Camp Tamarack

Camp Tamarack

Camp Tamarack is owned and operated by the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin. Located on over 130 acres outside of Waupaca, and holding considerable frontage on the beautiful Chain of Lakes, Tamarack offers a retreat for youth and adults of all beliefs throughout the year.

If you are interested in utilizing our facilities at Camp Tamarack for your next retreat or family gathering, please contact the Associate Regional Minister – Camping at or 715-281-2267. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Come, enjoy God's beauty, and fellowship in this wonderful facility.


American Baptist Women of WI Retreat 2018

American Baptist Women have been meeting for 140 years!

Please join us for our Annual Women’s Retreat:

Dates: June 1-3, 2018

Location: Camp Tamarack, E879 Golke Rd, Waupaca, WI

Cost: Friday night-Sunday noon $110.00 cabin or Tamarack or $140.00 for Basile,
Saturday only $45.00 (no exception)

You can find the invitation here, the letter here and the registration form here.

Please contact Linda Jolly at 608-201-2528 or via email if there are questions.

Spring In To Camp 2018


Join us as we “Spring in to Camp”

May 17th – 20th we will be preparing camp for the summer season.

We will need help cleaning cabins, clearing trails, raking, dusting and all that goes in to preparing the spaces for campers and renters.

We encourage individuals, families, youth groups, men’s groups, women’s groups and any other groups to come and help out.

Please contact Carolyn or Kim with your availability during those dates so we can plan the schedule, meals and lodging.   715-281-2267                  715-281-7816

2018 Summer Camp Dates

May – Spring In to Camp 17th-20th


1st to 3rd AB Women’s Retreat

10th-16th Sr. High (finished 9-12th grade)

17th-20th Primary (finished 1st-2nd grade)

17th -23rd Middler (finished 3rd – 4th grade)

24th-30th Junior (finished 5th – 6th grade)


1st -7th All Inclusive (meals prepared for you)

1st – 4th Grandily (Family and Grandparents camp)

8th – 14th Jr. High (finished 7th – 8th grade)

15th-21st Special programming – stay tuned!


Save the dates – registration will be open in March!

Summer 2017

By Carolyn Dugan

Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place

This was our theme this summer and it was interesting to see how each camp, each pastor and each camper approached this verse.

Our God is a big God that created everything seen and unseen. Camp was a great place for all to consider the work of God.

One night in particular there were two telescopes set up at the waterfront. One was focused on Saturn and one was focused on Jupiter – the heavens that were set in place – and as campers looked through the eyepieces we heard: “Wow” (in a long drawn out whisper), “This is amazing”, “That is really Saturn!”, “This is so cool”, “I have never done anything like this before” and stunned silence. God’s work made visible had a tremendous impact.

Throughout the summer we also had goats and a llama visit. It was amazing to see the most rambunctious camper become still as they waited for the goat to eat out of their hand or to see the quietest camper go up and hug the llama. God’s creation touched them in a real way.

One subtheme that seemed to work its way through all the camps was that each camper is a work of God and was hand placed, loved and cared for.

The hope is that each person had a chance to consider, to reflect, to be in creation and realize they are a part of it and their choices influence it as well.