Pictured is Bill Pfister, Marketer at Fauser Energy Resources , (center red shirt) is surrounded by dozens of campers and counselors during his recent visit to Camp Courageous.
BP Petroleum, in collaboration with their BP Fueling Communities Program, local BP stations, and Fauser Energy Resources has awarded Camp Courageous a grant. Camp’s relationship with Fauser Energy Resources began in 1981, when Don Fauser visited Camp Courageous as a board member of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa. During that visit the Petroleum Marketers decided to take Camp Courageous under their wing, at a time when the camp was struggling to survive. Since then the camp has grown from serving hundreds of campers to serving thousands of campers, is open-year round, has grown from 40 acres to 200 acres; and from 5 buildings to over 20.
Don Fauser, and his son, Paul, have been actively involved in the success of Camp Courageous for over 30-years. They are a good and carrying family of incredible integrity…and those exceptional traits pour over into their work. Camp Courageous feels very fortunate to have BP Petroleum and Fauser Energy Resources come together to make this wonderful gift possible.
Thank you to the hard working youth from Notre Dame Parish in Cresco, Iowa and their adult leaders Melanie Krivachek and Josh Stika. This group really worked hard and were willing to do anything we asked of them.
Big thanks to Jaimie Carpenter for volunteering as a counselor for three weeks this summer. Jaimie is from nearby Olin, IA and has wanted to volunteer at camp for a few years now. We are certainly glad it worked out for her to come help out this summer. Thanks again, Jaimie!
This wonderful group made the trek here all the way from Cottage Grove,MN (Twin Cities). Pictured are (L-R) Ken Huber, Jan Huber, Tracy Larsen, Pastor Bryan Olsen, Kristina Prinbnow and Josh Pedersen. They are from the UCC church and located Camp Courageous through a volunteer website to help non-profits. What a great bunch! Thank you Cottage Grove UCC!
Kate Bennett is presenting a check for $1500 to Camp Courageous. The donation was part of what Will (Kate’s brother) won when he entered the AccuQuilt Quilt Block Barn Design Contest in honor of Kate. Kate is surrounded by her Mom & Dad, Judy & Steve, all of Grinnell, IA. Will, who now lives in Columbus, Ohio, realizes first hand what a treat it is for Kate to come to Camp Courageous and how much she loves her stays.