Wisconsin camp and retreat center on the shore of Green Lake. Open year-round!
We will love God, all others, and the earth by providing sanctuary, practicing hospitality, and performing ministry.
Welcome to Daycholah Center!
Daycholah Center is located on the southeast shore of beautiful Green Lake–Wisconsin’s deepest natural inland lake. Green Lake is a premier spot for sailing, boating, fishing, and other recreational water activities. The sunsets here are awe-inspiring! Enjoy the rolling countryside, hardwood forests, shorelines, and farmlands. Abundant wildlife includes deer and bald eagles.
Daycholah Center is sacred ground and has been for generations. It is the ancestral homeland of the Ho-Chunk people. Our name, Daycholah, is the original Ho-Chunk name for Green Lake. This name is a first step on our journey toward being a welcoming and inclusive place for all.
Daycholah Center offers year-round multigenerational events, youth camps, and retreats. The hospitality and the community of people who gather here will make your experience feel like home-away-from-home. Daycholah Center looks forward to welcoming you!
Daycholah Center has long been recognized as a sacred place. The spirit of Daycholah Center reverberates across the water. The sentinel oak trees remind us how deep our connection to this place is.
Native Americans called the body of water Daycholah, which means Green Lake. Historical texts and anecdotes infer a location on the south shore that hosted various ceremonies and celebrations. Outdoor ministry began here in 1902 with the founding of the Green Lake Bible Institute.
Known as Pilgrim Camp in the 1950s and then Pilgrim Center until 2021, Daycholah Center continues to evolve and grow in its mission to care for creation, inspire and challenge one another, make courageous choices, and live out shared values.
Daycholah Center hosts camps, events, and retreats year-round. Best known for summer youth camps and Faith Formation retreats, many young people make lifelong friends, great memories, and learn more about themselves while they are here.
Summer youth camp brings campers together to have fun, make new friends, build confidence and independence through shared adventures, and be in a community of acceptance and belonging. We offer a traditional summer camp experience with campfires, time in/on the water, arts and crafts, games, relaxation, and shared meals. There are also some specially themed weeks of summer camp. Explore our events to learn more!
Daycholah Center is available for your retreat group and for special events. We have hosted weddings, reunions, and many different styles of gatherings. Our team will help you create the perfect event for your group.
Contact us to get started.
Daycholah Center offers a private place for a personal sabbath or time with your family. You will stay in Hillside Cottage which is a year-round cabin with a full kitchen. Meals or access to other camp facilities is not included. Give us a call or email to check availability and make a reservation.
The hospitality and event programs offered at Daycholah Center depend on finding passionate and caring people who thrive in a growth environment. The UCCI team brings hospitality to life by providing outstanding service to our guests! Everything we do focuses on creating the best experience for our guests.
Year-round, there are opportunities for full-time, part-time, and flexible team members. Each summer, seasonal team members support a variety of needs and positions. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our Outdoor Ministry Team, please complete our application.
Email the completed application or a resumé to:
W1010 Spring Grove Rd.
Ripon, WI 54971
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Weddings at Daycholah Center
Daycholah Center is sacred ground and has been for generations. It is the perfect place to host your special day. Our property includes a beautiful chapel with soaring windows that face the lake, a welcoming reception hall with that authentic camp vibe, lodging available on-site, and stunning scenery that will create a dreamy backdrop for your day and memories.
We warmly welcome all people into our community. Weddings are open to couples of all faith traditions or no faith tradition. Daycholah Center offers comfortable and attractive spaces that will make you and your guests feel at home. Our team will strive to make your experience with us memorable and meaningful.
The wedding info sheet is a starting point for our conversation. We will be happy to provide tours, discuss your hospitality needs, provide costs, and finalize details for your wedding day. Give us a call or send an email to get started!