms are received.  Family Camp deposits are non-refundable – please consider this carefully when making your plans.  Also, there are no refunds for late arrivals & early departures.


important information

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.

Check In, Check Out:  Your cabin is ready by 4pm on the first day of your stay.  Dinner is included on your first day.  We ask you check out by 11am 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 registration forms 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, water skiing rides, lessons, etc.  On arrival and departure days, the office is staffed from 9am to 6pm – however, we ask you avoid early arrival and late departure.  This is important for Nicolet Staff who are working hard to clean cabins & community spaces.

Water Skiing: is provided at an extra cost: $15/ride or $75/hour lessons available by reservation.  If you’d like to reserve a lesson, or arrange for water ski & wakeboard rides, please contact Georgi Starz at or listen for announcements in the Dining Hall for open skiing hours.

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!

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

Download: Suggested Family Camp Packing List


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

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

Download: PayPal Online Payment Instructions – Family Camp

“The fact that you are able to slow these girls down, detach them from their electronics, and show them all that Nicolet has to offer is amazing to me and very lucky for them. You have not only kept the very special legacy of Nicolet going, but you have added to and changed camp in such a way that you have kept it relevant to this next generation. Thank you for that.” – Camp Nicolet Parent/Alumna

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