About Camp Bovey

Campers taking an early morning swim in Lake Metzger

Camp Bovey is a small, rustic campground in northwestern Wisconsin that offers nature education in an exciting summer camp setting. We make learning about the environment fun while also helping campers feel confident about their outdoor skills and their ability to learn new things.

Since 1949, campers have been calling Camp Bovey their summer home. From fishing in our private lake, to camping across our 200-acre property, to singing songs around campfires, Camp Bovey has helped thousands of youth build lifelong connections with friends and lasting connections to our Hodagger community.

At Camp Bovey, everyone belongs and everyone “fits in” because our highly trained staff are committed to making sure that all campers feel welcome, included, and connected. Our mission is to provide fun and encouraging outdoor experiences that ignite curiosity, create connections, and grow confidence.


Camp Bovey is accredited by the American Camp Association and partners with UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science B.E.E.T.L.E.S. Program to help us provide the highest quality camp experience for your child. 


Camp Bovey map

We are located in Gordon, WI about 3-hours from the Twin Cities, or 1-hour southeast of Duluth. Transportation to our overnight camps is provided to and from Minneapolis. Our address is 11770 E. Townline Rd, Gordon WI 54838.


Rates vary based on the camp and can be found at our registration page, but don’t let our fees worry you! We are committed to helping you find a payment plan that works for your household. Thanks to the generous financial support of the Northeast Minneapolis Lions Club, we are able to offer sliding scale fee rates and limited scholarships to provide a rate that better suits your family’s finances.

We can’t wait to welcome your camper and help them learn to model our Hodag values: Caring, Sharing, Curiosity, and Connection.