Take Me Back to Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan!

90th Anniversary Celebration – Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Alumni Association (MAA)

July 12-14, 2019

Please complete our 90th Anniversary Survey to help us make your experience memorable and fun!

Please visit us here, at regularly, where we will be bringing you frequent updates on activities, lodging, registration and events surrounding the 90th Anniversary of our beloved Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation.

What does our “All-Inclusive Package” entail?

  • Camping at Wabaningo Family Camp (Friday & Saturday)
  • All Meals, including (Friday Brat Fry, Afterglow at Longshots (cash bar), Saturday continental breakfast at the Country Store, Dining Hall lunch experience, Saturday night dinner at North Star Lanes (cash bar), Sunday morning continental breakfast)
  • Special 90th Anniversary alumni memorabilia kit
  • Alumni-centered in-camp activities – Be a Scout again!

Auction Central

Auction Central is where you’ll find updated information on our exciting Saturday night auction, filled with memorabilia, services and experiences. We’ll be keeping you posted as we add items and get ready to go live so that people can bid, even if they can’t make it to, the event.

Teaser: We’ll be auctioning off a week at historic Bannard Cabin, in Camp Wabaningo at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation. Generally reserved for staff, regional and national visitors, you’ll get the keys to the “castle” for a week of paddling, fishing and fun! Why not bring your old buddies who were on camp staff with you and have your own reunion? Cabin will be available fall, winter or spring when available.

Would you like to donate something? We’re looking for anything from memorabilia to event tickets, to airline miles and more. Please contact [email protected]

Events & Activities

We’ve got lots of activities and events planned for you, and we’d love you to join us for all of them, or maybe you want to hit some of your old haunts on your own. Either way, we’ve got you covered in the Northwoods. Check back often as new activities are confirmed!

Friday – July 12

Afternoon activities for early arrivers – TBD

4:00 p.m. – Vigil Brat Fry – This popular event is quickly becoming a Week 3 tradition. Join us at the Chojnacki Shelter in Gilwell Field at Camp Wabaningo as the MAA hosts our Vigil honors members, their friends and families before heading to the big fire.

8:00 p.m. –  Walk to the Grib Bowl – Meet us at the Country Store if you’d like to walk with us to the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Fire and OA ceremony that follows.

Dusk – Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Fire program begins

10:30 p.m. (Approximate): Cracker Barrel – TBD For the last few years, our alumni, staff and friends have been gathering at one of many favorite local watering holes to share some food and fellowship. Most conversations start with, “When I was at camp…” We’ll provide some nourishment, but the cash bar is up to you.

Saturday – July 13

Vigil Breakfast (not a part of the official MAA activities, but we understand that our Vigil members will probably want to attend)

9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast at the Country Store, which means we’ll probably have some coffee and donuts for you. We tend to gather here on Saturday mornings of Week 3 before heading over to The Chapel.

10:30 a.m. – Remembrance Area Chapel Service – Join us as we honor those of our scouting family who have departed, but remain in our hearts.

1:00 p.m. (Approximate) – Lunch in the Dining Hall!  – Yep, we’re taking you back and recreating the “Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Dining Hall Experience” just for you. It’s sure to be a show!

Afternoon activities – TBD

6:00 p.m. – MAA Dinner & Auction (Time TBD) at North Star Lanes in Antigo – Located just 30 minutes from camp, we’ve got a special night in store for you including, an auction, recognition, food and fun for everyone.

Sunday – July 14

9:00 a.m. – Breakfast at the Country Store – for those who are staying in camp, or just want to come back one more time, we’ll be gathering for a final farewell before we return to our regularly scheduled programming.


Of course, we encourage you to stay at MSR’s Gillwell Field, the new location of Family Camp, which is included with your registration. It’s easy. Park and ride or walk with us to our events and activities at camp. There are a few RV hook-ups, which are first come, first served, so if your planning to take “the caravan” to camp, we recommend reserving early with the camp office.

If you’d rather sleep in a bed and not wait in the shower line, we have we’ve set up some special rates in the area and want to make this as easy as possible for you.

Here are some options we’ve checked in with:

America’s Best Value Inn – 525 Memory Lane, Antigo – 715.623.0506 -Special rate Thursday, Friday and Saturday of $74.99, Use code: MAA129

Holiday Inn Express – 2407 Neva Road, Antigo – 715.627.7500 – Special rates: Thursday ($88.99), Friday & Saturday ($103.99) By phone, use code: MAA129. Reserving online? Use code: MMA (we don’t know why either, but that’s the online code)

Mole Lake Lodge – 3084 Hwy 55, Crandon – 715.478.3200 – Special rate: Thursday, Friday and Saturday ($84.70) Use code: MAA129 or Boy Scouts – NOTE: LODGE IS ALMOST FULL, BUT OUR BLOCK IS AVAILABLE. BE SURE TO USE “MAA129” OR “BOY SCOUTS” WHEN BOOKING.

Super 8 by Wyndham – 535 Century Lane, Antigo – 715.623.4188 – email Anand for rates and availability at [email protected]

Trailside Inn – Pearson – FULL

Other suggestions? Let us know and we can add them to the list.


Due to the large number of visitors in camp, there will be limited driving allowed. We will have designated parking areas with shuttles and busses available to transport you through your “Take Me Back to Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan” experience. Stay tuned as details become available.

Who's Coming?

Please email [email protected], subject: MSR90, with the camp affiliation/relationship you’d like after your name, if any.

Peter & Mary Alonzi

Kevin Baldwin, MSR Staff 2001-2006

Chuck Baum, MSR Staff 1967 & 1971, Aptakisic Ship 129

Michele Bauman

Joe Behlis, MSR Staff 1973-1976, Troop 57

Mike & Sandy Birdlebaugh

Charlie Brook

Steven & Debra Burgauer

Frank Cisek

Dusty Clampitt

Michael Creagh

Mark Dunn, MSR Staff 1975-1977, Aptakisic Ship 129

Kirk Ergang

Jack Fox

Bob Fresen

Gary Fresen

Ken Gordon

Gumby Gummersall

Steve Hall, MSR Staff 1971-1974

Thomas Hall, MSR Staff 1971-1974

Cory Hinz, MSR Staff 2003 – 2010, Troop 32

Robert Hirsch

Mark Hobson, MSR Staff 1976-1978, Troop 195

Norm & Terri Hoerer, MSR Staff 1967-1968, Troop 90, Wauconda

Ian Hopkins

Roger Irland

Carl Johnson

Joe Jordan

Paul Jordan

Ken Kaufmann

George & Rosa Krec

Stephen Lehocky & Courtney Roth

John Lillstrom, MSR Staff 1975-1976

Joel Lisinski

Jay Macfarland & Kathi Hine

Roy McCommons

Dale Message, North Star Troop 671B

Beth Micksch

Tom & Kathie Moore

Wilson “Bill” Muse, MSR Staff 1980-1981, Troop 97

Bob and Michaelon Olson – Staff 1968-1975

Tom and Marie Olson – Staff 1968-1972

Paul Myers

Kyle Patris

E. Eric Robison

Chuck & Ann Roher

John Ropiequet

Courtney Roth

Steven Sesterhenn, MSR Staff 1972-1976

Sam Sibley

Owen Shapiro

Daniel Sliwa

Rev. T. James Snodgrass & Patty Parsley

Mike Tager, MSR Staff 1970-1977

Bert Tucker

Bob Watt

Craig Weeks, MSR Staff ’76 &’77

Peter White

John Wolfson

Larry Young