Lantern Review of Camp Lincoln

One of the country’s grand old camps is a shining example of traditional sleepaway camp. Consistently recognized among the camping fraternity as one of the finest camps, this insider reputation has reached past camping circles and spread to the four corners of the US and beyond.

One of the striking features of Camp Lincoln is the breadth of geographic and cultural diversity here. Families from nearly every state and numerous foreign countries have discovered this northern retreat. The diverse population is readily apparent. The fact that the camp is named after Abraham Lincoln somehow seems a fitting testimony.

The camp is a classic northwoods setting. Slightly elevated above the lake, the views from the old red and white pines set an almost serene tone. The program, however, is lively and active. Here they continue to embrace the traditional camping format, blending a wide-range of individual activities (like riflery and archery), team sports (like soccer and basketball) and wilderness adventure (like fishing and orienteering). Their ideal lakeside setting keeps the waterfront bustling with sailing leading the way. The wonderfully maintained facilities remain rustic but with modern comforts and it’s obvious that great care is taken to keep the boys at home while among the array of activity choices, in the cabins and on the beautiful waterfront.

The chalet-style log cabins are perfectly set into this environment. More importantly, they are an integral home through which so much good happens. Of Lincoln’s five core values, most all are carefully implemented through the cabin experience. With such a wide-range of geographic and cultural backgrounds, it’s no wonder that the cabin is a key source to community building. The cabins shrink the greater camp size into respective age groups, helping foster a happy and thoughtful culture here.

A fifth-generation of Lincoln families is now attending camp, an amazing testament to the long-term impact that Camp Lincoln has on a boy. The alumni network is vast and active, more often than not choosing to send their son to Lincoln and spreading the word to friends and family. In so many ways, Lincoln embodies traditional camping and all of the unique benefits that can only be found at a place like this.

Camp Lincoln’s sister camp is Camp Lake Hubert. Don’t forget to check it out as well!

Fast Facts

  • Boys Only
  • 200 Campers per Session
  • 2-week, 3-week, 4-week, 6-week, 8-week
  • Founded in 1909
  • $$

Director's Message

The mission of Camp Lincoln is to provide a high quality camping and recreational experience for children and adults by enhancing the physical, social, mental, and spiritual well being of each individual. Camp Lincoln fosters the development and integration of unique life skills by promoting five core values - Community, Excellence, Fun, Personal Growth & Development, and Quality Relationships - in all group, team, and individual activities, as well as aspects of everyday life at camp.

Program Highlights

  • 30 Activities
  • Team Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Individual Activities
  • Drama
  • Tripping
  • Waterfront
  • Forest
  • Rural

Top 5 Activities

  • Sailing
  • Riflery
  • Horseback Riding
  • Baseball
  • Challenge Courses

Travel Information

Bus, plane, car, private plane


Camp Lincoln

(800) 242-1909

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