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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.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

First week of two-week session warm, wet, and wild!

     As we head into the second week of the Week 5 & 6 two-week session, we reflect on the first week and hope the second week will turn out to be just as enjoyable! 
     The water carnival was held on the Tuesday of the first week and was a huge success! It was a free-for-all with the water filled canoe, and campers and counselors filled buckets, pool toys, and anything else they could find with water from the canoe to get each other wet.
     While some campers engaged in the water carnival, others preferred to stay dry and participate in the dry activities the counselors had planned. Campers could paint water guns, make bubbles, or simply sit and watch all the activities going on. 
     On Sunday, we had also had an open house where tours were held for anybody who wanted to see what Badger Camp is all about!  
     The second half of two-week is underway!









    

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thank you to the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund & Frank G. Andres Charitable Trust!



WBC Receives Grant from the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of an $8,000 grant from the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund. The grant will financially support Camperships for individuals with developmental disabilities from Illinois who attend Wisconsin Badger Camp.
     Located in Chicago, Illinois and starting in 1921, the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund foundation has continued its philanthropic work on a large scale, both in funds available and in the continuation of numerous charitable and educational endeavors.
     Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program. The generous contribution towards the individuals with developmental disabilities from Illinois 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.
     “Thank you to the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “This grant will benefit our camper who come from Illinois. With a major portion of our campers coming from Wisconsin it’s great to have organizations like the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund supporting our Illinois campers.”
     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.




Frank G. Andres Charitable Trust Longtime WBC Supporter
     Wisconsin Badger Camp is excited to announce it is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Frank G. Andres Charitable Trust. The grant will financially support Camperships for individuals with developmental disabilities from Monroe County who attend Wisconsin Badger Camp.
     Founded in 1975, Frank G. Andres Charitable Trust is a private charitable organization located in Tomah, Wisconsin that serves many organizations throughout the year, and is a longtime supporter of Badger Camp.
     Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund is playing an important role in the success of the Campership Program. The generous contribution towards the individuals with developmental disabilities from Monroe County 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 appreciate the Frank G. Andres Charitable Trust’s continued support of Badger Camp and our Monroe County campers,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “Thank you to the Frank G. Andres Charitable Trust.”
     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.