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Monday, September 21, 2015

Apparitions, Centurions, and Beowulf Motorcycle Clubs donate $2,200 to Badger Camp






     On September 19, more than 60 bikers and riders from the Apparitions, Centurions, and Beowulf motorcycle clubs visited Wisconsin Badger Camp and donated over $2,200 that was raised through various fundraisers throughout the year. This donation will help financially support individuals with developmental disabilities who attend Wisconsin Badger Camp. 

The motorcycle clubs met at Badger Camp on Saturday afternoon where they held a 50/50 raffle and went on a tour of camp.  

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.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

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 45 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 great organizations like the West Grant Lions Club,” Leibfried said.  



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Badger Camp Receives Grant from the George Family Foundation


     Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a $3,400 grant from the George Family Foundation.  This grant will help support our Crawford County campers through our Campership Program.  Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Campership Program is an ongoing initiative that was established to help provide financial assistance to campers who wish to attend. 
      The George Family Foundation is a private foundation established in 1996 in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin by Roy L. and Geraldine E. George. The mission of the George Family Foundation is to assist those programs and individuals who have a vision and a plan to better the long-term quality of life. The George Family Foundation limits funding to Prairie du Chien, WI and surrounding communities as the founders prefer to benefit the area that has been their home throughout their lives.

    “It’s wonderful to see a foundation supporting its local campers,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “We greatly appreciate the George Family Foundation’s support of our mission.”

From left to right: Penny George Remz, Kayla Leibfried , Cindy George Standorf, and Roy George 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WBC Receives Grant towards Cedar Lodge
 Wisconsin Badger Camp is a proud recipient of a $2,500 grant from the K.C. Stock Foundation. This grant will go toward Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Cedar Lodge Improvement Project. This is the first time that Badger Camp has received a grant from the K.C. Stock Foundation, located in Green Bay, WI.
 Cedar Lodge was Badger Camp’s first lodge and was built in 1974. This lodge currently houses a small infirmary, dining hall, kitchen and female and male dorms. Cedar Lodge is our main lodge on camp where campers and their families/caregivers are welcomed and checked in. Because this is the oldest structure on camp it is in need of some improvements. The K.C. Stock Foundation’s contribution will help this project.

“We are very excited to receive this grant from the K.C. Stock Foundation for our Cedar Lodge,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “It is great to be able to see this foundation help us in maintaining and improving our facilities at camp for our campers.”  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Badger Camp Receives Grant from the Monsignor Thomas F Campion Special Projects Fund


Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Monsignor Thomas F Campion Special Projects Fund.  This grant will be put towards our Campership Program.  Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Campership Program is an ongoing initiative that was established to help provide financial assistance to campers who wish to attend.  This means that our 19 Green County campers will receive the needed financial assistance to attend Badger Camp.   
The Monsignor Thomas F Campion Special Projects Fund was established in 2011 to provide lasting support for charitable, cultural, educational and recreational programs or projects in southern Wisconsin and/or northern Illinois.
“It’s great to see a foundation in Green County supporting campers from within their county through our Campership Program,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “We greatly appreciate the Monsignor Thomas F Campion Special Projects Fund ongoing support of our mission.”

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 else 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.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Badger Camp 1966 Event
     On Saturday, December 12th we will hold our first ever Badger Camp 1966 Event. The Badger Camp 1966 Event will replace our Annual Christmas Telethon so that we may still be able to raise funds to financially support individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to attend Badger Camp.

    The Badger Camp 1966 Event will include a dinner, guest appearances from retired Green Bay Packers players Jerry Kramer and Gilbert Brown, silent and live auction, live music, door prizes and more.   “Our organization is very excited to finally be able to announce our new event,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “The Badger Camp 1966 Event will be a way to still raise money to financially support our campers, keep our supports engaged and celebrate serving individuals with developmental disabilities since 1966.”


   Wisconsin Badger Camp looks forward to hosting this new event and to keep growing our relationship with the community. The Badger Camp 1966 Event will be held on December 12th at 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi, Wisconsin. Tickets go on sale August 17th and are available at Badger Camp’s office or by calling 608-348-9689.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wisconsin Badger Camp Receives Grant from the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund

Wisconsin Badger Camp has received a $5,200 grant from the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund.  This grant will go towards the Campership Program that provides financial assistance to campers who attend Badger Camp; the grant will directly support 16 Illinois campers. Wisconsin Badger camp does not accept state or federal funding, the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund has played an instrumental role in assisting the Campership Program. 
The Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund was founded in 1921. Currently, since the incorporation of the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund this foundation has continued its philanthropic work on an ever increasingly large scale, both in funds available and in the continuation of numerous charitable and educational endeavors.

“A big thank you to the Patrick and Anna M Cudahy Fund for supporting our campers from Illinois,” Development Director Kayla Leibfried said. “Receiving funding for our out of state campers is always wonderful to see.” 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Check Out Some Pictures from Week 2!







Wisconsin Badger Camp Receives Grant from the Courtier Foundation

Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $2,000 grant from the Courtier Foundation.  This grant will go towards our Campership Program that helps allow individuals with developmental disabilities attend camp regardless of their financial situation. This grant will directly benefit 236 campers from Dane County.  Wisconsin Badger Camp hosts approximately 900 individuals every summer and this financial support helps allow our campers to continue to come back. 

The Courtier Foundation was established in 1999 in Wisconsin and their main purpose is, giving primarily to organizations which provide services for children, and housing and other services for elderly individuals in financial need.  Since Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the Courtier Foundation has played a large role in the success of the Campership Program. 
“The Courtier Foundation has been a continued supporter of our organization for years,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “Their support of our Dane County campers is vital to the success of our 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 else 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, June 9, 2015

Wisconsin Badger Camp Receives Grant from Eau Claire Community Foundation


A grant for $1,200 was awarded to Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Campership Program.  This grant will financially assist 6 campers from Eau Claire County.  Wisconsin Badger Camp is able to financially support our campers thanks to the continued support from foundations, like the Eau Claire Community Foundation.  In over 45 years of operation, Wisconsin Badger Camp has never turned a camper away due to their inability to pay. 

The Eau Claire Community Foundation’s mission is  “We strengthen our community by offering donors opportunities to establish charitable legacies, by making grants, and by serving as a catalyst to address community needs.”

“The Eau Claire Community Foundation’s support of our Campership Program is greatly appreciated, our six campers from Eau Claire County will be able to attend Badger Camp regardless of their financial situation,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “Thank you, Eau Claire Community Foundation.”


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 else 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.
Wisconsin Badger Camp Receives Grant of $4,000

Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Lacrosse Community Foundation’s Anonymous Fund and William & Cynthia Berg Family Fund.  This grant will support the Campership Program. Through this grant, 48 campers from Lacrosse County will be impacted by the Campership Program. 
The Lacrosse Community Fund has been around for 80 years. The first donation of the Lacrosse Community Fund was by Miss Alice O. Gordon for $4,000 for children living with disabilities. 
“The Lacrosse Community Foundation has supported our organization and mission for years. Their continued support of our mission is vital to the success of our Campership Program,” “Executive Director, Brent Bowers 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 someones else 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.  

Monday, June 8, 2015

$1,500 Grant to Wisconsin Badger Camp from Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

Wisconsin Badger Camp is the proud recipient of a $1,500 grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.  This grant will support our 4 youth campers from Winnebago County through our Campership Program.  The Campership Program allows campers that cannot afford the requested camp fee to still experiences all that camp has to offer. 
Since 1928, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has helped donors turn their charitable investments into projects that add energy and vitality to our community. Wisconsin Badger Camp does not receive state or federal funding so this grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is important in allowing Winnebago County campers to attend regardless of their financial situation. 
“The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a continued supporter of our Winnebago County youth campers,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “Our organization and our campers greatly appreciate their generosity.”
  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 else 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


Badger Camp Receives Grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation


Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation.  This grant will be put towards our Campership Program.  Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Campership Program is an ongoing initiative that was established to help provide financial assistance to campers who wish to attend.  This means that our 42 Grant County campers will received the needed financial assistance to attend Badger Camp.   
The Alliant Energy Foundation was made to better the community presently and in the future in areas where Alliant Energy is located.  Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, the Alliant Energy Foundation has played a large role in helping campers have the opportunity to come to camp.
“We love to see a local foundation like Alliant Energy supporting campers right here in our community,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “We greatly appreciate Alliant Energy Foundation’s ongoing support of our mission.”

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 else 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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Badger Camp Receives Grant from Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund


The Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund has donated $1,000 to Wisconsin Badger Camp.  This grant is for Wisconsin Badger Camp’s Campership Program, which gives financial support to any camper who cannot afford to support the camp fee.  The Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund’s grant will specifically support our Grant County campers who will attend camp this summer.

The Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund is in place to provide financial help to organizations that better the community.  Bettering the Community can involve art, education, environment, or human services.  This grant assists Wisconsin Badger Camp immensely because the camp does not receive state or federal funding.  Kayla Leibfried, Development/Communications Director stated, “Our organization, as well as our Grant County campers greatly appreciates this grant.  On behalf of our staff, Board of Directors, and most importantly, our campers, thank you to the Platteville Community Fund.”


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 else 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.badercamp.org.    

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Badger Camp Recieves Grant from The Monroe Fund

Wisconsin Badger Camp is proud to announce it is the recipient of a $1,275 grant from The Monroe Fund.  This grant will be put towards the campership program in Green County.  Since the grant is for Green County, 19 of our campers will be financially supported this summer.  The campership program gives campers the financial support to attend Badger Camp if the camper is unable to fully pay themselves.  We are so thankful for this grant, because we are able to send more campers to camp.

The Monroe Fund was founded in 1996 by Monroe citizens.  This permanent fund is able to give a percentage of their earnings back and improve the community through grants.  Because Badger Camp does not accept any state or federal funding, by having The Monroe Fund donate this grant will play an immense role in helping our campers have a successful time at camp. “We appreciate the continued support from The Monroe Fund for our Green County Campers” stated the Development/ Communications Director Kayla Leibfried.   


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 else you know would like more informations 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.  
                               

New Addition at Wisconsin Badger Camp!

Wisconsin Badger camp hired a new intern for the summer!  Anna Strand is from the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area.  She is a Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  Anna is currently majoring in Media Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations, a minor in Social Media, and a minor in Marketing Strategy and Visual Communication.

 Anna enjoys being outside and interacting with people when she is not reading.  “Wisconsin Badger camp is such a great cause and seeing how well known the camp is around Wisconsin drew me to it.” Strand says.  Anna will be our Public Relations intern for this summer.  This means that she will be putting out press releases, working on our social media, and taking photographs of our campers and our staff.
Along with working as an intern, Anna hopes to meet and get to know many campers and be able to spend immense amount of time at camp.  “This summer will be enjoyable, because I will be helping others and I will be working for a great organization.”  Anna stated. 

Wisconsin Badger Camp serves people with developmental disabilities by providing quality outdoor recreational experiences.  If you or someone else you know ould like more information on camp programming or how you can help, please call the Platteville office at (608) 348-9689 or visit our website at: www.badgercamp.org







Friday, May 22, 2015

WBC Receives Grant towards New Camper Lodge
 Wisconsin Badger Camp is a proud recipient of a $5,000 grant from the B & A Esther Greenheck Foundation. This grant will go toward Wisconsin Badger Camp’s new camper lodge Building Fund. This is the first time that Badger Camp has received a grant from the B & A Esther Greenheck Foundation, located in Wausau, WI.
 The maximum number of campers Badger Camp can take for a one week session is 100 campers. Wisconsin Badger Camp currently has three lodges for campers. This new camper lodge will help address the waiting list and build capacity. The new lodge would be used for boarding during camp and also during out off-season.
“We are very excited to receive this grant from the B & A Esther Greenheck Foundation towards our new lodge,” said Development Director, Kayla Leibfried. “It is wonderful our building fund and camp grow.”  

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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015



 United Way Blackhawk Region Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp

Wisconsin Badger Camp announces it is the recipient of a $3,120 grant from the United Way of Blackhawk Region. The grant will be used to provide financial assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities from Rock County that will attend Wisconsin Badger Camp this summer.
“The United Way of Blackhawk Region has played a vital role to Wisconsin Badger Camp for many years by helping Campers from Rock County attend camp in the summer,” said Development Director Kayla Leibfried. “We are truly grateful to have such a great relationship with the United Way of Blackhawk Region and appreciate everything they have done for Badger Camp,” said Leibfried.
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 Way of Blackhawk Region, as Badger Camp does not receive any state or federal funding.
            The United Way of Blackhawk Region responded to the needs Wisconsin Badger Camp and will allow all of Badger Camp’s Rock County campers the opportunity to come to a week of summer camp.  Because of the United Way of Blackhawk Region 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. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation Donates to Badger Camp



Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation Supports Wisconsin Badger Camp


Wisconsin Badger Camp is the proud recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation.  This grant will be used to provide Camperships to campers Racine County that are on strict or limited incomes from. With the help of the Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, Wisconsin Badger Camp will be able to serve approximately 900 individuals this year regardless of the severity of their disability or ability to pay the requested camp fee.

 By providing outdoor recreational experiences such as fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and arts & crafts, Wisconsin Badger Camp brings the tradition of outdoor recreational experiences to people of any ability or age regardless of one’s financial situation. 

 “It costs over $900 to host a camper for one week at camp, though we only request a fee of $700. The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation has provided us with a grant to help individuals come to camp regardless of their financial situation,” Wisconsin Badger Camp Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “The continued support of the Marjorie L. Christiansen has been instrumental in continuing our Campership Program and we are extremely grateful for their support,” 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. Camp starts June 9 and runs through August 14.  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.