$812,000
$950,000 $850,000 $750,000 $650,000 $550,000 $450,000 $350,000 $250,000 $150,000 $50,000 $0
Campaign Complete! Complete Dining Hall Shell of Dining Hall
Donate Now!

2020 Vision Countdown

Joining together to fulfill the vision by 2020!

The Countdown to 2020 has officially begun!  The new year will ring in the final phase of the 20/20 Vision Campaign that was launched in 2017. We are announcing the “2020 Countdown” campaign, to finish the original campaign of $950,000 to complete  construction, and for the first time, host all 2020 summer camp sessions at the new, fully accessible Little Newton Lake campus.

Our staff, interns and volunteers are up for the construction challenge, but we need you to help us raise the remaining $138,000 by the end of the year.  The amount of donations contributed during the Countdown Campaign will determine the location of our 2020 summer camps. You can be the difference between a fully accessible campus that will enhance the camper and counselor experience, or the rental campus, with accessibility and maintenance issues.  Don’’t let a lack of funds for construction materials keep our campers from enjoying an accessible campground that’s as unique as they are. Through your kindness and generosity, we can change lives and bring camp to its real home on Little Newton Lake. Watch the video below to hear from our Camp Director, Tony Piantine and donate today.

Partner with us and change lives!

Partner with us to complete the vision of a fully accessible campground that’s just as creative and unique as the people who will use it. Invest today and make a long lasting and direct impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities. Your support of Camp Daniel shows people with disabilities that they are valued and loved. You can provide the opportunity for hundreds more to attend camps, retreats and events designed specifically for people who have physical and developmental disabilities. Through your kindness and generosity, we can change lives.

100% of your net donation will go to the construction
cost of finishing the Little Newton Lake Campus.

One Time Donation

Giving a one time donation can be done several ways:

Mail a check to Camp Daniel with 20/20 in the memo.  Your money goes the furthest, as there are no online fees.

Donate Online. Click the “Donate Now” button below to get started!

Other giving options: Memorial Gifts, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT or ACH), Bill Payee service, Matching funds (Many corporations match employee gifts), Churches (Speak to the missions committee of your church to include Camp Daniel in their monthly missionary giving), Planned Giving (Estate).

No matter the method of donation, all gifts to Camp Daniel are tax deductible.

Donate Now!

Monthly Giving

Monthly donations are a great way to give.  For example, you might not be able to afford a gift of $400, but if you pledge to give $20.20 for 20 months you would still be giving over $400!  Plus, we make it easy with auto withdrawals.  All donations to Camp Daniel are tax deductible

Begin Giving Monthly

Become a fundraiser

Raise money on behalf of Camp Daniel and solicite donations from your friends and family on Facebook. Facebook has made it simple for you to raise funds quickly, easily & at no cost to you.  All of the money gets sent automatically to Camp Daniel so you don’t have to worry about the financial details!

Getting started is easy and it only takes a few minutes to create your Online Fundraising Page:

  • Click Get Started Now!   or   Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your Facebook News Feed.
  • Click Raise Money.
  • Select Nonprofit/Charity
  • Select a Camp Daniel,Inc. Then choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  • Click Create – DONE!

Personalize the text and the photo on your Fundraising Page to express your connection to Camp Daniel and how it has personally affected you or the people you know.

Share the link with your friends, family, colleagues – anyone you think will help you reach your goal.

Fundraising Pages are powerful and persuasive, and you can help make a huge impact at Camp Daniel and to many people with disabilities.  Head over to Facebook now and see how easily you can become an Facebook fundraising star!

Get Started Now!

Host an event in your town!

Raise money on behalf of Camp Daniel by hosting an event in your town. We will work directly with you with marketing, answering any questions and working through any and all details.

Example events: run, brat fry, banquet, bowl-a-thon, etc.

Click the “start planning” button to send an email to Annissa Hartwig, who will be helping you brainstorm and plan your event. Please include contact information and what kind of event you would interested in hosting.

Start Planning
Naming Opportunities

Camp Daniel will recognize all contributors of donations of $100 or more.

Amount

$250,000+

$100,000-$249,999

$25,000-$99,999

$10,000-$24,999

$1,000-$9,999

$100-$999

Level

Diamond Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Copper Level

Bronze Level

Naming Opportunity

Large Building

Medium Building or Area

Small Building or Area

Road or Path

Library Book in Dining Hall

Library Book Page in Dining Hall

Capital Campaign to Finish the Vision

Camp Daniel’s capital campaign, The 20/20 Vision, will raise funds to finish construction of the Little Newton Lake Campus. God’s vision is 20/20, and we believe He is calling us to have the new Little Newton Lake Campus finished by the year 2020. With your help, we believe we can accomplish this vision and give our campers with disabilities the new, beautiful, all accessible campground that they deserve. For the past 22 years, campers with disabilities have been attending Camp Daniel summer camping programs at a rented facility. Those facilities have limited the weeks offered, variety of programming, and have been a physical challenge for everyone using the grounds. These limitations include lack of wheelchair accessibility to the lakefront, cabins, bathrooms, and recreational areas. There are recurring maintenance problems every summer that affect the campers directly. Time is of the essence, as the rented campground is becoming increasingly difficult to meet the requirements of Camp Daniel’s campers. In the meantime, the Camp Daniel staff and volunteers have been building a fully accessible campground designed especially for people with disabilities, and of such high quality to be appreciated by ALL on the facility. The disability community needs this final phase completed so Camp Daniel will no longer have to turn away applicants because of facility limitations and lack of available weeks to rent other grounds. Help us fulfill our goal of showing all people with disabilities that they have true value in the eyes of God through camps, retreats, one day events, Christian fellowship groups and residency. The completed campus will also allow Camp Daniel to rent the facilities to outside groups, thus giving the residents with disabilities the opportunity to work at the event and spread disability awareness, while supplying a revenue source that will keep summer camp costs low.

Why Now?

There has been a growing demand for a facility that better fits the needs of people with disabilities. Camp Daniel has reached a pivotal point where the uncompleted campground restricts us from meeting the growing demand of the disabled community. Approximately 10% of applicants each summer are turned away due to facility limitations at the campground that Camp Daniel rents. These limitations include lack of wheelchair accessibility to the lakefront, cabins, bathrooms, and recreational areas. There are recurring maintenance problems every summer that affect the campers directly. Time is of the essence, as the rented campground is becoming increasingly difficult to meet the requirements of Camp Daniel’s campers.

Right now my son, Jacob, cannot attend Camp Daniel because of the rented campus’s physical limitations. When the new campus is finished we will be able to send him for the very first time. He is always asking when the new camp will be finished...

-Fatherof son with Cerebral Palsy who uses a wheelchair
The Vision of a completed campus

The vision of Camp Daniel is to provide a fully accessible camping facility and a community of people with and without disabilities who are dedicated to serving alongside one another. It has been built creatively to focus on sharing the gospel and discipling people whose lives have been impacted by the disability culture. The programs offered by Camp Daniel focus on providing a broad range of opportunities to empower people with disabilities to serve each other and have an impact in their community.

The funds from The 20/20 Vision will go to projects to turn Camp Daniel from a seasonal operation to a year-round, fully accessible camp and retreat facility. Upon the completion of these projects, Camp Daniel will be able to open its doors for year-round operations. These projects include:

Dining Hall

The 8,500 square foot dining hall space will sit 200 people, which will make it among the largest banquet facilities in Marinette County. This space will also serve as a training center for people with disabilities to become banquet workers. The facility will include: main dining room, quiet room for people who are sensory sensitive, full commercial kitchen, and health center (nurses dispense medications and have area for exams); and will cost approximately $850,000.

~ $850,000

Outdoor Amphitheater

The outdoor theater will serve as the center of entertainment during nighttime activities and will sit over 500 people. At the front of the seating will be 1,000 square foot stage with a lights display and sound system. This will be used for assemblies, concerts, talent shows, chapel, community events, and weddings. The approximate cost for construction is $40,000.

~ $40,000

The Village

A group of 12, two person cabins will serve as summer housing for summer staff and interns. The cabins and shower house have been built and donated by students at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI. Required steps for completion include, preparing the grounds for permanent location of the buildings, paving walkways, installation of well, septic and plumbing, and building an overhang above the walkways. The approximate cost for completion is $20,000.

~ $20,000

Recreation Field

This 50,000 square foot playing field will be used for outdoor activities. The approximate cost of landscaping, grass, seating, and sound system for this project is $15,000.

~ $15,000

Landscaping & Grass

To provide a finished look for camp, a lawn will require seeding with other landscaping wheredeemed appropriate. The approximate cost is $5,000.

~ $5,000

Sidewalks

To make this facility fully accessible, sidewalks will need to be established and interconnected to those already in place.  The approximate cost is $20,000.

~ $20,000

Total ~ $950,000

The History of Building Camp Daniel

In 1996, Camp Daniel, Inc. was formed as a non-profit organization and purchased a former Salvation Army campground on Little Newton Lake in Athelstane, WI. Work began that year to start construction of camp. To date, the majority of the Little Newton Lake Campus has been constructed by volunteer labor, allowing the camp to extend each donation further than otherwise possible. Because of this, Camp Daniel is moving at a pace that allows the construction phases to match the available donations of money, materials and volunteer labor. In the 21 years of construction, the following have been completed:

  • Multipurpose building (includes chapel, game room,
    maintenance area, storage space, and workshop)
  • Camp Daniel office
  • Two group homes for people with cognitive disabilities
  • Arts building
  • Picnic pavilion and activity area
  • Snack stand
  • Dorm buildings
  • Nature center
  • Outdoor learning areas
  • Accessible paths
  • Reworking of the lakefront
  • Gift shop
  • Homes for Camp Daniel staff

FAQs

What is the 20/20 Vision?

Camp Daniel’s 20/20 Vision is name for the capital campaign launched to raise the funds to finish building the Little Newton Lake Campus. God’s vision is 20/20 and we believe He is calling us to have the new Little Newton Lake Campus finished by the year 2020. With your help we believe we can accomplish this vision and give our Campers with disabilities a new, beautiful, all accessible campground that they deserve.

Why now?

There has been a growing demand for a facility that better fits the needs of people with disabilities. Camp Daniel has reached a pivotal point where the uncompleted campground restricts us from meeting the growing demand of the disabled community. Approximately 10% of applicants each summer are turned away due to facility limitations at the campground that Camp Daniel rents. These limitations include lack of wheelchair accessibility to the lakefront, cabins, bathrooms, and recreational areas. There are recurring maintenance problems every summer that affect the campers directly. Time is of the essence, as the rented campground is becoming increasingly difficult to meet the requirements of Camp Daniel’s campers.

Some of the journey at Camp Daniel has been difficult, and during those times of walking blindly through the dark
ness of struggle, we have learned that God’s vision is always 20/20. He will bring someone along to fulfill His purpose and lead us towards Him. But it is only in looking back that our vision becomes, as the old saying goes: 20/20 in hindsight! Camp Daniel is what it is because God has a plan and has imparted a vision for His work.

We ask that you pray and work with us for the fulfillment of this phase of the vision God has given us. We believe with all of our hearts that He is directing us to complete the campus here in Athelstane, by the year 2020. We ask you, on behalf of the counselors, volunteers and most importantly our campers with disabilities, to join us making this vision a reality by the year 2020.

What makes Camp Daniel different?

The staff at Camp Daniel hasn’t dedicated their lives to reaching out to the lesser, damaged, unworthy people with disabilities.  That’s because they don’t exist.  We believe that each person with an intellectual and/or physical disability has value to those around him.  No matter the severity of a disability, each person has the power to affect those around him in a positive way.  At Camp Daniel, each person is dependent on the others, with a disability or not.  With the help of God, we hope to spread this mindset to every camper and counselor that attends Camp Daniel.

There are other summer camps in Wisconsin that focus on the disability community, but none can offer the combination of 1) 1:1 or 1:2 camper to counselor ratio 2)basic Christian lessons 3) programming that is second to none 4)low cost  5)and when the campus is complete, it will be the only campus designed specifically for people with disabilities.

Why are you still under construction?

The focus of Camp Daniel has always been serving people with disabilities through summer camps and other programs; it has NOT been all about building a campus.  We are a simple organization that has accomplished much more that should be possible.  And yet, we can only do so much at once, while maintaining debt-free and volunteer driven.  We have built the campus as money is available, all the while keeping construction and overhead costs as low as possible.  As excited as we are to be able to have camp in a creatively designed space specially made for our campers, what good would we have been to the ## of people we have hosted at camp if we spent all of our time and energies on capital campaigns and construction?  Instead, Camp Daniel has chosen to offer as many camp sessions as possible, with the best programing around for the past 20 years.  We are now reaching the end of the construction journey with the goal of the Camp Daniel campus being fully complete by 2020.  The goals to complete during this last phase are the construction of the dining hall, outdoor amphitheater, ball field, sidewalks and roadways.   At that point, Camp Daniel will no longer be forced to rent a local youth camp that is in disrepair, but will have camp on a fully accessible campground where campers and counselors will be able to focus their energies on having fun.

What will change when the campus is complete?

Because our camps can get loud with music and cheering, those with auditory sensitivity (common with autism) often are forced to go outdoors or away from the group activity.  The Camp Daniel dining hall, chapel, and recreation areas will all have specially designed spaces to accommodate sensory sensitivity, while still allowing the campers to participate and be a part of the activity.

When Camp Daniel is not hosting a camp, the grounds will be available for rent for weddings, meetings, church family camps, and camps hosted by other organizations.  One benefit will be financial, and will be substantial enough to cover overhead costs throughout the year.  Another benefit revolves around disability awareness.  Camp Daniel currently has 5 people with disabilities renting rooms.  Those people, along with staff and volunteers will be working on the grounds and serving whatever group is renting.  We have worked alongside people with disabilities throughout the past 15 years, and that won’t stop when construction is done.