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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TRANSFORMATIONAL TUESDAY

Excited for the snow to melt and summer programming to begin.
 82 days until camp!



Monday, March 17, 2014

Thank You United Fund of Iowa County!

 

United Fund of Iowa County Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp

 
Wisconsin Badger Camp announces it is the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the United Fund of Iowa County. The grant will be used to provide financial assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities from Iowa County that will attend Wisconsin Badger Camp this summer.
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 and challenging outdoor recreational experiences. Wisconsin Badger Camp accepts campers regardless of age, severity of a disability, geographical location, or financial situation.  Wisconsin Badger Camp relies on the generosity of organizations like the United Fund of Iowa County, as Badger Camp does not receive any state or federal funding.
            The United Fund of Iowa County responded to the needs Wisconsin Badger Camp and will allow all of Badger Camp’s Iowa County campers the opportunity to come to a week of summer camp.  Because of the United Fund of Iowa County and their continuous support, campers will be able to experience a week-long stay at camp and participate in activities like camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, dancing and much more! 
             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. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nick’s 1st Bean Bag Tournament


A Day Full of Laughter and Fun Competition

Nick’s 1st Inaugural Bean Bag Tournament in support of Wisconsin Badger Camp was a success. With 41 teams in attendance the bean bag tournament was a day full of laughter and fun competition. With the weather warming up many people came to play bags and listen to the live entertainment provided by Adam Bartels, Ryan Casey and The Mighty Short Bus. The tournament helped raise $966 for Wisconsin Badger Camp. The money raised will help individuals from Grant County attend camp this summer.
            “We appreciate the support Nick Pease from Nick’s on Second Street in Platteville in helping raise money to provide financial assistance to our campers in Grant County,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “This event is an example of how community members and business owners can come together to help raise money for camp,” Leibfried said.  “On behalf of Wisconsin Badger Camp Board of Directors, staff and most importantly our campers I want to thank Nick Pease and everyone else who helped make this event a success,” Leibfried said. 
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 and challenging outdoor recreational experiences. Wisconsin Badger Camp accepts campers regardless of age, severity of a disability, geographical location, or financial situation.  Wisconsin Badger Camp relies on the generosity of businesses like Nick’s, as Badger Camp does not receive any state or federal funding.
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.


Proud recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Allen Foundation


Allen Foundation Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp

Wisconsin Badger Camp is the proud recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Allen Foundation. The grant will be used to provide financial assistance for individuals in Rock County with developmental disabilities that will attend Wisconsin Badger Camp this summer.
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 and challenging outdoor recreational experiences. Wisconsin Badger Camp accepts campers regardless of age, severity of a disability, geographical location, or financial situation.  Wisconsin Badger Camp relies on the generosity of organizations like the Allen Foundation, as Badger Camp does not receive any state or federal funding.
            “We appreciate the support of the Allen Foundation in providing financial assistance to our campers in Rock County,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “The Allen Foundation is helping us to send 18 individuals with developmental disabilities from Rock County regardless of their financial situation,” Leibfried said.  “Because of foundations like this, Badger Camp has not had to turn a camper away based off the severity of their disability or inability to pay the requested camp fee for 46 years,” Leibfried 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.