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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

West Bend Charitable Fund Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp.
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $2,000 grant from the West Bend Charitable Fund. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities, from Dane County, to give them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the West Bend Charitable Trust is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program.
    With the help of the West Bend Mutual Charitable Fund, 236 campers from Dane County will be able to enjoy outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Wisconsin Badger Camp brings a tradition of outdoor recreational experience to people of any ability or age regardless of one’s financial situation.

     “We truly appreciate this grant from the West Bend Charitable Fund,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “We serve a large number of campers from Dane County so we appreciate the West Bend Charitable Trust’s support of those campers and of our mission.”  

Monday, December 22, 2014

WBC Receives Grant from Ann & Leo Stoll Jr. Charitable Trust
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable Trust. This grant will go toward Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Campership Program for Grant County campers. The Campership Program financially supports individuals with developmental disabilities to give them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational programming that WBC offers.  This is the first time that Badger Camp has received a grant from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable Trust, Mound City Bank located in Platteville, WI.

 “We are very excited about our grant from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable  Trust in support of our Grant County campers,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “This is the first time we’ve received from the Ann & Leo Stoll Jr Charitable  Trust and it’s always  great to gain new supporters of our mission.”  




Racine Community Foundation, Inc. Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp.
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Racine Community Foundation. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities to give them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, Kaap Charitable trust is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program.
        For the Racine Community  Foundation, there is no greater purpose than to serve the needs of the citizens of Racine County. They remain steadfast to the vision of those individuals who established their organization in 1975, and carry on their mission.
     “We are extremely grateful for this grant from the Racine Community Foundation,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “We appreciate the Racine Community Foundation’s support of our mission and Racine County campers.”  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Grants Awarded by Crawford County Community Fund

The Crawford County Community Fund presented its 2014 grants on Tuesday, December 16, at the Crawford County Board meeting.  A reception, with the grant recipients, county board members, county staff, the Crawford County Community Fund Advisory Board, and other invited guests followed and included refreshments, locally grown and/or produced.

Sharon Murphy, chair of the Crawford County Community Fund advisory board presented the grants.  In her remarks Dr. Murphy noted, “We truly appreciate the continuing support of the Crawford County Board of Supervisors in helping us to build and to promote our work.  This is the 6th year that the Crawford County Community Fund has awarded grants.  With today’s awards, organizations that serve our county have received a combined total of $18,665. These monies are available due to the establishment of our Fund in 2008 and through the generous support of our donors.  We are confident that these grants, along with the over $14,000 awarded for flood recovery, have had and will continue to have a positive impact on the economic health of our county.”

The 2014 grants include:
·         $1000 to the Crossing Rivers Health Foundation – in support of the new Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center;
·         $1015 to the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Inc – in support of a collaborative migratory birding project with Ferryville Tourism;
·         $500 to Reality Check, c/o Wauzeka-Steuben Schools – in support of Reality Check, a financial literacy program;
·         $500 to Wisconsin Badger Camp – in support of camperships for Crawford County camp attendees;
·         $1000 to the Wisconsin History Foundation Inc – in support of the Villa Louis pond restoration project.

The Crawford County Community Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Established in 2008 as a permanent endowment fund for the benefit of Crawford County, the Crawford County Community Fund supports charitable economic development within the county.  Its primary projects include the grants program, a leadership recognition program and sponsorship of the Crawford Markets Care program.  The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin works with charitable donors in nine counties in southern Wisconsin and holds 15 community funds, 12 public school funds, and more than 530 additional funds established to match personal philanthropy with community need.  Donations to the Crawford County Community Fund are accepted to PO Box 13, Seneca WI 54654 or online at cfsw.org.  For further information contact Sharon Murphy (608-624-3409 or smm@fsmail.bradley.edu) or Barb Daus (barb@cfsw.org or 608-778-3344).




Photo caption:  Crawford County Community Fund grants were presented at the Dec 16 county board meeting.  Left to right:  Carol Abrahamzon, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Inc; Sasha Dull, Crossing Rivers Health Foundation; Karen Sjoberg, Wauzeka-Steuben Schools; Kayla Leibfried, Wisconsin Badger Camp; David Wilder, Wisconsin History Foundation.

Thursday, September 4, 2014



Badger Camp Receives Donation from West Grant Lions Club
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $1,500 donation from the West Grant Lions Club.   A continuing supporter of Badger Camp, the West Grant Lions Club is a group of dedicated volunteers who serve the community needs of Bagley, Bloomington, Patch Grove, Mount Hope, and Glen Haven, Wisconsin
     Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the West Grant Lions Club is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program. The generous contribution will go towards the 42 individuals with developmental disabilities from Grant County. The Campership Program plays a vital role in the success of Badger Camp by giving them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational activities regardless of their financial situation.
      “We truly appreciate the support from the West Grant Lions Club,” Development Director Kayla Leibfried said. “Our Campership Program relies on the generosity of wonderful organizations like the West Grant Lions Club,” Leibfried said. 
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is an independent nonprofit organization located approximately 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien and serves approximately 900 individuals with developmental disabilities each summer. Badger Camp relies on the community’s time, talent, and financial assistance to provide for its campers. If you or someone you know would like more information on how to make a donation or for tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at www.badgercamp.org.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thank you, Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation!



WBC receives grant from Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation. This grant will financially support individuals with developmental disabilities from Dane County to give them the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts.
     The Gordon Flesch Company was originally established in Wisconsin in 1956 and supported businesses in the greater Madison, Wisconsin area. The Foundation established in 2001, and has since given over one million dollars in donations to nonprofit organizations located near Madison. Each year, the foundation gives associates from Gordon Flesch nominate organizations that are close to their communities and then the foundation’s board of directors reviews nominations and selects award recipients.
“We are extremely happy for this relationship with Gordon Flesch and grateful for their contribution to help our Dane County campers,” said Development Director Kayla Leibfried. “We serve a high volume of campers from Dane County, making this grant vital to the success of our Campership Program.”
     Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program.
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is an independent nonprofit organization located approximately 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien and serves approximately 900 individuals with developmental disabilities each summer. Badger Camp relies on the community’s time, talent, and financial assistance to provide for its campers. If you or someone you know would like more information on how to make a donation or for tour information please call Wisconsin Badger Camp at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at www.badgercamp.org.

Friday, August 8, 2014

WBC wraps up Kid's Week

     Week 9 has come to an end here at Wisconsin Badger Camp, which means our final week of camp is quickly approaching. Can you believe it? 
     This week was Kid's Week at camp, which means the campers' ages ranged from 3 to 13. Throughout the week, campers participated in the usual Badger Olympics on Wednesday and Badger Ball on Thursday evening. Also on Thursday was a story time session where the campers enjoyed listening to stories told by the counselors. 
     Because this week was a little different than other weeks, some of the activities were different. Instead of a talent show on Friday, the campers enjoyed a scavenger hunt where they received goodie bags after they completed it. 
     Week 10 will begin Sunday! We're sad that the summer is ending but we're excited for the campers to enjoy the last week of camp!
 









Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Ticket Bar & Grill to support WBC



     On Tuesday August 5, The Ticket Bar & Grill in Platteville will be donating 10% of all food and drink sales to Wisconsin Badger Camp, an independent, nonprofit organization located approximately 10 miles south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin that serves around 900 individuals with developmental disabilities each year.
      Bring your friends and family down to The Ticket from 5 to 9 p.m. for great food, great drinks, and great company! Also, the Milwaukee Brewers will be on the TVs at The Ticket, so come on down and watch the game, all while supporting Wisconsin Badger Camp!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Memories a must for Week 7 at WBC

     Although Week 7 has come and gone, the memories made will never fade.
     Throughout the week, campers participated in the usual Badger Camp activities: Badger Olympics, Badger Ball, canoeing, fishing, swimming, etc. They also enjoyed the new basketball court that is on it's way to being finished.
     With Week 8 approaching, it's a sure thing to say that this summer has gone fast, but every day spent at camp makes the fast but fun summer worth it.
     Week 8 begins Sunday, who's ready?!











Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thank you, Lancaster Community Fund!

     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce that we are the proud owner of two new Automatic Electronic Defibrillators! We would like to thank the Lancaster Community Fund for their $1,300 grant that helped us purchase the two AEDs!

     Below is a picture of our nursing staff, excited as ever, with the new AEDs!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Two-week Session Twice the Fun

Throughout the Week 5 & 6 two-week session, campers and counselors created a special bond with each other after spending so much time together. From Badger Ball to the water carnival to horseback riding and canoeing, the last couple weeks have been ideal for creating everlasting memories.

As for an update, we have the basketball court that was donated up and the campers have already tested it out to be sure it's to their liking, just waiting on a few finishing touches! 

Also, thank you to the volunteers from the local YMCA Camp for their help with work projects and hanging out with our campers on Thursday! 

Week 7 is already upon us, and we can't believe it! Time flies when you're having fun!




New Glarus- Monticello Volunteer at Camp Again!



New Glarus-Monticello Football Team Volunteers at Wisconsin Badger Camp


Wisconsin Badger Camp is a great way to get involved and volunteer.  On July 14th the New Glarus-Monticello football team came up to camp and offered many helping hands.  Many work projects where completed thanks to the 45 members of the New Glarus-Monticello football team.

To start the morning the team split up into groups and participated in our camp programs. These programs consisted of playing a pickup game of football, making tutus and different arts and craft activities. In the afternoon the football team divided and conquered work projects ranging from clearing trails, putting up a new barn fence and general cleaning of camps buildings.

“With the help of the football team we were able to get so many work projects done at camp,” said Development/Communication Director Kayla Leibfried. “The team worked hard all day and helped make a difference at camp and in the lives of our campers,” said Leibfried.

At the end of the day the entire team, freshmen through seniors, posed for a picture with their coaches and some of the campers.  In addition, some campers were given shirts from the New Glarus-Monticello football team.

“Words cannot express the gratitude felt towards the New Glarus-Monticello football team and coaches,” said Executive Director Brent Bowers. “ It is great to see so many young men who are such great leaders and willing to do new and different things, like coming up to camp to volunteer,” said Bowers.

Follow us on Facebook to see pictures from the New Glarus-Monticello football team at camp and stay up to date to upcoming events for Wisconsin Badger Camp.  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.