To all Campers, Camp Families, Staff Members, past and present:

For over 50 years, we have had the privilege of welcoming thousands of families, campers, and staff members from around the world through our camp gate. With regret, we announce that at the conclusion of the 2019 summer season, Camp Watonka will close as a boys' summer science camp. We have enjoyed meeting so many people and hearing how attending our camp has positively impacted their lives.

After a fantastic 56 years, we wish to express our gratitude and offer a sincere thank you to everyone who has contributed to our amazing journey.

America's Science Camp for Boys -- Celebrating 56 years.

why camp watonka

Camp Watonka is the only program in America offering the traditional overnight experience combining crafts, sports, dirt-bikes, adventure and waterfront with a Hands-On science program. This unique combination makes us the ideal program for all boys looking for fun summer focused on their personal interests.

who we are

Our family has enjoyed sharing the traditions and experiences of Camp Watonka since 1962 and across 3 generations. Our dedicated staff from 1st year counselors to those who have been with us for over 25 years allow us to provide a unique program to every camper.

Don and Betty Wacker.
Dave, Amy, David, Aleaha and Jacob Wacker.

what we do

We offer a fully elective program of hands-on science, sports, adventure and waterfront activities. Our dedicated and qualified staff of teachers, subject experts and counselors, provide a fully elective program that allows each camper to enjoy their summer of fun to the fullest.