Operating for over 90 years, Camp Ojibwa is a true staple in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. With nearly a century in the books, there are far to many stories to share here on our website. Below is a brief history of Camp Ojibwa through the years.
28 year old Al Schwartz takes 17 kids to a small resort in Three Lakes, WI. This is the first season of Camp Ojibwa.
Camp Ojibwa permanently moves to its current location on Catfish Lake.
The first season of sports leagues and the inaugural Big 10 (Collegiate) Week!
The Dad’s Lodge is constructed.
The Red Hall is built and all existing cabins are moved further back from the lake.
A generous contribution from Jack Keeshin leads to the construction of Cabin 13.
Mickey Schwartz becomes a Senior Counselor.
Cabin remodeling begins with Cabin 12, and Peach League is introduced.
Dennis Rosen spends his first summer at Camp Ojibwa.
Sid Novak passes away. Sid was the head counselor since 1943 and was a major influence on the early generations of Ojibwa campers.
The Camp Ojibwa Jubilee gets a facelift.
Ojibwa celebrates the 40th Summer!
Leo Durocher takes a trip to Ojibwa.
The first Ojibwa games ends in a tie between the Trojans and Spartans!
50 years for Camp Ojibwa!
University of California, Berkeley wins Collegiate Week!
A group of former camper buys camp and Dennis Rosen takes over as camp director.
The Dad’s Lodge officially becomes Cabin 14.
The inaugural Ojibwa Olympics take place.
With record attendance, camp expands the Rec hall and Mess hall.
The Monster debuts!
The Staff Retreat is constructed.
The debut of the Field of Dreams!
Our 90th Summer! The Camp Ojibwa History Museum is constructed.