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Camp Wa-kon-da

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402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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402 Forest Dr., Bellevue, NE 68005

Camp Wa-kon-da is in Bellevue, Nebraska and covers 37 acres of wooded bluffs, adjacent to Fontenelle Forest. The camp has six Adirondack style shelters. Wa-kon-da will be added to the 2,000 acres that Fontenelle Forest encompasses currently.

 

In fact, it says in the Fontenelle Forest meeting minutes April 2, 1946 that Fontenelle Forest was first offered the property but decided the Boy Scouts could make more immediate use out of the land but stipulated, “If the Boy Scouts ever decide to dispose of the land it shall be first offered to the Fontenelle Forest Association” so this acquisition is more than 70 years in the making. The minutes go on to say, “This consummates to what is thought to be a very desirable arrangement for both the Boy Scouts and our Association.”

“This contribution to Fontenelle Forest once again displays the Scouts commitment to the greater Omaha community and further strengthens the relationship between these two organizations while expanding the boundaries of one of the regions greatest treasures,” said Gerry Lauritzen, who, along with her family, has had a life-long commitment to the Boy Scouts and Fontenelle Forest. “As a mother of an Eagle Scout who spent countless hours hiking Fontenelle Forest and camping throughout the region with his Troop, it brings me great pleasure to see the commitment these two organizations have to improving the lives of our youth and the community as a whole.“

Fontenelle Forest is excited to add this camp to our Forest, and include it in our conservation work to keep it protected for generations to come. Moreover, the structures, restrooms and other buildings offer opportunities for events, programs, and camping.

“We have such a long history with the Boy Scouts,” said Whitehall. “Looking through Forest archives, we see nearly a century of partnerships, and this acquisition of Camp Wa-kon-da just continues this special relationship into the 21st Century.”

“Having a camp this close to the area gave them a lot of outdoor experience – camping, fire building, cooking, etc; it also taught them how to respect nature – animals, plants, trails, environment,” said Tami Brinkhous, mother of three Boy Scouts.

March 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and snow trekking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided snow hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of…

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(SOLD OUT) Spring Break Camp

March 10 @ 8:00 am - March 12 @ 3:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Sign your kiddos up for three days of spring break fun at Camp Wa-Kon-da! (Ages 8-12) Activities will include hiking or snowshoeing (weather permitting), nature-themed crafts, archery competitions, and building a campfire! Aftercare is available (requires separate registration). Camp will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. March 10 - 12. Aftercare will run from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Maximum of 15 registrants per session. Social distancing safety protocols will be in place. Masks will be required while inside the Nature…

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Spring Break Camp

March 17 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 3:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Sign your kiddos up for three days of spring break fun at Camp Wa-Kon-da! (Ages 8-12) Activities will include hiking or snowshoeing (weather permitting), nature-themed crafts, archery competitions, and building a campfire! Aftercare is available (requires separate registration). Camp will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. March 17-19. Aftercare will run from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Maximum of 15 registrants per session. Social distancing safety protocols will be in place. Masks will be required while inside the Nature…

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April 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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May 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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June 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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July 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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August 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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September 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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October 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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November 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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December 2021

Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Bring the family and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages 8+), then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you will learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips (e.g. basics of animal tracking,…

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