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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:

  • YMCA Youth Camps

  • Celebrate Me Week

  • Royal Family Kids

  • Camp Oz

  • 4-H

  • And Others

Donor Levels

Any donation amount is graciously accepted and appreciated! All levels of donation will be permanently recognized at the camp.  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 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 

Breakdown of Campaign Priorities: 
  • COMPLETED IN 2022 Funding for ADA-compliant Concrete Sidewalks and patio $20,000 raised!

  • COMPLETED IN 2022 Dining Hall addition, air conditioning and other improvements $445,000 raised!

  • COMPLETED in 2020/21! Property improvements and deferred maintenance $139,200 raised!


  • New finishes on kitchen floor, walls & Celing & new gas stove/oven $30,000 ($15,000 matching donation will be received when other $15,000 is raised - deadline is September 15, 2022)

  • Improved restroom and shower building $600,000 

  • Funding for future camp maintenance & operations $400,000

Contributions as of August, 2022 

'Superintendent' Level $100,000+

     Kay & Lyle* Jacobson Family Fund^

     Scheels All Sports 

'Camp Director' Level $50,000+

     Mike & Jane Kearney

     Glen A. Taylor Foundation

'Camp Counselor' Level $25,000+

     Dotson Family Charitable Fund*^

     Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation

     Phil* & Margie Slingsby^

     Steven & Kathleen Burnett^

     Lindsay Windows/John Roise

'Song Leader' Level $10,000+

     Celebrate Me Week

     Jeff* & Roxi Lang 

     Randy* & Linda Berkland 

     Andreas Foundation

     Chuck & Ginny Danish

     Ron Goodrich/Goodrich Construction

     Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Siding) >

     Hewitt Docks, Lifts and Pontoon Legs>

     Heidi Boyum^

     Joe Koberoski Tree Service>

     John* & Karen Swenson 

     James & Shannon* Gullickson Family 

'Camper' Level $5,000+

     Kathy Sheran & Dean Doyscher 

     Matt* & Emma Norland

     Tom* & Karen* Rekstein

     Scott & Laura* Stevens

     Ryan McKeown and Danielle Mehia

           Financial Advisory Team Community Fund^

     Ward Brothers Construction, LLC>

     Ploog Electric>

     Prange's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.>

     Kopp Plumbing & Heating, Inc.>


     David and Michelle Schooff

     John* & Wendy* Kind Charitable Fund^

     Sanford* & Mary Schuster in honor of 

            Leland and Martha Schuster

     Spenser & Melissa Bradley 


'Kayaker' Level $2,500+
     Stan* & Kathryn Bruss 
     Ed* & Maureen Waltman
     Fred* & Diane Lutz
'Swimmer' Level $1,000+

     Jim Buseth*


     Charles Wingert

     Brian Evans

     Cindy Schneiderhan

     Belynda Hinsch

     Matt Kearney*

     The Caretakers> 

     Jim* & Nancy Armbruster

     Begalka + Swanson, CPAs*

     Ron* & Mary Younge 

     Dwain Petersen*

     David Cowan*

     Joe Farnham*

     Lake Washington Improvement Association

     Mike & Donna Rstom^

     Denny Wahlstrom *

     Sandi & Ross Lubrant


'Hiker' Level $500+


     Mary & Joe* Holland 

     Brad Nordgren - Estate of Lee Nordgren*

     Doug Faust *

     Erin* & Jamie Aanenson 

     Bob* & Karen Spiegler 

     Jim Armbruster *

     Cory* & Shawna Merrill 

     Jessica Hatanpa

     James Buseth*

     Dan* & Kristin Osdoba

     Wilbur Neushwander-Frink*

     Jim* & Cheryl Robinson

     The Music Mart>

     Devens Painting>

     Kopischke Gutter>

Other Donations: 

Community Bank, Marianne Whiting, Daardi Mixon*, Alex Swanson*, Jeff Lowry, Nathan* & Melissa* Starke, Elizabeth Paul*, Sheryl Olson, Sharon Taylor*, Jameel Haque*, Les* & Kristi Koppendrayer, Pat Anderson*, Mary Hokanson*, Martha Weisgram, Mark & Mary Miller, Audrey & Paul Gatchell, Becky Kunst*, Tricia Stenberg*, Paul Gearhardt, Kenneth & Pamela Frisch, Mike Lagerquist*, Kathy Brynaert*, Scott* & Lisa* Wojcik, Paul Peterson*, Mike* & Cathy Brennan, Chris Austin*, Don Westphal*, Jaci Lageson*, Kyle Mrozek*, Lori Benike*, Al & Joanne Starke, Chad Witte*, Anna Thill*, Joe Meidl*, Laura Templin*, Shannon & Amy Sinning*, Orion Carlson*, Mary Hokanson*, Al Wortman*, Jeff & Misty Hendricks, Steve Olson*, Forrey Septic Systems & Excavating LLC>, Scott & Laura Thoms, Gerald & Joan Lucas, Theodore Surdy

* Mankato Kiwanis Club Member 

^ Gift received all or in part from a donor > fund at the Mankato Area Foundation     

> In-Kind Gift

Winter/Spring 2022
Dining Hall Addition 

Construction completed June, 2022!

Includes 840 s.f. expansion to accommodate all campers and staff, insulating and air conditioning for camper safety,
covered patio area, new roof, new flooring on the upper level,
new concrete sidewalks and other ADA considerations.

November 13, 2021 Mankato Free Press article on Dining Hall Expansion Groundbreaking Event 

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