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Monday, May 23, 2016

Badger Camp Receives Grant from the Capital Times Kids Fund, Inc.



     Wisconsin Badger Camp is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from The Capital Times Kids Fund, Inc. This grant will financially support 22 youth with developmental disabilities from Dane County who attend Wisconsin Badger Camp. 




     The Capital Times Kids Fund carefully evaluates grant requests from non-profit organizations, distributing those gifts to serve the needs of kids and their families in Dane County. This summer, there will be 223 total campers from Dane County, including the 22 youth. 




     The Kids Fund’s generous contribution towards the 22 youth with developmental disabilities from Dane County plays a vital role in the success of Badger Camp by giving these children the opportunity to come to camp and participate in outdoor recreational activities regardless of their financial situation. 




      “We greatly appreciate the continued support from The Capital Times Kids Fund,” Development Director, Kayla Leibfried said. “We would not be able to continue our Campership Program and financial assistance to our campers without the help of foundations like The Capital Times Kids Fund,” 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. 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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

$1,650 Grant to Wisconsin Badger Camp from Oshkosh Area Community Foundation



Wisconsin Badger Camp is the proud recipient of a $1,650 grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.  This grant will help support our 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. 

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.  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.