potluck luau

CWC offers scheduled daily family activities from mid-June to last full week before Labor Day.

All activities have sign-up sheets in the lodge.   If no one signs up for something, it won't happen.

For example, one particular week in early August the Potluck Luau will host over 50 peeps (but no sing-along).

Some weeks it's just us resort owners and one small family (we gotta eat, and we're happy to sit down and chat a little!)

Based on the high number of repeat guests, Kim will typically know which weeks will have big drum circle or board game nights, which weeks have more toddlers, or teenagers hanging out at basketball court.

The dynamic changes each week.

It's all good.  🙂   Just ask.

And come find out for yourself.


  • Reflexology sessions with Big John available all week ($50)


  • $1.00 off all pizzas, all day! (Pepperoni, Sausage, Double Cheese, Chicken Alfredo, 6-Pack (all meat), and NEW! DeLuxe (mushroom, onion, green pepper, pepperoni and sausage) Heggie's Brand


  • 2 - 6 p.m.  NEW!  15 minute Chair Massage on Lodge deck w/ Emily ($15)


  • 6 p.m. - Ice Cream Sundae Social $1.00 cups of confetti or fudge swirl sundaes are only .75 cents from 6 p.m. until lodge closes at 9! Sunday only


  • 7 p.m. - CWC B-I-N-G-O! A tradition since 1946.  FREE popcorn


cwc bingo night
bingo pizza special and henna tattoo night

kids nature activity at resort, norwegian volleyball, paracord bracelet making class





  • Massage sessions available all week on-site w/ Emily Neely $60 NEW!


  •  Noon - 1  p.m. Ionic Detox Foot Bath Sessions available $25 - 30 minutes, three persons at a time possible


  • 1 p.m. Kid's Nature/Outdoor Activity:  NEW! 2016 Animal Tracking w/ Ryan (free)


  • 3 p.m. Norwegian Volleyball with Kris (wear your swim suits -- this is a water balloon activity!!!) free


  • 7  p.m. Henna Tattoos with Jenny $10  (NEW NIGHT!)


  • 7 - 9 p.m. - Paracord Survivor Bracelet Making Class (NEW! "Fishtail" Weave) - w/ Ryan ($10 - kids 10 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult) Bring your own projects down and just hang out with all us handi-crafters!



  • 11 a.m. Intro to Aromatherapy Class w/ Kim (free chat, with optional creation of your own potion afterwards - with a pendulum! - for $10)


  • 12 noon p.m. - Yoga on the Lawn: Sun salutations to the lake, Judy Merritt $10


  • 1 p.m. Kids stuff:  Indoor Craft Hour   2016 -  Finger Painted Stained Glass Windows (free)



  • 7 p.m.  -  Board Game & MOVIE night (if you're the only one in your family who enjoys board games, here's your chance to play and have fun with others like you.  We play Youth Pictionary, Memory games with young'uns and a new Fishin' Time Board Game for ages 6 and up - you get to know your neighbor cabin dwellers in interesting ways.)


  • 2016 season, we'll be showing a classic Disney flick from 1976:  "The Apple Dumpling Gang", rated G.  Starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway.   FREE Popcorn


yoga on the lawn, ear candling, origami frog, movie and board game night


pool table at resort, drum frog, organic facials




  • 11 - 2:00 p.m. Organic Facials - Designed to fade wrinkles and treat sun damage. Young Living Oils brand skin care products. Includes
    • scalp & ear massage,
    • toning cleanse,
    • foaming cleanse,
    • mint facial scrub,
    • age refining toner,
    • enzyme essential oil activator,
    • Boswellia wrinkle cream,
    • topped off with wolfberry eye cream
    • and lavendar lip balm.
    • Bonus! simple hand rub with nourishing cream. 30 minutes, $30 Melinda Barrett


  • 1 p.m. - Youth Pool Table tournament ($1.00 game) (OR Hillbilly Golf for young'uns under 12 without an adult to supervise their pool skills 🙂 )


  • CWC sandcastle contest3 p.m. - Sand Sculpture Contest (free) (winners' wonderfully creative photos are in a scrapbook in the lodge to view


  • 8 p.m. - Drumming Circle (free)  Oh yes, our neighbors around the lake LOVE this activity!  It's a hoot.    We have a great big buffalo drum, and over 50 smaller drums and rattles, enough for everyone to play!   No experience required.




  • 1 p.m. - Kid's Fishing Contest -- Prize for biggest and littlest fishy. Everyone gets a treat! (Bring your own equipment and bait - dock fishing only.) free


  • 7 p.m. - Potluck Luau - Wear your loudest shirt, bring your puu-puus, and stuff yourself silly!


  • Sing-a-long - if anyone's interested after potluck, Kim will bring her guitar out and we can sing-a-long to folk songs out of the 60+ songbooks. Or, better yet, bring your own guitar down and we'll sing with YOU! We love it when impromtu pickers come down and share their talents!!!!

sing along at CWCNote from Kim:  for those of you repeat guests, I have edited a few lyrics from Goodnight Irene, I Love the Mountains, and a couple others to keep 'em from being so maudlin.   Who knew You Are My Sunshine had such sad verses?    Now only Clementine is allowed to drown.   Heh.

I love the loon calls, I love the fresh pine air
I love my cabin, . . . . . I love my friends up here
I love the campfire place, when smoke’s not in my face . . . .
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...

singalong-violinDebbie2005Swimmin', fishin', basketball,
B-I-N-G-O, drummin', carousol
tubin', horseshoes, potluck luau ------ Nor---wegian volleyball
I love C-W-C, . . . . . . . it is the place to be
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...
Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah, Boom di-ah-dah, boom di-ah-dah...  "



harmonica player at singalong


  • Do all the fun things you haven't already done, clean up and take care of tab at lodge.

Post-Potluck Poker Players . . .

Spontaneous tournaments of horse shoes, basketball, bocchi ball, and odd games like Ollie Ollie Oxen Free break out all the time. Depends on who's here and how open you are to joining in . . . . . . . . . be ready to have some fun at CWC!!!


If you are looking for a resort for heavy drinking and all night partying, do not choose us.

Quiet time after 10:00 p.m.  (After the Akeley city test siren sounds each evening.)