Have you “done it all” at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan? While East Camp, West Camp and the Triangle M Ranch are the most talked-about parts of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan, a hidden gem lies hidden on the western edge of the property. For those seeking a summer camp experience that’s out-of-the-ordinary, look no further than the possibilities that await within the hidden depths of Wabaningo, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan’s outpost camping destination.


Families or other visitors to camp looking to tent camp can do so in Wabaningo, for more information please see our Guest Camping page.


For units seeking to design their own program, this is the ideal place.

You’ll have literally hundreds of acres to yourself with no schedule to keep but your own (though our friendly commissioner staff will check in on you frequently and make sure you’re getting everything out of the experience). Wabaningo is designed as a patrol cooking area. Camp food can be delivered to you or you can bring your own and save some money!

Many units have used Wabaningo as a base camp, exploring the surrounding lakes, trails, and rivers during the day and returning “home to Wab” at night. You could also set up an overnight to Wabaningo or visit during the day. Just let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll do our best to make it happen.


Wabaningo is located on the west of County Highway T, just across the road from the rest of camp: even beyond the horse ranch and maintenance facilities. Camp Wabaningo includes two campsites (complete with latrines), an assembly field (perfect for soccer, softball or other activities), a shower house, a fire bowl (right on Lake Bannard), and a swimming area.


Wabaningo also serves as Base Camp for units participating in our High Adventure Treks. Units participating in one of our many treks stay here before and after their trek, or as needed (included in the trek fee). Food is provided as part of the fee, but they will need to bring their own tents. See the trek pages for more details about what else is included in each trek participant’s fee.