Bixler volunteers at Camp Courageous during Visual Impairment Week

Jim Bixler is the Trustee for the District 9EC of Muscatine Lion’s group. He wanted to see and experience first hand what the Lion’s VI week is like at Camp Courageous and enjoy it with the many campers that benefit from this special week.

Jim is doing a fantastic job at camp as a volunteer counselor and [...]

Clarendon Hills, IL group continue their decades of volunteering at Camp Courageous

The first week of July we have a very special group at camp volunteering from Clarendon Hills,Il. More specifically from the Community Presbyterian Church which includes youth and adults.

interim pastor Rev. David Handley and a church elder Bruce Granger flew in from their home town to make a surprise visit to Camp Courageous. They wanted [...]

Anamosa AMVETS and Family Foods make donation to Camp Courageous

A huge thank you to Jim Caswell, AMVETS Post 110 of Anamosa and Family Foods of Anamosa for the generous donation of 72 packages of dairy free buns. Bread is a staple food item that we can always use at camp. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and support.


Richtsmeier carries on tradition with donation of wood toys and other needed items

Thank you to Franklin County Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier for his generous donation of wooden toys just in time for the Visually Impaired Week. Larry continues his father’s legacy of making these toys that delight our VI campers. Dutch Richtsmeier made literally thousands of toys over a 15 year period and now Larry has for [...]

Camp Courageous remembers Tom Stelzer

I had the good fortune of meeting Tom Stelzer through one of Camp’s early administrative assistants, Peggy Behrends. Peggy’s husband, Russ, was Assistant Warden at the Iowa Men’s Reformatory in Anamosa, where Tom headed up Iowa Prison Industries.

During our early years, camp was very poor, and when we bought something, we did not have [...]