August is here, and it’s unofficially “vacation month”. Camp Wandawega, located in Southeast Wisconsin, is tailor-made for vacationing: rustic, but not “too”. (I don’t mind camping as long as I can sleep on a real bed.) I’ve been wanting to visit Camp Wandawega forever as it’s a stone’s throw from my in-law’s summer house. Owner Tereasa Surratt enchanted me with her lovely book, A Very Modest Cottage (Hearst/2010), where she shares the process of moving a cottage from Central Illinois to the campgrounds and the details of its renovation on a budget of $300.*
Over the 4th of July holiday, we finally took the small detour to check it out. As the 4th was a scorching hot day, things were quiet at Wandawega but we peeked around and snapped a few photos (and grabbed a couple brochures) before continuing on our way. The campgrounds are just as charming as I’d imagined. I’m hoping to revisit on a summer Sunday when the Campstore is open. I have my eye on a jug of maple syrup, but I’m sure there will be a few impulse purchases as well.
For more information, visit the Camp Wandawega website.
*you can read my blog post about A Very Modest Cottage here
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