Camp Wyalusing has been providing a unique, educative, and memorable experience for kids for more than 35 years. Our camp is run through the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Our focus on God lays the foundation for our camp, which is located in one of His most beautiful creations here in Wisconsin: Wyalusing State Park. Camp Wyalusing is a unique week-long overnight Christian camp, where campers are able to experience daily devotions, numerous indoor and outdoor activities, and fun and fellowship with other campers their age. Camp Wyalusing is run by a dedicated staff of WELS volunteers including high school and college students, pastors, and teachers, and laypeople who have a passion for working with kids and making a difference in their lives. Camp Wyalusing is for all students entering grades 3-9. This week of Bible Study, learning, team-building, and exploring nature is an experience that is sure to create new friendships, life-long memories, and a wonderful reminder of all God has created and provided for us!
Camp Wyalusing is a week-long Lutheran camp staffed by dedicated WELS volunteers under the leadership of Director Danny Hafenstein.
Danny Hafenstein - Camp Director and Secretary
Mandi Smith - Head Counselor
Our other counselors vary from year to year. Contact us with questions!
Q: What is Camp Wyalusing?
A. Camp Wyalusing is a week-long Lutheran camp staffed by dedicated WELS volunteers under the leadership of Director Danny Hafenstein. Our camp seeks to offer a week of fun activities, Bible study, worship, and fellowship in a Christian atmosphere.
Q. When is Camp Wyalusing?
A. This year, camp is July 12-17th, 2020
Q. Who is eligible to come to camp?
A. Kids who have completed grades 2-8.
Q. Where is Camp Wyalusing held?
A. We rent the indoor group campground at Wyalusing State Park, near Prairie du Chein, WI.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The cost is $125 per camper. A deposit of $65 is required with your application, with the remaining $60 due when you arrive at camp.
Q. How are campers transported?
A. Kids are transported by bus. The buses pick kids up from Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI as well as Eastside Lutheran School on the East side of Madison, and drive them to Wyalusing State Park (near Prairie du Chein, WI). The same two locations are used for dropping kids back off after camp. Kids may also be dropped off/picked up directly from the park instead of using the buses.
Q. What do you do at camp?
A. Each morning the campers are busy with crafts, nature hikes, field sports, and drama. Every afternoon and evening is filled with fun activities like swimming and games that encourage participation and team-building. There is also daily bible study and devotions.
Q. I have older children that want to go to camp, can they come?
A. We have openings for high school and college age kids to be counselors. Contact Head Counselor Mandi Smith for an application at 920-342-0047.
Q. Who can I contact if I have more questions?
A. Contact Director Danny Hafenstein at 920-728-0856 firstname.lastname@example.org
For application questions, contact Pastor Paul Vander Galien at 715-384-8304 email@example.com
Q. Where do the campers sleep?
A. Campers are split into different buildings at the Group Campsite at the park. Each building has full bathrooms as well as bunk beds for the campers.