Camp McFadden Summer Camp

Find out more about our summer camp

Outdoor Education Program

What's New

We are currently looking for school groups to participate in our new Outdoor Education Program. If you are a school administrator, teacher or parent please contact us about this opportunity. Call the camp (580) 762-9955.



Attend the Outdoor Expo at Camp McFadden and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities; fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and hiking in the beautiful Oklahoma wilderness surrounding Kaw Lake.

Test your skills in a round of shotgun shooting and learn about gun safety.

Try the zip line or simply snack on tasty treats cooked over a campfire in a traditional Dutch oven.

Saturday, May 5th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6th - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: (580) 762-9955.

Recent Events

Recent Events

Late fall and early winter has been busy with 15 different groups of out of state hunters staying for a week or more each.

Summer Camp

What is it?

The Camp McFadden Summer Resident program was brought back in the the summer of 2009 when heirs to the McFadden family provided the Board of Directors an opportunity to open its doors to more children. Since that time the cabins, lodge and surrounding facilities have been filled with the sounds of hundreds of happy children's voices. The opportunity for campers to play and learn about  the outdoors while making new friends in a safe environment is what it's all about. Check out our face book page to see some of last years activities!

What will my camper do?

Campers arrive on Sunday and depart Friday. Depending on age and skill level, campers will be able to participate in many of the activities below. Campers are provided with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and are also given snacks & liquids throughout the day as well.

  • Archery - Canoeing - Kayaking
  • Ropes Course - Zip Line - Fishing - Shooting
  • Camping - Hiking - Arts & Crafts
  • Ropes Course - Camp Fire Activities
  • Overnight Campout

When is Outdoor Adventure Camp and what is the cost?

Summer Camp lasts six days per session, except the short session which lasts two (2) nights. Campers will arrive around 1:00 pm on Sunday and are able to be picked up on Friday around 1:00 pm. Dates, ages, and prices of each session:

McFadden Kids Camp: Ages 5 - 9 $100/Session

  • Session 1 - June 12-14 "The Survivor"
  • Session 2 - June19-21 "The Bird Watcher"
  • Session 3 - June 26-28 "All About Bugs and Pond Water"
  • Session 4 - July 10-12 "The Art Bug"

Mini Camp Session: Ages 6 - 9 June 18-20  $190  - CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER

Full Camp Sessions: Ages 8 - 16  $360

  • Session 1 - June 10-15
  • Session 2 - June 24-29
  • Session 3 - July 1-6
  • Session 4 - July 8-13
  • Session 5 - July 15-20

Teen Kayak Trips: Grades 9 -12 in the Fall  $500

  • Trip 1 - June 24-July 6


Leadership Development Institute: Grades 9 - 12 in the Fall 

  • June 10-22  $500


How to Register

This year we have made registering as easy as possible. You can click the button below and be taken to the Summer Camp Registration page and choose how to register.



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Camp McFadden

This original sign was one of the only items brought to the new location when Kaw Lake was built in 1975. The other item sits over the fireplace in our lodge and commemorates the first year Camp McFadden was operational in 1927 as a Camp Fire Girls camp.


This photo gives you a perspective of the layout of our cabins and lodge. A short walk to the water, Camp McFadden has about 250 acres and sits on the western shore of Kaw Lake, 2 miles from the dam and 8 miles east of Ponca City, Oklahoma.


These cabins, 6 total, are for rent through out the year when Summer Camp is not in session, and share a common bath house. Each cabin has ten single beds and air conditioning. Recently remodeled they have new windows and insulation.

Summer Camp

During the heat of summer here in Oklahoma the Summer Campers spent countless hours in the waters of not just Kaw Lake but also our two ponds.

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