Summer 2015 Events

Our summer events at Camp will consist of a MAA hosted reception before and after each OA fire during the summer session.  Also, we will host a continental breakfast at the Country Store before the annual Remembrance Area Ceremony.  (See details below) 


Friday, June 26 (1st Fire)

3:00 – 7:00 pm                 MAA sponsored reception in Gilwell Field                              

Afterglow                           MAA sponsored fellowship after OA fire at Lil’ Hummer’s Wolf’s                                           Den

Friday, July 10  (Vigil Weekend)                             

3:00 – 7:00 pm                 MAA sponsored reception in Gilwell Field 

Afterglow                           MAA sponsored fellowship after OA fire at Donovan’s Trailside

Sunday, July 12            

8:30 to 10:00 am             Continental Breakfast at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Country Store

Friday, July 24 (3rd Fire)              

3:00 – 7:00 pm                 MAA sponsored reception in Gilwell Field                                           

Afterglow                           MAA sponsored fellowship after OA fire at Lil’ Hummer’s Wolf’s                                           Den                                                                                                                           

For More information please read the June 2015 Letter to Membership

Our group has not yet decided on a fall activity down on the Shore.  Please take the time to fill out the attached survey, or our easy online survey at and include your ideas for interesting MAA activities.  In addition, please notice the Membership renewal form (online) if you are currently a member and if not, please consider joining our Association.

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Alumni Association Winter Party!

Join us on January 22nd at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove for an evening of food, fellowship and some fun updates about our beloved Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan. All fans of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan are welcome, and there will be an opportunity to join the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Alumni Association during the evening.

Sign up here:

We’d love to know by Monday, January 19th if you plan to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there!

MSR 85th Alumni Reunion

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
85th Anniversary Alumni Reunion
July 11 – 13, 2014

This year marks the 85th Year of Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan!

Whether you are a past scout / staff member / scoutmaster / friend / family member related to MSR, come celebrate this joyous occasion with those who have similar stories about the Northwoods of WI.

Click HERE for Event Details & Registration

Please sign the Alumni Guestbook even if you are not able to attend.
We’d like to hear from you!

Mike Hale Blog – Camp Reunion Promo from Northeast Illinois Council on Vimeo.

Sponsored by:
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Alumni Association
Diana’s Bananas

Annual Winter Dinner January 23rd

The time has come again for us to congregate in celebration of our dear old Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan! Sign up for the Winter Dinner and join us for food, fellowship, and an exciting update on the current Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan happenings.

The dinner will be on Thursday, January 23rd at the Arboretum Club at 6:30 pm, with a social hour beginning at 5:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

May 2nd Meeting

Please join us for an open meeting of the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Alumni Association.  Current members and anyone with interest in the organization are invited to attend.  Agenda will include discussion of the recent membership survey, planning of upcoming programs and events, and review of opportunities for additional volunteers to help in a variety of functions for the Association.  Meeting will be Thursday, May 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm at the NEIC Office, 2745 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park, light refreshments will be served.  Registration is not required.

Full results of the membership survey are available here.