Congratulations to our campers from the previous summer who received the Anchor Award and Gold or Silver Paddles (or Birchbarks) and who entered the Hall of Fame. To see a cumulative list of those that have received the previously mentioned awards please follow the below links.

Gold & Silver Paddle Anchor Award Hall of Fame

2017 Recognitions

Anchor Awards

Since the summer of 1984, the Anchor Award has been given typically to two campers (one boy and one girl) each session who are caring, responsible and who exhibit the qualities of a good leader and role model. The recipients of the Anchor Award are chosen by the admin from a list of campers, nominated by the counselors, that highlight the people of strong character who are leaders in the camp community.To be eligible for the Anchor Award you must have been a camper for at least 5 weeks. 

2017 Anchor Award Recipients 

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1st Session:  Grant Altenhofen & Edie Newman

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2nd Session: Patrick O'Keefe & Dauphine Villedey 

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3rd Session: Joe Munkeby & Mae Munkeby, Mimi Geller

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4th Session: Mason Meccia, Abel Perez & Emma Ryan, Riley Peterson

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Camp Foley Hall of Fame was started in 1997. The Hall of Fame provides a way for campers and staff that have spent 10 summers at Foley to share their experiences with the Foley community and to be recognized for their time at camp. This recognition doesn't hinge on a camper receiving activity awards or being the most recognizable person in camp. All that is required is a love for Camp Foley and a willingness to share that love with others. 

This summer was a busy one for Hall of Fame inductees as we saw our largest class ever of 11 total campers and staff become apart of this group. The 11 campers and staff inducted this summer were Grant Altenhofen, Karli Ryan, Emma Ryan, Mae Munkeby, Joe Munkeby, Taylor Costas, Sara Kruempelstaedter, Regina Flores, Sarah Gibbs, Liv Sieff, and Thomas Schroeder.

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2017 Bridge Crossing

Summer 2017 was also an active one for Bridge Crossings as well. There were 28 campers and staff that joined Bridge Crossing by completing their 500-word, "What Camp Foley Means to Me" essay! Congratulations: Carmen Campbell, Jessica Peters, Jillian Oncay, Paloma Corona, Nick Zeh, Raleigh Mann, Russell Bransfield, Eli King-Bond, Emmet King-Bond, Espe Garcia-Cirilo, Aria Mahan-Cleveland, Dani Orta, Celi Mouret, Avery Opland, Louise Rose, Mason Meccia, Kate Norman, Parker Reed, Faith Roche, Jake Ryan, Tee Frank, Mimi Geller, Joe Munkeby, Regina Flores, Emma Ryan, Karli Ryan, Grant Altenhofen, and Sarah Gibbs.

Buoy Award

A ribbon (official) award must be earned in each of the following award areas in order to earn your Buoy: Archery, Biking, Campcraft, Canoeing, Climbing, Diving, Fencing, Riflery, Sailing, Snorkeling, Swimming, Tennis, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding and Windsurfing.

 An orange ring buoy hangs in the dining hall showcasing the people who have completed this award and we were able to add quite a few names this year since the inaugural winner, Jens Damgaard, first got things started in 2015. And what a summer it was for the bouy award as we saw the youngest recipient as well as the first girl recipients be awarded!

The 2017 Bouy Award recipients this year were Nick Zeh, Martin Dieck, Grant Altenhofen, Emmet Shuman, Paloma Corona, Walker Mullin, Avery Opland, and Faith Roche. Congrats to all of our Bouy Award recipients!   

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2016 Recognitions

Silver Paddle

Since the summer of 1968, the Gold and Silver Paddles (Voyageur Awards) have been given out as the highest honor that a camper may earn. The Gold Paddle is for campers 13 and older and the Silver Paddle is for campers 12 and younger.

To receive this award, a camper must obtain a high level of achievement in a variety of activity areas (including completing many of the top awards offered). This camper must also show a high level of leadership and dedication to Foley's mission and be a positive role model in the camp community. 

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The Birchbark Award is given to campers who complete half of the Gold or Silver Paddle requirements. 

We would like to congratulate Shef West, who became just the 46th recipient in 47 years to earn his Silver Paddle Award!

During 4th session, the Olympic Games were going on in Rio de Janeiro. Each evening our CITs would do an update to let the campers and staff know highlights of the events that had happened that day, as well as overall medal counts. During one such update, Alli and Marie interrupted with a special announcement. There was a medalist here at camp that also needed announcing. Shef was surprised when his name was called and he was brought to the front to receive his Silver Paddle.

Awards Shef completed for his Silver Paddle: Bowman Sharpshooter (Archery), Basic Canoeing, Target Shooter #4 (Riflery), Seaman (Sailing), Shark (Swimming), Advanced Beginner (Tennis), Board Award (Windsurfing), Biner (Climbing), DNR Boat and Water Safety, Springboard (Diving) and Muskrat (Snorkeling). He also attended Floor Hockey, Crafts, Shop, and Paintball classes.   

Anchor Awards

Since the summer of 1984, the Anchor Award has been given to two campers (one boy and one girl) each session who are caring, responsible and who exhibit the qualities of a good leader and role model. The recipient of the Anchor Award are chosen by their peers and counselors because they are people of strong character who are leaders in the camp community.To be eligible for the Anchor Award you must have been a camper for at least 5 weeks. 

2016 Anchor Award Recipients 

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Camp Foley Hall of Fame was started in 1997. The Hall of Fame provides a way for campers and staff that have spent 10 summers at Foley to share their experiences with the Foley community and to be recognized for their time at camp. This recognition doesn't hinge on a camper receiving activity awards or being the most recognizable person in camp. All that is required is a love for Camp Foley and a willingness to share that love with others. 

Campers inducted into the Hall of Fame have previously joined Bridge Crossing by writing their "What Camp Foley Means to Me" essay and have also completed a biography sheet about their ten (or more) summers at camp. 

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Left to right: Claudia Leon de la Vega, Nick Goldman, Nick Kronschnabel and Maddie Lorentzen

2016 Bridge Crossing

In 2016, 12 campers and staff joined Bridge Crossing by completing their 500-word, "What Camp Foley Means to Me" essay! Congratulations: Alex Mann, Charles Nelson, Charlotte Dixon, Emily Guckeen, Griffin Curran, John Turner, Joe Henkhaus, Ken Hollenbeck, Meili Hill, Nick Goldman, Patrick Igo, Traci Lueth

 

2015 Recognitions

Since the summer of 1968, the Gold and Silver Paddles (Voyageur Awards) have been given out as the highest honor that a camper may earn. The Gold Paddle is for campers 13 and older and the Silver Paddle is for campers 12 and younger. To receive this award, a camper must obtain a high level of achievement in a variety of activity areas (including completing many of the top awards offered). This camper must also show a high level of leadership and dedication to Foley's mission and be a positive role model in the camp community. 

2015 Gold Paddle 

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This summer we were proud to award the first Gold Paddle in 9 years to Thomas M. Bryan Jr.  Thomas attended Foley for 6 weeks this summer with the goal of completing his Paddle. After a lot of hard work, and support from his fellow campers and the Foley staff, he completed earned his Gold Paddle! Congrats to Thomas on this huge accomplishment!

Awards Thomas completed for his Gold Paddle: Silver Bow Archer 1st Class (Archery), Top Rock (Biking), Advanced Canoe, Flying Eagle (Diving), Advanced Intermediate (Tennis), Skipper (Sailing), Expert (Waterskiing), Rock Jock (Climbing), 4 weeks or more of the LIT/CIT program, DNR Boating Water Safety, Beaver (Snorkeling), 6 hours of Nature Classes, 6 hours of Paintball Classes and 6 hours of Team Sports.

Thomas is only the 22nd recipient of the Gold Paddle since its start in 1968.

 

 2015 Silver Birchbark Awards

In addition to the Gold and Silver Paddle, The Birchbark Award is given to campers who complete at least half of the Gold or Silver Paddle requirements. 

This summer we had three campers who earned this award, becoming just the 49th, 50th and 51st campers to do so since 1984.

Congrats to John Turner, Shef West and Jillian Oncay!

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Buoy Award

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New to Foley in 2015 is an award that honors kids who are well rounded in the activities, earning at least one official "Ribbon Award" in each activity area in which ribbon awards are available. An orange ring buoy will now hang in the dining hall listing the people who have completed this award.

A ribbon (official) award must be earned in each of the following award areas in order to earn your Buoy: Archery, Biking, Campcraft, Canoeing, Climbing, Diving, Fencing, Riflery, Sailing, Snorkeling, Swimming, Tennis, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding and Windsurfing.

We would like to congratulate Jens Damgaard on being the first ever honoree!  In his 7 years at Foley, Jens completed 46 awards including one in each activity.

Without knowing this was an award he could even earn, Jens made the decision to take Biking during his final sign up at camp (he is 16 so has now completed his time as a camper) knowing that he needed to just complete one more award to reach his personal goal of an award in each activity. He earned his Pedal Pusher. He was surprised at campfire with the honor of the newly enacted Buoy Award. Congrats Jens! 

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

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2015 Bridge Crossing

In 2015, 14 campers and staff joined Bridge Crossing by completing their 500-word, "What Camp Foley Means to Me" essay! Congratulations: Siri Shropshire, Jack Failor, Paige Harrington, Veronica Turner, Maggie Schmoker, Mia Stenberg, Elliot Code, Macy Zins, Jordi Brown, Martin Dieck, Preston Johnson, Yvonne Combs, John Combs, and Julia Goldman.

2015 Anchor Award Recipients 

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