BP Petroleum in collaboration with their BP Fueling Communities Program, local BP stations, and Fauser Energy Resources has awarded Camp Courageous a grant in the amount of $6,250.00. Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with special needs. Run on donations, without government support, formal sponsorship, or paid fund raisers, this year the camp will serve 6,000 campers.
Camp Courageous’ 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 caring 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,” said Charlie Becker, Camp Director.