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
 

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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.

Silver Paddle Award

Yerhot Jack Silver PaddleJack Yerhot did it! He became the 47th recipient of the coveted Silver Paddle Voyageur 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, Target Shooter 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!

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 47 campers (12 and under) have successfully completed all of the requirements for the Silver Paddle! Including this year's recipient, Jack Yerhot!

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
2016 Shef West 2019 Jack Yerhot    
Hall of Fame
 

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. 

Hall of Fame (10+ Years)

If you are thinking that this summer will be your 10th total summer at camp let us know and we can double check for you. If you haven't joined Bridge Crossing by writing your "What Camp Foley Means to Me" essay, you can do it now and join both Bridge Crossing and the Hall of Fame in the same summer. You can email your essay to us before camp. Check out the frames in the Dining Hall to see pictures of all the Hall of Fame members!

Below is a quote pulled from each Hall-of-Famer's "What Camp Foley Means to Me" essay. These essays can be written for a camper's 5th summer to join Bridge Crossing. Some of these essays are written when the camper was 10 or 11-year-olds!

How Alumni Can Join

If you spent 10 or more summers at Camp Foley but were never inducted to the Hall of Fame you are more than welcome to come back for a visit to be inducted! Email us with questions.

1997

Andrea Anthony: “I have been able to touch many lives and in turn I have been touched by many more… I am who I am today because of all the friendship and memories of my days at camp.” (First year 1987)

Alli Faricy: “After being here my whole life, meeting people, and watching people leave, I realized that my friends at camp are the best friends I’ll ever make." (First year 1988)

Lauren Hartzell: “It means a lot to me to know that I have been a part of such a special place… I love this place and it means the world to me.” (First year 1987)

Colleen Huey: “There is a special connection among ‘Foley people.’  A thread thin as spider’s silk connects hundred, maybe thousands, of people around the world who have experienced Foley.” (First year 1983)

Jana Schmid: “By the time Friendship Campfire rolls around you realize how much fun you’ve had. You never thought that in a course of a few weeks you could get as close to these girls as you are.” (First year 1988)

1998

Jenny Dowling: “It is really hard for me to answer in just one word what camp means to me because over the years it has meant so many things." (First year 1988)

Kristi Pflanz: “And even though everyone has changed in different ways, they are still the same person inside that you have shared many memories with in the past year.” (First year 1989)

Kathleen Schmitz: “As much as I like the different experiences, I still love tradition. I love how we have Soda Bread every Sunday and the picnic dinners.” (First year 1989)

1999

Mike Schmid: “To me camp is a place where you have a good time and do not worry about your personality or how you look. It is a place where you can act like yourself and relax.” (First year 1990)

Steve Schmid: “Camp has given me so many things that I can’t even begin to describe. Camp means so much to me; I don’t know how my life would be without the experience that I have from amp Foley.” (First year 1990)

Sarah Schmitz: “In a way, camp is friendship. It’s a lot of things. And its positive effects on me have helped me grow.” (First year 1989)

2000

Erica Schmid: “Looking back at all my picture books that I have formed over the years, I see the reasons why I always come back. I realize that I love my life at camp and never want anything to change.” (First year 1991)

Laura Schmid: “When people ask me what Camp Foley means to me, I tell them everything. What I mean by everything is… I talk about new friendships and old, opportunities and new adventures, traditions and memories.” (First year 1991)

2001

Maggie Enz: “I don’t think anyone can understand how much those little things mean to someone unless they experience it.” (First year 1991)

Sarah Rauenhorst: “Whenever I leave camp or am away from camp I feel like I need to come back for more.” (First year 1992)

2002

Molly Hagerman: “I like coming to camp because of all the fun times and fun memories I have. I hope to keep coming back to camp as long as I can.” (First year 1993)

Will Urion: “F is for Fun at Camp Foley. O is for Optimism, straight as an arrow. L is for Laughter, always here. E is for Enthusiasm, everyone cheers. Y is for Yearning to return to Camp Foley, each and every year.” (First year 1993)

2004

Christine McGarvey: “When I was only eight years old, camp meant so much to me, but as the years have passed, camp has become a completely different part of me.” (First year 1995)

Lauren Kelly: “What is great about camp is that each person is different but you can find so many similarities between two different people.” (First year 1993)

Krista Strobel: “As I look back at all these memories I think to myself, these are some of my best days… I tell you Camp Foley means a lot to me.” (First year 1995)

2006

Peter Beltz: “Camp Foley is a wonderful place filled with love, happiness, gladness and most important friendship.” (First year 1997)

Cassie Jensen: “To me, camp is one of the greatest places on earth. When I am at camp, I truly have the time of my life and when I am not at camp, I can’t stop talking about it and telling my friends how much I love it.” (First year 1997)

Meghan Quinlan: “Even though I can’t physically bring camp with me wherever I go, it’s always there with me, in my heart.” (First year 1996)

Annie Sloterdyk: “I have spent so many years here at camp that I consider the people here my family, and the camp itself my home. Camp has truly been a place for me to learn and grow.” (First year 1994)

2007

Kylie Beltz: “I, and maybe you, have noticed that everywhere you look there are smiling faces of the campers. Friends are a huge part of Camp Foley.” (First year 1998)

Lauren Castaneda: “They say, ‘camp gives kids a world of good’ and I believe that. The skills and values you pick up at camp stay with you for the rest of your life and change who you are.” (First year 1995)

Greg Huey: “This has been a great time writing my essay because I get to think about my memories of camp. I think that camp means fun, friends, excitement, strength, courage and coordination." (First year 1998)

Sarah Hines: “You never forget a friend from camp. It stays in your mind forever. How they smile when you make a joke. How their eyes lit up when they got the award they were working so hard on. You remember that.” (First year 1998)

Emilia Kronschnabel: “This is my fifth year at Camp Foley, and boy have I learned a lot! And I still have a lot to learn.” (First year 1998)

Molly Moffet: “Camp is where I can be me and be liked for being me… I am loved for who Iam and that is probably the coolest thing anyone can do.” (First year 1998)

Lark Nierenberg: “Camp Foley is a magical place. The imagination, creativity, and spirit that runs free here is unique and unforgettable. When I think of past memories, my chest swells and I cannot help but smile.” (First year 1997)

Kai Peterson: “The activities, people, cultures, and food are all of the reasons of how Camp Foley is great in my opinion. I think this is a great camp.” (First year 1997)

2008

Bridget Moffet: “I know it sounds cheesy, but Camp Foley is such an amazing place if I were to have to explain it, I would really have no idea where to start.” (First year 1999)

2009

Chris Blahna: “What Camp Foley means to me is hard to put exactly into words. It’s all around us right now: it’s the people, the memories, the community, the lake, the woods, even the food, but most all it’s the way Camp Foley accepts and treats people.” (First year 1998)

Ben Castaneda: “Most importantly, only at Camp Foley can you truly learn through tradition what it is to laugh, to love, to play, to be happy, to sing, and for two weeks out of the, year to truly be a kid.” (First year 1998)

Ally Daily: “There are some things in camp that are visible to everyone, but some things can only be seen by those that have experienced the magic of Foley.” (First year 2000)

Gaby Driessen: “I feel as if I am indebted towards Camp, for it has brought me everlasting friendships, and it has brought me closer to my family.” (First year 1997)

Taylor Hines: “Camp has always been the best part of my summer and every year (even the day I leave) I can’t wait to go back.” (First year 1998)

Courtney Kronschnabel: “It means once I’m here, I never want to leave because of all the laughs, cries, falls, meals you’ve had, you don’t want to leave all the fun at Camp Foley.” (First year 2000)

Steve Nightingale: “[I remember] The rifle range, especially station 10 (you could put your ammo on the ledge, instead of in your pocket if you were shooting standing).” (First year 1959)

2010

Jessie Garretson: “How can something that has molded the person I am today so significantly be summed up in a mere essay? It can’t. Camp Foley is the place where I can breathe easier and smile wider.” (First year 1999)

Peter Hughes: “When my hand goes down for the last time for taps, that beautiful chapter of my life will be dotted with its final period… With me I will take the friendships, the lessons, the memories, and the idea of how truly amazing life can be.” (First year 2001)

Natalie Lunda: “You don’t have to be afraid to make a new friend, try something new, or have fun because that is what camp is all about.” (First year 2000)

Kate Mogard: “The independence, responsibility, confidence, and life skills that I have gained here are immeasurable, the relationships I have formed are priceless, and the memories are irreplaceable” (First year 2001)

Leslie Strobel: “Camp Foley means soooo much to me. It is the highlight of my summer, my year, and will be a highlight of my life forever.” (First year 1995)

Claire Revord: “When I stop and think about two simple words, Camp Foley, I realize that it isn’t just a camp. It’s a place where friendships grow, where memories are made, where laughs and smiles are shared.” (First year 2001)

Chris Revord: “The thought of Camp Foley brings smiles to my face. It reminds me of so many incredible memories, and brings tears to my eyes.” (First year 2001)

2011

Maddy Boyd: “Another thing camp means to me is love. Without love there would be no camp, right?” (First year 2002)

Tali Driessen: “When I come to camp, I never want it to be over and when I leave, I count down until the day I come back.” (First year 2000)

Melissa Ferrie: “The people I have met there and the memoires we have shared are irreplaceable in my mind. Without Foley, I wouldn’t have learned so many new things and in some ways discover more about myself.” (First year 2002)

Rosie McCarty: “Camp Foley is a wonderful, loving community that I wait to come to all year long. Camp Foley means meeting new friends and keeping them forever.” (First year 2000)

2012

Joe Dwyer: “Ever since that first day a lot of things changed at camp around me like new campers, new counselors, and new activities. It’s all really awesome with all these new experiences, it’s like opening up presents during Christmas.” (First year 2002)

Molly McGuire: “Oh, another thing I can’t forget is expressing yourself. At camp you are free to be yourself and not pretend to be someone you’re not.” (First year 2001)

Mike Mogard: “It seems the memories are what matter the most. And in all my years on this Earth, I can’t think of any other place that has given me so many memories than Camp Foley.” (First year 2003)

2013

Maryclaire Costello: “During my time at Foley I have felt safe enough to be myself, safe enough to trust others, safe enough to feel loved and to love in return.” (First year 2001)

Tessa Lee: “Camp Foley is this little dot on a map in northern Minnesota, but to me it holds that innocence of childhood, the adventures of youthfulness, the long-time friends and the unforgettable counselors.” (First year 2000)

Emily McGuire: “The campers are my best friends – the kind of best friends that walk into my home without knocking and are welcome, who eat anything in our refrigerator without asking, and who call my parents by their first names.” (First year 2004)

Sam Munkeby: “To me camp is about going to place that you love more than home and getting back together with a family that will never judge you for who you are.” (First year 2004)

Parker Poche: “Camp isn’t a dream – it’s complete reality. I won’t forget camp the minute I leave like everyone forgets a dream when they wake up. Camp is unforgettable, and I won’t let myself forget camp.” (First year 2003)

Jack Revord: “It is one of the places where I can truly relax because it is secluded from the outside world except for the mail. I feel safe and secure here at Foley.” (First year 2000)

2014

Kevin Beltz: "My fifth year at camp was the best yet! I received my Birchbark and my Silver Paddle. I made a lot of friends and connected with my old camp friends." (First year 2001)

Matt Carney: "For all of those who have passed through and have yet to come, we have landed on something truly beautiful." (First year 2004)

John Daily: "I wasn't always going to a destination, sometimes I was walking just to look around at what Camp Foley really looked like. I loved to let nature just soak in. It was utter perfection by the way." (First year 2004)

Stephen Davis: "Camp brings out creativeness and wackiness in all of us." (First year 2004)

Tory Kronschnabel: "My friends make camp an even better experience and more fun. The counselors, campfires, and cabins make camp a great experience. Camp is a necessity in my life." (First year 2005)

Emily Newman: "Camp Foley is like finding someone inside you, someone you never knew was there; a funnier and happier person, the kind of person you always wanted to be." (First year 2004)

Evan Oncay: "Every memory I have of camp is there because someone did something for me. Whether they made me laugh, cry, learn a new skill, discover something about myself, or just have a good time in general." (First year 2004)

Sara Turke: "Just like the story of the Three Braves, my awards are my roses, my friends are my rocks, but Camp Foley is my eternal sunrise and even though the sunrise has to go away, the memory of it will always be in my heart." (First year 2003)

2015

Matthew Kronschnabel: "The bonds you form with the people you meet here are some of the strongest bonds anyone can form, they are Foley bonds." (First year 1998)

Yvonne Combs: "Camp Foley has given me a chance to give my children experiences they would not have gotten elsewhere. I have seen children come to camp at an early age, 7 or 8, and grow in to fine adults." (First year 2000, Camp Nurse)

John Combs: "For this month I want to spend every minute of my time at camp away from any distractions, not spending time  on my phone talking with people I see the other 11 months of the year." (First year 2006)

Lilly McCarty: "Camp Foley is like a coloring book. Each year, when you have a new cabn, the picture will be different. When new campers come or new counselors come there's a new color. But the best part is you don't have to be afraid of coloring outside the lines." (First year 2006)

Elisabeth Dean: "Camp is what I look forward to all year. When my friends say camp is lame I just laugh inside because they don't get to experience something as amazing as Camp Foley." (First year 2005)

Jenny Delaney: "I'm pretty sure that my mom had no clue at age five when she signed me up for a one night overnight that camp would turn in to a lifestyle, job, passion and second home. (First year 2006)

Julia Goldman: "At Camp Foley, you are always encouraged, supported and cared for. Older campers are always role models for younger campers. And counselors are always role models for older campers." (First year 2006)

Megan McGuire: "I hope someday I can help everyone find happiness in the world of camp. Everyone deserves this place and this kind of bliss.  I am so thankful for the counselors, directors and all the camepers through the years." (First year 2003)

2016

Claudia Leon de la Vega: “I remember my first day of camp seven years ago. My dad showed me around camp and the instant I met my counselor I told him to go away. I felt so welcome and happy that I just wanted him to leave and for camp to start already.” (First year 2007)        

Nick Kronschnabel: “What does Camp Foley mean to me? Well, it means to continue a family tradition  of making friends and to continue family member competition  and most of all to continue having fun & a good time.” (First year 2007)

Maddie Lorentzen: “One time I was asked, "If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?" and my answer was simple. I wish I was who I am at camp every day at home. When you break it down, you have no makeup, no hair straightener, and no one to impress. You can't hide behind text messages or Facebook pages. I find myself in the rawest state, but that's  what I have learned  to love.” (First year 2004)

Nick Goldman: “I write this sitting in my dorm at two in the morning on a Sunday night. It is summer, I am at Marquette taking a few extra classes and I cannot sleep, all I can think about is what I am missing out on at camp. I keep seeing picture after picture, on different social media sites, of all my old camp friends taking on the roles of the counselors that we looked up to so much when we were all campers.” (First year 2004)

2017

Grant Altenhofen: "Camp Foley is one of the reasons why I'm the person that I am today. I've been going to camp ever since I was seven, so I truly feel it has shaped me into who I am." (First year 2008)

Emma Ryan: "When I'm at Camp it is like a whole other world that I am in. It's a place where you can get rid of all the drama in your everyday life and meet new friends and learn new skills. But the best part you can do is just be you!" (First year 2008)

Mae Munkeby: "I love Camp Foley so much! It is awesome and it is the main thing I look forward to doing during the summer. It is like fourteen days in paradise." (First year 2008)

Taylor Costas: "So what does camp mean to me? I'm still not sure how to put that into words. But if the way I feel about the people here is any indication of my love for this place itself, then I think it's safe to say that Camp Foley is and always will be a huge part of my life." (First year 2001)

Sara Kruempelstaedter: "I started coming to camp for the fun activities. I soon found that it was just a small part of the camp experience. Foley is really about the friendships you make with the people there." (First year 2006)

Karli Ryan: "Camp brought me a new found independence and pushed me to go outside my comfort zone. Although my years at camp are dwindling down, I'll always know that there will always be a little piece of Foley with me everywhere I go." (First year 2006)

Regina Flores: "Some people here probably know me better than I know myself and they push me forward every year and throughout the year. I am forever grateful and blessed to have crossed paths with Foley becasue of them." (First year 2006)

Liv Sieff: "Every year at camp I find out something new about myself. Whether it is that I can waterski or that I can actually sleep in rest period, it makes me have a better view on who I am." (First year 2007)

Thomas Schroeder: "Camp is an escape from life at home. At Camp Foley I am able to forget about home and focus on friends and having fun." (First year 2007)

Joe Munkeby: "This is my tenth year at Foley, and over the many years that I have been a camper here, Camp Foley has been just that to me, Home."(First year 2008)

Sarah Gibbs: "It's impossible to sum up camp into words. Camp is a feeling that comes from the heart, that doesn't need any sound or specific reason. Camp is so deeply rooted into who I am that upon reflection I am only able to smile from the heart and feel an immense amount of gratitude." (First year 2004)

2018

Traci Haglund: "Camp Foley is made up of many great things. That is why it is going strong in creating a great environment for both campers and staff that teach them new things about themselves and help them thrive."  (First year 2004)

Ellie Scheid: "Camp is my home away from home... Camp has provided for me a big, happy family." (First year 2009)

Riley Peterson: "I went to camp expecting to make friends but I ended up with a family. Camp is my happy place." (First year 2009)

Mia Hill: "You wonder how to make the next year go faster. Because you know deep down in your heart that there is no other camp like Camp Foley." (First year 2008)

Annie Epstein: "I have spent 6 years, 22 weeks, 36 sign ups and 165 activity periods in this wonderful place. I wouldn't have wanted to spend those hours anywhere else." (First year 2008)

2019

Joe Henkhaus: "Camp has a certain bonding sense that I will never forget. I appreciate all the staff who work here to fuel the greatest summers of my life."  (First year 2009)

Elliott Newman: "I remember when I was nine or ten and looking up to the older campers who were such good role models. I think their abilities had an effect on me and helped me towards becoming a better person." (First year 2006)

Alyssa Ruhland: "When you think of Camp Foley, many people would think of "fun" or "friends" or maybe even "activities". But when I think of Camp Foley, I think of life-long friends." (First year 1999)

Bridge Crossing (5+ Years)

There are banners in the Dining Hall with the signatures of all those campers and staff that have been at camp for five or more summers. To join Bridge Crossing you need to write a 500-word essay entitled "What Camp Foley Means to Me."  Email us with questions!

Stepping Stones (3 Years)

After your 3rd summer at Foley you will be invited to sign one of our Stepping Stones Boards. They are on display in the Dining Hall, so you can search for your friends and counselors!

Anchor Award
 

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 a role model and who exhibit the qualities of a good leader. 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. 

1984

  • 1Laura Brown & Fernando Orvananos
  • 2Lisa Richardson & Paul Braderick
  • 3Ximena Rangel & Mike Norman

1985

  • 1Betsy Gianini & Martin Perez
  • 2Gia Syracuse & Jorge Meckelein
  • 3Kris Cremer & Steve Haney

1986

  • 1Beth Berger & Luis Calderon
  • 2Jenny Osborn & John Sweet
  • 3Chrissy Barnett & Todd Geller

1987

  • 1Molly Juelich & Josh Newsome
  • 2Jenny Davis & Andy Mullin
  • 3Tess Acuff & J.J. Monge

1988

  • 1Keely Doyle & Charlie Mullin
  • 2Katy Lenmark & Jerome Poiret
  • 3Anne Schneeman & John Bruntjen

1989

  • 1Libby Whitaker & Joel Benton
  • 2Ursula Husby & Pat Fitzsimmons
  • 3Ann Zeckser & Mike Callahan

1990

  • 1Heloise Williams & Herbie Richardson
  • 2Sarah Hawken & Pat O'Keefe
  • 3Katherine Monge & Paul Singh

1991

  • 1Lucy Durbin & Glenn Doyle
  • 2Claire Benton & Sebastien Poiret
  • 3Margi Hilstad & Matt Monge

1992

  • 1Holly Werth & Mauricio Graf
  • 2Betsy McGlynn & Andy Wubbels
  • 3Courtney Cummins & Chris Bessinger

1993

  • 1Sasha Balting & Mike O'Keefe
  • 2Liz Goodman & Dan Lenmark
  • 3Kristin Pederson & Michael Monge

1994

  • 1Jenny Dowling & Pat McGarvey
  • 2Colleen Finn & Jeff Rauenhorst
  • 3Carolyn Keating & Steve Kraus

1995

  • 1Martha Kaskie & Mike Mahoney
  • 2Gretta Goerss & Ben Minor
  • 3Sarah Rhomberg & Matt Rauenhorst

1996

  • 1Heather Matthews & Al Hofstede
  • 2Emma Page & Tom Bake
  • 3Sarah Barnes & Dan Ritchie

1997

  • 1Ryan Grelle & Kyle Young
  • 2Erica Davis & Tom Kelly
  • 3Pricilla Sheridan & Brian Girgen

1998

  • 1Alli Faricy & John Stielow
  • 2Jana Schmid & Tom Dolan
  • 3Kate Sloterdyk & Brendan O'Brien
  • 4Maggie Enz & Aaron Zanela

1999

  • 1Erin Wall & Matt Kowalski
  • 2N/A
  • 3Annie Sloterdyk & Willie Enz
  • 4Sarah Castaneda & Jim Cushman

2000

  • 1Erin Bresnahan & Blair Bachman
  • 2Lauren Kelly & Peter Sloterdyk
  • 3Katie Roesslein & Charlie Freund
  • 4Melisa Girgen & Matt Crane

2001

  • 1Molly Hagerman & Kevin Liebrock
  • 2Laura Schmid & Sam Daniels
  • 3Erica Schmid & Patrick O'Neil
  • 4Christine McGarvey & Skip Joyce

2002

  • 1Meghan Quinlan & Will Urion
  • 2Caroline Duncan & Drew Whitehead
  • 3Jackie Shydlowski & Joe Ryan
  • 4Sarah Rauenhorst & Willie Sarazin

2003

  • 1Kenzie Brown & Kyle Pray
  • 2N/A
  • 3Kathy McCadden & Chris Blahna
  • 4Leslie Strobel & Aldo Zanela

2004

  • 1Jessie Garretson & TJ Langdon
  • 2Ronni Saxon & Bernardo Villarreal
  • 3Lark Nierenberg & Taylor Hines
  • 4Anna Nagel & Charle Sullivan

2005

  • 1Taylor Costas, Tierra Keys & Ted Smith
  • 2Christina Scannell & Kasey Boyd
  • 3Alex Stillman & Grant Lang
  • 4Gaby Driessen, Krista Strobel & Will Cushman

2006

  • 1Maggie Happe & Pablo Torre
  • 2Eloise Schlafly & Antonio Camiro
  • 3Margaret Lozier & Charlie Walden
  • 4Maggie Ring & Reid Carlson

2007

  • 1Mary Claire Costello & Joey Gibbs
  • 2Hannah Keogh & Peter Beltz
  • 3Tali Driessen & Conor Moakley
  • 4Sarah Hines & Gustaf von Essen

2008

  • 1Sarah Gibbs & Casey Hudak
  • 2Kylie Beltz & Patrick Gibbs
  • 3Rosie McCarty & Erik Mueller
  • 4Emilia Kronschnabel & Matt Kronschnabel

2009

  • 1Parker Poché, Ale Villarreal & Matt Carney
  • 2Jess Hickok & Chris O'Malley
  • 3Molly McGuire & Peter Hughes
  • 4Courtney Kronschnabel, Jeff Pflanz & Cole Spencer

2010

  • 1Ally Daily & Calvin Perkins
  • 2Sara Turke & Brady Duncan
  • 3Emily Sciortino & Chris Revord
  • 4Claire Castaneda & Joe Dwyer

2011

  • 1Emily Newman & John Daily
  • 2Regina Flores & Isaac Lauer
  • 3Megan Beh & Luke Walden
  • 4Melissa Ferrie & Tate Spencer

2012

  • 1Ari Hechter & Thomas Schroeder
  • 2Erin Foley & Jack Cunningham
  • 3MG Schuler, Paige Harrington & Parker Stevens
  • 4Maddie Lorentzen & Nick Goldman

2013

  • 1Anna Fox & Elliot Newman
  • 2Celia Kennedy & Jack Schaaf
  • 3Sam Munkeby & James Sweeney
  • 4Emily McGuire & Connor Stevens

2014

  • 1Sophie Johnson & Lachlan Ewald
  • 2Frances Schroeder & Dan Holmes
  • 3Claudia Leon de la Vega & Josh Levinson
  • 4Maggie Hinken & Franci Volpi

2015

  • 1Neveah Isackson-Rod & Alex Miley
  • 2Alana Hall & Russell Bransfield
  • 3Lilly McCarty & Jens Damgaard
  • 4Siri Shropshire & Walker Mullin

2016

  • 1Jordi Brown & Luca Mioli
  • 2Natalie Brown, Nick Zeh & Martin Dieck
  • 3Mollie McGrann & Nick Kronschnabel
  • 4Kelly Reiling & Louis Epstein

2017

  • 1Edie Newman & Grant Altenhofen
  • 2Dauphine Villeday & Patrick O'Keefe
  • 3Mae Munkeby, Mimi Geller & Joe Munkeby
  • 4Emma Ryan, Riley Peterson & Mason Meccia, Abel Perez

2018

  • 1Casey Stocking & Eli King-Bond
  • 2Raleigh Mann, Mia Stenberg & Ryan Gallagher, Ken Hollenbeck
  • 3Annie Heinritz & Joe Henkhaus, Henrik Schleisman
  • 4Julia Lucas & Auggie Tell

2019

  • 1Emmet King-Bond & Joey Degori
  • 2Ryan Heymans & Ella Cherveny
  • 3Owen Claymon & Faith Roche
  • 4Max Corona & Sydney Bispala, Jillian Oncay

2019 Recognitions

Silver Paddle Award

Yerhot JackJack Yerhot did it! He became the 47th recipient of the coveted Silver Paddle Voyageur 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 Voyageur 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

2019 Hall of Fame Official
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 the award has grown in popularity and effort since 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 

AnchorWinners 3rd

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.


 2017 HoF All

 

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