Durgin Pavilion and Lake Todd

Lake Todd

Tom and Sonja Penaluna have been active with Camp Courageous for decades. Their son, Todd, enjoyed coming to Camp Courageous, which was a real highlight of his year. After Todd’s death, Tom called the camp and asked what they might do in memory of Todd. I asked Tom what his profession was, and when he said he fabricated stainless steel, the light bulb lit-up. We were just building the new lodge, and I asked if he ever built stainless steel stalls for bathrooms. They had never done that type of work, but would give it a try. They not only furnished the lodge with stalls, but they have also provided them for three camper cabins, the pool, and the list goes on.

Tom and Sonja have been very active in the Camp’s Foundation and are board members of the Foundation. They stepped forward to provide the funding for the naming rights for the lake at camp, “Lake Todd,” in memory of their son, to whom Camp Courageous meant so much. A wonderful couple and a wonderful family.

Lake Todd


Durgin Pavilion

Camp Courageous is so very grateful to James and Pauline Durgin of Clinton for stepping forward and providing the naming rights for the pavilion located at Lake Todd. It features a grand room  upstairs that overlooks the lake and is used for camper activities, and rentals, along with space for other related activities. Downstairs is a bowling alley and arcade that provides endless entertainment to campers, especially during times when bad weather would prevent fun outdoors.

For more info on how you can help make this dream come true, contact: Charlie Becker at PO Box 418, Monticello IA 52310 or (319)465-5916 ext 2100 or cbecker@campcourageous.org