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Why Red Arrow Camp?
Red Arrow Camp offers a traditional, single-session summer camp experience for boys ages 7 to 16. Located on the shores of Trout Lake in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, we provide campers with an unmatched opportunity to challenge themselves, develop confidence, and learn new skills while having the summer of their lives.
Built on 100-year-old traditions, we offer our 100 campers an escape from modern-day stressors. At Red Arrow, our boys unplug, leaving behind their technology-driven routines. Televisions are replaced by pine trees, sports fields, and the inviting, glimmering expanse of Trout Lake. Laptops and iPhones are abandoned in favor of ping pong paddles and canoe paddles, and video games give way to real-life adventures in the wilderness of the Northwoods.
At Red Arrow, we encourage our campers to take our philosophy to heart: “Don’t wait to be a great man, be a great boy.” At the end of the summer, our campers leave Red Arrow having experienced the wonder of nature, the satisfaction of hard work, and the magic of enduring friendships.
Why Seven Weeks?
While other camps have turned to multiple shorter sessions, we believe that certain experiences are only possible with the continuity of a full, seven-week session.
We offer our campers opportunities to develop confidence and leadership that they won’t find at a shorter-term camp. Over the course of seven weeks, our boys are challenged to reach their full potential, and their self-confidence skyrockets as they achieve their goals — whether that be advancing from “beginner” to “intermediate” in an activity or receiving a hard-earned emblem.
Our seven-week format also produces meaningful, often lifelong friendships. At RAC, a camper isn’t one of hundreds of kids, required to wear name tags in order to be recognized. Our campers get to know fellow campers and counselors on a deeper level as we work together, play together, and laugh together. Year after year, we find that the occasional homesick tears on night one are far outweighed by the flood of emotion at our closing ceremonies when campers realize their summer together must come to an end.
Finally, a full seven weeks at Red Arrow Camp offers campers a superior quality of sports instruction than a shorter-term camp can provide. At RAC, our instructors get to know campers’ individual abilities in order to develop their strengths and coach their weaknesses. Besides our sports classes, our highly qualified instructors offer classes in fitness, weight training, and powerlifting. By the end of the summer, our boys have made significant strides in skill, strength, and ability.
Red Arrow massively impacted my world view and had a positive influence on every facet of my life. To be able to learn such important values and information while making incredible memories is an opportunity I wouldn’t trade for the world.
The seven-week format has proven to be a successful formula. None of the campers ever say "I wish camp was only four weeks long."
Red Arrow is a rare community in that each member is known, challenged, and loved. This positively impacts one's sense of well-being and purpose.
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Counselor Stunt Night
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Red Arrow Day
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Camp Play #1
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