Ural x Camp Wandawega


Last month, I spent a weekend at Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin for the unveiling of the Ural Gear-Up Sportsman Edition. 

For two days, we rode Urals, played pingpong and basketball and archery, paddled around the lake, admired old bikes and cars, told stories, cracked jokes, ate and drank fancy things, and did as people do at summer camp. You can read my in-depth review of the Ural cT, which is a similar model with slightly different trim. The Camp Wandawega Edition adds accessories such as fog lights and waterproof seat and sidecar covers.

Camp Wandawega is one of those special places on Earth that just shouldn't exist. It was a speakeasy in the 1920s, a brothel in the 1930s, a resort in the 1950s, a church in the 1960s, a church camp in the 1970s. David and Tereasa bought it in 2003 and spend weekends there with their families, or host events for companies run by people they like being around (you can read more about its history here). Those with the privilege of staying there are made to feel not like renting guests, customers, and clients, but friends and new family.

My experience at Camp Wandawega was beautiful and reminded me of going to summer camp as a kid. Instead of trying to wax lyrical about my time there, it seemed best to just show you through pictures. Below are some of the highlights, but the photos are best viewed in gallery mode where you can just use the arrows on your keyboard to scroll through. Oh, and the photographers present were talented ones. Going full screen is a good idea. Enjoy. 

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