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Camp Napowan, located in Wild Rose, WI, is a 400 acre Boy Scout camp owned by Northwest Suburban Council and founded in 1946. This camp is located between Hills lake and Lake Napowan with the pine forests surrounding the rest of the camp. During the summer months, this camp operates an eight week camping experience for scouts that stay for one or two week sessions. This camp typically draws around 4,000 campers each summer.[1]

Camp Napowan entrance sign

Program areas[edit]

Camp Napowan program areas include: Aquatics (swimming and boating), C.O.P.E. (Climbing tower and High Adventure Course)[2], Nature, Skynet S.T.E.M. Lab (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)[3], Shooting Sports[4], Sherwood (scoutcraft), and Verona (performance and design)[5]. Horsemanship is also taught off the camp.[6].

Flintlock (a mock 1870s frontier village)[7] includes a blacksmith shop, old time printing press, and a Native America village. This area has special activities/structures including candle making, tomahawk throwing, and a open merchant shop.[8]

Alumni[edit]

Harrison Ford worked in the Nature program area in 1957.[9] [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daday, E. O. (2005, Sep 10). Maintaining a legacy boy scouts begin drive to update facilities. Daily Herald Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/313109829?accountid=7398
  2. ^ Daday, E. O. (2001, Jul 31). Groups come together to provide camping experience for little city scouts. Daily Herald Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/312450300?accountid=7398
  3. ^ "STEM Initiative at NWSC", "Drum Beat"
  4. ^ "Local Camp Receives Grant to Teach Shooting Sports", "Trib Local", 9/2/2010
  5. ^ Marianne, P. N. (2000, Sep 11). The differences between girl scout camp and boy scout camp. Daily Herald Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/312318636?accountid=7398
  6. ^ Daday, E. O. (1999, Sep 09). Boys scouts enjoy annual canoe trip. Daily Herald Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/309917502?accountid=7398
  7. ^ Cody Mullen, "Where to Go Camping Guide", "Takachsin Lodge"
  8. ^ "Camping Opportunities for Boy Scouts", "Drum Beat"
  9. ^ Daday, E. O. (2005, Sep 10). Maintaining a legacy boy scouts begin drive to update facilities. Daily Herald Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/313109829?accountid=7398
  10. ^ Zwecker, B. (2006, Jan 06). 'Housewives' sheridan, hatcher stay busy with love life, legal battles. Chicago Sun - Times Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/259512413?accountid=7398