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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!