Organized User Groups

An Organized User Group is defined by the state of Wisconsin as “a group of adults and usually children who are affiliated in some way either through common interest or membership in a club or other organization. There is some familiarity amongst members and leadership within the group, usually along with adult supervision.”

  • The Manitowoc Health Department requires the following of “Organized User Groups” (OUGs) staying overnight.
    • Certification to be on file for CPR/AED and First Aid person on site
    • Camper Health History
    • Medication and Treatment Logs
      • We are required to keep these documents on file in our office for 2 years.  They will be kept in a locking file cabinet and destroyed after that point.
  • Please review carefully this document from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Division of Food and Recreational Safety.  Click this link to be directed to the document… https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents/InfoForOrganizedUserGroupsRecEdCamps.pdf

Rental Information

  • Cabins are available for rent year round!  Most of them can be heated in the colder months.
  • They have bunks built into the walls with mattresses.  You’ll need to bring your own bedding. 
  • The cabins all have electricity, but only the dormitory has it’s own plumbing. 
  • There is a bath house with showers and flushing toilets.
  • You’ll have access to the community kitchen in the main lodge that includes refrigerators, freezers, gas stoves, ovens, toaster, coffee pots, microwave, coin operated laundry and an ice machine. There are dishes, utensils and cookware available for your use in the kitchen.
  • You are welcome to use the lodge.  There are tables and chairs, a fire place and games including ping pong, foosball, board games and more.  We treat this space as community space.  Please be considerate of the other families using the lodge and kitchen.
  • There are cleaning supplies and checklists in the shower house, lodge and cabins.  We ask that everyone cooperate to be sure that the facilities are left at least as clean as you when you arrive.  
  • We have a great swimming area. There is a large pier, but not a sandy beach area.  You might want to bring floaties, but there’s no need for sand castle building toys. There are canoes, row boats, kayaks and life jackets available for your use.  Life jackets are to be worn outside the swim area with no exceptions. There are motor boats on the lake and they move fast.  DO NOT leisurely float outside the swim ropes. There is a public boat launch on Pigeon Lake Road if you have your own boat that you’d like to bring. You will need to launch it daily.  Please visit https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/LakeDetail to learn more about Pigeon Lake and the DNR ordinances for it.  
    • Per the Manitowoc Health Department, if your group plans to swim or participate in boating activities, you must provide a certified lifeguard (1 per 50 children as well as 1 adult supervisor per 10 children over 6 years old and 1 adult supervisor per 4 children 6 and under).  We must have their current credentials on file BEFORE such activity will be permitted.
  • There are fire pits throughout camp. Firewood is available for purchase here.  Please do not bring your own firewood. Visit https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.html before you come to see if there are any burning restrictions for fire safety.
  • We do not provide grills. Either plan to cook over the fire, in the kitchen or bring a grill or camp stove.  We have a few fire pit grill grates throughout camp.
    • The grills behind the kitchen belong to the Friends of Sinawa and are not generally available to our campers.  If you’d like to use them, please contact us to discuss it.  You will need to bring your own propane tanks or charcoal and plan to clean them thoroughly before you check out.
  • There are 200 wooded acres on the other side of Sinawa Road that you are welcome to explore.  You’ll find more information and a map here. PLEASE NOTE: Lands enrolled under Managed Forest Law as “open” to public access allow for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, sight-seeing and cross-country skiing.  It is your responsibility to be aware of hunting season dates and be cautious hiking in land that is open to hunters.  Here is a link to the DNR website with the different hunting seasons… https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dates.html
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash and you will be expected to pick up after them.  Any damage to the cabins will be charged to you.  They are not allowed in the shower house or lodge.
  • Please do not arrange to have a service spray camp with pesticides.  If you’d like to bring a fogger to treat a few areas you’ll be gathering in, that is ok.
  • You can see pictures, descriptions and a map of the cabins here https://campsinawa.com/photos/ 
  • The costs of the cabin rentals are as follows…
    • $40 per night for a 2 person cabin 
      • Pine River Sportsmen (No heat in the colder months)
    • $50 per night for a 4 person cabin
      • Flying, Fox, Gray, Red Squirrel (Fox Squirrel does not have heat.)
      • Chickadee
      • Nuthatch
      • Whitetail
      • Woodchuck
    • $75 per night for a 6 person cabin
      • Rooster
      • Eagle
    • $100 per night for a 10 person cabin
      • Lion
    • $350 per night for the 24 person dormitory which has  it’s own bathrooms, showers and kitchen stocked with appliances, dishes, cookware and utensils.
    • $1000 per night for a full camp rental which includes exclusive use of  12 cabins and the dorm, Fogel Hall, water front and the upper meadow.
      • There are 80 beds all together.  In the colder months, Fox Squirrel and Pine River Sportsmen do not have heat so the rental includes 74 beds.
      • If your group is larger than that, please call to discuss options.  
      • We offer a $200 discount Mon-Thurs nights for full camp rentals for 501(c)3 organizations.  
  • A deposit will be required for reservations.  The amount will be put toward your toward your total due at the time of your reservation.  It will be refunded if you cancel your reservation more than 90 days ahead of time. The reservation deposit amounts are as follows…
    • $10 per night for a 2 person cabin
    • $10 per night for a 4 person cabin
    • $15 per night for a 6 person cabin
    • $30 per night for a 10 person cabin
    • $75 per night for the dorm
    • $150 per night for the entire camp
  • There is a two night minimum rental policy.
  • Your reservation is not secure or complete until your deposit and signed waiver have been received.  The remaining amount will be due upon check in. 
  • You may check in after 4 p.m.  Please be ready for check out by 11:00 a.m.  Please plan on spending a few minutes doing a walk through when you check out to ensure that camp is cleaned up and ready for the next guests.  If we can be flexible with check in and check out times, we will.  Please call, text or email to discuss if these times don’t work for your group. 
  • We have some great Camp Sinawa logo merchandise for sale.  Tell your group to come prepared to purchase a few fun things!
  • Please contact us to find available dates that work for you to come enjoy this beautiful land.  After that, please read the camp rules and the waterfront rules and then sign the cabin rental waiver and mail it in with your deposit to..

Camp Sinawa

9113 Sinawa Road

Valders, WI 54245