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Family Island

Fun for the Whole Family!

We are your fun-filled, affordable vacation destination for Scouting Families. At our Family Island, we offer programs and facilities for families so that you can see what your Scouts are enjoying here at Tomahawk Scout Reservation. We offer cabins for rent, wonderful tent camping sites, and an recreational vehicle area. Reservations are available and we encourage all Scout families to come and enjoy a week at Tomahawk while your troop is in camp or when the entire family can enjoy a vacation.

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The Family Island Staff has created a unique and exciting program to help make your experience at Tomahawk one to remember.  The following is a list of the activities that are available to Family Island campers.

Aquatics

Family Island campers can swim at Navajo Beach complete with floating raft, rowboats, canoes, and fishing equipment. In accordance with BSA policy, all participants must complete a swim check at Navajo beach to determine each swimmer’s ability. If you cannot make it to a scheduled swim check time, you may schedule a time with the Navajo beach staff. The Family Island beach has a floating raft, canoes, and kayaks for your family to enjoy. A dock is available, which can fit two fishing boats.  If you are interested in bringing a boat to use during your stay, please contact the Reservation Director for approval.

Horse Rides

Horse rides are available to Family Island campers throughout the week. Rides can be scheduled with the Family Island Director. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required to ride.  All riders must be six or older to ride. Parents may be asked to ride with or lead the horse for younger riders.  $30 per Trail Ride

Chapel 

Catholic Mass, Protestant Service, and Interfaith Services are available on Sunday at 5:15 PM in Chippewa. Talk to the Family Island Director for directions. 

Fire Tower

Climbing to the top of the Fire Tower. It is 100' tall and is centralized in camp to give you a great view.

Climbing Tower

Climb our 22' climbing tower in Navajo.

Archery

Test your bow and arrow skills at the Navajo Archery Range.

BB Guns 

There is a Family Island BB Gun Shoot available.

Fishing

There is fishing equipment available to use at the Navajo Fishing Pier. 

Crafts 

Craft activities are held most mornings at 9:00 am at the Family Island pavilion. Campers can participate in a variety of crafts. Nominal fees for supplies do apply. A Family Island Director will meet participants at the Family Island Pavilion. 

 

Family Island has ten cabins to choose from. From June to August Cabins are rented on a weekly basis: Saturday (4PM) to the following Saturday (10AM) In April, May, September, and October cabins are rented on a nightly basis.

Cabins Include: 

  • Bunkroom with two bunk beds (one full-sized bed with single bed overhead, the other bunk is single bed over single bed)
  • Kitchenette: Two burner stove top, sink, fridge/freezer, pots, pans, toaster, coffee maker, flatware, and silverware
  • Full bathroom: Hot water, tub shower, flush toilet, and sink
  • Living room: Futon and two chairs  
  • Dining Table: Fits four comfortably. 
  • Campfire Ring
  • Picnic Table
  • Room to park two vehicles.

Cabins DO NOT include:

  • Bedding
  • Dish towels
  • Cleaning Service
  • Food Service

There are four tenting campsites. Bring your own tent and gear.

RV sites have access to:

  • Water supply
  • Latrine
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire Ring

There are four RV sites at Family Island. There are campsites for trailer campers, mobile units, and tent campers. Family Island is the only area at Tomahawk for trailered campers. There are 20 amp electrical hookups at each RV site.

RV sites have access to:

  • Water supply
  • Latrine
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire Ring

Beach

Playground

Craft Pavilion

Check-in is from 3 PM to 5 PM. A $50 refundable deposit by cash or check is required for all keys issued.  This deposit is returned upon check out by the Family Island Director. The Family Island Director will set appointments with campers to check out on Saturday morning.no pets allowed at camp. 

Campers should not bring these items to camp:

  • Fireworks of any kind
  • Pets
  • Alcoholic Beverages/Illegal Drugs
  • Personal Firearms (e.g.rifles, hand guns, bows, sling shots, ammo)
  • Alcohol and Tobacco

We encourage families to bring bikes to camp. Bike riders must follow all traffic regulations:

  • Only “big tire bikes are allowed. Tomahawks roads will not accommodate narrow-tire bikes.
  • Industry-approved helmets MUST be worn at all times.
  • Ride on the right side of the road.
  • Stop for Stop signs.
  • Obey one-way directional signs.
  • Ride only on roads or approved trails.
  • Do not exceed speed limits.
  • Bikes must be parked upright in designated areas or out of normal traffic paths.
  • Bikes must be ridden in a responsible manner.

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