Make life-long friendships while having the best 7 weeks of your life.

    Learn a new skill, improve in your favorite sport, or cross-train intensively for your upcoming season.
    RAC's activities program helps every child experience personal growth and success.

    Experience the amazing lakes, rivers and hiking trails of the Northwoods with our outstanding tripping program.

    Every day at Red Arrow is filled with new challenges and adventure. Our special events take this fun to a whole new level.

    RAC has helped great boys become great men since 1920. Our rich tradition makes RAC a truly amazing place.

    Our highly qualified and well-trained staff, together with our top notch equipment, ensures that a summer at RAC is both safe and fun.


Camp Countdown


Important Dates

June 22, 2016 Camp Starts
July 4, 2016 4th of July Celebration
July 9, 2016 Counselor Stunt Night
July 11, 2016 Chateau Canadian Wilderness Trip
July 16, 2016 Aquagatta
July 29, 2016 Red & Gray Day #1
July 30, 2016 Red & Gray Day #2
Aug. 5, 2016 RAC Olympics
Aug. 6, 2016 Camp Play #1
Aug. 7, 2016 Salad Bowl
Aug. 8, 2016 Camp Play #2
Aug. 10, 2016 Closing Ceremony

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Another Wonderful Week in the Northwoods

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Good afternoon to all of our wonderful RAC families,

                It is hard to believe that another week has passed at camp. Cabins A, B and E all ventured out on trips earlier this week and they all returned safely to camp yesterday afternoon. They faced off with Mother Nature on Monday evening, but everyone came back dry, smiling and full of fun stories to tell. Manor tried to depart on Tuesday for their 5-day Superior Hiking Trail trip, but due to washed out roads and flooding throughout the state, they returned to camp that afternoon and departed the next morning for an amended 4-day trip. They will return on Saturday. The cap the week off, Chalet and Chateau headed out on their trips to Isle Royale and Canada. We cannot wait to see them pull back down the driveway on Sunday (Chalet) and Wednesday (Chateau).

               The boys are very excited about Songfest this evening. Our wonderful piano player, Dave Evans, returned from Scotland in the last couple of days so we are looking forward to singing the songs with a smooth melody, rather than pushing through the evening with our best version of a cappella. Tomorrow we will have our 5th Red vs Gray Capture the Flag completion. Currently the red team leads by 120 points so the gray team is definitely going to be fired up to capture the majority of the 300 points that will be up for grabs tomorrow evening.

               Saturday we will be holding our annual Aquagatta competition. The boys will work their way through the morning scavenger hunt and compete in waterfront events all afternoon. The forecast is showing near 80-degree weather for the afternoon, so the event should be an absolute blast. On Monday, cabins F and G will head out on their 3-day canoe trips and H and Castle will make their way up to the Superior Hiking Trail for their 4-day hiking trips.

               Lastly, a huge thank you to all of our families that visited this past weekend. It was wonderful seeing everyone. We hope you enjoyed the 2016 Counselor Stunt Night! For those of you who are planning on visiting this weekend, chapel will be held at 11:30am on Sunday and we will be, once again, having a BBQ afterwards so please come hungry!

 As always, please let Laura or me know if there is anything we can do to help.

 Take good care and happy camping,

 Will and Laura


Will and Laura Dunmire
Red Arrow Camp

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A Gorgeous Day at Camp


Good morning,

The sun is shining here at Red Arrow, and Trout Lake is getting warmer every day. We did receive a small amount of much needed rain last night to soften the ground and green the grass of the field and pasture. Yesterday cabins C, F, G and H all headed out on trips. Cabin C is paddling the Manitowish River, while Cabin H is enjoying the rapids of the Flambeau River’s North Fork. Cabins F and G are immersed in the beautiful scenery of Pictured Rocks. We will be sure to upload photos as soon as we can upon their return.

               The boys are loving the red vs gray competitions that we have held so far this summer. At the moment, gray holds a 75-point lead, which means if the competition ended today, they would hold a 75 second lead in the final relay that will be held on July 30. We expect the relay to take just under an hour to complete, so while the lead is important, it is definitely not enough to hinder the red team’s chances. On Friday the boys will compete in the weekly capture the flag game where anywhere from 100 to 300 points will be up for grabs.

               This morning, the cabins that are in camp faced off in kickball, basketball, and street hockey. This evening they will all enjoy the second cabin night of the summer. The boys are very excited to see what their counselors have in store for them tonight.

               The staff are busy planning this year’s Counselor Stunt Night, which will take place on Saturday at 7:30pm. We are expecting tons of alumni at the event and we are very excited to see many visiting families this weekend. After the show we will once again be hosting a get-together across the road at the Trout Lake Golf Course. Counselors will take turns attending the party while also covering their cabins, allowing our guests the opportunity to meet the men who are taking care of our campers this summer.

               Chapel will be held the following morning at 11:30am. We invite all guests to stick around after chapel for our first BBQ lunch of the summer. We will be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers and hope that many of you will be able to attend to eat with our campers and staff.

               The summer is off to a wonderful start and the boys are having a fantastic time. Please keep an eye on Instagram as the summer goes on to see what is happening at Red Arrow. We will be uploading trip photos on Flickr as cabins return to camp.

               As always, if there is anything that Laura or I can do for you, please do not hesitate to email us at Will@redarrowcamp or Laura@redarrowcamp, or call us at 715-575-9722.


Take care and happy camping,


Will and Laura Dunmire
Red Arrow Camp

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2016 Cabin Photos

The 2016 Cabin Photos are now online! Check them out by going to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/redarrowcamp/27980817045/in/album-72157670362693415/

Cabin B

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Program Overview

Red Arrow Camp has something for everybody.

Our activities program allows campers to participate in 8 activities during each 2 week block. Campers can practice their favorite sports from home, cross-train in our weights or fitness programs, while simultaneously learning something totally new such as riflery, archery, sailing, woodworking or waterskiing. If the daily activities weren’t fun enough, all campers get to challenge themselves on two trips each summer with their cabin group. These canoeing and hiking adventures allow the boys to experience the wonders of the Northwoods while forging lasting friendships. Finally, special events provide the finishing touch for a perfect summer at camp. These events, including our 4 th of July celebration, Olympic ceremony and Camp Play provide memories to last a lifetime. Click here to learn more about Our Program of challenge and adventure.

Why Camp?

Red Arrow Camp offers a traditional, single-session summer camp experience for boys ages 7 to 16. Located on the shores of Trout Lake in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, Red Arrow’s program of challenge and adventure provides boys an unmatched opportunity to develop confidence and learn new skills while having the summer of their lives.

The Red Arrow experience is truly like no other. Built on traditions started more than 90 years ago, Red Arrow is an escape from the craziness and stress in the modern-day lives of our boys. Televisions are replaced with pine trees, cabins, sports fields, and Trout Lake. Video games give way to real live adventures in the wilderness of the Northwoods.

The call of the loons and the crackle of a campfire replace the noise of the city and the blare of an iPod. Laptops turn into ping pong paddles and iPads into pen and paper. Here at Red Arrow, boys become unplugged from the everyday routine, and tuned into the wonder of nature, the satisfaction of hard work, and the magic of enduring friendships

Why 7 Weeks?

The first question we often hear from prospective families is “Why 7 Weeks?” As other camps have turned to multiple, shorter sessions, we continue to pride ourselves on the unique experiences that are only possible with the continuity of the full session.

Confidence & Leadership

Red Arrow offers opportunities to develop confidence and leadership that are simply not possible with a short-term experience. Although 7 weeks can be challenging, it is the type of challenge that helps a boy reach his fullest potential. Our boys grow in their self-confidence, as they achieve the goals that they have set. At our Sunday evening awards ceremony, we see the pride in our campers’ faces as they move from beginner to intermediate in a class, earn their Inspection emblem for their hard work in the cabin, or meet their goal of earning their Best Tripper emblem. They are nurtured and challenged in an environment where success is often achieved, yet failure is not feared. We learn. We grow. We end the summer a better version of ourselves than when we began!

Life-long Friendships

This is not a week long program where the kids are just starting to get to know each other when it’s time to leave. We’re not one of the big camps, with hundreds of kids who have to wear nametags to be recognized. Our counselors get to know all the boys and the boys get to know the counselors and the other campers. Over the course of 7 weeks, everyone’s true self comes out. In the cabins, during activities, or out on the trips, we learn to work together. Like a family, we laugh and have fun with each other. We celebrate the good times and, like any family, we work through the challenging times. It is through this full summer experience that life-long bonds are formed. Year after year we find that the occasional tears of homesickness in the first week of camp are far outnumber by the flood of emotion at our closing ceremonies when our boys realize that their summer together must come to an end.

Quality Instruction

Many young athletes are looking for camps over the summer that will build their skills and prepare them for the next season. At Red Arrow, we are able to offer a higher quality of instruction than is possible with short-term specialty camps. Our instructors get to know your son’s abilities and are able to build on their strengths and address their weak areas.
Instead of bouncing around from one program to the next, with a variety of coaches, our campers are able to work with a consistent instructor on their skills for the summer. Besides our sports classes, RAC offers classes like fitness, weight training, and power lifting. These courses are taught by highly qualified instructors and challenge the boys to get stronger and improve their conditioning. Our campers are challenged every day to grow and improve. By the end of the summer, our boys see large strides in skill, strength, and ability.

Red Arrow Camp

“Don’t Wait To Be A Great Man, Be A Great Boy”

  • Established: 1920
  • Location: Woodruff, WI
  • Campers: Boys, ages 7-16
  • Capacity: 100
  • Session: Single 7 week session
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Since 1920, Red Arrow Camp has combined the best aspects of other summer programs to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our boys! Red Arrow offers the fun and camaraderie of a traditional summer camp, the adventure and thrill of a tripping camp, and the skill-development and challenge of a sports camp. Boys ages 7 to 16 come to Red Arrow each summer from all over the United States and the world to grow in confidence, learn new activities, develop leadership skills, and make lifelong friends. The simple phrase “YES I CAN”, which hangs on a banner over our quad is a constant reminder of our mission to help all boys reach their full potential. Whether you are looking for a fun place to play, the wilderness to explore, or a chance to build your athletic abilities, Red Arrow has it all and a whole lot more. You truly can do it all at a summer at RAC! Click here to discover more about Red Arrow Camp.

What people are saying:

“Red Arrow was easily the best 8 summers of my life.”
“My sons have spent a total of 14 summers at RAC (each one 5+ years). It is impossible to describe the influence this camp has had on their lives. It is more than a camp - it is a life-altering experience.”

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Please visit our Connect Page to learn more about how you can stay connected to camp and in touch with your RAC brothers. Our blog is a great place to find important updates from camp and get a taste of the summer's excitement. We have active Facebook, Youtube and Flickr pages with a treasure trove of memories from summers past. Finally, by signing up for our alumni mailing list, you will be sure to receive important updates throughout the year.