Retreat Options

We're ready to welcome you to Wanakee. Our "First-Class Rustic Site" with a variety of facilities and activities gives you both adventure and relaxing possibilities. Wanakee's facility is available year-round to church, civic and nonprofit groups.

Retreat availability:

  • Spring and Fall: 120 guests maximum
  • Winter: 21 guests maximum
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Upcoming Events

Wanakee Work Day, Spring #2

June 3, 2017

Registration is OPEN

Come to Wanakee Work Day and work with others who love Wanakee as you help open up camp this spring!

Can you do light carpentry, cut and haul brush, plant flowers, paint tables, rake leaves, clean dishes and buildings, work with docks, and/or open cabins?

We need volunteers to help...Read more



Wanakee Staff
June 24, 2017

Registration is OPEN

Have fun exploring Wanakee at our annual free day of camp. Great for first time campers – have fun swimming and playing games, get creative in the craft zone, explore trails and nature, enjoy lunch and songs in the dining hall.Read more

Open House

June 24, 2017

Registration is OPEN

Come meet the staff and see Wanakee!

You may tour Wanakee, enjoy the peace and quiet (except for happy children’s voices), picnic, and have a wonderful day at this beautiful spiritual place in the hills.Read more

Wanakee Wilderness 5K

August 19, 2017

Registration is OPEN

Join us for the annual Wanakee Wilderness 5K (WW5K) cross country race & walk as it wanders through the wooded hiking trails of Wanakee!

Race Day Registration & Check-in: 7:30-9:00am

Race Start: 9:15am

The course takes you from lake level on a winding climb up 300 feet in elevation to...Read more

Wanakee BBQ


campers and staff tending the BBQ grill
Wanakee Staff
August 19, 2017

Registration is OPEN

Join us for the annual Homecoming BBQ!

Celebrate with the Wanakee Wilderness 5K runners, visit with friends, walk around camp, go for a swim, and bring your own container for blueberry picking.

Consider staying for Homecoming Weekend....Read more