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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.