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Camp Nicolet Foundation

The Camp Nicolet Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, non-stock organization established in 2002, in honor of Camp Nicolet founders Ann & Wendall Schrader.  The Christopher Starz Leadership Memorial Fund was established in 2006 as a subsidiary of the Foundation.

Mission

  • Enhance the education, socialization, & maturation of individuals through participation & instruction in outdoor activities.
  • Support the maintenance, protection, and quality of Franklin Lake & the Nicolet National Forest, and other environmental actions consistent with these purposes.

structure & goals

  • Ann & Wendall Schrader Campership Fund
    • Financially assists young women (ages 7-17) who would not otherwise be able to experience a summer at camp.
    • Goal: raise $70,000 USD of support annually.
    • Donate Here – please specify your gift is for the Campership Fund
  • Christopher Starz Leadership Memorial Fund – WATCH VIDEO
    • Subsidizes Northpoint Adventures wilderness tripping programs, offered as part of Camp Nicolet summer programming.
    • Financially assists young women (ages 10-17) who would not otherwise be able to experience a wilderness trip.
    • Goal: raise $25,000 USD of support annually.
    • Donate Here – please specify your gift is for the Leadership Memorial Fund
  • Forest Meadow Campaign – WATCH VIDEO
    • Financially assists in the restoration & rehabilitation of a flood-damaged area at Camp Nicolet.
    • Facilitates outdoor education programs; organic gardening, planting trees, butterfly habitat, and pond ecosystem.
    • Facilitates additional physical activities; disc golf, expanded outdoor green space & group activity field.
    • Goal: raise $25,000 USD of support annually, until complete in 2028/29.
    • Donate Here – please specify your gift benefits the Forest Meadow Campaign
  • Camper & Staff Wellness Initiative
    • Supports Camper & Staff emotional and behavioral wellness by subsidizing the Wellness Coordinator position.
    • Wellness Coordinator provides educational tools for Staff, enhancing working relationships with Campers.
    • Wellness Coordinator assists with camper social & emotional success, elevating the camp experience.
    • Wellness Coordinator provides additional interfacing with parents through updates & check-ins.
    • Goal: raise $20,000 USD of support annually.
    • Donate Here – please specify your gift benefits the Wellness Initiative

Every Gift Matters

Donations to the Camp Nicolet Foundation generally, or one of the specific initiatives outlined above, provide a quality & positively impactful camp experience.  A session at camp, or an entire summer, results in precious memories, lifetime friendships, and skills needed to be a leader in today’s ever-changing world.  Time spent in the outdoors enhances a child’s emotional & spiritual growth, self-confidence, problem-solving abilities, and physical health.  Camp Nicolet and Northpoint Adventures programs offer an ideal environment full of opportunities to develop social and physical lifetime skills.

Please help the Foundation meet an annual goal of $140,000 USD.  Every tax-deductible contribution of any amount positively impacts the experience a young women has at camp or on a wilderness trip.

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Making a Difference

Giving takes on many forms.  We recognize some may rather give their time or talents to Camp Nicolet or Northpoint Adventures, and subsequently to the experiences Campers & Staff have each summer.  Here are some additional ways to make a positive difference:

  • Join the team at an annual Volunteer Weekend
  • Assist with Staff Training, pre-season (lead a lecture or skills-based session)
  • Donate a tangible item (sports equipment, tennis racket, water skis, lifejackets, etc.) to an activity area at camp
  • Donate operations & facilities supplies (cleaning & janitorial supplies, paint & stain, laundry detergent, linens, etc.)
  • Apply to lead a Northpoint Adventures trip as an adult or alumni leader
  • Contact Jeremy Starz, Owner & Director of Camp Nicolet for more information

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Board of Directors

The active Camp Nicolet Foundation Board of Directors includes:

  • Georgianna Schrader Starz, President & CEO – Camp Nicolet Foundation
  • William “Jeremy” Starz, Vice-President & Secretary – Camp Nicolet Foundation
  • Robert “Bob” Hollmann, Board Member
  • Barbara “Barb” Hollmann, Board Member

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“Nicolet means making new friends, trying new things.  It means water skiing, having fun and learning something new everyday. Nicolet makes me feel at a home away from home. Everyone at Nicolet is really kind and gets along. It’s really fun. Everyone there feels like family.” – Camp Nicolet Camper

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