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Friday, August 17, 2012

Thank You Badger Camp Staff


A big thank you goes out to all of our 2012 camp staff! It's safe to say that our 2012 summer camp was a success thanks to all of you! You're hard work and dedication to camp is greatly appreciated!




Thursday, August 16, 2012


Lancaster Knights of Columbus Council #2820 Donates to WI Badger Camp

Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $259.30 donation from the Lancaster Knights of Columbus Council #2820. The hard work of the Lancaster Knights of Columbus is greatly appreciated. This donation will provide financial assistance to local individuals with developmental disabilities that will attend Wisconsin Badger Camp this summer.

Located 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Badger Camp is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences. Wisconsin Badger Camp accepts campers regardless of age, severity of a disability, or financial situation.  This summer over 800 individuals with developmental disabilities had the opportunity to experience swimming, hiking, camping, and making friends that last a lifetime at Wisconsin Badger Camp.

The Knights of Columbus truly embodies the spirit of volunteerism through the time they spend volunteering and funds they have donated to help improve the quality of Wisconsin Badger Camp’s facilities and programs.

“On behalf of our board of directors, staff, and most importantly our campers, we would like to thank the Lancaster Knights of Columbus for their donation to Wisconsin Badger Camp,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development/Communications Director, Kayla Smith said.  “Wisconsin Badger Camp is extremely proud of our relationship with the Knights of Columbus and are very appreciative of their efforts to help us fulfill our mission of serving individuals with developmental disabilities,” Smith said.

If you or someone else you know would like more information on how to make a donation or tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org.
Development Director Kayla Smith & Lancaster KC members with family

Last Badger Olympics for 2012

Our last Badger Olympics was Wednesday night. The weather cleared up just in time for the Olympics to be held outside. The counselors and campers were having a great time. A big thanks goes out to the Lancaster Knights of Columbus for coming up to help for the night and their donation to WBC.

Carrying the torch

Lots of smiles

Obstacle course

More of the obstacle course

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Last Week of 2012 Camp

This week is already our last week of camp. It's hard to believe we are on our 10th and final week. This summer went great and we had a great group of campers and staff. Keep up with the blog this week for info and pictures on our last week of camp! 



Friday, August 10, 2012


Fennimore Lions Club Donates to WI Badger Camp

Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $1,500.00 donation from the Fennimore Lions Club. The hard work of the Fennimore Lions Club is greatly appreciated. This donation will provide financial assistance to local individuals with developmental disabilities that will attend Wisconsin Badger Camp.

Located 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Badger Camp is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences. Wisconsin Badger Camp accepts campers regardless of age, severity of disability, or financial situation.  This summer over 800 individuals with developmental disabilities had the opportunity to experience swimming, hiking, camping, and making friends that last a lifetime at Wisconsin Badger Camp

The Fennimore Lions Club truly embodies the spirit of volunteerism through the time they spend volunteering and funds they have donated to help improve the quality of Wisconsin Badger Camp’s facilities and programs. Lions do whatever is needed to help their local communities and global network. 

“On behalf of our board of directors, staff, and most importantly our campers, we would like to thank the Fennimore Lions Club” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development/Communications Director, Kayla Smith said.  “We want to recognize our appreciation to the Fennimore Lions Club for their donation to our organization and the hard work this group does” Smith said.

If you or someone else you know would like more information on how to make a donation or tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org.

WBC Development Director Kayla Smith with Fennimore Lion’s Club Member

Knights of Columbus Council #9082 Donates to WBC

            Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $575.29 donation from the Knights of Columbus Council #9082. The hard work of the Prairie Du Chien Knights of Columbus is greatly appreciated. This donation will provide financial assistance to local individuals with developmental disabilities that will attend Wisconsin Badger Camp.

Located 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Badger Camp is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences. Wisconsin Badger Camp accepts campers regardless of age, severity of disability, or financial situation.  This summer over 800 individuals with developmental disabilities had the opportunity to experience swimming, hiking, camping, and making friends that last a lifetime at Wisconsin Badger Camp.

The Knights of Columbus truly embodies the spirit of volunteerism through the time they spend volunteering and funds they have donated to help improve the quality of Wisconsin Badger Camp’s facilities and programs. 

“On behalf of our board of directors, staff, and most importantly our campers, we would like to thank the Prairie Du Chien Knights,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development/Communications Director, Kayla Smith said.  “We want to recognize our appreciation to Knights of Columbus Council #9082 for their donation to our organization and the hard work this council does” Smith said.

           If you or someone else you know would like more information on how to make a donation or tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org.

 WBC Development Director Kayla Smith with Knights of Columbus Council #9082 Member Kevin Webster


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Land's End Interns Help out with Kids Week

Wednesday at Kids Week the interns from Land's End set up activities for our young campers all day and the theme of the day was Superheros. Some of the activities they got to participate in were: playing with the parachute, making superhero masks & costumes, freeze tag & soccer; the campers had a great time all day . A big thank you goes out to the Land's End volunteers yesterday!


Running around all day

Playing with the parachute

Slam Dunk

Thank You Land's End Volunteers!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's Kids Week At Badger Camp!

Ready or not its kids week at Badger Camp. Our age group for kids week is 3-13. We have lots of fun things planned for them this week including Lands' End visiting on Wednesday, The Bloomington KC's for Olympics and the Fennimore Lion's Club on Thursday! Check out the blog all week for more updates from Kids Week!




Friday, August 3, 2012

Week 8 Badger Olympics

Its already week 8 for us at Badger Camp. This summer has been flying by and next week is already kids week! For our 8 week campers our Badger Olympics was themed "Grease the Movie" and our campers had a great time! 

Thank you Fennimore KC's for helping!

Ice Cream scoop race

Rydell High obstacle course

Rydell High Car

Thursday, August 2, 2012


West Grant Lions Club Donates to WBC

Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $2,000 donation from the West Grant Lions Club.  The West Grant Lions Club presented this donation on Wednesday, August 1st at their monthly meeting. This donation will be used to provide financial assistance for Wisconsin Badger Camp and the individuals with developmental disabilities that Camp serves.

 “On behalf of our staff, the Badger Camp board of directors and most importantly our campers, we would like to thank the West Grant Lions Club for their generous donation,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Assistant, Emily Doan said.  “We truly appreciate the hard work they put into raising this money, their involvement and support of our program.”

Located 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Badger Camp is a private, non-profit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences. Wisconsin Badger Camp accepts campers regardless of age, severity of a disability, or financial situation.  Wisconsin Badger Camp relies on the generosity of organizations like the West Grant Lions Club, as Badger Camp does not receive any state or federal funding. To learn more about Wisconsin Badger Camp, obtain a summer camp application, or inquire about volunteer and donation opportunities, please call (608) 348-9689 or visit www.badgercamp.org.


Pictured (left to right): Larry Gates, West Grant Lions club and Emily Doan, Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Assistant