Glenwood's Camp Getschow

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Established in 1948 exclusively for Glenwood students, Camp Getschow gives children the opportunity to develop or enhance their outdoor camping and recreational interests, experiences and abilities in a safer, fun and structured environment. Camp Getschow is located on 180 heavily wooded acres on Blaisdell Lake in Loretta, Wisconsin, near the Chequamegon National Forest.  The camp program teaches students skills in archery, sailing, canoeing, fishing, boating, and swimming, plus evening activities that promote teamwork and sportsmanship. A key component of the camp is learning or improving on these skills, and demonstrating their mastery in events at the end of each session. Campers receive various awards, trophies and recognition for their effort, improvement, sportsmanship and performance.

Camp facilities include 10 cabins, a dining hall, gymnasium, lodge, health center, staff and guest quarters, laundry, storage and maintenance buildings. Campers pay only their regular monthly tuition. Camp Getschow staff includes the Camp Director, Program Staff, and International Counseling Staff, from the Camp America Program, which helps Glenwood campers learn first-hand about diversity, as they interact with people from many different cultures. Staff is very health and safety conscious, as all directors and counseling staff are American Red Cross certified lifeguards and most are American Red Cross certified wilderness first responders. The camp also compliments Glenwood Academy by training the camp staff to promote positive behavior and teach social skills to the campers.

Your donation is critical to the continued operation of Camp Getschow. As a community supported organization, Glenwood relies on the commitment of friends like you to help make camp a reality. Just look at what you can do:

  • $50 purchases arts and crafts supplies.
  • $75 sponsors a child for one day.
  • $500 sponsors a child for one week.
  • $1,000 sponsors a child for two weeks.
  • $1,500 sponsors a child for three weeks.
  • $3,750 sponsors the entire camp for the one day.

For more information, contact Claire Griffith, Individual Giving Manager, at (708) 756-5102 or cgriffith@glenwoodacademy.org.

 

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