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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wisconsin Badger Camp News


Wisconsin Badger Camp would like to thank the Dubuque Racing Association for a two-way VHF Radio upgrade.

“We would like to thank the Dubuque Racing Association, Mystique Casino, and their board for their grant,” Bowers said. “The Dubuque Racing Association is an important granting body that has supported nonprofit organizations like Badger Camp in Southwest Wisconsin for many years. We appreciate their confidence in our projects and all of the improvements they have helped make possible at our camp.”

The addition of two-way VHF Radio upgrade means easier communication during camp, camp programs and activities. Utilizing the two-way radio also helps our staff stay connected with a wide range coverage with use of the radios. Another benefit of two way radios is that they are very easy to use. Because of this user-friendly nature, the radios are particularly popular among outdoor settings.

“We appreciate the commitment the Dubuque Racing Association made to support youth and adults with developmental disabilities,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Director, Kayla Smith said.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wisconsin Badger Camp Word Round-Up


Wonderful
Incredible
Strong
Creative
Outstanding
Noteworthy
Special
Interesting
Noble

Brilliant
Amazing
Dynamite
Generous
Excellent
Responsible

Courageous
Admirable
Magnificent
Passionate 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

5 Reasons to Love Wisconsin Badger Camp

1. Our Mission
The mission of Wisconsin Badger Camp is to serve individuals with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences.

2. Our Program
Each summer, Wisconsin Badger Camp hosts eight one-week sessions and one two-week session specially tailored to meet the needs of each camper.

3. Non-Profit Organization
Badger Camp is a private, non-profit organization registered as a charity in the state of Wisconsin. Due to the generosity of groups and individuals, Badger Camp does not solicit for any state or federal funding.  

4. Our Volunteers
Volunteers are important to Badger Camp. Individuals and organizations have volunteered their services throughout the year for everything. 

5. Special Events & Fundraisers
Badger Camp always has fun special events and fundraisers for people to attend.

For June:
June 1st: Roadtrip Concert
June 2nd: Crusing for Campers Poker Run
June 16th: Taste of Barley
June 30th: Miller Lite Big Cup golf outing



Friday, May 25, 2012

Do You Know Wisconsin Badger Camp's History?

In 1966, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens decided it was time to give individuals with developmental disabilities the same summer camp opportunities other children received. That summer, Southwest Badger Camp gave 48 individuals with developmental disabilities an opportunity to camp, fish, and simply enjoy themselves in the outdoors. As more families heard of the quality experience of other individuals with disabilities, Southwest Badger Camp grew. It grew so much, and attracted individuals from other parts of the state so fast, that Southwest Badger Camp quickly became Wisconsin Badger Camp. To date, Wisconsin Badger Camp has provided camp experiences to over 21,000 individuals with developmental disabilities.





Thursday, May 24, 2012

Badger Camp Current Events

Who is ready to rock n' roll with
 Road Trip? Come out Friday,
June 1st at 8:00 P.M to the BARn Yard!

Where? The BARn
              6935 Mound View Rd.
              Platteville WI

When: 8:00 P.M

Who: Road Trip

How Much? $8

All proceeds benefit Wisconsin Badger Camp






The 3rd Annual Cruising for Campers
Poker Run is June 2nd!

 Where? Registration is at:
              Red 'N Debs
              60 E. Mineral St.
              Platteville, WI 53818

When? 10:00 A.M

How Much? Driver: $15
                     Rider: $5

All proceeds benefit Wisconsin Badger Camp





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WI Badger Camp "How-To"

Ever wanted to know how to volunteer with Wisconsin Badger Camp?

Volunteers are an important program and financial asset to Badger Camp. Individuals and organizations have volunteered their services throughout the years for everything from building projects and trail clearing to assisting with health care for a week. Others have chosen to do a fundraising activity benefiting Badger Camp.  Many volunteers and staff members pursue careers of service to developmentally disabled individuals because of their experiences at Wisconsin Badger Camp.

If you are interested in volunteering check out our website at www.badgercamp.org to find out how!

Volunteers are great assets to our camp and we couldn't do it without them!

Pictured: Some of our staff & volunteers







 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


10th Annual State Employee Golf Outing


The 10th Annual Southwest Wisconsin State Employees Golf Outing for Wisconsin Badger Camp was a success, raising a large profit! The golf outing was held on Monday, May 21 at the Lancaster Country Club.

The weather was perfect for our golf outing this year, with a nice breeze and the sun shining all day our golfers were happy to be there for a great cause! We had around 30 golfers this year, a smaller number from last year. But we have no doubt that next year the event will be back and bigger than ever.

We not only had a great turn out but we had additional outside support from individuals not at our event, 14 out of the 18 holes were sponsored by local businesses or individuals, so a big shout out to all of our sponsors!

This golf outing was all about golf though, we had games at each hole for the golfers to particiapte in for some additional fun. Bean bag toss, longest put, and many more made this day extra fun for all who participated.

Thanks to all those who attended our awesome event and to those who donated time and prizes!
We appreciate our supporters of Wisconsin Badger Camp!

Some of our golf outing participants