Camp Ehawee (E-how-ee) means "Camp of Laughing Maidens" in the Ho-Chunk language. The camp is located 25 miles north of La Crosse and 70 miles south of Eau Claire. Set among 308 acres of pine forests and prairies it plays host to resident camp, day camp, troop camp sessions, and is available for rental.
Camp Ehawee facilities include Hope Lodge Dining and Activity Center, Stry Nature Center, Bill and Lorna Vafeas Art Studio, an outdoor swimming pool, 3 living units with log cabins, platform tents, a yurt, Crystal Creek, outdoor amphitheater, softball field, and sand volleyball court plus a basketball court and soccer field, archery range, and two lodges for large group uses.
Camp Ehawee's quiet atmosphere is perfect for your retreat or meeting any season! With the Black River as a back drop, your group will surely enjoy the Camp Ehawee experience.
Please see the sites for rental below. Call 608-784-3693 ext. 4303 for more information & to book your reservation.
Two dorm-style rooms sleep up to 38 participants in bunk beds. The bathroom facilities include three showers and toilets. There is a complete kitchen, a two sided fireplace, and two activity rooms. Outside, a fire pit is located 30 feet from the front door, making cookouts easy and fun! Nakomis is wheelchair accessible.
Bertha Shuman Lodge
Two dorm-style rooms sleep up to 38 participants. Bertha features a large activity area with tables, a fireplace, full kitchen with enough dishes to serve 40, six showers, and a washer and dryer.
Hope Lodge Program/Dining Center
Our dining facility seats up to 350 people, and doubles as a great place for indoor activities. Hope Lodge is equipped with a state of the art commercial kitchen, 25 foot ceilings, fireplace, two bathrooms, sound system, and wrap around screen porch. This site is available for rental by the day, or hourly.
Log Cabins (13)
Sleeps 10 people per cabin in log bunks with foam mattresses and two single beds. They come complete with screened windows and doors, front porch area, a ceiling fan, lights, outlits, cubby areas, table that seats 8, and jacket hooks. Two cabins are wheelchair accessible, and four cabins are heated. The cabins are a seasonal unit, and are available from May to October.
Platform Tent Unit
This seasonal unit sleeps up to 24 total with indoor bathroom facility. This unit is only erected as necessary and may not be available for rental.
The Yurt is a round permanent tent that sleeps 8 in all weather. It is not heated and has a vinyl domed tent and screened windows.