Congratulations to our campers 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

2019 Recognitions

Silver Paddle Award

Yerhot JackJack Yerhot did it! He became the 47th recipient of the coveted Silver Paddle Voyager Award. Jack earned his Birchbark Award (half way to the paddle) last summer and was able to complete the Silver Paddle this summer!

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.

Here is a list of awards that Jack earned inorder to get his Silver Paddle. Bowman Sharp Shooter in Archery, Basic Canoeing, TS 4 in Riflery, Seaman in Sailing, Advanced Beginner in Tennis, Board Award in Windsurfing, Biner in Climbing, Springboard in Diving, Basic Foil in Fencing and Muskrat in Snorkeling. He also had to take a minimum of 6 periods of Fishing, 6 periods of Paintball, and get his DNR Boat and Water Safety Certification. Way to go, Jack!

 Birchbark Award

As mentioned above briefly, the Birchbark Award is given to a camper who completes half of the requirements of either the Gold or Silver Paddle Award. This installment of the Voyager Award is to recognize the progress in a camper's attempt to complete the Voyager Award.

This summer we had 3 campers earn their respective Birchbark Award! Congratulations to Meghan Krayer and Ellie Ottem who became the 52nd and 53rd, respecitvely, recipients of the Silver Birchbark Award (campers age 12 and younger). And congratulations to Julian Oncay who became the 34th recipient of their Gold Birchbark Award (campers age 13-16). Julian also earned her Silver Birchbark Award in 2015. Pictured below from left to right is Meghan, Ellie and Jillian. Way to go girls! 

2019 Birchbarks

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.

2019 Anchor Award Recipients

1st Session: Emmet King-Bond & Joey Degori

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2nd Session: Ryan Heymans & Ella Cherveny 

Anchor Award 2nd Session

3rd Session: Owen Claymon & Faith Roche

Anchor Award 3rd Session

4th Session: Max Corona & Sydney Bispala, Jillian Oncay

Anchor Award 4th Session

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

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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 and completion of their Bridge Crossing Essay. 

This summer we had 3 more members join the Camp Foley Hall of Fame! We had a varitey of camper years, octo years and staff years all make up the required year experience for our inductees. Our Hall of Fame Class is growing and we are happy to see so many people in their commitment to Foley and our camping experience. Join us in congratulating our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees, Joe Henkaus, Alyssa Ruhland, and Elliott Newman. Pictured left, left to right.

 

2019 Bridge Crossing

When you have attended camp for 5 or more years you are eligible to write a 500-word essay entitled "What Camp Means to Me" to become apart of Bridge Crossing. Campers and Staff who have written their essay and attended for atleast 5 years, have the opportunity to then read their essay during thier session at camp. After reading their essay, they sign a piece of cloth that gets pinned to a banner that hangs in the dining hall on display for all to see! This summer we had 32 campers and staff join our Bridge Crossing family.  A huge congrats to our 2019 Bridge Crossing class: Jordan Anderson, Thomas Bryan, Alex Capell, Polo Corona, Finn Emerson, Ivars Emerson, Kate Foster, Fran Garcia, Joe Harrington, Wally Jirele, Jack Kellogg, Will Kellogg, Grace Krasny, Meghan Krayer, Addie Lillo, Payton Lillo, Yanina Mohn, Lexi Neumann, Adan Owens, Sophia Rauenhorst, Jeff Rumpf, Ben Scholtz, Helen Shearon, Maria Turner, Tomy Turner, Marina Webb, Billy Weiss, Mac West, Henry Whelan, Annabelle Whitaker, Richie Witzel, and Anna Zarilli. 

Buoy Award

An orange ring buoy hangs in the dining hall showcasing the people who have completed their Buoy Award. Inaugural winner, Jens Damgaard, first got things started in 2015 and was back this summer on staff! Each year it seems as though this award gains more and more steam, with efforts abounding as many campers chased after this still new and very coveted award. This past summer we had 7 campers earn thier Buoy Award! Below is a summary of what it takes to earn the Buoy and who our recipients are.

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

2019 Buoy Award Recipients: Carson Cherveny, Will Henkhaus, Finn Emerson, Espe Garcia, Aidan Bispala, Jake Ryan, and Jack Yerhot.

2019 Buoy

 

 

2018 Recognitions

2018 Anchor Award Recipients

1st Session: Eli King-Bond & Casey Stocking                                               

  Anchor Award 1st Session  

2nd Session: Ryan Gallagher, Ken Hollenbeck & Raleigh Mann, Mia Stenberg

Anchor Award 2nd Session

3rd Session: Joe Henkhaus, Henrik Schleisman & Annie Heinritz

Anchor Award 3rd Session

4th Session: Auggie Tell & Julia Lucas

Anchor Award 4th Session

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

We had 5 more members join the Camp Foley Hall of Fame! A clean sweep for the ladies, we had a varitey of camper years, octo years and staff years all make up the required year experience for our inductees. Our Hall of Fame Class is growing and we are happy to see so many people in their commitment to Foley and our camping experience. Join us in congratulating our 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees, Traci Haglund (Lueth), Ellie Scheid, Riley Peterson, Mia Hill and Annie Epstein. 

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Listed from left to right: Traci, Ellie, Riley, Mia and Annie.  

2018 Bridge Crossing

When you have attended camp for 5 or more years you are eligible to write a 500-word essay entitled "What Camp Means to Me" to become apart of Bridge Crossing. Campers and Staff who have written their essay and attended for atleast 5 years, have the opportunity to then read their essay during thier session at camp. After reading their essay, they sign a piece of cloth that gets pinned to a banner that hangs in the dining hall on display for all to see! This summer we had 22 campers and staff join our Bridge Crossing family.  A huge congrats to our 2018 Bridge Crossing class: Olivia Boyd, Luca Cervenka, Owen Claymon, Max Corona, John Costello, Louie Epstein, Betsy Fries, Caitlin Gallagher, Grace Hanavan, Will Henkhaus, Vivian Lakotas, Julia Lucas, Emma Mardosz, Robby McMahon, Simon McMahon, Gabe Mendoza, Kieran O'Connell, Sofia Ortiz, Riley Peterson, Kenna Quam, Tessa Stephenson and Casey Stocking. 

Buoy Award

An orange ring buoy hangs in the dining hall showcasing the people who have completed their Buoy Award. Inaugural winner, Jens Damgaard, first got things started in 2015 and was back this summer on staff! Coming off of a strong year in 2017, efforts were plentiful as many campers chased after this still new and very coveted award as less than 12 people have earned it

A ribbon (official) award must be earned in each of the following award areas in order to earn your Buoy Award: Archery, Biking, Campcraft, Canoeing, Climbing, Diving, Fencing, Riflery, Sailing, Snorkeling, Swimming, Tennis, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding and Windsurfing. Below are our 2 Buoy recipients this year becoming just the 10th and 11th campers to earn the award!

2018 Buoy Award Recipients: Owen Claymon & Abbe Colgan

  Buoy Award Winners

Silver Birchbark Award

Yerhot Jack Birchbark


During 4th Session we were able to give out an award that hasn't been earned since 2015!
Jack Yerhot completed his Silver Birchbark Award! 

 The Birchbark Award is given to campers who complete half of the Gold or Silver Paddle requirements. Depending on the camper's age determines whether the award is Gold (13-16) or Silver (12 & under). Jack's ultimate goal is the Silver Paddle as he will have 1 more year to complete it. The Silver Paddle is the highest activity award for 12 & under as it requires a high level achievement in a variety of awards and activities as well as shown leadership and dedication to Foley's mission and positive camp community. The Silver Birchbark Award is a great metric of achievement and for encouraging on to complete fully, the Silver Paddle. Congratulations, Jack!!

 

 

2017 Recognitions

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

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!   

Buoy Winners

 

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

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