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.”

  • Camp Sinawa is available for rent year round!  Almost all of the cabins can be heated in the colder months.
  • The cabins have electricity, but not plumbing except for the dormitory. 
  • They have bunks built into the walls with mattresses.  You’ll need to bring your own bedding. 
  • There are tables and chairs and fans in the cabins.  
  • You can see pictures and descriptions of the cabins on Facebook in this photo album… https://campsinawa.com/photos/
  • The cost of the cabin rentals are as follows…
    • $30 per night for a 2 person cabin
    • $40 per night for a 4 person cabin
    • $50 per night for 6 person cabin
    • $80 per night for 10 person cabin
    • $300 per night for the 24 person dormitory that has bathrooms, showers and a kitchen stocked with dishes and cooking utensils
    • $800 per night for a full camp rental which includes 80 beds in 12 cabins and the dorm, Fogel Hall, water front and the upper meadow.
      • If your group is larger than 80 people, please call to discuss options.
  • 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 6 person cabin
    • $30 per night for 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.  
  • The Manitowoc Health Department requires the following of “Organized User Groups” (OUGs) staying overnight for recreational and educational camps.
    • 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.
  • Also per the Manitowoc Health Department, if your group plans to swim and if there are children in your group that intend to 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.
  • 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
  • You’ll have access to a community kitchen that includes refrigerators, freezers, gas stoves, ovens, toaster, coffee pots, microwave and an ice machine. There are dishes, utensils and cookware available for your use in the kitchen.  We expect to find them put away and organized when you check out. 
  • There is a shower house with separate sides for men and women.  There are flushing toilets.  
  • There are cleaning supplies available in both the shower house and lodge and we ask that every family cooperate with the others to be sure that the facilities are left at least as clean as when you arrive.  There are garbage bags to replace when you take out your trash and recycling at the end of your stay.
  • If you plan to use the grills behind the kitchen, please bring propane tanks or charcoal.
  • There is a coin operated wash machine and dryer available for use.
  • The lodge is approximately 3,000 square feet and has folding tables, chairs and benches that you can set up in any configuration that works best for you.  We do ask that they be set back up the way they were upon your arrival before you depart. The lodge also has indoor and outdoor games including ping pong, foosball, bag toss, board games and more.
  • There are canoes, row boats and kayaks available for your use.  There is a public boat launch down the road if you’d like to bring your own boat. We provide and require life jackets to be worn in any boating activities. To learn about Pigeon Lake and the DNR ordinances, please visit https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/LakeDetail.
  • There are fire pits throughout camp. Firewood is available for purchase on site. Please do not bring your own firewood.  Visit https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.html before your visit to see if there are any burning restrictions for fire safety.
  • There are 200 wooded acres on the other side of Sinawa Road that you are welcome to hike through but PLEASE NOTE: Lands enrolled under Managed Forest Law as “open” to public access allow for hunting, fishing, hiking, sight-seeing and cross-country skiing.  Camping and operating motorized vehicles are only allowed with permission from the ranger. 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 seasons for all of the different categories. https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/dates.html
  • You are welcome to bring bicycles.
  • 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 the camp sprayed with pesticides unless you find an ORGANIC option and discuss it with the ranger prior.
  • We have some great Camp Sinawa logo merchandise for sale.  Tell your group to come prepared to purchase a few fun things!
  • If you fall in love with Camp Sinawa and would like to be more involved, please consider joining the Friends of Sinawa group.  They help support camp through fundraising, volunteering and planning activities. To learn more, pick up one of their newsletters that you’ll find in the lodge at camp.
  • Please contact me to find available dates that work for you to come enjoy this beautiful land.  After that, please read the camp rules and waterfront rules and then print and sign the waiver and mail it in with your deposit to…  

Camp Sinawa

9113 Sinawa Road

Valders, WI 54245