Family HEART Camp is designed to equip families with skills to better resolve conflicts, reach across differences and build lasting, meaningful relationships. 

Come learn with us in a space where everyone’s needs matter!

Family HEART Camp

June 12-18, 2023 
Registration Is Open!
Indoor lodging is now full,
There are a few tent spaces open.

Arrival on Monday: 3:30-5:30 pm CT
Departure on Sunday: 2:00 pm CT

Can't make it and still want to support camp?

Ready for camp?


House in the Wood rests in a beautiful forest setting on lake Delavan, in South Central Wisconsin. We are one hour from both Milwaukee and Madison and approximately 1.5 hrs from Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

Lodging choices include rustic cabins (limited availability) or abundant tent camping. Tent campers provide their own tents and sleeping bags. There is indoor plumbing throughout camp.

The camp will provide canoes and kayaks, and all the equipment we need to climb the towering oaks with the support their trained forestry staff. 

Camp Tuition Per Person*

Indoor lodging is full for 2023
Tent Camping for ages 13+ years / $450
Tent Camping for ages 3-12 / $300
Ages 0-2 / $0

Why Family Heart Camp?

HEART stands for Harmony, Ease, Authenticity, Respect, and Trust, important family values that Nonviolent Communication supports us in living, both at camp and in the wider world.

Payment Options: 

Although we accept credit card payments, we are also delighted to receive a payment by check. To make your payment with a check, use the discount code: “PAYBYCHECK” (be sure there are no spaces) Your confirmation email will detail your total and where to send your check.

*Financial Assistance: It is important to us that camp is accessible to every family wanting to learn skills for contributing to peace in the world. If you experience the fee to be a barrier to your families participation, please email our camp host to explore alternative financing.

Camp & Covid


Help us create a world where children grow up into empowered, caring, and compassionate individuals, imbued with a strong sense of purpose, and equipped with skills to resolve conflicts and build long-lasting meaningful connections with people around them. 

We understand that we are at a transition point in how we manage living with Covid. 

Covid 19 levels in the state of Wisconsin and across the country are consistently low enough that the US is lifting its Public Health Emergency Declaration in May. At the same time the World Health Organization has declared that the pandemic remains a public health emergency of international concern. 

Our intention is to let you know a few key points now to understand how are holding this, and to track changes in the CDC guidelines and adjust our plan as needed. 

Vaccines are not required this year.

Covid-19 Testing: At this point, we have no idea if the free Covid tests the state of Wisconsin provided us last year will once again be available. We will understand more about this aspect of managing Covid when we are closer to camp.

Masks: We encourage you to wear a mask anywhere that doing so would contribute to your sense of personal safety and/or care for others. We are hoping for spectacular weather so that we can be outside as much as possible.