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

  • 4-H

  • 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 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: 
  • SPRING 2022 - Supplemental funding of ADA-complient Concrete Sidewalks and patio (partial grant funding already received.)

  • FALL/WINTER 2021/22  Dining Hall addition, air conditioning and other improvements $445,000 raised!

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

  • Additional Restroom and Shower building and improvements to existing facilities $600,000 

  • Six Additional Cabins $100,000 

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

Dining Hall Expansion Brochure

Contributions as of May, 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

'Song Leader' Level $10,000+

     Celebrate Me Week

     Jeff* & Roxi Lang 

     Randy* & Linda Berkland 

     Andreas Foundation

     Chuck & Ginny Danish

     Phil* & Margie Slingsby^

     Ron Goodrich

     Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Siding) >

     Steven & Kathleen Burnett^

     Hewitt Docks, Lifts and Pontoon Legs>

'Camper' Level $5,000+

     John* & Karen Swenson 

     Kathy Sheran & Dean Doyscher 

     Matt* & Emma Norland

     Tom* & Karen* Rekstein

     Scott & Laura* Stevens

     James & Shannon* Gullickson Family 

     Ryan McKeown and Danielle Mehia

        Financial Advisory Team Community Fund^


'Kayaker' Level $2,500+
     Stan* & Kathryn Bruss 
     John* & Wendy* Kind Charitable Fund^
     Ed* & Maureen Waltman
'Swimmer' Level $1,000+

     Jim Buseth *


     Charles Wingert

     Sandy* & Mary Schuster 

     Fred* & Diane Lutz 

     Brian Evans

     Cindy Schneiderhan

     Belynda Hinsch

     Matt Kearney*

     The Caretakers> 

     Jim Armbruster*

     Begalka & Swanson, CPAs*

     Ron* & Mary Younge 

     Dwain Petersen*


'Hiker' Level $500+

     Denny Wahlstrom *


     Mary & Joe* Holland 

     Brad Nordgren - Estate of Lee Nordgren*

     Doug Faust *

     Erin Aanenson *

     Bob* & Karen Spiegler 

     Jim Armbruster *

     Cory* & Shawna Merrill 

     Jessica Hatanpa

     James Buseth*

     Dan Osdoba*


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*, 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*, Sandy & Ross Lubrant, Shannon & Amy Sinning*, Orion Carlson*, Mary Hokanson*, Al Wortman*, Jeff & Misty Hendricks, Steve Olson*, Forrey Septic Systems & Excavating LLC>

* Mankato Kiwanis Club Member      ^ Gift received all or in part from a fund at the Mankato Area Foundation         > In-Kind Gift

Winter/Spring 2022
Dining Hall Addition 

Construction underway and scheduled
to be 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