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.
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.
The Gold Paddle
Since 1968, only 22 campers (13+) have successfully completed all of the requirements for the Gold Paddle!
|1968||Rob Schmid||1969||Joe Conlin||1974||Greg Moffett|
|1976||Peter Kronschnabel||1977||Tim Moffett||1980||Mike Lindsey|
|1982||Brian Walsh||1984||Ted Kronschnabel||1985||Lisa Richardson|
|1985||Martin Perez||1985||Mike Norman||1985||Jorge Meckelein|
|1987||Andrew Mullin||1989||J.J. Monge||1990||Herbie Richardson|
|1992||Pat O'Keefe||1992||Andy Dotson||1993||Mike Monge|
|1997||Alli Faricy||1999||Mike Schmid||2006||Peter Beltz|
|2015||Thomas M. Bryan Jr.|
The Silver Paddle
Since 1969, only 46 campers (12 and under) have successfully completed all of the requirements for the Silver Paddle!
|1969||Tom Schmid||1970||Pat Conlin||1970||Bill Feeley|
|1970||Peter George||1971||Stuart Feeley||1972||Tim Mahoney|
|1973||Carl Bruce||1973||Paul Gerrard||1974||Kevin Mahoney|
|1974||Tim Moffett||1975||Paul Berg||1976||Mike Hurtgen|
|1976||Mike Lindsey||1976||Brian Snediker||1976||Gerardo Leon de la Vega|
|1977||Maureen Conlin||1977||Paul Meekin||1981||Courtney McCurdy|
|1981||Eliseo Serdan||1984||Heather Shannon||1984||Joshua Newsome|
|1986||Joel Benton||1987||Pat O'Keefe||1990||Aaron Propheter|
|1991||Tony Stone||1991||Holly Werth||1993||Alli Faricy|
|1993||Lauren Hartzell||1994||Mike Schmid||1994||Blake Dotson|
|1994||Christian Papayonpulos||1995||Steve Schmid||1995||Sarah Rhomberg|
|1997||Laura Schmid||1997||Molly Hagerman||1997||Erica Schmid|
|1999||Will Urion||2001||Peter Beltz||2004||Kylie Betlz|
|2004||Adrian Villarreal||2005||Kevin Beltz||2006||Adam Kay|
|2008||Jack Hamel||2011||Claudia Leon de la Vega||2012||Claire Hickey|