At the beginning of this month I went on a weekend retreat with a handful of other Chicago based women to the historic, Camp Wandawega. I've been to this summer camp one other time and I can't help but feel like it is one of Wisconsin's finest gems (part of me thinks I might be biased since it's just 30 minutes away from my hometown). It is every bit as magical as the photos make it out to be. From twinkle lights to an idyllic treehouse, this place is seriously like something out of a timeless story. Maybe that's what is so cool about it, it is the definition of timeless.
One night as we were all gathered around the picnic table with hot cider in hand, Joe, a camp employee, told us all about the history of Wandawega. He told us about how the activities we did that very day were the same activities camp-goers engaged in 100 years ago (although it was a speakeasy back then). So as you can imagine, some pretty fun activities took place! I canoed on the lake, drank wine fireside, and shot my first bow & arrow (which I failed at miserably, but it was worth the thrill)! Spending a make-up-less weekend with Mother Nature was a perfect way to kick off fall. As scenic as the camp is itself, my favorite part of the whole retreat was the conversations I had with the other ladies who were there :) All so grounded and genuine!
If you ever get a chance to go to Camp Wandawega either for a retreat or AirBnB stay, absolutely go do it! Also, if you've been there before I'd love to hear about your experience in the comments!