Located one hour north of downtown Milwaukee, YMCA Camp Matawa is nestled in the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Matawa provides a welcoming atmosphere and sense of belonging where every child is included. Our smaller camp setting affords us the ability to focus on and celebrate each child’s unique differences. The Spirit of Matawa fosters relationships, builds character and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
YMCA Camp Matawa is like a second home to our campers and their families. We understand that choosing a summer camp is about more than just the activities offered or the amenities in the cabins. It’s about the promise of helping kids grow and find themselves.
For years, parents have reported that when their children return home from camp they are more caring, more responsible, and are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right.
Camp provides children with a community of caring adults who help develop the life skills that help campers build and maintain positive relationships, become respectful and interested in the differences we all have, and feel confident in the person they are becoming.
This is the Spirit of Matawa.
ACCREDITATION and SAFETY
Camp Matawa is accredited by the American Camping Association. This means we have demonstrated compliance with more than 300 individual health, safety, and program quality standards. These standards establish criteria for program, personnel, transportation, administrative procedures, health care, food service, program activities, and emergency procedures. Accreditation assures parents and campers that Camp Matawa has been measured against national standards for best practices in the camping industry and we are proud to be among only 25% of camps in the United States that are accredited.