Facilities and Equipment


Housing Facilities

The Lodge – Sleeping area for up to 65 people with bunk style housing arranged into three (3) sleeping areas, shower/bathroom facilities, and an activity room for crafts or board games.

Oak and Maple Cabins – Nestled in the woods, these cabins boast a common meeting room with a fireplace and dormitory-size refrigerator, 2 sleeping areas with 7 bunk style beds and a shower/ bathroom facility in each area. Each cabin has a large outdoor fire pit with benches for 28.

Thiel Center – The most recent addition to Walcamp has family style housing in two areas: Walnut includes two bunk style beds and two futons; Hickory includes two bunk beds in a side room, three futons, and a loft with four bunk beds. Each has a small common room and kitchenette available with a full sized refrigerator and stove for self-serve meals and a screened patio area. Both areas are self-contained but can be joined to each other and the Thiel Nature Center if requested.

Meeting Facilities

Lodge Dining Hall – Our large dining hall & meeting area, with seating space for groups of 100 is perfect for large gatherings.  It is furnished with portable white board dividers, large-screen TV and DVD unit, and an indoor fireplace, with a breathtaking view of the lake.

Lodge Activity Room – This activity center has seating for about 15-20 and furnished with a white board. Great for playing board games and/or craft projects

Thiel Nature Center – This area has a cozy fireplace with seating space for groups up to 40.

Amphitheater – A beautiful outdoor theater with seating space for 200, situated around a stage area and altar overlooking the lake.  Wonderful for worship, campfires, concerts, and weddings!

Pavilion – Open-air building with 30 picnic tables, fireplace, horseshoe pits, restrooms, and a volleyball net.  Great for picnics, parties, reunions, and even weddings!

Camp Store/Snack Bar

The camp store provides guests the opportunity to purchase Walcamp souvenirs and snacks.   Prices and items can be found by visiting our Camp Store webpage.

Students may use cash.  However, teachers can arrange to collect money from parents in advance (or guarantees as to how much the student can spend) and have the students pay using Walcamp Checks, documenting each student’s spending. The total balance is applied to the school’s bill at the end of the week, and the Walcamp Checks are returned to the teacher.

Equipment Availability and Usage

Walcamp has a wide selection of outdoor education and sports equipment that is available upon
request. There is no fee for the use of the equipment although, there may be additional charges if the borrowed equipment is lost or damage.

Archery Range: Use of the archery range requires a Walcamp instructor

Waterfront: Canoeing and Swimming events require a Walcamp-approved lifeguard. If your school chooses to lead its own River Study unit, we strongly encourage you to request a lifeguard if you plan to have students entering the water.

Equipment usage is on a first-come, first served basis. Some items are only available if a Walcamp staff member is present, while others may be loaned out with the understanding that it must be returned by a specific time.

As there are often multiple groups on site, please let us know about your equipment needs at least one month in advance so we will have it ready when you arrive.

For additional information regarding equipment usage and availability, email office@walcamp.org or call (815) 784.5141.


Food is included in your Outdoor Education price. We serve our food cafeteria style following a prayer that is sung by the group. The tasty meals are kid-friendly with plenty for seconds.   Special diet needs such as gluten-free, vegetarian, or lactose intolerant are also provided with advance notification.  Please contact guestservices@walcamp.org.

Students help with the clean up of their own trays and table, working together to put away dishes and cleaning the table for the next meal.

First Aid and Saftey

Your school is responsible for all regular medications and first aid of the campers. Each school is also expected to attend equipped with a First Aid Kit and emergency care supplies.

Walcamp has first aid supplies on hand and can provide a cabinet for first aid supplies and medication brought by the school. Our staff is trained in first aid and can help out in an emergency, as well as give directions to the nearest health care facilities.

Schools are encouraged to have emergency contact information on hand for each student as well as a permission form and a copy of each student’s health form. It is also recommended that you have a vehicle that can transport students and/or staff to the hospital/ doctor if needed.