Your Support Creates Opportunities


Kiwanis Camp Patterson is owned and managed by the Mankato Kiwanis Club, which gives organizations the opportunity to operate youth camps throughout the summer. The current capacity of campers and counselors is 165 per week, and several host organizations are turning away many youth that are interested in attending camp. Due to age restrictions,
the camp is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Host organizations offer children the opportunity to experience a traditional, overnight summer camp with engaging outdoor activities including:

  • Camp Shiloh

  • YMCA Youth Camps

  • Celebrate Me Week

  • Royal Family Kids

  • Camp Oz

  • And Others

Donor Levels

Any donation amount is graciously accepted and appreciated! All levels of donation will be permanently recognized within the facility.  In-kind donations are also welcome!

Next Generation Patron - $250,000

Superintendent - $100,000+

Camp Director - $50,000+

Camp Counselor - $25,000+

Song Leader - $10,000+

Camper - $5,000+

Kayaker - $2,500+

Swimmer - $1,000+

Hiker - $500+


Next Generation Campaign Brochure

Next Generation Campaign Donor Form

Donations by check can be mailed to:

Camp Patterson, Inc P.O. Box 4334, Mankato, MN  56002

Camp Patterson, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization 

Our Goal: $1.5M

Breakdown of Campaign Funds
  • Phase 1: IMMEDIATE NEED!  New Restroom and Shower building and improvements to existing facilities $600,000 (Goal:  Have funds secured and begin construction Fall 2021)

  • Phase 2: Dining Hall and Storm Shelter addition and improvements $400,000

  • Phase 3: Six Additional Cabins $100,000 and funding for camp maintenance and operations $400,000

Contributions as of March, 2021

Superintendent $100,000+

     Lyle & Kay Jacobson *

     Scheels All Sports 

Camp Director $50,000+

     Mike & Jane Kearney

Camp Counselor $25,000+

     Glen A. Taylor Foundation

Song Leader $10,000+

     Celebrate Me Week

     Schmidt Foundation

     Jeff & Roxi Lang *

     Randy & Linda Berkland *

     Andreas Foundation

Camper $5,000+

     Phil & Margie Slingsby *

     John Swenson *

     Ron Goodrich

     Steven & Kathleen Burnett


Kayaker $2,500+
     Stan & Kathryn Bruss *
     Jim & Shannon Gullickson *
Swimmer $1,000+

     Jim Buseth *


     Mankato Clinic Foundation

     Charles Wingert

     Sandy Schuster *

     Fred Lutz *

     Brian Evans


Hiker $500+

     Denny Wahlstrom *


     Mary & Joe Holland *

     Brad Nordgren

     Doug Faust *

     Erin Aanenson *

     Ron & Mary Younge *

     Bob & Karen Spiegler *

     Jim Armbruster *

     Cory & Shawna Merrill *

Other Donations: 

Community Bank, Marianne Whiting, Daardi Mixon*, Alex Swanson*, Jeff Lowry, Nathan & Melissa Starke*, Elizabeth Paul*, Sheryl Olson, Sharon Taylor*, Wilbur Neushwander-Frink*, Jameel Haque*, Les & Kristi Koppendrayer*, Pat Anderson*, Mary Hokanson*, Jim & Cheryl Robinson*, Martha Weisgram, Mark & Mary Miller, Audrey & Paul Gatchell, Becky Kunst*, Tricia Stenberg*, Paul Gearhardt, Kenneth & Pamela Frisch, Mike Lagerquist*, Kathy Brynaert*, Sanford & Mary Schuster*, Scott & LIsa Wojcik*, Paul Peterson*, Mike & Cathy Brennan*, Chris Austin*, Don Westphal*, Jaci Lageson*, Kyle Mrozek*, Lori Benike*, Al Starke*, Chad Witte*, Anna Thill*, Joe Meidl*, Laura Templin*, Sandy & Ross Lubrant, Shannon & Amy Sinning*

* Mankato Kiwanis Club Member