Camp Tamarack is an outdoor retreat facility located 5 miles west of Waupaca, WI. We have facilities for individuals or groups to meet, vacation, hold retreats, celebrate, or just relax. Whether for recreation, business, religious, or personal use, Camp Tamarack can meet your needs in a beautiful outdoor setting. Children Under 4 stay free. 20% Discount for ABC affiliated groups.
Please review our Camp Policies for all groups, rentals and guests.
Ideal daytime or overnight retreat center for planning meetings, family gatherings, and space for peace and quiet during summer and winter months. (Accomodates up to 26 individuals)
The grounds at Camp Tamarack encompass over 200 acres and border on two of the Waupaca area's famous Chain O' Lakes. The grounds encompass outdoor facilities and shelters as well as three campfire circles, and also include substantial lakefront access.
There is a waterfront swimming area with piers and raft. There are canoes and rowboats with equipment and a separate pier for their launch and recovery.
For an outdoor wedding or worship service, the vespers area is rustic and beautiful, overlooking the lake and built on a natural incline in the woods.
For a picnic or outdoor gathering, the main shelter is ideal for protection from rain or intense sun without having to retreat to the indoors.
For a night under the stars without all of the mosquitoes, or just a picnic for a small group, two Hogans are available for use.
Grounds Fees (without building rental)
Outdoor shelter rental (does not include waterfront usage) - Maximum 75 people: $50/day
Day fee, includes waterfront usage: $20/vehicle
Canoe & Boat rentals: $10/day
Arthur E. Basile Retreat Center
The Basile center, named after longtime camping director Art Basile, is a retreat facility set apart from the rest of the camp facilities. The facilities include:
6 Bedrooms each with a bunk bed, double bed, and private bathrooms.
1 Room with a murphy bed which can also be used as a small conference room.
Galley kitchen with dishwasher, cooking utensils and dishes.
Meeting room with fireplace, piano and TV with DVD player. Linens are provided. Handicapped Accessible
1-2 people = $89/night 3 people $119/night 4 people $149/night
John Gray Lodge
Facilities include an industrial grade kitchen, large dining hall and meeting room. This building can easily accommodate 100+ participants for meetings or events.
Kitchen & Dining Hall - $240 per day. (Please note the use of the walk in refrigerator and freezers as well as the reach refrigerator is included in the fee of the use of the kitchen. This is an industrial kitchen and the fees cover the electricity as well as wear and tear on the equipment.)
Conference Room use only - $40 per day.
John Gray Lodge Lower Level
Includes use of Dining Hall, but not kitchen. Heat/air, showers, catering kitchen. Linens are NOT provided. Sleeps 22 $25 per person/night, minimum 10 people.
Features meeting rooms on upper and lower floors, a catering kitchen, dormitory style sleeping quarters, showers, heat and AC. This building can be used by multiple groups for a variety of functions year round. AV equipment is available for use upon request when renting the Tamarack lodge. The upper level can seat approximately 180. The lower level can accommodate groups of 50 (38 overnight) Linens are NOT provided.
Upper Level Conference Room - $150 per day
Catering kitchen included at no additional cost
Lower Level Tamarack
(Includes use of Upper Level meeting room)
S. Dormitory (18 bunks) & N. Dormitory (20 bunks)
$25 per person/night, minimum 10 people.
Cornelius Leadership Cabin
Named after Rev. William Cornelius, a longtime leader of the camping program of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin. This cabin was renovated in 2014 to include a double bed, a bunk bed, air conditioning and its own shower facilities. Linens are NOT provided. Accommodates 3-4
-$35 per person/night
The Hyde Suite named after the first director of the camp program, Reverend Arthur Hyde, is a year round motel style room. It is equipped with a double bed and a single bed, shower, heat/air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Linens are NOT provided. $40 per person/night.
Cabins 1-4 and 7-13 are the most rustic of cabins and are equipped with sink, toilet, and hot running water. Cabins 5, 6 are equipped with sink, toilet, hot running water, and shower facilities. Cabin 6 is handicapped accessible.
Cabin with shower: $30 per person/night
Cabin without shower: $25 per person/night