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Our goal is to continue to offer Camp HOPE weekends free of charge to all families. There are many ways that you can help us make that happen.

Financial Support
Fundraising is an essential part of Camp HOPE operations. Funds are raised through a variety of ways including donations through the generosity of clubs, organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals. Please consider donating as a group or individual if you are able. Camp HOPE is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. All donations in cash and in kind are tax deductible. 

Please note: If you would like us to notify someone of your donation in memory or honor of a loved one, please email and include this information, 1) the name of the person who you are honoring and 2) the name and mailing address of the family. Thank you!











If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to Camp HOPE and mail to us at
Camp HOPE, P.O. Box 84, Amherst, WI 54406.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for wonderful people to join our list of volunteers. Please contact to receive a volunteer application or click here if you are interested in helping us during a Camp HOPE weekend.

Material Donations

We also have the occasional need of donated items for arts & crafts projects and sporting goods on hand for outdoor play. Please contact for a list of items needed.



Special Thanks To All Our 2020 Donors:


Abbvie YourCause, Piano, TX

Allan Drake, Sun Prairie

Ann Hamus, Wisconsin Rapids

Ann Larsen, Plover

Arnott Lions Club, Stevens Point

Ashwaubenon Lioness Club, Green Bay

Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee

Barb & John Munson, Stevens Point

Bethlehem Lutheran School, Sheboygan

Bob & Jean Morris, Stevens Point

Bob & Patti Tomlinson , Junction City

Bob & Shirley Drake, Kronenwetter

Brad Duckworth, Plover

Brian & Amy Formella, Stevens Point

Bruce & Cathy Bandow, Plover

Cara Dowsett, Scandinavia

Carmen Duran, Marshfield

Cathie & Randy Ruder, Kronenwetter

Cecile Even, Richland Center

Char Creske, Mosinee

Charity Schubert, Menasha

Community Foundation of Fox Valley, Appleton

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin,


Curtis Hossman, Lodi

Cyndi Hovland, Hudson

Daniel & Theresa O'Leary, Wausau

Darrin & Kayla Murphy, Mequon

Dave & Mary Eckholm, Stevens Point

David & Rebecca Saffold, Wausau

Don & Tina Peters, Stevens Point

Donna Anderson, Madison

Dori & John Jury, Stevens Point

Dr. Edwin May, Stevens Point

Ed & Sharon Bettinger, Plain

Eden Lions Club, Eden

Edgar & Mary Verkest, Stevens Point

Emily Dickmann, Madison

Eric Beuerman, Madison

Frances Milburn, Watertown

Fred & Carol Hebert, Junction City

Fred & Jeanne Groos, Stevens Point

Gene & June Johnson, Stevens Point

George Davidson, Stevens Point

Green Bay Packers Foundation, Green Bay

Greg & Karen Suski, Stevens Point

Hancock Lions, Hancock

Herb Kohl Philanthropies, Milwaukee

Iola Lioness, Iola

Jack & Sue Bennett, Plover

Jacquelyn Oliveira, Wauwatosa

James & Cathy Martin, Stevens Point

Jeff & Paula Spende, Watertown

Jeff Zabel, Stevens Point

Jennifer Taylor, Windsor

Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Fund- Community

     Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Jim & Barbara Deweerd, Stevens Point

Jim & Diana Costigan, Junction City

Jim & Kathleen Warner, Stevens Point

Jim & Marianne Potter, Plover

Jim & Stephanie Kuerschner, Oshkosh

Jim Schuh, Plover

Joanne & Mike Madigan, Avon, Indiana

Joe & Peg Tomlinson, Mosinee

Joe Zei, Almond

John & Barb Munson, Stevens Point

Karen & Wayne Wittman, Appleton

Kathleen Borseth, Madison

Kathleen Mitchell, Lake Tomahawk

Ken Kazmierczak, Plymouth

Ken Simmons, Waukesha

Kraemer Bros., Inc., Plain

Larry Uglow, Burlington

Linda & Dennis Nash, Stevens Point

Linda Hugdahl, Madison

Linda Leindecker, Plover

Lionel & Joanne Baxter, Avoca

Lioness of Greater Kenosha

Liz Kammer, Stevens Point

Lorraine Steffens, Seymour

Marcia Doll, Sun Prairie

Mariah Singer-Brown, Amherst

Marie Joers, West Bend

Marilyn Allen, Stevens Point

Marshfield Clinic Volunteer Program, Marshfield

Martha Loy, Madison

Mary & Allen Jacobson, Plover

Mary & Bob Berard, Stevens Point

Matthews Children's Foundation- Two Northshore

     Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Maureen McNulty Panke, St. Paul, MN

Maureen Noteboom, Wausau

McCaslin Lioness, Lakewood

Menasha Corporation Foundation, Neenah

Meta Bobbe

Morgan Washburn, Bel Air, MD

Mukwonago Lions, Mukwonago

Nancy Page, Stevens Point

New Directions Counseling, Stevens Point

Nick Milburn, New York, NY

Norm & Linda Knauf, Weston

Oscar & Kathy Rosendahl, Spring Grove, MN

Pat & Delores Van de Hey, DePere

Paul Dahlen, Amherst Junction

Phil & Ellen Puerling, Mequon

Randy Derbick, Wausau

Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation

Roberta Ashby, Williams Bay & Aurora Health Care

Roger Clark, Franklin

RoseMary Schmitz, Wausau

Sally Litka, Eau Claire

Sheryl Hawkins, Kenosha & Aurora Health Care

Shuda Funeral Chapel, Stevens Point

St. Francis Xavier School, Appleton

Steve Kehm, Wautoma

Stevens Point Area Catholic Cemetery Assoc., Inc.,

     Stevens Point

Susan & Bruce Balisterri, Elkhart Lake

Susan & Robert Russo, Arlington, VA

Teresa Wolkowski, Baraboo

Teri & Bill Jenkins, Stevens Point

Tim & Laurel Jaeke, Hartford

Tom & Soni Kraemer, Plain

Tomorrow River Lioness, Amherst

Troy & Renee Suski, Monona

United Way of Dane County, Madison

Victor & Christine Anthony Family Foundation,


Wagner-Essman Care Foundation, Burlington

Waupaca Area Community Foundation & Community

     Foundation of Fox Valley, Appleton

Wisconsin Club Managers, Milwaukee


In Memory

Matt & Vicki Beglinger, Mount Horeb, in memory of

     Emma Mertens

Jim & Marie Neider, Plain, in memory of Bill Hutter, 

     Charles Ruhland, Tony Ringer, Tony Prem, Harold

     Emerson, Mary Catherine Feiner, Dick Marino, Robert

     Gates, Gordy Marchianda, Helen Schulte, Jean

     Richards, Elyene Alt, Florence Heiser, Caroline

     Ederer, Marge Kruce, Ann Gerothanas, James Bindl,

     Irene Berry, Bill Haag, Millie Ring, Joanne Nachreiner,

     Bill Emer, Dorothy Alt, Mike Hetzel, Margorie Kraemer

     Cloherty, Vi Paulus, Richard Carver, Pat McClusky,

     Rick Lauvinger, Steven Matteson, Eugene Neuheisel

Gerald Ring, Madison, in memory of Ted Hagen


Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, in memory of Arnie

     Vanden Boomen

Lydia Rose Hummel Dosmann Education, Inc.,

     Milwaukee, in memory of Lydia

Deri Ament Memorial: 

     Darci Ament, Seaside, CA

     Kathleen Madison, Madison

     Lee Ann Emerson, Fort Myers, FL

     Maria Rodgers, Kingstree, SC

     Marilyn Voltz, Bararboo

     Mr. & Mrs. Scott Robertson, Long Beach, CA

     Sharon Knobel, East Troy

Pam Chehade, Spring Green, in memory of Gordy M.,

     Tony Renger, Tony Eberle, Tony Prem, 

     Dick Marino, Barbara Wolfson, Beth Anderson, Mary       Robson

Lisa Dickmann, Fond du Lac, in memory of Brian and

     Grandma Grace

Angie Nielsen, Iola, in memory of Hunter Kopchinski

Louise Kraemer Memorial:

     Alice Swinehart, Spring Green

     Anthony & Jean Blando, Washington, DC

     Barb Schmidt, Madison

     Bill & Jennifer Kraemer, Plain

     Bill & Sue Meise, Spring Green

     Bob & RuthAnn Berry, Plain

     Cindy & Jim Liegel, Plain

     Dale & Judy Hottmann, Spring Green

     Dennis & Charlotte Olson, Spring Green

     Doug & Steph Kraemer, Spring Green

     Ed & Sharon Bettinger, Plain

     Elspeth Tibbetts, Sturgeon Bay

     Greg & Janet Kraemer, Plain

     Herb & Linda Paulus, Plain

     Jan Sloan, Fall Creek

     Jenny & Keith Long, Wichita, KS

     Jerry & MaryLou Baryenbruch, Spring Green

     Jim & Marie Neider, Plain

     Jim & Michaeleen Everson, Avoca

     John & Charlotte Dischler, Plain

     Julie & Jerry McClimans, Sauk City

     Kathleen McDonald, Spring Green

     Kraemer Bros., Inc., Plain

     Kristen & Mark Schoenmann, Prairie du Sac

     Magdalene Lomasney, Plain

     Mary Jo & Rod Peterson, Sauk City

     Mary Jon & Tom Hauge, Prairie du Sac

     Maureen Kraemer, Plain

     Randy Diehl, Prairie du Sac

     Rita & Paul Marit, Spring Green

     Steven & Patricia Barritt, Sauk City

     Teresa & Dan Lins, Plain

     The Kraemer Co., Plain

     Tim and Jeanne Taylor, Prairie du Sac

     Walter & Audray Gerber, Plain

Maureen Houlihan, Stevens Point, in memory of Brendan 



Vicky Wittman, Appleton, in memory of Joe Steffens

Mary Twohig, Campbellsport, in memory of Brian Leider

     and in honor of Henry Golde

Rebecca Salvesen, Hatley, in memory of Matt Salvesen

Dennis Yecke, Red Wing, MN, in memory of Donald



Richard Frame, Fort Atkinson, in memory of Dan Hebert

Kathy Mitchell, Mukwonago, in memory of Henry Golde

Roz Boville, Greenfield, in memory of James M.

     Robertson, Mark E. Metzner, Ramona L. Robertson


Jewell Associates Engineers Inc., Spring Green, in

     memory of Norm Kraemer

Rita Ross, Lewisville, NC, in memory of David Persichini


Bernice Weber Memorial:

     Alice Swinehart, Spring Green

     Audray & Walt Gerber,Plain

     Charlotte & John Dischler, Plain

     Cheryl Alt, Middleton

     Elvy Weiss, Plain

     Jerry & Mary Lou Baryenbruch, Spring Green

     Lowell & Kathryn Roisum, Wadena, MN

     Robert & Joann Nachreiner, Spring Green

Jacqueline & Gary Nachreiner, Spring Green, in memory

     of Jack Jinkins

Polly Kraemer, Plain, in memory of Bill Haag

Beverly Cull, Pewaukee, in memory of Patrick J. May

Margie Billings, Muscoda, in memory of Laurie Balk, Jill


Bonnie Bretl Memorial:

     Amelia Thompson, Waunakee

     Bretl Irrevocable Asset Trust, Union Grove

     Carol Mills, Oswego, IL

     Charles Reich, Franksville

     David & Abigail Frank, Whitefish Bay

     David & Diane Henderson, Kansasville

     Elaine Blohm, Waupun

     Joe & Pam Alby, Union Grove

     Judith Neuman, Bloomington, MN

     Laurel Rybka, Franksville

     Michael & Evelyn Dickmann, Milwaukee

     Stephen & Lorie Kanetzke, Racine


Donna Ochsner, Plain, in memory of Dan Alft and Harold

     Clark Jr.

Melvin Levy, Spring Green, in memory of Alice Jane


Jim Phillips, Eau Claire, in memory of Bill Haag


Vi Paulus Memorial:

     Herb & Linda Paulus, Plain

     Shari Diehl & Vi Paulus Family, Plain

Amy Singer, Shrewsbury, MA, in memory of Ari Porat



In Honor Of

James & Martha Robertson, Springfield, VA, in honor of

     Diane Metzner, Rosalind Boville

Bob's Electric of Wausau, Wausau, in honor of Jeanette




Jeanette Carlson, Wausau, in honor of Camp HOPE

     kitchen staff




Special Appreciation For Our Fundraisers


   Casting For HOPE, Brookfield

     Camp HOPE Classic Golf Tournament, Stevens Point

     Slopes for Hope at Homestead High School, Mequon

     Wisconsin Club Managers Golf Tournament,


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Things I know because of Mom:
“Always snuggle babies, whenever and wherever you can.
Bread is best when it's warm.
Traveling makes you a smarter and better person.
It's perfectly okay to call someone you love ‘Lil Bugger’ or ‘Bootsie’.
Treat your son or daughter in law well and you make your child happy.
People in all walks of life deserve your respect.
Reading is the best teacher.
There is always time for your child.
Compassion for people who are suffering, locally or far away.
How loved a smile of welcome makes a person feel."

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