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5 Design-Minded Outdoor Summer Getaways

If reminiscing about summer camp gives you all-too-vivid memories of DEET-laced bug juice and failed make outs, you’re due for an attitude adjustment—for design-minded travelers, these nostalgic and outdoorsy getaways are right on target (insert archery joke here).

Two hours northwest of Chicago in southern Wisconsin, Wandawega Lake Resort is your best chance at re-living those memories from Bunk 12—only probably much better. The major undertaking of ad world executives and husband and wife team David Hernandez and Tereasa Surrat, the camp was a Latvian Catholic summer retreat until they took ownership several years ago. These days, after some major sprucing-up, including renovating the private cottages, building boy scout-reminiscent tents, and raising an enviable modernist tree house, the lake front property has become a magnet for urban creatives.

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