FAQ's TO HELP YOU PLAN
Check in time is at 2:30 p.m. on the first day of your rental and check out is at 2:00 p.m. on the last day of your rental.
The amphitheater seats 140 people comfortably with the existing seating structure. You are welcome to add chairs in the front, back or sides to increase the number of guests. There is electricity in the amphitheater for you to plug-in sound equipment.
The Dining Hall seats 150 people comfortably. You could add additional seating, but it makes the space feel a bit cramped, especially if you would like room for a bar or dance floor. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking, serving and dining equipment and dishes.
We have air conditioners in the Dining Hall that can be used during your event. There are many windows and double doors to the porch if you would like a natural breeze as well. All of our cabins have windows and fans.
We have 25 8’ rectangular tables and 150 padded folding chairs. The rectangular tables and chairs are included with the dining hall rental. You can rent round tables and nicer chairs from a rental company if you prefer. We also have 14 outdoor octagon picnic table that can be used for outdoor seating.
Camp Jorn is a smoke free facility.
A camp host will be on site for set up and on call for your event.
You will have access to existing fire pits on property and they are stocked with firewood.
Yes, however it is very small and takes about 24 hours to completely replenish itself, so there is often not enough ice for all of your needs. You can purchase ice in town and store in our freezer.
We do not. At Camp Jorn, you are allowed to choose your own caterer. We realize there are many wonderful options out there to meet different budgets. We can also provide you with a list of caterers we love to work with and who are familiar with our space if you are looking for guidance. All caterers must have proof of a SafeServ certificate. You are responsible for any damage or additional cleaning caused by the caterer.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to place the reservation.
If the need arises to reschedule your event, we must be notified in writing 45 or more days prior to the event. Moreover, the new date must be established, and the event must take place within one year of the date that was originally scheduled for previous payments to be applied. If the date is not reestablished and the event does not occur within this time frame, the event will be deemed a cancellation and our cancellation policy will take effect, and no money paid will be refunded.
Full payment is due at least 2 weeks prior to event.
WIFI is available in select facilities, however, due to our remote location it is not as fast or reliable as WIFI in the city.
The program center, long house, and the dining hall have wifi.
The majority of our buildings have bathrooms indoors. We also have a modern bathhouse with toilets and showers that are centrally located.
Manitowish Waters and the surrounding area have a variety of lodging options. The Lodge at Manitowish Waters and the Pea Patch Motel offer a motel experience. In addition, there are a number of resorts and private cabin rentals if you are interested in a more authentic “up north” experience. Visit www.manitowishwaters.org/stay for a list of available lodging. Minocqua, Mercer and Boulder Junction also provide additional lodging possibilities.
Camp Jorn has 2 pet friendly unit: Squirrel/Rabbit
Pets must be kept on a leash when on Camp Jorn Property. Pets must not be left unattended unless kenneled. Pets must be up to date on vaccinations. Records must be sent to the retreat coordinator prior to guests stay. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Guests agree to indemnify and hold harmless Camp Jorn YMCA from all liability and damage suffered as a result of the guest's pet. Camp Jorn reserves the right to charge guest's account commensurate to the cost of such damages. If a pet is found in a non-pet friendly unit, guest(s) will be evicted, no refund will be given, and a cleaning fee of $100 will be charged.
We do not allow sparklers, fireworks or wish lanterns due to the fire hazard and debris they leave behind. Please do not use confetti, rice, or glitter inside camp buildings. All decorations must be removed at the end of the event, unless previously arranged with camp staff; additional fees may apply. Candles are permitted, they MUST be in an enclosed hurricane jar or appropriate container.
Outdoor music needs to be turned off no later than Midnight to be respectful of our neighbors. Sound travels alarming well across the lake. Camp Jorn must enforce this policy.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed on site for special events with exclusive use of the site. They must be included them in your event insurance. You are allowed to serve beer and wine to your guests. However, you are not allowed to sell (including tip jars) unless you have acquired a license from the state of Wisconsin or a bartender. Alcohol is not allowed on site Monday through Friday from 7:30 am—6:00 pm.
Parking is available in designated lots and gravel areas only. Cars are not permitted to drive around the field or on camp trails. Please make any special arrangements for parking/driving with camp staff prior to event.
You are responsible for gathering and bagging all trash and recycling and placing in the appropriate dumpster on site. Any tables or chairs that were moved need to be put back in their original place. All decorations must be picked up and removed.
Safety & Emergency Information
In case of emergency, call 911 and call your Camp Jorn host. The camp address is
13591 Zenner Lane, Manitowish Waters, 54545
Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detectors, and Carbon Monoxide Detectors can be found in every building. Weather radios are available upon request. You are responsible for monitoring weather and following all precautions as stated.
In the event of a severe weather, please seek shelter in the basement of the Dining Hall.
First Aid Kits are located in the kitchen or kitchenette area of each cabin. In our seasonal cabins they are located on the dressers, in our yurts they are located on the rafter next to the door. An AED is located in the Dining Hall next to the main office.
All water activities are prohibited at Camp Jorn without Camp Jorn staff member present.
If you are the last one at a campfire pit, please make sure that the fire is completely out. Splash or sprinkle water on it and then stir until ashes are cold.
Please do not put any trash in the fire.
Outside Vendors & Rentals
The Northwood’s area is filled with unique vendors to help you make your wedding celebration special. The list below is intended to help you with your planning. You are not required to use any of the vendors on this list.
I would like to give an opportunity for outside vendors, services, and rentals to be featured! If you are a rental company, catering service, salon, stylist, makeup artist, musician, dj, florist, licensed Wisconsin bartenders for hire, and/or photographer and you would like to be included on our list of contacts please reach out to email@example.com! Names, contact information, and links to your website should be provided.
Douglas Etten (715)-965-2809
- Over 20 years of experience. References available upon request.
Jessie Mabie (715)-614-3032 Titels22@gmail.com
- Over 15 years of experience. References available upon request.
Tim Zier (715-892-9416)
- References available upon request.
Don Psenicka-caters events, parties, and intimate gatherings.
- 12462 Old W Presque Isle, WI 54557
- firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Maggie Kumma-caters events, parties, and intimate gatherings.
Bad Bones BBQ
Jacqui's Cakes-event cakes, cupcakes, and more
Save More Marketplace Bakery- Minocqua, WI
Walmart Bakery- Minocqua, WI
Trigs Bakery-Minocqua, WI
Great Northern Hotel
- 5070 N Hwy 51 Mercer, WI 54547 715-476-2440 http://www.GreatNorthernMercer.com
Pea Patch Motel & Saloon
- 145 County Hwy W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 715-543-2455 http://www.thepeapatch.com/#motel
- 13859 ILG Road, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 715-543-2024 https://www.lodgemw.com/accommodations.html
Red Feather Lodge
- 13586 Cherne Rd. , Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 773-710-9505 or email Sheilah Wasielewski at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.redfeatherlodge.net/
Alexandra After All Studios- Certified Makeup Artist with 4 years of experience and a studio in down town Minocqua
- 525 Flambeau Street, Minocqua, WI 54016 715-410-2824 Alexandraafterall@gmail.com
Sloan's Spa- Offering facials & waxing services
- 8560 US HWY 51, Minocqua, WI 54548 715-386-1716 https://www.sloansspa.com/
Salon Fiore- Full service hair salon
- 510 Oneida St., Minocqua, WI 54548 715-439-4340 https://www.livefiore.com/
The Salon- Full service hair salon
- 5966 County Hwy W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 715-543-2223 https://www.salon-mw.com/
The Spa- Manicures, pedicures, massaged
- 5966 County Hwy W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 715-543-2535 https://www.spa-mw.com/
- 10925 Hwy 70 East, Arbor Vitae, WI 54568 715-439-5030 https://luxesalonllc.com/
- 715.574.8330, HIPPOCKETROCKS.COM
9-Piece classic & contemporary rock, R&B
BRET & FRISK
- 715.547.6337, BRETANDFRISK.COM
Guitar & Vocals
- email@example.com, http://www.bigroadband.com/
- Musician (solo or band), vocalist and guitarist for weddings and other functions, acoustic duo or trio
Vocals, guitars & drums; High-energy rock & country band
DJ SYE YOUNG
- 847.903.1551, WWW.SYEYOUNG.COM
High energy spinning and mixing, based in Chicago
- 920.660.7312, WWW.FATBRASS.COM
8-piece Horn Band, Classic & Contemporary Rock, Jazz, R&B
- 414.690.8654, WWW.NORTHCOASTMUSICMANAGEMENT.COM
7- Piece High Energy Jazz, Rock, R&B
DJ JUSTIN PITLIK
Justin has been DJing since 2009. He offers DJ and Photobooth services for weddings, private events, bars, clubs, graduation parties and so much more. He has entertained over 250 wedding clients since then and has proven to be a class-act DJ in Wisconsin. He travels all over to offer his services as well, he even made a trip to North Dakota from Wisconsin to DJ a wedding.
- DJ SERVICE | JUSTIN PITLIK
Old Pine Road Band
- A Northwoods Band if there ever was one, the Old Pine Road Band combines the hits of yesteryear with all the new tunes we know and love, to create a crowd-pleasing band with a touch of folk and soul, that's sure to leave you entertained. The Old Pine Road Band has made a name for themselves by opening for bands such as Autograph, to placing in the 2016 WHDG Hodag Country fest Pick off contest.
Based in Rhinelander, WI for booking please call or text b715-490-0257 or email TheOldPineRoad@gmail.com
Village Market Floral
- 5989 County Hwy W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 715-543-8212
Lutey's Flower Shop & Green House
- 101 S Mansfield St, Ironwood, MI 49938 906-932-0410
Stems Flower Shop
- 215 S. Lowell St., Ironwood, MI 49938 906-285-7266
- Amanda A. Easter
Certified E-RYT Yoga Instructor
Certified Life Coach
Owner Rooted Soul Yoga and Wellness Studio, Mercer Wisconsin
Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, Yin, Restorative,Therapeutic Yoga and Somatic Movement
Clermont Printing & Office Supplies: Can help design and print invitations, yard signs, banners, and more!
1104 2nd Ave, Woodruff, Wisconsin 54568 715.356.1044
Consumption Junction out of Presque Isle, WI
- Call 715-904-2080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taco Dan out of Hurley, WI
- Call 715-329-1306
Pit Crew BBQ out of Mercer, WI
- Call 715-776-0306 or email email@example.com
Tip Ups out of Presque Isle, WI (new)
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
One night in Bangkok out of Ashland, WI
- Call 715-730-0476 or email email@example.com
Up-n-Smoke out of Ironwood, MI
- Call 906-285-7171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RBA out of Land O' Lakes, WI
Ready to learn more? Call today!
Please email Jenn@campjornymca.org or call Jenn Davis at 715-543-8808 to inquire about date availability, pricing packages, and to set up a tour. We look forward to helping make your event, a special, one-of-a-kind experience.